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

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Work Department

Taxation - International taxation


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.


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.


French, English, Spanish


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).


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

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

(Hall of Fame)

Bruno GibertCMS

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.

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.