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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
75378 PARIS

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Ludovic Geneston is a partner in our international tax practice group.

He advises a wide range of multinational groups, investment funds and financial institutions mainly on the tax-related aspects of domestic and cross-border public and private mergers, acquisitions and reorganisations, leveraged buy-outs, and financings.

Ludovic has also developed extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure fields, as well as in the tax structuring aspects of real estate transactions (including for SIICs, OPCIs and other real estate funds).

Ludovic’s experience in tax audits and tax litigations also enables him to assist French and foreign clients in relation to all categories of tax controversies, from initial discussions with the French tax authorities in the context of tax audits or advising in relation to dawn raids, to defending cases before the courts, as well as defending clients in criminal proceedings involving a tax angle.

Ludovic joined the firm as a partner in 2018, after having spent successively 12 years in a leading international law firm.


English, French


Member, International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Member, Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF)


DESS degree in International taxation, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2004

DEA degree in Publique finances and taxation, University Aix-Marseille III, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Les grands avocats de demain: Fiscalité transactionnelle et des entreprises)

Ludovic GenestonHogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP ’s est très solide dans le domaine de la fiscalité transactionnelle. L’équipe fiscale, qui collabore souvent aux côtés des départements spécialisés en droit des sociétés, en financement et en immobilier, intervient sur une large gamme d’opérations dans les domaines des fusions-acquisitions, du private equity, du financement et de l’immobilier. L’équipe est souvent impliquée dans des opérations internationales. Elle assiste de grandes entreprises et des fonds d’investissement français et internationaux, ainsi que de grandes banques françaises. Xenia Legendre dirige la pratique, à laquelle contribuent  Ludovic Geneston et le counsel Laurent Ragot . A noter : fin 2020, l’équipe a accueilli un nouveau counsel en la personne de  Thomas Claudel (ex Latham & Watkins ).

France > Tax

(Next Generation Partners: Transactional/corporate tax)

Ludovic GenestonHogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP‘s tax team runs a solid transactional practice. Working alongside the firm’s corporate practice, the tax team regularly assists leading private equity houses with LBO and venture capital transactions. It is also increasingly involved alongside the restructuring and insolvency practice to assist with the tax aspects linked to prominent work in that area. Finally, the tax team also advises companies on their tax restructurings and completed a major asset transaction in Africa in the telecoms sector. Pracrtice head Xenia Legendre, Ludovic Geneston and counsel Thomas Claudel are the key names. Counsel Laurent Ragot left in early 2022.