We have developed a first rate tax practice, whether as regards the tax aspects of corporate restructuring and regrouping, financial taxation, assistance with tax audits or disputes, international tax law, real estate taxation, personal estate taxation or criminal tax law.
Involved in most of the market's structured transactions, Gide's tax lawyers implement first rate tax and legal planning, demonstrating great innovative capacity combined with legal security and simplicity. This practice often leads to them being instructed to provide a second opinion to validate proposed schemes on the market or to explore innovative solutions. Our tax lawyers also have a significant workload as advisors to international corporate groups on their international transactions and in conjunction with Gide's international offices and legal agents. The entire legal staff works equally well in their native language and in English.
Gide's tax practice has the backup of first rate documentary and information technology resources which are essential to capitalising on knowledge in such a highly technical area of the law.
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. dispose d’une équipe très expérimentée, qui excelle dans le domaine de la fiscalité transactionnelle. L'équipe fiscale intervient souvent aux côtés du département corporate du cabinet pour assurer la structuration fiscale de grandes opérations de fusions-acquisitions et de private equity. Elle a récemment conseillé de grands fonds d'investissement ou le management dans certaines des plus grandes opérations de private equity du marché. Le cabinet dispose parallèlement d’une expertise de pointe en matière de fiscalité immobilière, qui assure la structuration des plus grandes opérations d’investissement et de développement immobiliers traitées par le cabinet (telles que le projet emblématique de campus Arboretum). Enfin, l’équipe fiscale traite des dossiers de structuration de fonds et gère des litiges aux enjeux élevés. Laurent Modave, Magali Buchert, Olivier Dauchez et Bertrand Jouanneau. sont les figures centrales de l’équipe. Ils sont notamment entourés des counsels Alexandre Bochu et Brian Martin.
Legal 500 Paris 2022
At France-headquartered firm Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., the China tax practice has a significant strong track record in transaction-related tax advice. Its scope of practice covers the tax aspects of group reorganisations, M&A tax planning and structuring, joint ventures and major projects, and financing. Other key areas include business establishment and operations, tax compliance, transfer pricing, tax audits and disputes, and individual income taxation. Although traditionally known for advising predominantly French clients, the practice's client base has evolved to cover both Fortune 500 companies and large European multinational groups, which are active in a range of sectors, including automotive, construction, engineering, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, energy and utilities, and media and advertising. Beijing office head and PRC taxation and accounting specialist, Min Guo, leads the firm's China tax practice. Guo is also an expert in structuring the tax aspects of company reorganisations, international tax, customs law and foreign exchange controls.
Legal 500 Asia 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel‘s tax practice covers transactional tax, tax advisory work and contentious tax issues. The team benefits from being part of the firm’s international network, enabling it to advise clients on a variety of cross-border tax issues. Dariusz Tokarczuk coordinates the team of tax advisors, which includes international tax law expert Ewa Żbikowska and corporate tax specialist Maciej Grela.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Poland
Gide Cuatrecasas Casablanca has a specialist tax team that advises both Moroccan and international clients on tax, foreign exchange and customs matters, including tax audits and administrative claims. The firm recently assisted EDF Maroc with the tax aspects of the financing and development of new solar power plants. Counsel Chloé Joachim de Larivière and associate Julien Nouchi are the key practitioners in the practice, which is led by corporate partner Simon Auquier.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Morocco
Acting for a multinational client base of Fortune 500 and brand-name European companies, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a strong track record in providing tax-related advice on a wide range of transactions. The China tax practice of the France-headquartered firm regularly advises on group reorganisations, M&A tax planning and structuring, joint ventures, project financing, and business establishment and operation matters. Other areas of notable strength range from tax-efficient financing, tax compliance and transfer pricing to tax audits and disputes, subsidies and preferential treatments, tax treaties and tax reform issues. Clients additionally benefit from the group’s specialists in individual income taxation, customs, and foreign exchange controls. The China tax practice is headed by Beijing office head Min Guo, who specialises in PRC taxation and accounting. Guo is also heavily involved in tax working groups in China, and is the tax working group co-ordinator at the French Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - China
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. houses a very strong tax team and is especially recommended for transactional tax work. Already an established reference for investment funds undertaking large-cap transactions, the tax practice is increasingly acting alongside leading corporations and institutions for their strategic M&A deals. The team is notably advising on a landmark restructuring project in the energy sector. Magali Buchert is the key contact for this part of the practice. The high-level real estate tax practice of Laurent Modave and Bertrand Jouanneau is sought after by leading property investors to advise on the structuring of real estate funds and large property transactions. The tax team also deals with various other matters, including advising on tax financing deals. The versatile Olivier Dauchez advises companies and private clients on strategic advisory and litigation matters. Paul de France joined as a partner in 2020 following an in-house role as head of tax at Casino.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel is an esteemed full-service firm, handling complex cross-border transactions and reorganisations for a mix of international and Chinese corporations. Has notable experience in advising PRC corporates on onshore and offshore investment structures as well as tax efficiency issues. Along with handling transfer pricing and general compliance issues, also highly skilled in advising on contentious tax matters. Able to conduct income tax reviews on behalf of individuals, and has notable expertise in the energy and natural resource and infrastructure sphere. Regularly advises on matters with European or francophone-nation aspects.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2022
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.
