Tax Department

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What the team is known for Broad and highly respected offering, with expertise across France, Switzerland,  Spain and the CEE region. Strength on cross-border mandates handling contentious and transactional mandates, including advice on M&A, real estate and financing transactions. Notable offering on transfer pricing, VAT and private client mandates. Further experience advising on restructuring and tax planning.

Strengths Interviewees say the team is "co-operative, creative, proactive and to-the-point" in aligning international tax laws.

One client states: "I like to work with CMS because they anticipate any difficulties and they keep me informed. Their communication with us is excellent."

Work highlights Advised HP on transfer tax and VAT issues in relation to its USD1.05 billion acquisition of Samsung Electronics' global printer business.

Notable practitioners

Paris-based Stéphane Gelin leads the firm's global tax practice. Herman Boersen in Amsterdam, Heino Büsching in Hamburg and Diego de Miguel in Madrid are also key members of the team.