Firm Profile > CMS > Paris, France


France > Derivatives and structured finance Tier 1

Grégory Benteux head's the securitisation and structured finance team at CMS, which demonstrates particular strength advising on the structuring of trade receivables and financing receivables, including the prudential treatment and other regulatory aspects of receivables transactions. Additionally, the practice group has carved out a niche as specialists in non-performing loans and unlikely-to-pay loans, as well as  housing experts in transactions regarding more exotic assets, such as tax receivables and receivables over public entities. Other specialisms include green derivatives, advisory work on the impact of changes to derivatives and securities regulation, and off-balance sheet treatments. Cross-border matters account for a significant portion of the caseload, especially transactions involving German or English law for which the French team joins forces with colleagues from the firm's relevant local offices. Marc-Etienne Sébire is overall head of the capital markets practice to which the securitisation and structured finance group belongs.


‘Strong negotiation skills. Excellent knowledge of the transaction. Pragmatic where needed.’

Key clients

Société Générale

BNP Paribas


Crédit Agricole CIB



La Banque Postale


Bpifrance Financement


Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale

Caisse des Dépôts


Agence française de développement


Groupama Asset Management

France > Employment Tier 1

CMS stands out with its large workforce, mainly based in the Paris office, but also in Lyon. The firm handles day-to-day to issues, but also advises clients on their most strategic matters, with clients including many well-known French and international companies. The practice recently acted in several high-profile global M&A transactions, for example when advising EQT Investment Fund on the acquisition of Galderma from Nestlé Pharmaceutical Healthcare. The practice also deals with highly sensitive Covid-19 pandemic-related issues, such as successfully assisting French employment agency Pôle Emploi with disputes with trade unions regarding the reopening of its agencies across the country which concerned 50,000 employees. Strategic restructuring and plant closing work and a successfully fought precedent-setting dispute in France regarding the payment of bonus for temporary workers were also in the caseload. Key names in the practice include the highly regarded Laurent Marquet de VasselotAlain HerrmannPierre BonneauRaphaël BordierNicolas de Sevin, Nicolas CalliesCaroline Froger-Michon and Guillaume Bossy  as well as Thierry Romand and Elodie Bossuot-Quin.


‘A very competent and responsive team; very high availability.’

Key clients

Cnp Assurances

Sas Auchan Retail Services

Cts Eventim

Pôle Emploi

Coca Cola European Partner Ccep

EQT Investment Fund

Ksb Sas


France > Media and entertainment: Music Tier 1

CMS represents several high-profile music platforms, producers and artist estates with a growing reputation for acting in IP matters. Experienced in copyright, trade mark, designs and patents, the tech, media, and communications practice, led by Anne-Laure Villedieu, is sought after for both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Counsel Florentin Sanson is in charge of the dedicated music group, specialising in drafting production and exploitation agreements in relation to audiovisual, cinematographic and musical products.

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Clear advice and good understanding of the client.

France > Tax Tier 1

CMS is home to one of France’s most established tax practices. The firm stands out through its very large team, able to offer a comprehensive range of expertise. The practice notably covers corporate and transactional M&A and property tax, international tax and transfer pricing work, as well as litigation. It can rely on a leading 'doctrine' department, led by Daniel Gutmann, which has regular contacts with tax authorities, governmental offices and the European Commission. The largest French and international corporations and investment funds are clients. The practice provides everything from day-to-day assistance to advice on the most complex issues. It is currently handling high-stakes litigation involving high financial amounts, challenging current tax regulations and rulings pertaining to securities and withholding tax issues. Key names include the highly regarded Stéphane Austry, who heads the firm's tax litigation and controversy group; Bruno Gibert, who manages the firm’s transfer pricing practice; transactional tax expert Edouard Milhac, Patrick Danis who excels in VAT matters, and Lionel Lenczner, a specialist in direct taxes. Agnès de l’Estoile Campi  and Xavier Daluzeau  are strong names for international tax. Also recommended are Renaud Grob, Anne-Sophie Rostaing, Frédéric Gerner, Pierre Dedieu, Jean-Charles Benois and Pierre Carcelero.


‘High level of excellence, responsiveness and ability to gather numerous resources very quickly.’

‘Frédéric Gerner and Gaëtan Berger-Picq are excellent; their mastery of taxation is of a very high level.’

‘Ability to project themselves into the business model of their clients and to integrate their objectives. Their recommendations are always pragmatically oriented towards addressing the needs of clients.’

