Tirard Naudin is a highly regarded boutique that advises both domestic and foreign private clients. The firm receives plaudits for its knowledge of international trust matters, including the taxation of trusts. "There are very few French advisers that really understand offshore and trust structuring, and they do," observes a source, adding: "Their international coordination is exceptional."
"They are very good at what they do but also very practically minded and very responsive," says an interviewee.
Jean-Marc Tirard "is the go-to person for trust matters with a French context," explains a source, adding: "He is one of the few French lawyers with an in-depth understanding of trusts." He acts for a broad range of wealthy clients on all aspects of tax law and estate planning. Another source says: "Jean-Marc is very responsive and accommodating. He is very current on recent developments in the law and has a good sense of what advice is commercially practicable."
Maryse Naudin has significant experience and is praised for her understanding of French and cross-border trust, tax and estate matters. A source says: "Maryse Naudin is a sophisticated tax lawyer with in-depth knowledge of international tax matters," while another adds: "She is very experienced and practical. She also advises on the tax treatment of trusts in France, which is rare." A third source enthuses: "Maryse is very analytical and understands the subtleties of the law, particularly in cross-border issues."