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KPMG Avocats, France
20, avenue André-Prothin
Tour Europlaza CS 20153
92 927 Courbevoie

France > Tax Tier 3

KPMG Avocats, France is the legal arm of Big Four accounting firm KPMG. The firm houses one of the largest teams on the market and is able to provide a complete set of expertise, spanning transactional tax due diligence and structuring, as well as international taxation and transfer pricing, indirect taxation, research and development, customs and global mobility. The firm serves the largest companies and investment funds active in France and is regularly chosen for the tax due diligence of some of the market’s largest LBO transactions. The group also handles the tax structuring of large LBO and real estate transactions. Litigation is also dealt with. Mustapha Oussedrat and Christophe Bergerot co-head the practice, which also includes key members: Sophie Fournier-Dedoyard, Mathieu Gautier, Xavier Houard and Jérome Talleux for transactional and corporate tax; as well as Jean-Etienne Chatelon for real estate tax transactions. David Lucas and Elfie Ossard-Quintaine made partner in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mustapha Oussedrat; Christophe Bergerot


‘Agile team which demonstrates a lot of pedagogy towards clients and which is always innovative in terms of tax solutions. Its in-depth knowledge of its clients’ organisation allowed for the best adapted solutions. Flawless availability. Adaptation to its various interlocutors.’

‘The team is very focused on the needs of the client, adapts with a certain flexibility and with a certain responsiveness to the requirements of the client. Ability to adapt to the most complex situations; rationality, efficiency, perspective.’

Key clients



For Talents transmission


PAI Partners


IK Investment Partners


Allianz Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Cerba HealthCare on the tax vendor due diligence of its disposal to EQT Private Equity.
  • Advised Wendel on tax due diligence conducted over the simplified tender offer made by founding shareholder Deconinck on Tarkett.
  • Advised Ardian on the tax due diligence of its acquisition of a majority stake in AD Education.

France > Employment Tier 4

KPMG Avocats, France

Practice head(s):

Albane Eglinger; Olivier Masi

Key clients








I@D Holding

Aures Technologies

IK Investment Partners





Providence Strategic Growth

Work highlights

  • Advised Domus Vi, the third largest French provider of services to the elderly, on the recomposition of its shareholding.
  • Advised Isai and Sagard on their entry into exclusive negotiations, beside BpifranceInvestissement, to take a majority stake in Invoke.
  • Advised leading French dairy cooperative Sodiaal on the purchase of 51% of the capital of Yoplait from General Mills.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

The team at KPMG Avocats, France impresses with its multidisciplinary approach to advising major corporates and investment on antitrust, regulatory, distribution and competition law issues. Matters include product compliance, competition in the agricultural sector, antitrust compliance issues, franchise networks and distribution contacts, and private enforcement. The group is led by Emmanuel Tricot, who specialises in the automotive, luxury goods, media, transport, banking, insurance and public services sectors, and senior managers Virginie Carvalho, an expert in state aids, health and railway regulatory issues and consumer law, and Jean-Marc Tchernonog who brings experience in proceedings before courts and competition authorities to the table. Core sectors include the food, financial services and automotive industries.

Key clients

SNCF Voyageurs



France Digital


Groupe Eurazeo

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance

Fonds Mirabeau


BIP Capital Partners



Work highlights

  • Advised Sodiaal/Yoplait France on analysing its franchise network and the main distribution contracts in the context of the negotiations conducted by Sodiaal with a view to the acquisition of Yoplait France.

France > Compliance

KPMG Avocats, France, which launched its compliance practice in September 2020, is recommended for the setting up of Sapin II compliance programmes.

KPMG Avocats was created in 2019 and is already one of the top French law firms. Our firm targets both French and international clients and has recognized expertise in the commercial, social law and tax (international tax, VAT and indirect tax, transfer pricing, global mobility services, deal advisory, M&A tax, customs…) sectors.

Our aim is to support our clients globally in their growth and transformation projects. Our offering relies on the business and sector expertise of our teams in France and across the KPMG GLS Network to meet the increasingly complex requirements of you, from start-ups to large groups.

Among its multidisciplinary practices, a team of 39 partners and directors assisted by 244 dedicated professionals in Paris and Regions provides legal and social assistance to a wide range of clients, from small and medium-sized companies to subsidiaries of international companies, in the following practices.

