Jessie Gaston > Dentons > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
5 BOULEVARD MALESHERBES
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Tax

Position

Jessie Gaston has extensive expertise in corporate tax matters, transactional tax and tax structuring of acquisitions, joint-ventures, reorganizations and real estate transactions, both in a domestic and cross-border context. Her expertise extends to tax controversy and litigation, including Expert Witness appointments before US jurisdictions.

Jessie’s clients include a wide range of French and international real estate funds, insurance companies, industrial corporates, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Recent transactions on which Jessie has been involved in include the acquisition of Hivory (SFR) by Cellnex, the joint venture between Maybourne Hotels and Dilmon, the acquisition of Snips by Sonos and the acquisition of Altuglas International (Arkéma) by Trinseo.

Career

Joined Salans (now Dentons) in 2007; partner since 2015
Jeantet Associés (2006 – 2007)
Landwell/PWC (2004 – 2006)

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2016
Member of Global Equity Organization (GEO)
Member of International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF)
Member of Association Nationale des Diplômés Juristes Conseils d’Entreprise (ANDJCE)
Tax training specialist at EFE

Education

University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, DESS, Business Law (2002)
University Robert Schuman of Strasbourg, DJCE, Post-graduate degree, Corporate Legal Counsel, Tax Law Certification (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

(Next Generation Partners: Transactional/corporate tax)

Jessie GastonDentons

Dentons‘ large team is able to cover a wide range of issues. The practice has strong transactional expertise and assists leading corporations, funds and insurers with the structuring of mid-sized to large M&A, private equity and property deals. The team notably advised on the structuring of a landmark listed M&A transaction in 2020 and assisted a leading private equity fund with a jumbo LBO. Following the Covid-19 crisis, the activity of the team shifted towards advising companies on major tax restructuring, distressed M&A and transfer pricing issues. It has also been highly solicited by a UK and Irish client base to advise on Brexit issues. Litigation is also dealt with. The practice is headed by Gianluca Calisti and also includes the highly recommended Sandra Hazan and Jessie Gaston, as well as of counsel Jérôme Le Berre and Julien Le Guyader.

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Les grands avocats de demain: Fiscalité transactionnelle et des entreprises)

Jessie GastonDentons

Dentons est pourvu d’une large équipe, capable de couvrir un large éventail de problématiques fiscales. Le cabinet possède une solide expertise transactionnelle ; il assiste de grandes entreprises, de grands fonds et de grandes compagnies d’assurances dans la structuration d’opérations immobilières, de fusions-acquisitions et de private equity, de moyenne et grande dimensions. L’équipe est ainsi intervenue en 2020 sur la structuration d’une opération emblématique de fusions-acquisitions cotée, et a accompagné un grand fonds de private equity dans un deal LBO jumbo. Avec la crise de la Covid-19, une partie de l’activité fiscale du cabinet a consisté à accompagner des entreprises sur des restructurations fiscales, des opérations de fusions-acquisitions distressed et dans la gestion de problématiques de prix de transfert. L’équipe fiscale a enfin été consultée par une clientèle britannique et irlandaise pour traiter des questions relatives au Brexit. Le contentieux est également pris en charge. La pratique est dirigée par  Gianluca Calisti et fait aussi participer  Sandra Hazan et Jessie Gaston qui sont fortement recommandées. Interviennent aussi : Jérôme Le Berre et Julien Le Guyader.