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 pratiques fiscales les plus établies du pays, qui se caractérise par un très large effectif permettant d’offrir une gamme complète d’expertises. La pratique couvre notamment la fiscalité transactionnelle, la fiscalité immobilière et de droit des sociétés, la fiscalité internationale, les prix de transfert, ainsi que le contentieux. Elle est appuyée par un département « doctrine » de premier plan, dirigé par  Daniel Gutmann et qui est en contact régulier avec les autorités fiscales, les administrations publiques et la Commission Européenne. Les plus grandes entreprises et fonds d’investissement, d’origines française et internationale, sont clients. Le cabinet traite l’ensemble de leurs problématiques ; de l’assistance quotidienne à la gestion de leurs dossiers les plus complexes. L’équipe fiscale est notamment en charge de litiges aux enjeux juridiques et financiers particulièrement élevés, remettant en cause la réglementation fiscale et la jurisprudence en vigueur, notamment en matière de retenues à la source. Sont fortement recommandés : le très réputé  Stéphane Austry qui dirige la pratique de contentieux fiscal;  Bruno Gibert, qui est à la tête de la pratique de prix de transfert ; l’expert de la fiscalité transactionnelle Edouard Milhac, Patrick Danis qui est excellent sur le segment de la TVA et  Lionel Lenczner  qui est un spécialiste de la fiscalité directe. Agnès de l’Estoile Campi  et Xavier Daluzeau  sont des experts de la fiscalité internationale. Sont également recommandés :  Renaud Grob, Anne-Sophie Rostaing, Frédéric Gerner, Pierre Dedieu, Jean-Charles Benois et Pierre Carcelero.

France > Tax

CMS‘ expertise covers the full range of tax issues. The firm offers an extremely deep bench, mainly based in Paris, but with a solid team in the firm’s Lyon office. The practice is retained by many of France’s largest companies, including many CAC 40 corporations, as well as investment funds and international companies. Adept at acting on French and international tax issues, the group regularly advises on corporate, transactional and real estate tax issues. Its litigation expertise ranks among the top in the country, with matters including major tax audit reassessment cases and disputes challenging the validity of French tax law before the highest French and European Union courts. The team regularly acts on headline cases and recently obtained outstanding results, including the refund of circa €2bn of undue tax to its client in a landmark tax reassessment case. Key names include the highly regarded: Stéphane Austry, who coordinates the firm’s tax litigation and controversy group; Bruno Gibert, who specializes in international taxation and transfer pricing; and Edouard Milhac, whose main focus in on transactional tax issues. Also recommended are Agnès de l’Estoile CampiMichel Collet and Xavier Daluzeau  for international tax; Patrick Danis, who provides strong VAT advice; as well as Frédéric GernerAnne-Sophie Rostaing and Jean-Charles Benois for corporate tax. Counsel Sarah Dardour-Attali is also recommended. Armelle Abadie, Jean-Hugues de la Berge and Philippe Gosset made partner in 2022.