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De Pardieu is a market leader in corporate taxation, with a particular focus on the tax aspects of mergers & acquisitions, private equity, real estate investment and finance, corporate restructuring and funds creation.

With a dedicated team of around twenty lawyers, we advise our French and international clients on their structuring transactions (investments and divestments, restructuring, financing), as well as on the day-to-day management of their tax affairs.

The tax team works in close cooperation with the firm’s other lawyers specializing in corporate M&A, financing, real estate and restructuring.

Depending on the issues involved, each transaction is handled by a team of tax lawyers drawing, where necessary, on the recognized expertise and wide-ranging experience of partners and associates from the Firm’s other departments working in close cooperation with a shared concern for efficiency.

Through the number and variety of transactions we handle, and the diversity of issues they raise, we are able to understand and anticipate the expectations of the various market players we advise, and to implement varied, innovative structures tailored to our clients’ needs.

Our aim is more broadly to build long-lasting relationships by meeting all the tax-related needs of our clients (investment funds, financial institutions, individuals), both in the context of their exceptional transactions and the day-to-day management, or in the event of tax audits or litigation.

We support our clients both in France and in their international transactions thanks to our network of foreign correspondents, made up of leading preferred law firms across the globe, with whom we have fostered long-standing close working relationships. We are thus in a position to act as a single point of contact and manage the interaction between the various jurisdictions involved in a transaction.

Tax aspects of real estate investment and real estate finance transactions

We serve domestic and international clients with a wide  range of profiles (investment funds, real estate companies, developers, property dealers, end-users) on all types of assets (offices, retail, housing, intermediate housing, social housing, operating real estate, logistics, urban redevelopment) and work alongside our real estate team on a variety of issues ranging from the investment project to its disposal process through asset management. We have a unique ability to mobilize multi-disciplinary teams capable of managing every aspect of a project.

We foster close ties with our clients, supporting them throughout their real estate asset ownership.

Corporate and private equity tax law

We work closely with the Corporate M&A, Private Equity and Finance teams to advise our clients on all tax aspects of their transactional, financing or reorganization/restructuring transactions including: due-diligence reviews, structuring, drafting of contractual agreements and tax modeling.

Our team has also developed a recognized expertise in estate reorganization and employee profit-sharing.

Assistance with tax audits / Management of relationships with tax authorities / Tax litigation
Funds creation
Tax aspects of corporate restructuring

Latest rankings and awards

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

France > Tax (Tier 2)

“Higher technical level. Take customer-specific issues into account. Available.”

“Extremely competent team. The file is followed seriously, realistically and efficiently.”

Chambers Europe 2024 – Tax (Band 3)

“We chose the firm for its business approach to tax matters and its ability to address complex issues in the context of cross-border transactions. The team delivers intensive support, respects timings and adapts its workforce accordingly.”

Décideurs 2023 – Droit fiscal : Fiscalité des transactions (Excellent)

Décideurs 2023 – Droit fiscal : Fiscalité des LBO (Excellent)

Décideurs 2023 – Droit fiscal : Contentieux fiscal et assistance à redressement (Excellent)

Décideurs 2023 – Droit fiscal : Fiscalité des groupes internationaux (Forte notoriété)

Décideurs 2023 – Droit fiscal : Fiscalité des services financiers (Forte notoriété)

Décideurs 2023 – Gestion de patrimoine / Fiscalité du patrimoine : régularisation et contentieux (Forte notoriété)

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