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CMS
2 RUE ANCELLE
92522 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE
France

Derivatives and structured finance Tier 1

CMS has an established track record in complex structured finance matters, in both national and cross-border transactions. Among its sweet spots, the group shines in securitisations, covered bonds and trade receivables, with robust supplementary expertise in regulatory matters. Grégory Benteux leads the securitisation and structured finance practice and regularly advises financial institutions, and their clients, on securitisation programmes and covered bond vehicles. Marc-Etienne Sébire heads the capital markets group and is recognised for his experience in structured derivatives products.

Practice head(s):

Grégory Benteux; Marc-Etienne Sébire

Employment Tier 1

CMS has strong resources thanks to a 80-lawyer team based in its Paris and Lyon offices. The firm is consulted by leading French and international companies, including major industrial, retail and insurance players. The practice is able to deal with the most complex issues. It recently advised on the employment aspects of major domestic and large-scale M&A transactions. Assisting clients with large restructuring projects, including business carve-outs, site and shop closures and mass redundancies, is another key specialism. Sensitive litigation is also dealt with, including disputes regarding whistleblower status, illegal work and remuneration issues. Within the 20-partner practice, are particularly recommended: Laurent Marquet de Vasselot, Alain Herrmann, Pierre Bonneau, Raphaël Bordier, Nicolas de Sevin, Damien Decolasse, Vincent Delage, Caroline Froger-Michon and Guillaume Bossy.

Testimonials

‘The firm has high-level expertise and ensures good collaboration with clients.’

‘The team has strong expertise and benefits from the firm’s integrated research and doctrine department which is very useful in the context of new bill discussions and adoption.’

‘The team is very available and has good knowledge of its clients’ businesses.’

‘Pierre Bonneau is very flexible, available and very knowledgeable in French employment law.’  

Key clients

Auchan

British Airways

Coca-Cola European Partners

Colgate-Palmolive

Givaudan

Saint-Gobain

SNCF

Sodiaal

The Adecco Group

Tupperware

Tax Tier 1

CMS has one of the largest teams in France, based across its Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg offices, and a client base of leading French and international companies, banks and investment funds. The firm is handling groundbreaking litigation relating to the country's tax framework, including assisting companies with major tax reassessment cases and lodging claims before the highest French and EU courts. International taxation and transfer pricing are also areas of expertise, as well as major M&A and property transactions, and tax structuring and restructuring. Daniel Gutmann heads the tax intelligence department, which feeds the firm's various tax practices. Key names include the highly regarded Stéphane Austry, who heads the tax litigation and controversy group; Michel Collet, who specialises in international taxation; Bruno Gibert, who is an expert in transfer pricing issues; Julien Saïac, who specialises in international taxation; Edouard Milhac, whose main focus is on transactional tax issues; direct tax experts Richard Foissac, Arnaud Donguy and Jean Guilmoto; and Patrick Danis, who provides strong VAT advice.

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Austry; Michel Collet; Bruno Gibert; Julien Saiac; Edouard Milhac; Richard Foissac; Arnaud Donguy; Jean Guilmoto; Patrick Danis

The regions Tier 1

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre Lyon office is one of the leading references in the region. It has strong resources with a workforce consisting of some 85 lawyers. The office boasts a broad range of expertise, including corporate, tax and public law. Small and medium-sized enterprises as well as major corporations are clients. François Coutard, Jean-Thomas Heintz, Laurent Romano and Pierre Devis co-head the office. Besides Lyon, international law firm CMS has its main office in the Paris region and another secondary office in Strasbourg.

Practice head(s):

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

Administrative and public law Tier 2

CMS combines strong expertise in various areas. Through François Tenailleau, the firm is expert in public law contract and procurement law. The practice is notably advising major sponsors, as well as governmental and state-owned entities, involved in several key public sector infrastructure projects and services, such as the renovation of the Gare du Nord station. The team is also well versed in handling litigation which challenges the awarding of public procurement contracts as the group's multiple recent victories attest. Christophe Barthélemy is a key name for complex regulatory issues arising in the energy sector. Claire Vannini specialises in public and EU regulatory issues. She is handling strategic matters before the highest French and EU courts, including several significant state aid matters. Newly promoted counsels Kawthar Ben Khelil and Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio provide strong support. Cendrine Delivré joined the practice from DLA Piper in September 2019.

