Mr Xavier Daluzeau > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

International taxation.


Xavier Daluzeau specialises in international taxation. His main practice areas are transfer pricing, reorganisations and acquisitions: international and supply chain restructuring, transfer pricing planning and documentation, tax audit and litigation, procedures leading to the elimination of double taxation and advance pricing agreements.


For fifteen years or so, Xavier has been advising French and foreign groups operating in various industries (in particular, consumer products, energy, pharmaceuticals, banking and finance and information technology). He became a partner of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2012.


French, English, German.


Member of IFA (International Fiscal Association) and ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors).


He holds a postgraduate degree of HEC (1997), of the University of Paris XI (1997) in corporate law and the CAPA (Certificat d’aptitude à la profession d’avocat) (1999)

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.