Olivier Couraud > Stephenson Harwood > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Stephenson Harwood
48 rue Cambon
75001 Paris
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Olivier Couraud’s practice covers the tax aspects of a wide range of operations, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Olivier Couraud focuses primarily on corporate tax matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity and reorganisations, for private companies, as well as investment funds. He also advises founders and executives on personal tax issues (sale of shareholdings, long-term compensation plans, management packages, management buy-outs, etc.).

Additionally, Olivier assists our fund formation and asset finance departments on the tax aspects of their transactions.

He has been involved in tax reform projects and contributed to drafting the tax section of the Macron Law.

Olivier handles domestic and international tax planning for high net worth individuals, independent entrepreneurs, family offices and family-owned companies (inheritance planning, real estate wealth tax planning, corporate reorganization, departure from France and exit tax planning, transfer of business assets outside of France, etc.). 

He also advises and represents his clients in their tax audits and tax litigations.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

Stephenson Harwood‘s Olivier Couraud  specialises in transactional tax in addition to running a distinguished stand-alone practice assisting founders and executives with their personal tax issues. The tax team has also developed particular expertise in asset finance and shipping finance matters – shipping finance being one area of specialty of the Paris office. In that area, the tax practice regularly advises leading banks on the largest shipping finance transactions, in particular with the structuring of French tax leases. The practice also offers strong litigation expertise.

Paris > Droit fiscal

Olivier Couraud  , de Stephenson Harwood , est un spécialiste de la fiscalité transactionnelle, qui développe parallèlement une pratique en fiscalité individuelle à destination des fondateurs et des dirigeants d’entreprises. Au sein du cabinet, l’équipe fiscale s’est également dotée d’une expertise fiscale particulière dans le domaine des financements d’actifs et des financements maritimes, qui sont de grandes spécialités du bureau parisien. Sur ce segment, la pratique fiscale assiste régulièrement de grandes banques sur le montage fiscal de leurs opérations de financement maritime. Enfin, le contentieux fiscal est aussi traité.