Practice head(s):

François Tenailleau; Christophe Barthélemy; Claire Vannini

Testimonials

‘The team is business- and client-oriented, and is very careful to address its clients’ needs. It has excellent knowledge of the market’s practices and is eager to experiment with legal innovations.’

‘They have a very sharp knowledge of public law. They also are pragmatic, which allows them to adapt impressively to their clients’ needs. In addition, it is always pleasant to work with them.’

‘François Tenailleau is recognised as a top reference in his field. He is business-oriented and creative. He always has an excellent global vision of both legal and strategic aspects of a project and is capable of explaining issues clearly. He has outstanding negotiation skills. He is always personally involved and keen to solve any issues.’

‘Counsel Kawthar Ben Khelil cares about her clients reaching their goals and works with them on how to best achieve results.’

Key clients

SNCF Mobilités & SNCF Réseau

Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC)

Meridiam

Engie

SRD

Vinci Construction

Eiffage Construction

La Banque Postale

NGE

Groupe Crédit Agricole

Corsica Linea

Vivendi

Union des Ports de France

BPCE Lease

Société d’exploitation des Ports du Détroit

Axxès

Aqua Club Exploitation

eBioSanté

Hydrocop

Ailes Marines

Europe Energie Sud

AP3C

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

CMS’ offering is best known for its expertise in financial product distribution networks, including regulatory, commercial, anti-money laundering, and data protection-related issues. The group is also well versed in Brexit-related matters and the establishment of investment firms, management companies and financial institutions. Key contact Jérôme Sutour heads the financial services group and has an increasingly prominent reputation for his alternative funds expertise. The firm also houses a dedicated distributed ledger technology and cryptoasset practice, which Sutour co-leads alongside counsel Karima Lachgar.

Practice head(s):

Jérôme Sutour

Key clients

LiquidShare

GoCardless

N26

Equisafe

Market Securities

Capital markets: debt capital markets Tier 2

CMS’ cross-border activity is supported by its extensive global network and the group routinely works hand-in-hand with international teams, particularly in Europe, due to its strong pipeline of transactions with a German, UK or Luxembourg component. The group’s record in EMTN programmes is another key differentiator. Other sweet spots include covered bonds, liability management transactions and Euro PPs — it notably has a 50% market share of the latter in France. Department head Marc-Etienne Sébire handles the full suite of debt matters and is recognised as an authority in Euro PPs; he recently led the working group that updated the Euro PP Charter. Counsel Rosetta Ferrère provides robust support.

Practice head(s):

Marc-Etienne Sébire

Testimonials

A cohesive team, very professional, with strong skills in bonds and great reactivity.’

The group demonstrates a very high degree of service (the team is always available) and is led by a partner recognised in the market as one of the financial market law specialists of the Paris marketplace.’

We use CMS for its reasonable cost and human approach.’

Marc-Etienne Sébire and associate Rosetta Ferrère demonstrate great availability, a remarkable sense of service, sharp skills in their field, a great mastery in the explanation of the financial markets and, more particularly, the bond market to their clients — and in particular to first-time issuers.

Key clients

Société Générale

My Money Bank

BNP Paribas

Natixis

Crédit Agricole CIB

Barclays

HSBC

La Banque Postale

BPCE

Bpifrance Financement

Arkéa

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Octo Finances

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

CMS combines a broad sectorial range with the firm's wide geographical reach. The automotive, financial services, insurance, healthcare and media sectors generate a steady stream of instructions, with other matters coming from the software and telecoms sectors. With its three offices in Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg, the practice attracts a varied client portfolio that includes international giants, major French players and small and medium-sized businesses. Practice head Anne-Laure Villedieu and her team frequently join forces with the firm's international offices or other firms abroad to ensure the smooth handling of cross-border matters. In the Paris office, the German, China and Africa desk further demonstrate the group's strong commitment to seamless service across borders.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Laure Villedieu

Key clients

AIG

Al Khaliji

Bank of China

BearingPoint

Deliveroo

Ford

Icade

Montabert SAS

Sage France

SPIE Operations

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

CMS'practice head Christophe Barthélemy is recognised as one of France's leading experts in energy regulatory issues. The team is chosen by some of France's leading energy operators to assist with their most sensitive regulatory issues, often before French courts. The practice has notably dealt with strategic tariffs and new regulation issues in relation to the gas and electricity sectors. Energy certificates, storage and state subsidies matters as well as major domestic hydropower, biomass and offshore wind projects are other areas of strong expertise. Public law partner François Tenailleau, counsel Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio and counsel Céline Cloché-Dubois, who brings her complementary knowledge of environmental and planning law matters to the table, are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Christophe Barthélemy

Testimonials

‘The team is one of the most knowledgeable teams in France in the gas and electricity sectors.’

