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)

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

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CMS a pour atout de larges effectifs, qui en font l’une des plus importantes équipes du pays. Les avocats sont localisés dans ses bureaux de Paris, Lyon et Strasbourg. Le cabinet assiste une clientèle française et internationale de premier plan, composée d’entreprises, de banques et de fonds d’investissement. Le cabinet est l’une des grandes références du marché pour la gestion des contentieux de place, remettant en cause la légalité du régime juridique français devant les tribunaux. Il assiste des entreprises sujettes à d’importants redressements fiscaux et plaide régulièrement des affaires devant les plus hautes juridictions françaises et européennes. Le champ d’expertises est très complet et également de haut niveau dans les secteurs de la fiscalité internationale, des prix de transfert, de la fiscalité des fusions-acquisitions, de la fiscalité immobilière, ainsi qu’en matière de restructuration fiscale. Enfin, la pratique du cabinet s’appuie sur un département doctrine dirigé par Daniel Gutmann. L’équipe rassemble dans ses rangs de nombreux experts éminents, parmi lesquels: l’excellent Stéphane Austry qui est en charge de la pratique contentieuse ; Michel Collet, qui est un spécialiste en fiscalité internationale ; Bruno Gibert qui est expert en matière de prix de transfert ; Julien Saïac qui a pour principal domaine de compétence la fiscalité internationale;  Edouard Milhac qui se concentre sur la fiscalité transactionnelle;  ainsi que les experts en fiscalité directe Richard FoissacArnaud Donguy et Jean Guilmoto; quand enfin Patrick Danis est recommandé pour les dossiers de TVA.

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.