Mr Richard Foissac > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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Partner in Tax.  He intervenes particularly in real estate taxation, wealth taxation, corporate taxation and is especially recognized for his expertise in tax litigation 


He joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1988. He was co-opted as partner in 1998. Lecturer at the University of Paris I. Tax law tutor at the faculty of law and economic sciences of Nice Sophia Antipolis.


French, English.


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


D.E.S.S. (French degree in advanced specialized studies) in corporate law and tax D.J.C.E. (degree in corporate legal advice) Montpellier (1985).

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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.