Key clients

Engie

Hydrocop

Ailes Marines

Europe Energie Sud

SRD

GRTgaz

WPO

JET

Européenne de Biomasse / Meridiam

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

CMS has expanded its practice in the area with the addition of new clients from a variety of industries including food and beverages (Royal Unibrew A/S), aviation (Luxair) and entertainment (Advance Publications). The team brings its sector specific knowledge to predominantly advisory matters. Anne-Laure Villedieu, who heads the 'precise and efficient' practice, led a team that advised Colgate-Palmolive on its €1.5bn acquisition of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques, in a cross-border matter which benefited from the co-operation of team members from other practice areas. Sabine Rigaud and Florentin Sanson were promoted to counsel in May 2019. Also noteworthy is of counsel José Monteiro.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Laure Villedieu

Testimonials

The team handling my case was precise and efficient.

Real estate Tier 2

CMS covers a comprehensive range of real estate work. The large 30-lawyer team advises leading property investors and developers on major office, hotel and other asset investment transactions. The practice was recently involved in the sales of several large hotel asset portfolios and of several luxury hotels. The team also has strong know-how in property development and commercial lease work and advises major developers and prominent companies on significant renovation and urban and leisure development projects. Pierre Popesco, Philippe Riglet and Christophe Blondeau co-head the practice. Benjamin Bill, Florence Chérel and Aline Divo are also key members.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Popesco; Philippe Riglet; Christophe Blondeau

Testimonials

‘The practice provides a strong combination of skills, covering the entire needs on a real estate transaction, both from an asset viewpoint as well as from corporate and tax perspectives.’

‘The team’s main asset is their wide spectrum of knowledge in public and private law.’

 ‘The size of the real estate department allows it to handle difficult and complex deals with efficiency, even when the timing is short.’

‘Pierre Popesco provides outstanding availability and engagement. It is simply a pleasure working with him.’

‘Pierre Popesco and Benjamin Bill are really experienced professionals. They are very knowledgeable and an asset in tough negotiations.’

‘Florence Chérel is a very good lawyer regarding urban planning law and development topics. She is a very inspiring professional. She demonstrates a very technical approach of the subjects she is handling. Her knowledge is very impressive and her work is always really detailed.’

‘Aline Divo is highly knowledgeable in asset management matters.  She is pro-active, shows good faith and loyalty.’

Key clients

Amundi Immobilier

UBS Real Estate

AXA Real Estate

Societe Generale

Deka Immobilien

Vinci

Google

Lasalle Investment

Pierre & Vacances

La Française Asset Management

Aviva

Crédit Suisse

Icade

Innovalis

BMO Real Estate

Altarea Cogedim

Carlyle

Nexity

Schroder Invest

Linkcity

Whirlpool

Sodiaal

The Boston Consulting Group

Environment Tier 3

CMS

Practice head(s):

Céline Cloche-Dubois

Testimonials

‘The team is proficient, proactive and very business-oriented.’

Céline Cloche-Dubois listens to her clients’ requests and provides always useful and practical advice. She is very efficient.’

Key clients

Photosol

Mersen

Royal Unibrew

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

SODIAAL

Certas Energy France

Européenne de biomasse

Hydrocop

Whirlpool

Industry focus: IT and internet Tier 3

CMS' Anne-Laure Villedieu provides French and international technology user companies assistance with IT, e-payment and data privacy issues in addition to assisting with the negotiation of specific IT projects. Recent examples include advising Ford Credit on the negotiation of a contract for a major digitalisation project.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Laure Villedieu 

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional and very reactive.’

