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August Debouzy
7 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris
France

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

After having worked four years in the Ministry of Finance as civil servant, Xavier Rohmer began his career as a senior attorney at Baker McKenzie (Paris). He then led the International South European Desk of Coopers & Lybrand in London during two years and returned to Paris to join the corporate finance and transaction services department of Coopers & Lybrand Legal and Tax (Landwell & Associés since 1999). He became partner in 1997, then co-head of the M&A department at Landwell & Associés (ex-PricewaterhouseCoopers’ correspondent firm) and member of the executive committee in March 2004.

He joined August Debouzy in March 2005 and created the tax and wealth management department that he leads since that time.

Xavier is very active in private equity and restructuring transactions. Xavier advises investment funds and industrial groups’ management. He also advises on restructurings and capital development (fund raising), assets structuring, packages in particular for managers (capital gains, wealth tax, stock options, etc.,) as well as placing his tax litigation expertise (as former civil servant) at the service of companies and individuals. He has also developed a private clients department inside the actual department in close contact with the main family offices and private banks of the place of Paris.   

Languages

French | English | Spanish

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris (1992) and Brussels (2007) bars

Education

– Sciences Po Paris  (SP)

– PhD in Law

– Former alumni of the National Tax School (Ecole Nationale des Impôts)

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Private equity > LBO

August Debouzy assiste des fonds d’investissement lors d’opérations de LBO ou MBO, ou d’investissement. Argos Wityu, Raise Investissement, Meridiam et Swiss Re figurent dans le portefeuille de clientèle. La pratique est codirigée par Julien Aucomte, Julien Wagmann et les deux associés fiscalistes Xavier Rohmer  et Philippe Lorentz.

Paris > Droit fiscal

August Debouzy dispose d’un solide effectif, qui est en capacité de traiter une gamme variée de dossiers. L’équipe est compétente en matière de fiscalité transactionnelle, et notamment sollicitée pour le montage d’opérations de fusions-acquisitions. Ses interventions couvrent également les dossiers de restructuration fiscale et les contrôles fiscaux sensibles; l’équipe a récemment représenté un fonds d’investissement, ainsi que des entreprises françaises et internationales faisant l’objet de contrôles fiscaux. Le champ d’expertises s’étend enfin à la fiscalité française et internationale, à la fiscalité privée, aux questions d’épargne salariale et à la structuration fiscale des sorties de managers. La pratique est codirigée par un duo réputé, formé de Xavier Rohmer et Philippe Lorentz. Clara Ferrari et Emilie Lecomte ont été promues au rang de counsel.

France > Tax

August Debouzy‘s practice advises a loyal client base, made up of leading French companies, international companies, investment funds and start-ups. The team is able to handle a broad range of matters, spanning transactional issues and a substantial amount of stand-alone work, encompassing tax restructuring, transfer pricing, tax audits and regularisation matters. The practice is notably assisting a major corporation with challenging tax regularisation issues in the context of a landmark corruption case. Xavier Rohmer and Philippe Lorentz are in charge.