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August Debouzy
6-8, AVENUE DE MESSINE
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

After having worked for four years for the tax authorities (in particular the DGI’s Central litigation department), Xavier Rohmer began his career as an attorney at Baker McKenzie (Paris).  He then led the International South European Desk of Coopers & Lybrand in London for two years and returned to Paris to join the Corporate Finance and TS department of Coopers & Lybrand Legal and Tax (Landwell & Associés since 1999).  He became partner in 1997, then co-manager 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 as partner in charge of the Tax department. Xavier is also very active in private equity and restructuring transactions. Xavier advises investment funds and large groups, in particular CAC 40 groups. 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 at the service of companies and individuals. 

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

France > Tax

August Debouzy‘s well-staffed team handles a broad range of matters, including advising on transactional M&A tax work, assisting with complex tax controversy and restructuring issues, and handling various French and international tax issues and tax planning. The team also provides advice in the area of employees’ shares and managers’ exit tax structuring. The practice is currently representing a major investment fund and several international and French companies in relation to tax audits. Xavier Rohmer and Philippe Lorentz head the team. Clara Ferrari and Emilie Lecomte were named counsel.

Paris > Droit fiscal

August Debouzyprend grand soin de ses clients auprès desquels le cabinet est entièrement dévoué’. L’équipe, qui rassemble une petite douzaine d’avocats, dispose ‘de très bons contacts au sein de l’administration’. Elle assiste des entreprises françaises et internationales, ainsi que des fonds d’investissement dans le cadre d’opérations de fusions-acquisitions et de private equity, de projets de réorganisation fiscale et dans la gestion du contentieux et des contrôles fiscaux. Le cabinet a conseillé Ogury lors de l’acquisition d’AdInCube, ainsi que Staples s’agissant de la réorganisation fiscale du groupe au plan européen. Enfin, l’équipe a obtenu une victoire importante devant la Cour Administrative d’Appel de Paris qui a jugé en faveur de ses clients Covent et Axcel Loisirs concernant le régime de faveur de l’article 210 B 3 et la procédure d’agrément préalable. Xavier Rohmer codirige la pratique aux côtés de Philippe Lorentz qui ‘coopère de manière constructive avec ses collègues étrangers lors de projets transnationaux’.