Corporate taxation

Corporate taxation

The Corporate taxation department assists groups of companies in all their tax issues: international investments, tax optimisation of income and assets, setting up profit-sharing schemes and interactions with the taxation of shareholders, managers and employees.


Managed by Jean-François DEFUDES, Julien MONSENEGO and Frédéric SUBRA, the Corporate taxation department assists groups of companies in all their tax issues, including international investment to and from France, tax optimisation of income and assets and the setting up profit-sharing schemes and their interactions with the taxation of shareholders, managers and employees. Our team also assists its clients and those of the Mergers & Acquisitions – Corporate law department for transactional tax, from the audit to the acquisition structure, and up to the post-closing restructurings, in industrial contexts or those of LBOs and assimilated operations.

We intervene notably in terms of :

Recurring tax advice for companies

  • Support for groups in their daily tax issues
  • Annual tax review in the framework of the review of financial statements in support of the Auditors
  • Tax review of risk control
  • Tax approvals and rulings

International taxation

  • Transfer pricing (review of policy, documents of flows, setting-up of Local File, etc.)
  • Setting-up abroad and foreign investments in France
  • French aspects of international or cross-border restructurings
  • Tax optimisation of transnational flows and tax credits (IS, VAT and withholding at source)

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Legal and tax structuring adapted to the operational and financial objectives
  • Acquisition and VDD audits
  • Documentation of acquisition, of merger
  • Structuring of the group (tax integration, post-closing restructuring, etc.)

Employee share ownership and taxation of managers

  • Setting-up of profit-sharing schemes and employee shareholding systems (scheme and sub-schemes of foreign bonus share schemes,, management packages, companies of managers, etc.)
  • Assistance to French and foreign companies

Pre-litigation & litigation

  • Tax inspections
  • Relations with the tax authorities
  • Litigation claims
  • Recovery litigation

Taxation of intangible assets

  • Taxation of proceeds of industrial and intellectual property (IP Box)
  • Taxation of pharmaceutical industries and of software
  • Research and innovation tax credit

Digital taxation

  • Electronic accounting systems inspections
  • System migration / Tax archiving
  • Tax data processing / Analysis and approval accounting entries
  • Compliance of cash register systems
  • Electronic billing / e-invoicing

Rankings of the department

  • LEGAL 500 EMEA 2023
    • in Tier 5 in Tax
    • Corporate taxation : Golden Trophy
    • Tax litigation : Silver Trophy
    • Tax law : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • DECIDEURS 2023 - Financial and tax strategies
    • Research and innovation taxation & Reasearch tax credit : Excellent
    • Corporate taxation : Excellent


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