Mr Stéphane Chaouat > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
75008 PARIS

Work Department

Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation (Tax)




Stephane Chaouat is a Tax Partner in the Paris office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He is the managing partner of Weil’s Paris office. He is a recognized expert in French domestic and international corporate and individual tax law, including indirect taxes. He serves a wide variety of clients, including public and private companies, financial institutions, private equity funds and individuals. Mr. Chaouat has a broad and varied practice with particular experience within the industry and banking sectors, focusing especially on tax-efficient structuring of domestic and cross-border corporate mergers & acquisitions (public and private), joint ventures, partnerships, reorganizations, long-term financing transactions, real estate, securitization and dispute resolution. Mr. Chaouat has also given extensive tax-planning advice on complex individual matters, in connection, for instance, with executive compensation (stock options and other similar instruments), change of residence, trusts, and wealth-tax issues. Stephane Chaouat is involved on the resolution of a wide variety of tax disputes and enjoys a very strong reputation in that area.


French, English


New York Bar, Paris Bar

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Les grands avocats du marché: Private equity)

Stéphane ChaouatWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

L’équipe de Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP intervient auprès de grandes firmes de private equity sur le montage fiscal des plus importantes opérations de LBO du marché traitées par le cabinet. L’équipe assiste également de grands groupes français et internationaux lors d’opérations de fusions-acquisitions et se voit confier des dossiers de restructuration fiscale. Elle est aussi régulièrement sollicitée pour traiter la partie fiscale de dossiers de restructuration financière et de procédures collectives. Le contentieux constitue enfin une marque de fabrique de la pratique. La pratique est codirigée par Stéphane Chaouat qui gère notamment des affaires contentieuses sensibles, et Edouard de Lamy.

France > Tax

(Leading individuals: Private equity tax)

Stéphane ChaouatWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP‘s team advises on the structuring of some of the market’s largest LBO transactions for prominent private equity funds, alongside the firm’s corporate practice. The practice also advises leading French and international corporations on M&A transactions, and handles tax issues linked to companies’ restructuring and insolvency cases. Litigation is another strong feature of the practice. Stéphane Chaouat, who frequently handles tax litigation, and Edouard de Lamy lead the team.