Mr Bruno Gibert > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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

Taxation - International taxation

Position

Partner specialised in international taxation and transfer pricing. On this last domain, he heads the Transfer Pricing group the CMS network has put in place within the Tax practice.

Career

16 years’ experience in government, notably as tax policy adviser to of the Minister of Finance (1993-1995), and as Director international tax affairs (1995-2001). The latter role involved negotiation of tax treaties with foreign countries, and dealing with DECO, EU, and competent authority matters. In parallel (1996-2001) Go-Chairman of the DEGO Forum on Harmful Tax Practices. Equity Partner in the firm since 2001. Also (since 2002) Chairman of the EU Joint Forum of Transfer Pricing. Member of the list of independent persons of standing for the EU Arbitration Convention.

Languages

French, English, Spanish

Memberships

Chairman of the French Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), member of the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF), Chairman of the Tax Committee of the Club des Juristes. member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFO).

Education

Graduated of lEP Paris (Institute for Political Studies, 1979). Master in Business and Tax Law (Paris II, 1980). Graduated of ENA.

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Les grands avocats du marché: Prix de transfert et fiscalité internationale)

Bruno GibertCMS

(Les grands avocats du marché: Fiscalité transactionnelle et des entreprises)

Bruno GibertCMS

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

(Hall of Fame)

Bruno GibertCMS

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.