Mr Michel Collet > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Taxation - International taxation.


He has an extensive experience in assisting inbound and outbound investments. He assists French and foreign banks, funds, multinationals and high net individuals in M&A transactions, financings and real estate investments. Michel also advises high net worth individuals, mainly artists and, sportmen. Michel also assists countries in the design of their tax policy and negociation of tax treaties.


CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats (1993-2000); Linklaters (2000-2002); CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre’s New York office as Resident Partner (2002-2007); CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats (2007).


French, English.


Post-graduate degree (DESS) in international tax law from Université de Paris XI/HEC.

Lawyer Rankings

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.