Key clients

Sage France

Icade

Deliveroo

Ford

AIG Insurance

Montabert SAS (Komatsu Group)

Al Khaliji

SPIE Operations

SPIE France

Private equity: Fund formation Tier 3

CMS

Practice head(s):

Jérôme Sutour; Christophe Blondeau; Alexandre Delhaye; Arnaud Hugot

Key clients

123 INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Amundi Immobilier

HINES SGP

EQUISAFE

Project finance Tier 3

CMS

Practice head(s):

François Tenailleau; Christophe Barthélemy; Geoffrey Levesque

Testimonials

The team is particularly alert and recommended.’

‘Counsel Geoffrey Levesque is an excellent professional. He is very clear and strong on the negotiating table to defend his clients’ interests. He is efficient and courageous.’

Key clients

SNCF Mobilités

Meridiam

Banco Sabadell

Engie

Chambre de commerce et d’industrie (CCIR) Hauts-de-France

Egis Airport

Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

CMS

Practice head(s):

Grégory Benteux; Jérôme Sutour; Laurent Mion; Alexandre Bordenave; Benjamin Guilleminot; Geoffrey Levesque

Key clients

SNCF Mobilites

CIC Lyonnaise de Banque

Natixis

Banque CIC Ouest

Banque Fiducial (Banque Themis)

Meridiam

Engie

Societe Generale

Credit Lyonnais

Arkea E&I

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

CMS

Practice head(s):

Jean-Fabrice Brun ; Olivier Kuhn

Testimonials

‘The team shows great proficiency and availability’.

EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

CMS' large Lyon and Paris-based team combines some 20 lawyers who impress with strong state aid and public sector expertise. The team also advises on merger control filings and is involved in several antitrust domestic cases, including a case in a French overseas territory and a matter involving sensitive allegedly imbalanced commercial contract clauses. Another key matter was defending a former CEO facing criminal proceedings for anticompetitive practices. Nathalie Pétrignet, Denis Redon, Claire Vannini and Olivier Leroy are the key contacts. Counsel Virginie Coursière-Pluntz also deserves a strong mention.

Practice head(s):

Nathalie Pétrignet; Denis Redon; Claire Vannini; Olivier Leroy 

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

 ‘An efficient, practical and down-to-earth team.’

‘A very dedicated, focused and available team.’

‘The team is very stable and versatile, handles cases efficiently and provides tailored and practical advice.’

‘Nathalie Pétrignet has a thorough knowledge of the legal framework and great communication skills. Her advice is very precise and she always proposes solutions.’

‘Claire Vannini is a state aids expert. She is very business-oriented and provides state of the art strategies.’

‘Counsel Virginie Coursière-Pluntz has very sharp expertise in the field of global mergers.’

Key clients

Air France

Casino

Corsica Linea

Deliveroo

General Electric

Groupe Caisse de Dépots

Mano

Mobivia

SNCF

Sodiaal

Syndicats des energies renouvelables

Vranken Pommery

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 4

CMS advises on the full spectrum of patent issues, including contentious and non-contentious matters. The team acts for clients from a diverse range of sectors, including construction, life sciences, and cosmetics. Counsel Jean-Baptiste Thiénot, who joined the firm from Bird & Bird, headed a team which successfully represented claimant Trilogiq in patent infringement proceedings launched against its main competitor before the Paris Court of First Instance, in a deal worth €5m in damages claimed. Another key name to note is Anne-Laure Villedieu.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Laure Villedieu

Key clients

J WELL

TRILOGIQ

VINCI

Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

CMS

Practice head(s):

Christophe Blondeau; Jean-Robert Bousquet

Testimonials

‘Jean-Christophe Sauzey and Christophe Lefaillet are extremely competent, available pragmatic and pleasant in their way of collaborating and vigorously defending the interests of the client.’

‘Jean-Thomas always gave me the sense of calm, control and a high sense of trust – these qualities let me concentrate on the commercial matters at hand, knowing the technical & legal matters of the transaction were in very safe hands.’

‘From the outset, Jean-Thomas and his team understood the matters very well and what was required for a successful transaction. The entire process always felt under tight control. The team was very responsive and always available for assistance. The service from CMS was excellent value for money.’

