Mr Edouard Milhac > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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

Taxation

Position

Partner specialised in international and domestic taxation. He advises on mergers and acquisitions and cross-border restructuring, tax audits and litigations, and non-resident real estate investments. His clients include multinationals, partnerships, financial institutions and high net worth individuals.

Career

Edouard joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 2001. From 1994 to 2000, he practised in the New York office of CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Member of IBA (International Bar Association), IFA (International Fiscal Association), ABA (American Bar Association), ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors) and IACF (French Institute of Tax Lawyers).

Education

Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance and Taxation; Postgraduate degree in business taxation (University of Paris IX Dauphine).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

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

Edouard MilhacCMS

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

(Leading individuals: Transactional/corporate tax)

Edouard MilhacCMS

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.