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Europe France Tax

This section focuses on corporate tax. The work includes the taxation of transactions, disputes and regulatory matters such as double tax treaties, transfer pricing, VAT, customs duties and the taxation of employee benefits.

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Band 1
  1. Bredin Prat
    1
    Bredin Prat
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Bredin Prat is a top-tier firm combining its transactional and litigation practices to advise on all aspects of tax law. The law firm has significant experience in litigating before the French tax authorities. The team advises a number of major clients and works with a network of law firms across Europe to provide seamless international assistance to clients. Bredin Prat often acts for international and domestic companies on the tax aspects of high-profile M&A transactions. The department represents clients from a variety of sectors such as banking and finance as well as automotive.
  2. CMS
    1
    CMS
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    CMS has an exceptional tax practice capable of handling every aspect of tax law, including transfer pricing, VAT issues and real estate tax, as well as the tax elements of M&A transactions and litigation. The law firm attracts clients from the private sector as well as state-owned companies, including major French corporates. The lawyers are able to guide clients through the complex tax aspects of transactions taking place within heavily regulated sectors. The team showcases cross-border capabilities through advice to global clients and assisting domestic clients with their operations abroad.
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Band 2
  1. Arsene Taxand
    2
    Arsene Taxand
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Arsene Taxand has a large team of lawyers covering the full range of tax law. The team's expertise spans private equity and corporate transactions, transfer pricing, real estate and VAT issues. The lawyers are skilled at advising on multi-jurisdictional matters. The law firm provides further expertise representing clients in contentious tax matters and due diligence. The client list includes French and multinational companies, private equity houses and management teams.
  2. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    2
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is renowned for its expert capacity to handle corporate tax. The law firm regularly advises on M&A structurings and LBOs. The team is also experienced in handling the tax aspects of capital markets and private equity transactions in addition to financing mandates. The practice has a strong cross-border ability thanks to the firm's international network. Clients include both French and multinational companies, hailing from a variety of sectors such as transportation, financial services, food and energy.
  3. Clifford Chance Europe LLP
    2
    Clifford Chance Europe LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance is a respected outfit in the tax law market that focuses on both domestic and cross-border transactions. The team advises clients on the tax aspects of M&A and private equity transactions, real estate operations and fund structuring. The law firm attracts a diverse range of clients including French-listed companies, financial institutions and investment funds. The department benefits from close links to the firm's premier corporate, real estate, funds and finance teams. The lawyers are active on behalf of clients from a range of sectors spanning real estate, sport and energy.
  4. 2
    Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier is a well-regarded practice, skilled in handling both national and international matters. The team has significant skills in tax audits and tax litigation, regularly representing clients before the French tax administration. The law firm is experienced in the tax aspects of transactional mandates, including M&A, spin-offs and restructuring matters. The department offers increasingly significant strength in real estate taxation.
  5. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    2
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advises clients on a variety of tax issues, both advisory and contentious. The team has significant skills in corporate and private equity transactions, acting on behalf of major French and international corporate entities and investment funds. The lawyers are able to guide clients through the tax aspects of corporate and financial restructuring procedures. The law firm has a strong ability to act on cross-border matters.
  6. Linklaters
    2
    Linklaters
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Linklaters is a well-regarded firm offering expertise in the tax aspects of private equity, capital markets and corporate matters. The law firm combines strong domestic capabilities with cross-border expertise. The department has a varied client base consisting of leading domestic and international corporations and investment banks. Linklaters boasts additional expertise in the setting up and tax structuring of private equity funds. The team is active across a range of sectors, including energy, insurance and financial services.
  7. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    2
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Sullivan & Cromwell has a recognised team advising on a wide range of tax matters, such as restructurings and the tax elements of high-end corporate and finance transactions. The law firm combines its expertise in these matters with a strong standalone tax practice capable of advising on both litigious and non-contentious issues. The team advises an impressive list of clients including leading French and international companies, as well as financial institutions. The lawyers are experienced in representing clients in tax dispute cases up to the highest level of French and European courts.