Key clients

SNCF

Mediaco

Ramsay Générale de Santé

Compagnie de Saint Gobain

SADE – Veolia

Circle Media Group

Royal Unibrew

Givaudan

Gaumont

Luxair

Circle Media Group

Groupe des Assurances du Crédit Mutuel

Vivalto Santé

Scott Automation

Jacquet Metal Service

Cars Berthelet Over

Elsan

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets
Business law and taxation for Africa
Commercial
Competition and EU
Consumer products
Corporate, M&A
Dispute resolution
Employment and pensions
Energy
Environment
Funds
Hotels and leisure
Infrastructure and project finance
Insolvency and restructuring
Insurance
Intellectual property
Life sciences
Patrimonial
Private equity
Public law
Real estate and construction
Tax
Technology, media and communications
Photo Name Position Profile
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…
Mr Stéphane Austry  photo Mr Stéphane Austry Coordinates the tax litigation and controversy group of the firm (domestic and…
Mr Jean-René Bénichou  photo Mr 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…
Mr Christophe Barthélemy  photo Mr 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…
Mr Ghislain Beaure d’Augères  photo Mr Ghislain Beaure d’Augères Partner. His practice embraces both advice and contentious work for a clientele…
Mrs Ariane Beetschen  photo Mrs Ariane Beetschen Partner in VAT.
Mr Grégory Benteux  photo Mr Grégory Benteux
Mr Gaëtan Berger-Picq  photo Mr 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…
Mr Raphaël Bordier  photo Mr 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…
Mr Stéphane Bouvier  photo Mr 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…
Ms Florence Chérel  photo Ms 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…
Ms Céline Cloché-Dubois  photo Ms 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 Alain Couret  photo Mr Alain Couret Partner in legal doctrine.He is consulted mainly on matters of company and…
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…
Ms Rosetta Ferrère  photo Ms 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…
Mr Arnaud Gérardin  photo Mr Arnaud Gérardin Partner in the Tax department. Arnaud is managing the Strasbourg office of…
Mr Stéphane Gelin  photo Mr Stéphane Gelin Stéphane Gelin is Head of the CMS Tax Group. In this position,…
Mr Frédéric Gerner  photo Mr 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…
Mr Bruno Gouthière  photo Mr 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.  
Mr Philippe Grousset  photo Mr Philippe Grousset Partner in direct taxation Expert in direct taxes specialized in the following…
Mrs Anne Grousset  photo Mrs Anne Grousset She specialises in VAT and Indirect Taxation. A lawyer at CMS Francis Lefebvre…
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…
Mr François Hellio  photo Mr 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 Alain Herrmann  photo Mr Alain Herrmann He is mainly involved in national and international restructuring of companies, job preservation…
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,…
Mr François Lacroix  photo Mr François Lacroix François Lacroix joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1980. He became a partner…
Mr Thomas Laumière  photo Mr 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…
Mrs Nathalie Pétrignet  photo Mrs Nathalie Pétrignet Partner in EU, Competition & distribution. She is highly involved in national…
Mr Pierre Popesco  photo Mr Pierre Popesco Partner specialised in Real Estate: Acquisitions and disposals, financing, investments, construction, development,…
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…
Mr François Rontani  photo Mr 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…
Mr Marc-Etienne Sébire  photo Mr Marc-Etienne Sébire Partner, Head of Capital Markets: Debt Capital Markets (plain-vanilla and structured bonds.…
Mr Julien Saïac  photo Mr Julien Saïac Partner specialised in international taxation. He handles questions related to corporate taxation,…
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…
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…
Mr Jérôme Sutour  photo Mr Jérôme Sutour Partner, Head of Financial Services: Asset management (funds structuring with an emphasis…
Mr François Tenailleau  photo Mr François Tenailleau Public contracts (including public procurement contracts, concessions, PPP). Public property, urban planning,…
Mr Pierre-Sébastien Thill  photo Mr Pierre-Sébastien Thill Pierre-Sébastien Thill is an expert in international taxation. Pierre-Sébastien has specialised in international…
Mr Jean-Luc Tixier  photo Mr Jean-Luc Tixier Partner specialised in public law and real estate. He concentrates on property…
Mr Philippe Tournès  photo Mr 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…
Mr Jean de la Hosseraye  photo Mr Jean de la Hosseraye Partner in general commercial, product liability and lifesciences. He is a member…
Mme Agnès de l’Estoile-Campi  photo Mme Agnès de l’Estoile-Campi She is a partner within the International Taxation team. She mainly works…
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