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Tirard Naudin A.A.R.P.I
75008 PARIS

France > Tax Tier 5

Tirard Naudin A.A.R.P.I

Practice head(s):

Maryse Naudin; Jean-Marc Tirard; Ouri Belmin


‘Jean-Marc Tirard and Maryse Naudin are a force of nature. They are superb.’

‘Jean-Marc Tirard and Maryse Naudin are two of a handful of lawyers in France who advise on complex French tax rules, but with a good understanding of how they apply across borders.  They bring their combined intellect and experience to problem-solving and deliver advice on what to do and not just opinions on what the tax treatment is. They are pragmatic and user-friendly.’

‘I rate Maryse Naudin as the best French practitioner for trusts. Maryse is thorough and has a detailed understanding of trusts and the legal nuances.’

The firm: Tirard, Naudin is a highly reputed boutique law firm co-founded in 1989 by Jean-Marc Tirard and Maryse Naudin, which specializes in international tax, tax representation and litigation in all aspects of French taxation with a particular emphasis on international tax issues. Ouri Belmin, Director, manages the firm’s team in Paris.

The firm’s client base includes corporate clients, who come both for its special expertise in negotiating with the French tax authorities and for its experience of structuring international transactions. It also acts for high net worth private clients and their families who need help in resolving complex tax and inheritance issues. The firm has considerable expertise in property tax issues and the creation of efficient structures for non-resident investors.

Tirard, Naudin has been involved in numerous tax litigations in particular concerning European community freedoms and fundamental law principles, and the firm’s lawyers have an excellent knowledge of all stages and aspects of the French tax procedure.

Many of the firm’s clients are foreign leading law firms, or referred by foreign leading law firms, accounting firms and other professional worldwide organisations. The firm therefore acts as “lawyer’s lawyers”, providing specialist support for other firms and their clients.

Areas of Practice: Tirard, Naudin advises individuals on all French aspects of international taxation and estate planning, including transfers of tax residence, legal and tax treatment of successions and liberalities and matters involving conflicts between common and civil law systems. In particular, the firm has a unique expertise in France in the trust field (both from a legal and an international tax standpoint) and in the context of cross-border inheritances.

The firm’s lawyers are very experienced in setting up and structuring multinational large and medium sized groups establishing in Europe and have a proven expertise in comparative corporate taxation of trading and holding companies within the EU (Maryse Naudin and Jean-Marc Tirard negotiated the first France-US transfer pricing APAs for Visteon Corporation, an American global automotive electronics supplier spun off from the Ford Motor Company in 2000).

Tirard, Naudin also has a considerable experience in advising foreign investors acquiring real property in France. Ms Naudin is a frequent speaker at seminars dealing with these issues.

Finally, the firm has been involved in numerous tax litigations:

    • Before French Courts, in particular in matters involving European community freedoms and fundamental law principles (Constitutional and Conventional);
    • Before the European Commission (obtaining decision against the French government);
    • In the context of the “Mutual agreement Procedure” provided by Article 25 of the OECD Model tax convention, in order to activate negotiations between States.
French and international taxation, Estate planning for non-residents (in particular US residents) All firm's lawyers
Tax litigation (with a particular emphasis on EU freedoms and fundamental principles) All firm's lawyers
Particular expertise in advising foreign investors acquiring French real estate property as well as advising French clients with foreign interests All firm's lawyers
Long experience in structuring holding structures for non-European groups establishing in Europe All firm's lawyers
Legal and tax treatment of Common law concepts in a civil law context (in particular Trusts) All firm's lawyers
Legal and tax treatment of international successions having a French connection All firm's lawyers
Intra-family estate conflicts All firm's lawyers