Deal Advisory M&A Legal

  • Legal and social due diligence
  • Negotiation and drafting of SPAs
  • Pre- and post-closing reorganization
  • Mergers, demergers, partial contributions
  • Asset disposals
  • Joint ventures
  • Merger and investment control
  • Companies in difficulty


  • Governance
  • Competition, Anti-dumping
  • Anti-money laundering, Anti-fraud
  • Distribution networks, Internet
  • Contracts and commercial relations
  • Product regulations
  • Consumer relations and advertising
  • IP/IT
  • Data protection
  • Compliance audits
  • Compliance assurance

FS Regulatory compliance

  • Legal advice in the banking, capital market, insurance and investment fund sectors
  • Regulatory advice, financing

Employment & Immigration

  • Retirement / Social Security
  • HR management
  • Social aspects of reorganizations
  • International mobility
  • Individual and collective labour relations
Partner - President Mustapha
Partner – Corporate/M&A -Head of Legal Franck
Partner - IP/IT Patrick
Partner - IP/IT Julie
Director- Corporate Richard
Partner- Labour Law Albane
Partner - Financial Services Gilles
Director - Corporate/M&A Xavier
Partner - Financial Services Vincent
Partner - Labour Law Olivier
Director - Corporate M&A Valérie
Partner - Corporate/M&A Florence
Director - Commercial Litigation Marine
Partner-Corporate Florence
Partner - Corporate/M&A Benoît
Partner - Competition & Distribution Emmanuel
Director Legal - Mulhouse Danièle
Director Labour Law - Metz Patricia
Director Labour Law- La Rochelle Laurence
Director Labour Law - Nantes Marie
Director Legal- Tours Guillaume
Director Legal - Lille Caroline
Director Legal - Reims Stéphan
Director Labour Law- Metz Aline
Director Legal - Strasbourg Audrey
Director Labour Law - Brest Aurélie
Director Labour Law - Angers Jean-Albert
Partner Legal - Rouen Benoit
Partner Legal - Metz Patrick
Director Legal - Lyon Anna
Director Legal - Limoges Maryline
Director Labour Law - La Rochelle Anne-Claire
Director Legal - Caen Georges
Director Labour Law- Lyon Laurent
Director Labour Law- Lille Wilfrid
Director Legal - Toulouse Frédéric
Director Legal - Toulouse Hélène
Director Legal - Lille Aurélie
Director Labour Law- Lyon Murielle
Director Legal - La Rochelle François
Partner- Heal of Tax Christophe
TAX : 58 partners and directors in Paris & Regions
Patrick Amouzou photoMr Patrick AmouzouPatrick is a partner at KPMG Avocats. He co-heads the IP/IT compliance…
Julie Bellesort photoMrs Julie BellesortJulie is a Partner at KPMG Avocats. She co-heads the IT/IP Compliance…
Franck Bernauer photoMr Franck BernauerFranck Bernauer is a Partner at KPMG Avocats. He heads the Legal…
Richard Bulenzi photoMr Richard BulenziRichard is a Director at KPMG Avocats in Paris. He assists clients…
Audrey Ditsch-Antoine photoMrs Audrey Ditsch-AntoineAudrey is a Director at KPMG Avocats in Strasbourg. She is a…
Albane Eglinger photoMrs Albane EglingerAlbane is a Partner at KPMG Avocats where she co-heads the Employment…
Gilles Kolifrath photoMr Gilles KolifrathGilles is a Partner at KPMG Avocats. He co-heads the Legal Financial…
Xavier Lemaréchal photoMr Xavier LemaréchalXavier is a Director at KPMG Avocats in Paris. He is an…
Olivier Masi photoMr Olivier MasiOlivier is a Partner at KPMG Avocats where he co-heads the Employment…
Valérie Mathieu photoMrs Valérie MathieuValérie is a Director at KPMG Avocats in Paris. She has a…
Vincent Maurel photoMr Vincent MaurelVincent is a Partner at KPMG Avocats. He co-heads the Legal Financial…
Maryline Mohand-Hays photoMrs Maryline Mohand-HaysMaryline Mohand-Hays is a Director at KPMG Avocats in Limoges. Her experience…
Florence Olivier photoMrs Florence OlivierFlorence is a Partner at KPMG Avocats in Paris. Florence has a…
Marine Planchon photoMrs Marine PlanchonMarine is a director at KPMG Avocats in Paris. She’s specialized in…
Florence Riquier-Tahier photoMrs Florence Riquier-Tahierexpertise focuses on: Corporate M&A Restructuring : mergers, contributions Governance: shareholders ‘agreements,…
Benoît Roucher photoMr Benoît Roucher Benoît has an extensive experience in corporate, especially in all equity…
Emmanuel Tricot photoMr Emmanuel TricotEmmanuel is a Partner at KPMG Avocats in Paris where he heads…
Partners & Directors : 86
Number of other professionnals : 433
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