Mr Pierre Carcelero > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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Pierre works specifically in the field of corporate and group taxation, with particular regard to the fiscal structuring of mergers & acquisitions and restructuring activities, group tax management and assistance with litigation proceedings, in matters of real estate taxation and for mixed-economy companies and local authorities, taxation of public-private partnerships, tax inspection procedures and tax litigation. He joined  in 2002 and became Partner in 2017.


Arthur Andersen International (2001-2002).


French, English.


Member of IACF (French Institute of Tax Lawyers). Member of the Association Nationale des Anciens DJCE (DJCE Alumni Society).


Master in Corporate Law and Taxation (DJCE), University of Montpellier (2000). CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France), Montpellier (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

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.