Chambers Europe 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s highly experienced team excels in transactional tax matters. The team is often involved alongside the firm’s corporate practice to advise on the structuring of large M&A and private equity deals, for example in a number of recent matters for leading investment funds or their management regarding the market’s largest private equity transactions. The practice is also highly regarded for its high-level property tax expertise which fits well with the market’s largest investment and other strategic property deals handled by the firm, such as the landmark Arboretum campus project. In addition, the practice handles various fund structuring work and is able to deal with high-stakes litigation. Key names in the team include Laurent Modave, Magali Buchert, Olivier Dauchez and Bertrand Jouanneau. Also highly involved are counsels Alexandre Bochu and Brian Martin.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Advises on a variety of matters, including tax litigation, real estate investments and M&A transactions. Frequently works on international matters within Europe and the USA. Clients come from different industry sectors such as financial services, real estate and retail. Draws on expertise from across the firm to provide a holistic service to clients.
Chambers Europe 2021
Advises on a variety of matters, including tax litigation, real estate investments, M&A transactions and capital markets operations. Frequently works on international matters. Clients come from different industry sectors such as financial services, real estate and retail. Draws on expertise from across the firm to provide a holistic service to clients. Clients describe the lawyers as 'responsive, committed and providing high-level strategic tax advice on sophisticated transactions or litigation cases.' Another highlights their 'competence, pragmatism and negotiation ability'.
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel has ‘an extremely responsive, innovative and committed’ team, which ‘provides high-level advice on sophisticated litigation and complex transactions’. The 16-lawyer practice can also rely on 'a good international network and is well connected with industry bodies, as well as governmental and regulatory agencies’. The team notably has ‘deep knowledge of the real estate sector’ and regularly advises on high-profile transactions in that area. It recently assisted Amundi Immobilier and Primonial with the set up of a joint venture for the off-plan acquisition of the Tour Hekla project. The team is also very strong in the banking and financial sector and recently assisted CNP Assurances with the issuance of €500m-worth of Tier 1 notes. Olivier Dauchez ‘demonstrates impressive capabilities to anticipate tax and litigation developments relying upon his broad experience’ and ‘provides strategic assistance with complex situations’. The ‘excellent’ Laurent Modave is ‘solution oriented’ and ‘highly recommended for his real estate fund expertise’. Bertrand Jouanneau is also noted. The arrival of Magali Buchert as partner, previously counsel at Bredin Prat, further strengthens the firm's M&A-related tax capabilities.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Esteemed full-service firm, handling complex cross-border transactions and reorganisations for a mix of international and Chinese corporations. Has notable experience in advising PRC corporates on onshore and offshore investment structures as well as tax efficiency issues. Along with handling transfer pricing and general compliance issues, also highly skilled in advising on contentious tax matters. Regularly advises on matters with European or francophone-nation aspects. Clients are pleased with the quality of the team's work and its user-friendly approach. One source says: 'They know how to write documents in an easily understandable way. They understand the Chinese legal environment and make it easily understandable to Westerners.'
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a long-standing presence in the Chinese tax market where it advises multinationals, and particularly French companies on the tax aspects of a wide range of corporate transactions. Indeed, the China team often acts in conjunction with its colleagues in Paris to advise on outbound investment transactions in Africa, and inbound transactions involving French corporates. In addition to its M&A and investment work, the Beijing-based group has also advised clients including an international pharmaceutical company on the tax issues arising from a group reorganisation. Guo Min heads the firm's Beijing office and is the key figure in the tax team. The firm's domestic clients include Aluminum Corporation of China and Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe, while Renault and Agence Française de Développement are among the team's European clients.
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019