”Great ability to adapt to various situations and very high quality of legal analysis.’

Key clients

Crédit Agricole SA

Amundi Immobilier

Apollo Global Management





France > The regions Tier 1

In addition to its main Paris base, CMS' Lyon office is among the largest firms implemented in the regional capital. The Lyon office counts a good number of partners and associates who provide business, tax and public law expertise to local SMEs, larger companies and subsidiaries of large French and international companies. The office is co-managed by François CoutardJean-Thomas HeintzLaurent Romano and Pierre Devis. The firm's Strasbourg office is managed by Arnaud Gerardin.

Practice head(s):

François Coutard; Pierre Devis; Jean-Thomas Heintz; Laurent Romano; Arnaud Gerardin

Key clients

Adecco Holding France

Terravent AG

But International

Fédération des Commerces spécialistes des Jouets et des Produits de l’Enfant

Scott Sport SA

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

CMS houses a regulatory team specialised in financial product distribution networks, covering related commercial, anti-money laundering and data protection issues. Compliance work is another important part of the workload, with the group routinely reviewing internal procedures in the context of authorisation processes and litigation. The department is also home to a dedicated crypto-asset practice, jointly led by overall team head and alternative funds specialist Jérôme Sutour, and counsel Karima Lachgar. Notable work undertaken in this space has included advising several French authorities on the impact of blockchain, and the structuring of related regulations.

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France > Capital markets: debt capital markets Tier 2

CMS impresses with the international scope of its practice, a strong line in EMTN work, its longstanding experience in covered bonds and its stand-out practice in green, social and sustainability-linked bonds. Practice head Marc-Etienne Sébire and his team are also a very good address for Euro PP matters - including innovative private placements, such as the first green Euro PP and the first Euro PP listed on Euronext Paris. Liability management transactions are also an integral part of the group's caseload. Clients benefit from the firm's own 'Intelligence Department', which assists with associated tax, legal and employment questions, and includes team heads (and new technology expert), Bruno Dondero, as well as associate François Gilbert, formerly at the Autorité des marchés financiers.

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‘Reactivity of the team! Always ready to go the extra mile with a commercial attitude to find good solutions.’

‘Partners Grégory Benteux and Marc-Etienne Sébire are very accessible, as is Rosetta Ferrère.’

Key clients

Société Générale

BNP Paribas


Crédit Agricole CIB



Crédit Industriel et Commercial



Bpifrance Financement



Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations





My Money Bank

Octo Finances

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The data protection team at CMS advises private companies and public entities on regulatory matters regarding GDPR, e-commerce and fintech. Additionally, it has a strong track record acting for clients during investigations and enforcement proceedings. It has particular expertise assisting with regulatory aspects concerning the use of customer data in e-commerce for major French corporates and international businesses. Other work includes advice on adtech, AI, blockchain, and biometric devices. Practice leader Anne-Laure Villedieu leads on key IP, TMC, and IT issues and is an experienced litigator before the French Data Protection Authority.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Laure Villedieu


An agile, pragmatic, concise, efficient, innovative, available and attentive team.’

Key clients

Al Khaliji France


Allianz Partners

Bank of China


Banque Casino




SPIE Operations

SPIE France

France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

CMS‘ Christophe Barthélemy offers highly regarded regulatory energy and electricity expertise. He advises leading French operators, as well as some international clients undertaking major projects or assists with legal recourses to challenge current French regulations. Several clients, including Tesla, entrusted their matters on the development of new electric mobility and storage projects to the practice. Also involved are Claire Vannini, who advises operators on EU regulation and notably on state aid issues, counsel Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio, who specialises in energy issues, and counsel Céline Cloché-Dubois who advises on environmental and planning law matters. Cendrine Delivré joined Asafo & Co. in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

Christophe Barthélemy; Céline Cloché-Dubois; Claire Vannini

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Key clients


Meridiam/Waga Energy

Ailes Marines

Regulated subsidiaries of Engie Group: GRTgaz




Engie Green



Ademe / CDC

Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables




France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

CMS' addition of a trade mark and design portfolio-management practice to its established litigation practice has considerably broadened the Paris-office IP offering. The firm approaches the market by industry sector -notably, cosmetics, automotive manufacture, healthcare, media and hospitality- ensures the team possesses in-depth knowledge of the frameworks within which its clients operate, allowing for tailored solutions. With Chinese, German and African desks underlining the team's international outlook, clients also benefit from the practice's experience in the restructuring of IP portfolios as part of wider corporate restructurings on which the IP team joins forces with its bankruptcy, corporate and tax colleagues, among others. Counsel Sabine Rigaud is the key contact for the trade mark and design practice, in turn part of the broader IP and technology department led by Anne-Laure Villedieu.

