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.
Advises on a variety of matters, including tax litigation, VAT, real estate investments, M&A transactions and indirect tax. Frequently works on international matters. Clients come from different industry sectors such as financial services, real estate and insurance. Clients highlight the team's network, saying they possess 'a good international practice too.'
Chambers Europe 2017
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’s ‘competent and responsive team is a great asset for handling challenging matters’. The practice is particularly strong in property taxation and recently advised Swiss Life REIM on the acquisition of two hotel portfolios. The practice also handles high-profile corporate, M&A and financing work. It assisted Crédit Suisse with the absorption of the French branch by its parent company in Luxembourg. BNP Paribas and Société Générale are also clients. The practice is led by the ‘remarkable’ Olivier Dauchez, who shows ‘impressive skills in managing high-level strategy’; the ‘excellent’ Laurent Modave, who has ‘solid tax knowledge’, and Christian Nouel, who has ‘broad knowledge and in-depth understanding of the structuring of M&A transactions’. Recently promoted partner Bertrand Jouanneau is a promising practitioner.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Esteemed full-service firm, handling complex cross-border transactions for a mix of Chinese and international corporations. The tax practice is equipped to handle group restructurings, and tax planning for large-scale financings and mergers and acquisitions. Along with handling transfer pricing and general compliance issues, also highly skilled in advising on contentious tax matters.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
Assists a high-profile portfolio of clients with a range of issues spanning tax litigation, VAT, real estate investments, M&A transactions and indirect tax. Frequently works on international matters. 'The lawyers are very responsive, good advisers and have impressive knowledge of the tax sector.'
Chambers Europe 2016
Gide delivers ‘tailor-made work’ and advises on the largest corporate and property transactions. It assisted Nestlé with the sale of 8% of L’Oréal’s share capital and acted for Amundi on the structuring of Carmila. The practice also handles important tax litigation.
Legal 500 EMEA 2015