  8. Baker McKenzie AARPI
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  9. Mayer Brown LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
    3
    De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is a well-regarded tax practice covering a wide range of matters, including the tax aspects of real estate transactions, finance mandates and refinancing operations. Its clients come from different industry sectors such as insurance, retail and real estate. The team boasts additional expertise advising clients on the tax elements of private equity operations.
  2. 3
    Gide Loyrette Nouel
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Gide Loyrette Nouel advises on a variety of matters, including tax litigation, real estate investments and M&A transactions. The team frequently works on international matters within Europe and the USA. Its clients come from different industry sectors such as financial services, real estate and luxury. The department draws on expertise from across the firm to provide a holistic service to clients.
  3. 3
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins is known for its expertise in the tax aspects of M&A and private equity transactions, with further skills in refinancings. The law firm has notable experience in advising French and international investment funds and financial institutions. The department is active on matters spanning the retail, technology, energy, finance and manufacturing sectors.
  4. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    3
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges is a respected outfit with notable skills in private equity. The law firm also handles tax litigation matters. The team is experienced in advising clients on the tax aspects of high-profile M&A transactions and debt restructurings working in close collaboration with the firm's corporate team. The lawyers mainly represent clients in the financial sector such as private equity funds and investment companies.
  5. Allen & Overy LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Dechert LLP
    4
    Dechert LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Dechert offers expert advice on a variety of domestic and international matters such as the tax elements of M&A transactions, fund formation, private equity cases and tax restructuring. The team represents clients in the healthcare, luxury, financial services and infrastructure sectors. Dechert's clients benefit from the team's close cooperation with the firm's corporate, antitrust and employment departments.
  2. Dentons
    4
    Dentons
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Dentons handles tax questions arising in various industries, including the hospitality, technology, pharmaceutical and luxury sectors. The team is skilled in handling real estate and M&A transactions. The law firm also advises on transfer pricing and international taxation. The practice leverages a strong network of European colleagues to act on multi-jurisdictional work. The lawyers additionally assist clients with tax audit and litigation cases.
  3. Lacourte Raquin Tatar
    4
    Lacourte Raquin Tatar
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Lacourte Raquin Tatar has a solid team advising large corporations and investment funds on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, with a strong focus on real estate taxation matters. The team often works in close collaboration with the firm's M&A and real estate practices. The law firm is also well placed to represent clients in tax-related litigation.
  4. Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    4
    Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Paul Hastings has significant experience assisting private equity funds with tax issues. The law firm has a strong ability to work on cross-border mandates. The team offers expertise assisting clients with the tax elements of M&A transaction and litigation mandates. It is active on transactions across the retail, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
  5. Shearman & Sterling LLP
    4
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling has notable skills in the corporate and finance areas, handling the tax aspects of M&A and private equity transactions. The law firm assists clients active in the automotive and finance services sectors. The team additionally acts on behalf of private equity funds, financial institutions and multinational corporations. It is well versed in cross-border mandates.
  6. Ernst & Young Société d'Avocats
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  7. PwC Société d'Avocats
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. DLA Piper France LLP
    5
    DLA Piper France LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has strong expertise in the tax structuring of investment funds. The team is well equipped to assist clients with the tax aspects of M&A and private equity transactions in addition to tax audits. The law firm is a popular choice among international banks, private equity and asset management firms.
  2. Goodwin
    5
    Goodwin
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Goodwin has a dedicated and compact team skilled in the tax-structuring aspects of corporate and private equity transactions. The department is also well placed to advise on the tax aspects of fund formation and real estate transactions. Its client list features domestic and international investment companies and private equity firms.
  3. White & Case LLP
    5
    White & Case LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    White & Case regularly provides tax advice on capital markets and corporate transactions, including restructuring mandates. The law firm represents a diverse client roster composed of asset management and insurance companies, as well as media groups and banks. The team leverages a strong international network to assist clients with cross-border issues.
  4. Cazals Manzo Pichot Saint Quentin AARPI
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5
  5. Delaby & Dorison
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5
  6. FIDAL
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5