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Advance Publications

CTS Eventim (leading company in the field of events and ticketing)

Hotel George V

France > Administrative and public law Tier 3

CMS' very frequently assists companies with state aid and subsidies-related litigation, including VAT issues concerning public projects. Claire Vannini, who also specialises in EU regulation work, is a key name in that respect. Through François Tenailleau, the team also advises private operators on public procurement projects and related litigation, including school and hospital building refurbishment projects. Christophe Barthélemy is retained by leading energy operators to assist with energy regulatory issues. Finally, Cendrine Delivré advises on infrastructure projects.


‘An available team with high technical quality.  Lawyers are close to clients and keen to meet their expectations, which allows them to adopt pragmatic positions.’

‘Cendrine Delivré has strong listening skills,  shows promptness in proposing solutions, and her mastery of legal texts was of great use to us.’

‘We have been working mainly with Me Christophe Barthélemy. We appreciate both his skills and his very detailed knowledge of our market and its players. His contribution to a litigation file was decisive.’

‘Very good knowledge of the field of autonomous vehicles; great practice of project financing which places CMS among the expert firms in this field’.

Key clients

SNCF Gares & Connexions & SNCF Réseau (French railway sector)

Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC) (French public institution)




Vinci Construction

Eiffage Construction

La Banque Postale


Crédit Agricole Group

Corsica Linea


Total Raffinage France

BPCE Lease

Société d’exploitation des Ports du Détroit (operator of the ports of Boulogne-sur-Mer and Calais)

Axxès (Vinci/Eiffage joint-venture)

Aqua Club Exploitation

eBioSanté (joint-venture incorporated by Synlab Labco and Groupement des Laboratoires de Biologie Médicale)


Ailes Marines

Europe Energie Sud


Imagerie d’Epinal SA

Warwick Capital Partners LLP

France > Environment Tier 3

Practice head(s):

Céline Cloché-Dubois


‘Availability and friendliness; in particular Me Céline Cloché-Dubois.’

‘Pragmatic approach; realistic risk estimation.’

‘Excellent listening skills; ability to take into account concrete issues exposed by the company and the culture of the company into provided advice.’

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ALTEO Gardanne

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

Based in offices in Paris and Lyon, CMS has a broad practice covering merger control, competition litigation, state aid, distribution law and EU regulatory matters. Its specialist areas of expertise include foreign investment control proceedings and merger control and competition litigation in Africa. Operating out of Paris, Nathalie Pétrignet advises on distribution matters; Claire Vannini is a specialist in EU law and state aid. Denis Redon is another key Paris contact. Olivier Leroy is a key contact in Lyon, as is counsel Virginie Coursière-Pluntz, who has specific expertise in competition matters in sub-Saharan Africa.


The CMS European law and competition team has a very wide and original range of talents compared to a traditional competition law team, in particular a very great experience in state aid law and in litigation under European law. – which is quite rare at this level.’

‘Claire Vannini is a partner who knows her subjects perfectly; she is able to make very creative proposals thanks to her multidisciplinary approach. Brilliant, she knows her files inside out, does not allow details to escape her. She is able to adapt to the needs of her clients.’

‘Team that has served our company for a very long time who knows perfectly our needs, particularly in commercial law and the marketing of our products (regulated or not). Quick pragmatic responses for everyday subjects and also carrying out well-argued studies and analyses for discussion with customers Appropriate regulatory watch’

‘Nathalie Pétrignet quickly responds to questions relating to commercial relations (particularly large-scale distribution) providing solutions for entering into or concluding negotiations with clients or reacting to possible pre-litigation. Great knowledge in this area. Important external contacts with appropriate feedback and communication to us. Easy contact.’

Key clients



Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel (BFCM)

Fruité (Britvic)


Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)




France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 3

At CMS, Anne-Laure Villedieu is the key name, specialising in IT and data privacy, with good experience appearing before the data protection authorities, on behalf of both domestic and international companies. Start-ups also regularly seek the team's advice, benefiting from CMS' dedicated hub and various partnerships with several universities and incubators. The practice is also retained for regulatory mandates, including compliance, project implementation, e-commerce, and the negotiation of outsourcing agreements. Particularly well-known for advising automobile clients, the department is also active in the banking, insurance, healthcare and media sectors.

