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CMS, Stéphane Gelin, Paris, FRANCE

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Stéphane Gelin

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Taxation - International taxation.

Position

Stéphane Gelin is Head of the CMS Tax Group. In this position, he leads an international team of 400 tax lawyers. He specialises in international taxation and transfer pricing. He has advised French and international multinational corporations in this field for nearly thirty years. He has participated in several major projects involving the structuring of global transfer pricing, operational restructuring and the documentation of French and foreign transfer pricing. He offers his clients assistance in French and international tax litigation (specifically competent authority procedures, arbitration procedures and advance pricing agreements). He also advises clients on international financing matters, cross-border restructuring, joint ventures and acquisitions.

Career

Stéphane joined the International Taxation Department of CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in June 2003 as a partner, having spent sixteen years at Ernst & Young in Paris, where he was the partner responsible for the transfer pricing business, and in New York where he was responsible for the French tax desk.

Languages

French, English

Member

Member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, IFA (International Fiscal Association), ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors) and IACF (French Institute of Tax Lawyers).

Education

Graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris (Economics and finance-1986); Master’s degree in business law and taxation (Paris V, 1983) ; DESS [postgraduate specialised diploma] in business law and taxation, with a speciality in applied taxation (Paris V, 1985).


France

Tax

Within: Tax

CMS houses one of the market's largest and most experienced tax teams with more than 200 lawyers involved. The firm handles all types of tax matters from mainstream to highly specialised tax issues and has a tax doctrine department supporting its practice. It advises leading French and international corporations, as well as insurers, banks and several public sector entities. The practice recently handled high-end litigation cases, where the highly regarded Stéphane Austry is the key name. The firm is also sought out to advise on tax restructuring, international tax issues and M&A transactions. Bruno Gibert and Edouard Milhac are key names for international tax issues. Elisabeth Ashworth, Pierre Carcelero, Patrick Danis, Christophe Frionnet, Stéphane Gelin, Frédéric Gerner, Anne Grousset, Lionel Lenczner, Anne-Sophie Rostaing, Jean-Christophe Sauzey and Philippe Tournès were recently involved in key matters.

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