Arsene Taxand

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Firm Overview:
Arsene is the first business law firm in France exclusively specialising in tax. A founding member of the Taxand international network (spanning 50 countries, with 400 partners and 2,000 tax advisors), Arsene is independent and not related to any audit or law firm. Founded in 2004 by Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres and Olivier Vergniolle, Arsene is a true success story. Within 15 years, the firm has positioned itself as a reference law firm and is considered a high added value firm by the market. Arsene has 160 lawyers and economists, 24 high level partners and has achieved more than EUR 40 million in annual revenues. Thus making the firm one of the top law firms in France from a turnover standpoint.

Managing Partner: Denis Andres
Number of partners: 24
Number of lawyers: 160
Languages: English, French, German, Italian

Areas of Expertise:

Corporate Tax Management:
15 partners
■ Arsene supports companies, from SMEs to multinationals
■ Tax strategy
■ Tax management
■ Tax support in the company’s one-time transactions (acquisitions, disposals, restructuring, etc.)
Contacts: Mirouna Verban
Tel: +33 1 70 39 47 80
Email: mirouna.verban@arsene-taxand.com
Stéphanie Hamis
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 22
Email: stephanie.hamis@arsene-taxand.com

Tax litigation:
4 partners
Arsene assists taxpayers (corporations and private individuals) in:
■ Tax inspections
■ Tax audit
■ Tax litigation
Contacts: Roland Schneider
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 03
Email: roland.schneider@arsene-taxand.com
Denis Andres
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 04
Email: denis.andres@arsene-taxand.com

M&A & Private Equity:
9 partners
Arsene supports French and foreign groups in:
■ Acquisition tax audit/Preparatory tax audit
■ Tax advice to optimise the groups’ domestic or multinational growth and internal restructuring operations
■ Tax assistance for investment funds in structuring acquisition transactions
■ Tax assistance with the fund’s internal structuring
Contact: Denis Andres
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 04
Email: denis.andres@arsene-taxand.com

Real Estate:
3 partners
Arsene real estate team assists developers, investment funds, listed mortgage companies, users, banks and insurers in:
■ Setting up of investment funds or investment entities
■ Assistance with acquisitions and disposals
■ Assistance with the asset management of their operations
Contact: François Lugand
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 21
Email: francois.lugand@arsene-taxand.com

Transfer Pricing:
4 partners
Arsene assists large companies and small business companies by:
■ The definition and documentation of their transfer pricing policy
■ The support in the reorganisations/redeployments of the supply chain and the strategic management of intangible assets
■ The defence of their transfer pricing policy against Tax Authorities
Contact: Antoine Glaize
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 28
Email: antoine.glaize@arsene-taxand.com

Vat & Indirect Taxes:
1 partner
The firm’s lawyers assists clients in:
■ Tax management of the flows relative to goods and services (‘supply chain process’)
■ Optimisation of financial management relative to corporation holdings (VAT/tax on wages)
■ Risk audits and engineering of internal control procedures
■ Assistance and representation of foreign companies during tax audits and litigations
■ Management of intra-Community flows
■ Adaptation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and electronic invoicing.
Contact: Nathalie Habibou
Tel: +33 1 70 39 47 75
Email: nathalie.habibou@arsene-taxand.com

Custom & Duties:
1 partner
Arsene assists clients in:
■ Obtaining the Authorised Economic Operator status and implementing the required internal control and customs management mechanisms
■ Implementing economic customs reliefs and simplified clearance procedures
■ Requesting ruling on customs value (combined approach transfer pricing/customs valuation)
■ Optimising sourcing procedures
■ Implementing import and/or export control procedures
Contact: Marc Brocardi
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 26
Email: marc.brocardi@arsene-taxand.com

Local Taxes:
2 partners
The firm’s team of specialists is integrated into the corporate and tax optimisation management team to:
■ Advice throughout the entire life of the cor poration (activities liable for taxes, investments, organisation of functions, taxable base management, returns, assistance during reorganisations, impact assessing, assistance during tax audits…)
■ Audits
■ Litigations
Contact: Olivier Vergniolle
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 02
Email: olivier.vergniolle@arsene-taxand.com

Research & Development:
1 partner Arsene helps tax directors and research directors:
■ ‘CIR (Research Tax Credit) eligibility determination’ service
■ ‘Optimisation of the CIR tax strategy’ service
■ ‘CIR mechanism qualification’ service
■ ‘Assistance with administrative issues vis-à-vis the Tax Authority’ service
Contact: Alain Recoules
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 17
Email: alain.recoules@arsene-taxand.com

Corporate Executives & Management Packages:
3 partners
Arsene supports corporate executives and senior profiles, private investors and corporate managers under LBO within the framework of:
■ Implementation of compensation tools and alternative compensation methods
■ Tax structuring for private investors executives
■ Implementation of the management packages or reorganisation at the investment or disinvestment stage
Contact: Franck Chaminade
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 16
Email: franck.chaminade@arsene-taxand.com

Private Clients:
2 partners
Arsene assists private clients (entrepreneurs and families) and international groups within the framework of:
■ Implementation of business transfers or intergenerational transmission
■ Reorganisation of structures for holding and financing assets
■ Definition and implementation of executive compensation
■ Policies (employee shareholding, impatriation, expatriation, dismissal procedures)
■ Litigation
Contact: Frédéric Donnedieu de Vabres
Tel: +33 1 70 38 88 01
Email: frederic.donnedieu@arsene-taxand.com

Key Contacts

Managing Partner:

Denis Andres
denis.andres@arsene-taxand.com

Firm Rankings

Real Estate
Band 1

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Band 2

8.7

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Denis Andres

Band Three

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Frederic Donnedieu

Band Four

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