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Calling on CMS allowed us to have sharp specialists in each area of ​​expertise (labour law, banking law, commercial law), with very good coordination between the different lawyers.’

CMS assigns the right level of seniority depending on the complexity of the subject to be dealt with, which leads to good value for money.

Very high reactivity, adapted to our start-up environment.

Friendly team, attentive to the client.’

Key clients


Sage France

CTS Eventim

France > Real estate Tier 3

CMS 'main strength resides in its comprehensive practice, covering both public and private law real estate issues. The core practice can rely on in-house financing, tax and fund formation expertise as well as on the firm’s international network. The growing practice has a prominent client base of French, German and international investors and developers, and shoulders a particularly busy caseload in real estate investment matters such as major office and hotel asset and portfolio transactions. Benjamin Bill is the key name for the above. In addition, the firm also has strong development, town planning and asset management capabilities, and a strong know-how in the hospitality sector. It is notably working on the restructuring of the iconic Palm Beach Hotel in Cannes and recently experienced high demand for litigation assistance. Florence ChérelAline Divo, Philippe Riglet and Céline Cloche-Dubois, who made partner in 2020, are recommended for development and commercial lease work. In 2020 Pierre Popesco left to join Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Jean-Luc Tixier left to return to his original notary profession.

Practice head(s):

Benjamin Bill; Florence Chérel; Céline Cloché-Dubois; Aline Divo; Philippe Riglet


Multidisciplinary team with a good knowledge of market players and practices.’

‘Benjamin Bill is extremely dedicated to his clients and able to mobilise multidisciplinary teams on complex cross-border deals. He has a non-aggressive personality that allows peaceful negotiations.’

‘Florence Chérel has rare expertise in town planning and a very empathetic personality combined with solid experience. She provides very good advice that helps to secure transactions.’

‘Counsel Géraldine Machinet has extensive knowledge of the real estate sector, from construction to leases, including share deals.’

‘The firm showed high availability and flexibility.’

‘Competence and intelligence.Iinstead of saying: ‘It’s impossible’, they are proactive.’

‘Advice is very professional, responses are quick and the work is done as a team. It’s a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Innovation and pragmatism. Very business-oriented’

‘A very complementary team.’

‘Aline Divo and Philippe Riglet are both excellent technicians and fine negotiators. Aline Divo demonstrates a particularly open approach to issues. An iron fist in a velvet glove, Philippe Riglet has a deep knowledge of his areas of intervention.’

‘The team has very specific expertise. Very good organisation which allows responsiveness to client requests and complete legal certainty.’

‘Very high adaptability, quick understanding of clients’ needs.’

‘Good sense of business and very good knowledge of the industry.’

‘ High level of technique and a very wide scope of interventions (commercial leases, construction, town planning, environment). This allows to have all the combined expertise and to have a coherent overall vision. Few firms offer the same level of expertise in advice and litigation.’

‘Aline Divo’s technical expertise and situational intelligence make her an outstanding negotiator in commercial leases. It is a pleasure to work with her and her responsive and dynamic team.’

Key clients

Amundi Real Estate

BNP Paribas REIM

Crédit Suisse

Deka Immobilien

UBS Real Estate


Axa Real Estate

Savills Investment Manager

Pierre & Vacances




Union Investment




France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4


Key clients

SNCF Mobilités

CIC Lyonnaise de Banque


Banque CIC Ouest

Banque Fiducial (Banque Themis)



Société Générale

Crédit Lyonnais

Arkéa Banque Entreprises & Institutionnels

Crédit Suisse Asset Management

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4


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‘Sharp legal technique.’


France > Insolvency Tier 4

CMS has a dedicated Paris- and Lyon-based team that assists all types of stakeholders with restructuring and insolvency cases. The firm has been handling a good amount of work latety, notably acting in major cases in the press, automobile, retail and aviation sector. It successfully advised agriculture cooperative Sodiaal with the acquisition of the industrial activities of a milk powder and whey plant owned by Synutra International, a particularly politically sensitive matter. Alexandre Bastos is in charge. Senior associate Guillaume Bouté is a key contributor.

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Alexandre Bastos

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‘The whole team has extremely sharp expertise; it has the ability to quickly inform clients and always provides a fine analysis with regard to each particular situation.’

