Linklaters

Tax Department

France
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What the team is known for Well-regarded firm offering expertise in the tax aspects of private equity, capital markets and corporate matters. Combines strong domestic capabilities with cross-border expertise. Varied client base consisting of leading domestic and international corporations and investment banks. Additional expertise in the setting up and tax structuring of private equity funds. Active across a range of sectors, including energy, insurance and financial services.

Strengths One client is particularly impressed by the lawyers' "high-level expertise, good industry knowledge and good relationships with tax authorities," going on to add: "They have a very in-depth knowledge of our products, how we operate as a client and our expectations, which I think is key."

Another client values the lawyers' holistic approach to mandates, adding: "They have both the technical knowledge and the negotiating skills."

Work highlights We advised Reden Solar on the tax aspects of the EUR270 million corporate reorganisation and refinancing of its operating solar plants in France.

Notable practitioners

Sources are quick to confirm that
Edouard Chapellier
is "very well perceived and an excellent technician." His broad base of expertise spans transactional tax matters in addition to advising on the tax structuring of private equity and investment funds. One client enthuses: "He is technically brilliant; he’s second to none. Tax is very technical and so his ability to provide a commercial solution is very useful."