Sandra Hazan > Dentons > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
5 BOULEVARD MALESHERBES
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Tax

Position

Sandra Hazan, a partner in the Dentons’ Paris office, co-Head of Dentons’ Global and Europe Tax Group .

She is involved in restructuring and tax planning issues. She has extensive experience in assisting clients on tax audits and litigation, particularly in the area of transfer pricing and international structuring. Sandra Hazan advises clients in many sectors of activity, such as food and hotels, but has particular expertise in the luxury and cosmetics industry. She is the founder of a think tank « Cercle du Luxe » a tax lab for Heads of Taxes of 12 high street luxury and cosmetic companies.

Career

Joined Salans (now Dentons) in 1999
Started working as a tax lawyer in 1993

Languages

English, French

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris Bar, 1995

Member of the Teaching Committee of the Master 221, University Paris Dauphine
Founder of Cercle du Luxe
Member of Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF)
Member of France Invest
Member of European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA)
Member of French Women Tax Experts Association (A3F)
Member of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW)
Speaker at HEC
Speaker at IESEG
Speaker at Initiadroit (volunteering)

Education

Queen Mary & Westfield College, London, LL.M. (1993)
University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, D.E.A. English and North-American Business Law (1991)
University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas, Maîtrise in Business and Tax Law (1990)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods

Dentons  is particularly active in the hotel sector, counting several 4- and 5-star establishments among its clients. The department typically undertakes restructurings and reorganisations, facilitated by the firm’s global full-service offering, with experts in M&A, employment, tax and real estate often forming cross-practice groups for clients. On the IP side, the team is retained by several luxury brands, often advising on distribution law matters. The Paris team is jointly led by IP specialists David Masson and Sandra Hazan. Hazan also notably founded the luxury goods think tank Cercle du Luxe. François Chateau represents several French and European companies from New York.

France > Tax

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 > Secteurs et industries > Luxe

Dentons  assiste plusieurs palaces et hôtels de luxe (4 et 5 étoiles). Le cabinet traite notamment dans des opérations de restructuration et de réorganisation qui font intervenir plusieurs domaines d’expertises : droit des sociétés, droit social, droit fiscal et compétence immobilière. Parallèlement, l’équipe de droit de la propriété intellectuelle assiste de grandes marques de luxe. La pratique est dirigée par la spécialiste du droit de la propriété intellectuelle Sandra Hazan – qui a notamment fondé le think tank Le Cercle du LuxeFrançois Chateau conseille aussi plusieurs entreprises françaises et européennes à New York.

Paris > Droit fiscal

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.