Mr Patrick Danis > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

CMS
2 RUE ANCELLE
92522 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE
France
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Work Department

Taxation - VAT.

Position

Patrick Danis joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1984 and became a partner in 1998. He provides VAT advice and handles disputes for commercial enterprises, banks and insurance companies.

Specific activities associated with this practice are the regular monitoring of companies’ tax situations: advice on international trade (both within and outside the European Union), assistance with tax inspections, administrative litigation (VAT) and assistance with setting up co-operative structures for identifying and optimising the VAT impact of the operational methods used.

Languages

French, English.

Memberships

Member of the IACF (Institute of tax lawyers) and ACE (French association of corporate legal advisors).

Education

Masters in corporate law, University of Paris I (1982); D.E.A. (French degree in concentrated studies) in coporate and economic law, University of Paris I (1983).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

CMS abrite l’une des équipes les plus complètes et les plus nombreuses du marché avec des effectifs atteignant plus de 200 avocats. Le cabinet est en mesure de traiter tout type de problématiques fiscales; des questions fiscales traditionnelles aux sujets de niche hautement techniques, et dispose en appui d’un département consacré à la doctrine. Le cabinet conseille de grands groupes français et internationaux, ainsi que des compagnies d’assurances, des banques et des entités publiques. Le cabinet s’est récemment illustré par son implication dans plusieurs contentieux fiscaux de place à travers le très réputé Stéphane Austry. Le cabinet est également très sollicité pour traiter des sujets de fiscalité internationale, de fiscalité des entreprises et de fiscalité des fusions-acquisitions. Bruno Gibert et Edouard Milhac sont des références pour le traitement des dossiers de fiscalité internationale. L’équipe est formée d’une soixantaine d’associés parmi lesquels: Elisabeth Ashworth, Pierre Carcelero, Patrick Danis, Christophe Frionnet, Stéphane Gelin, Frédéric Gerner, Anne Grousset, Lionel Lenczner, Anne-Sophie Rostaing, Jean-Christophe Sauzey et Philippe Tournès}.

France > Tax

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 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.