Mr Jean Guilmoto > CMS > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Taxation - direct taxation.


Partner in direct taxation.


He joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1978. He was co-opted as partner in 1987. Member of the firm’s Management Board (2000-2004). He is the chairman of the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats Partnership Council.

Lecturer in tax at the H.E.C. (top French business school) (1985-2012).


French, English.


Member of ACE (association of corporate legal advisors), IACF (Institute of tax lawyers) and IFA (International Fiscal Association). Knight in Order of the Academic Palms (prize-winning academicians).


Masters in accounting and financial techniques, University of Grenoble (1977).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

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.