‘Alexandre Bastos and senior associate Guillaume Bouté have a friendly and commercial approach; their contact is easy, the answers are understandable and correct and they both know how to adapt their speech to their interlocutor. I have always been 100% satisfied with their interventions.’

‘The restructuring team is one of the best on the market. Its unfailing involvement, responsiveness and technical skills allow this team to deal with complex cases, particularly international ones. We are very pleased to be advised and supported by such competent lawyers in the complicated situations that arise in an ‘insolvency’ context.’

‘The restructuring team is a flexible team that goes out of its way to satisfy its clients.Its flexibility and ability to listen make them stand out in the market.’

‘Alexandre Bastos is not only an expert in his field, but also an outstanding conductor, capable of joining  the skills of other teams to serve his clients.’

‘We appreciated the strong capacity of CMS to mobilise very specific skills in a very short time frame.’

‘The CMS team is capable of managing complex corporate documentation in relation to amicable agreements that could be reached. The team is very available and mobile to best meet the needs of its clients.’

‘CMS is a recognised player in restructuring.’

‘The CMS insolvency team is very solid: its technical mastery, its reactivity, its ability to synthesise and simplify issues are valuable assets to deal with matters where legal complexity is important.’

‘Alexandre Bastos combines remarkable technical expertise, a mastery of legal proceedings and a good sense of business which make him a valuable ally.’

Key clients



SODIAAL and its affiliates








France > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 4

At CMS, counsel and patent practice head Jean-Baptiste Thiénot continues to increase the practice's market share. Founded in 2018, the group specialises in litigation concerning the life-sciences sector, an area of particular strength thanks to Thiénots additional experience not only in life sciences regulatory matters, but also the mechanics and electronics sectors. The litigation caseload forms the core pillar of the practice, but the team is also active in technology transactions and tax matters requiring patent expertise - such as disputes regarding research and development expenses, for example. The firm's international office network allows for seamless cross-border coverage. Anne-Laure Villedieu is the head of the overall technology and IP practice.

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‘CMS has an excellent IP patents team. Jean-Baptiste Thiénot and Sabine Rigaud -in particular- form a very high level counsel duo, with a lot of experience and particularly rare dynamism.’

‘Jean-Baptiste Thiénot and Sabine Rigaud are both highly recommended from this team. Both benefit from great experience, easy interpersonal skills and a remarkable liveliness of mind. It is particularly pleasant to work with them.’

‘Unparalleled availability Clear explanations for non-legal professionals. Connecting with the right people on related subjects.’

‘A special mention to Maitre Jean Baptiste Thiénot who was our main point of contact and who often amazed me by his availability, his ideas and his success on our files. Well done!’

Key clients

J Well



Johnson & Johnson

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4


Availability, responsiveness, professionalism and technical skill.

