Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009, Paul de France joined Gide in November 2020 as a partner in the Tax practice group in Paris. Paul is a transactional tax specialist, particularly as regards the tax structuring of LBO and M&A transactions. He has been involved in a number of major transactions, both on the investor and executive sides, such as Charterhouse with respect to its investments in the Comexposium, Cooper and Sagemcom groups; Eurazeo in the acquisition of Grape Hospitality; and the executive teams in the Rubix (formerly IPH) and But transactions. As Deputy Tax Director of the Casino group (2018-2020), he contributed to the implementation of several real estate disposals (Monoprix), disposals of the R2C, Vindemia and Leader Price subsidiaries, and BPI and Tikehau Capital's investment in GreenYellow. Paul also assisted in the reorganisation of the group's scope and operations in Latin America.
Paul de France also held associate roles within Gide, EY's New York and Paris offices (2010-2013), and then in the tax team of Mayer Brown's Paris office (2013-2018).
He is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University (Master's in Corporate Taxation, 2007) and holds a Diplôme Supérieur de Comptabilité et de Gestion (DSCG, formerly DESCF, 2006). He speaks English and French.
« Paul de France is a very good tax specialist with a very pragmatic approach in complex area. »
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