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

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

(Hall of Fame)

Bruno GibertCMS

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.