Key clients


Apollo Global Management

CTS Eventim

Ramsay Générale de Santé

Compagnie de Saint Gobain

SADE – Veolia

Circle Media Group

Royal Unibrew



France > Private equity: Fund formation Tier 4

Key clients


123 Investment Managers

Amundi Immobilier


Raise REIM

Xerys Gestion

IM Square

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets
Business law and taxation for Africa
Competition and EU
Consumer products
Corporate, M&A
Dispute resolution
Employment and pensions
Hotels and leisure
Infrastructure and project finance
Insolvency and restructuring
Intellectual property
Life sciences
Private equity
Public law
Real estate and construction
Technology, media and communications
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Mr Christophe Aldebert  photo Mr Christophe Aldebert He is a tax specialist with expertise in VAT matters. He works…
Ms Elisabeth Ashworth  photo Ms Elisabeth Ashworth Elisabeth Ashworth joined the Tax Intelligence Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats…
 Stéphane Austry  photo Stéphane Austry Coordinates the tax litigation and controversy group of the firm (domestic and…
 Jean-René Bénichou  photo Jean-René Bénichou Partner in direct taxation. Jean-René Bénichou joined Bureau Francis Lefebvre Avocats in…
Ms Annabelle Bailleul-Mirabaud  photo Ms Annabelle Bailleul-Mirabaud Partner. She specialises in international taxation with an expertise on permanent establishments, CFC…
 Christophe Barthélemy  photo Christophe Barthélemy Partner (Energy Law and Public Business Law)
Mr Alexandre Bastos  photo Mr Alexandre Bastos Head of Insolvency & Restructuring team. Alexandre Bastos is a partner responsible for…
 Ghislain Beaure d’Augères  photo Ghislain Beaure d’Augères Partner. His practice embraces both advice and contentious work for a clientele…
Ms Kawthar Ben Khelil  photo Ms Kawthar Ben Khelil Kawthar Ben Khelil is a Counsel within the Public law Department of…
 Grégory Benteux  photo Grégory Benteux
 Gaëtan Berger-Picq  photo Gaëtan Berger-Picq Gaëtan Berger-Picq joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1997 and became a partner in…
Mr Jean-Philippe Bidegainberry  photo Mr Jean-Philippe Bidegainberry Jean-Philippe Bidegainberry joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1997. A tax specialist, Jean-Philippe…
Mr Benjamin Bill  photo Mr Benjamin Bill Benjamin has extensive experience in the work with clients on complex real…
Mr Henri Bitar  photo Mr Henri Bitar Partner in VAT.
Mr Christophe Blondeau  photo Mr Christophe Blondeau A partner within the M&A/Corporate/Private Equity Department which he co-directs, Christophe has…
Mr Pierre Bonneau  photo Mr Pierre Bonneau Pierre Bonneau joined the Employment Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in…
 Raphaël Bordier  photo Raphaël Bordier Raphaël Bordier is a partner in CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’s Employment Law…
 Raphaël Bordier  photo Raphaël Bordier Raphaël Bordier is a partner in CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’s Employment Law…
Mr Jean-Robert Bousquet  photo Mr Jean-Robert Bousquet Jean-Robert Bousquet is a partner and Co-Head of the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions…
 Stéphane Bouvier  photo Stéphane Bouvier Partner. Stéphane deals with matters relating to restructuring operations and to French and…
Mr Hubert Bresson  photo Mr Hubert Bresson Hubert Bresson has been working in the Direct Taxation Department of CMS…
Mr Jean-Fabrice Brun  photo Mr Jean-Fabrice Brun Partner specialised in civil law, commercial law, enforcement measures and criminal business…
Mr Nicolas Callies  photo Mr Nicolas Callies Nicolas Cailles joined the Employment Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in…
Mr Pierre Carcelero  photo Mr Pierre Carcelero Pierre works specifically in the field of corporate and group taxation, with…
 Florence Chérel  photo Florence Chérel Partner. She assists investors as well as developers in the context of…
Mr Laurent Chatel  photo Mr Laurent Chatel Laurent Chatel specialises in local taxation. A partner at the firm since…
 Céline Cloché-Dubois  photo Céline Cloché-Dubois Counsel and Head of the Environment Practice. She acts for a large…
Mr Michel Collet  photo Mr Michel Collet He has an extensive experience in assisting inbound and outbound investments. He…
Mr Jean-Eric Cros  photo Mr Jean-Eric Cros Jean-Eric joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1989 and is currently Head of…
Mr Xavier Daluzeau  photo Mr Xavier Daluzeau Xavier Daluzeau specialises in international taxation. His main practice areas are transfer…
Mr Patrick Danis  photo Mr Patrick Danis Patrick Danis joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1984 and became a partner…
Mr Damien Decolasse  photo Mr Damien Decolasse Partner. He specialises in employment law and provides advice in collective and individual…
Mr Pierre Dedieu  photo Mr Pierre Dedieu Pierre Dedieu is a partner in CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’s International Taxation…
Mr Vincent Delage  photo Mr Vincent Delage Partner specialised in employment law and pensions. He provides advice in collective…
Mr Alexandre Delhaye  photo Mr Alexandre Delhaye He is a partner at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre’s Corporate/M&A department. He specialises…
Mme Aline Divo  photo Mme Aline Divo She is a partner in the Real Estate Legal Department. She works in…
Mr Arnaud Donguy  photo Mr Arnaud Donguy Partner in direct taxation.
Mr Philippe Donneaud  photo Mr Philippe Donneaud Philippe Donneaud started his career in the Taxation Department of CMS Francis…
Mr Pierre-Jean Douvier  photo Mr Pierre-Jean Douvier Pierre-Jean Douvier specialises in international law. He co-manages the International team. His…
Mr Ludovic Duguet  photo Mr Ludovic Duguet Partner specialises in direct taxation and works mainly on restructuring operations in…
Mr Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe  photo Mr Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe Partner. Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2014 as Counsel…
Mrs Martine Ebrard-Grellety  photo Mrs Martine Ebrard-Grellety Martine Ebrard-Grellety joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1986 and was made partner…
 Rosetta Ferrère  photo Rosetta Ferrère Counsel. She has a broad experience in advising corporate clients and financial…
 Rosetta Ferrère  photo Rosetta Ferrère Counsel. She has a broad experience in advising corporate clients and financial…
Mr Richard Foissac  photo Mr Richard Foissac Partner in Tax.  He intervenes particularly in real estate taxation, wealth taxation,…
Mr Christophe Frionnet  photo Mr Christophe Frionnet Christophe Frionnet is a direct taxation specialist and specifically handles matters relating…
Mrs Caroline Froger-Michon  photo Mrs Caroline Froger-Michon Partner. She has particular experience in assisting foreign companies with HR issues…
 Arnaud Gérardin  photo Arnaud Gérardin Partner in the Tax department. Arnaud is managing the Strasbourg office of…
 Stéphane Gelin  photo Stéphane Gelin Stéphane Gelin is Head of the CMS Tax Group. In this position,…
 Frédéric Gerner  photo Frédéric Gerner Frédéric is a partner at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats specialising in direct taxes.…
Mr Bruno Gibert  photo Mr Bruno Gibert Partner specialised in international taxation and transfer pricing. On this last domain,…
Mrs Cathy Goarant-Moraglia  photo Mrs Cathy Goarant-Moraglia Cathy joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1995, and became a partner in…
 Bruno Gouthière  photo Bruno Gouthière Bruno Gouthière joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats on June 1, 1989.
Mr Thierry Granier  photo Mr Thierry Granier His practice mainly focuses on international taxation, particularly in relation to mergers…
Mr Renaud Grob  photo Mr Renaud Grob Partner in corporate taxation.  
Mrs Anne Grousset  photo Mrs Anne Grousset She specialises in VAT and Indirect Taxation. A lawyer at CMS Francis Lefebvre…
Mr Philippe Grousset  photo Mr Philippe Grousset Partner in direct taxation Expert in direct taxes specialized in the following…
Mr Jean Guilmoto  photo Mr Jean Guilmoto Partner in direct taxation.
Mr Daniel Gutmann  photo Mr Daniel Gutmann Daniel Gutmann is a partner in the Tax Doctrine team. He is…
Mr Dimitar Hadjiveltchev  photo Mr Dimitar Hadjiveltchev Dimitar develops services dedicated to the franco-bulgarian relations, together with Jivko Sedlarski…
 François Hellio  photo François Hellio François Hellio has over twenty-five years’ professional experience and is involved in…
Mr Laurent Hepp  photo Mr Laurent Hepp Partner specialised in Corporate taxation. He advises French and international groups on…
Mr Arnaud Hugot  photo Mr Arnaud Hugot Partner in Corporate/M&A department, he is specialising in M&A transactions, including private…
Mr Luc Jaillais  photo Mr Luc Jaillais Partner in direct taxation.
Mr Olivier Kuhn  photo Mr Olivier Kuhn Partner. He is specialised in civil law, general business law, enforcement measures,…
 François Lacroix  photo François Lacroix François Lacroix joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1980. He became a partner…
 Thomas Laumière  photo Thomas Laumière Partner.
Mr Arnaud Le Boulanger  photo Mr Arnaud Le Boulanger Arnaud Le Boulanger heads the Economics team of CMS Legal, in charge…
Mr Christophe Le Camus  photo Mr Christophe Le Camus Christophe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1990 and became a partner in…
Mr Pierre Le Roux  photo Mr Pierre Le Roux Partner in direct taxation. He has broad experience in private equity investments (venture…
Mr Dimitri Leboff  photo Mr Dimitri Leboff Dimitri Leboff joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in May 1999 and became a…
Mr Christophe Lefaillet  photo Mr Christophe Lefaillet Christophe Lefaillet joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1989 and became a partner…
Mr Lionel Lenczner  photo Mr Lionel Lenczner Partner in direct taxation, especially in relation to laxation of national and…
Mr Pierre Marly  photo Mr Pierre Marly Pierre deals exclusively with international transactions relating to Africa. He has been…
Mr Laurent Marquet de Vasselot  photo Mr Laurent Marquet de Vasselot Partner specialised in Employment and social security law: National and international restructurings,…
Mr Romain Marsella  photo Mr Romain Marsella Romain is a tax specialist and works on advisory and litigation issues…
Mr Edouard Milhac  photo Mr Edouard Milhac Partner specialised in international and domestic taxation. He advises on mergers and…
Mr Laurent Mion  photo Mr Laurent Mion Partner in banking & finance. He is particularly involved in banking and…
Mr Rodolphe Olivier  photo Mr Rodolphe Olivier Partner in employment and pensions. He is mainly involved in litigation in…
 Nathalie Pétrignet  photo Nathalie Pétrignet Partner in EU, Competition & distribution. She is highly involved in national…
Mr Denis Redon  photo Mr Denis Redon Partner in EU, Competition & Distribution. His activity covers all EU and…
Mr Philippe Riglet  photo Mr Philippe Riglet Philippe Riglet joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1988 and became a…
Mr Johann Roc'h photo Mr Johann Roc'h Partner in international taxation. He advises clients on all tax issues related…
 Alexandra Rohmert  photo Alexandra Rohmert Partner.
Mr Thierry Romand  photo Mr Thierry Romand He has substantial experience in advising corporate clients on employment law issues.…
Mr Laurent Romano (Lyon)  photo Mr Laurent Romano (Lyon) Partner and member of the executive board at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats of…
 François Rontani  photo François Rontani Partner in international taxation.
Ms Anne-Sophie Rostaing  photo Ms Anne-Sophie Rostaing Partner specialist in corporate tax, Anne-Sophie assists French and international companies with…
Ms Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio photo Ms Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio is an associate at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. She is…
 Marc-Etienne Sébire  photo Marc-Etienne Sébire Partner, Head of Capital Markets: Debt Capital Markets (plain-vanilla and structured bonds.…
 Julien Saïac  photo Julien Saïac Partner specialised in international taxation. He handles questions related to corporate taxation,…
Mr Florentin Sanson photo Mr Florentin Sanson Florentin is a counsel active in contentious and non-contentious matters in various…
Mr Jean-Christophe Sauzey  photo Mr Jean-Christophe Sauzey Jean-Christophe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1987 and became a partner in…
Mrs Marie-Pierre Schramm  photo Mrs Marie-Pierre Schramm Marie-Pierre Schramm joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1985 and was made a…
 Alain Shearman de Macedo photo Alain Shearman de Macedo He is mainly involved in national and international restructuring of companies, job preservation…
Mr Pierre-Jean Sinibaldi  photo Mr Pierre-Jean Sinibaldi He advises both international and French companies on collective and individual labour…
Mrs Jacqueline Sollier  photo Mrs Jacqueline Sollier Jacqueline Sollier joined the Direct Taxation Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in…
 Jérôme Sutour  photo Jérôme Sutour Partner, Head of Financial Services: Asset management (funds structuring with an emphasis…
 François Tenailleau  photo François Tenailleau Public contracts (including public procurement contracts, concessions, PPP). Public property, urban planning,…
Mr Jean-Baptiste Thiénot  photo Mr Jean-Baptiste Thiénot Jean-Baptiste Thiénot is Counsel in the IP team of CMS Francis Lefebvre…
 Pierre-Sébastien Thill  photo Pierre-Sébastien Thill Pierre-Sébastien Thill is an expert in international taxation. Pierre-Sébastien has specialised in international…
 Philippe Tournès  photo Philippe Tournès Philippe is a partner in the VAT department at CMS Francis Lefebvre…
Ms Claire Vannini  photo Ms Claire Vannini Claire is a partner of the EU law, Regulatory & Competition department,…
Mr Christophe Vezinhet  photo Mr Christophe Vezinhet He specialises in direct taxation and works mainly in the field of…
Mme Anne-Laure Villedieu  photo Mme Anne-Laure Villedieu Anne-Laure heads the IP/ TMT practice at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. She…
Mr Philippe Zoubritzky  photo Mr Philippe Zoubritzky Partner in direct taxation.
Mr Olivier de Saint Chaffray  photo Mr Olivier de Saint Chaffray Olivier de Saint Chaffray joint CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’s Taxation Department in…
Mr Nicolas de Sevin  photo Mr Nicolas de Sevin Partner specialised in national/international restructurings, differed benefits, collective bargaining, employee representation, code of…
 Agnès de l’Estoile-Campi  photo Agnès de l’Estoile-Campi She is a partner within the International Taxation team. She mainly works…
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