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  • Julien Gayral

    • Julien Gayral, Partner, is a member of the Tax team and practises in the field of French and international tax law. He specialises in advising on the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border transactions (mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate transactions) and also has extensive experience in handling tax controversy and dispute resolution. He also advises private clients, particularly corporate executives, on their personal tax situations.

      He has written numerous articles on tax issues and tax consolidation and also gives lectures in tax law at the French business school HEC and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 2006, he was with CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (1999-2006). He gives lectures at HEC and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar (2000), Julien is a graduate of the University of Paris XI Sceaux (Maîtrise in business law, 1997), the University of Cergy Pontoise (DESS-DJCE, 1998) and the University of Montpellier (CES in tax law, 1998).

    • Decorations

      “Julien Gayral has an ‘ability to explain very complex tax issues in a clear and simple manner’. He is a well-regarded practitioner, most notably assisting French and international companies on the tax structuring of M&A transactions. He ‘always gives extremely precise answers and is helpful and supportive during due diligence processes or negotiations on deals’. 'He is also very business-friendly'.”
      “Julien Gayral demonstrates expertise in transactional tax matters and attracts praise from interviewees for his specialist knowledge and client-oriented approach.”
      “Julien Gayral is praised for his thoroughness when working on a case. His clients feel ‘completely comfortable’ working with him, as they know he ‘studies all the aspects of the problem’.”
      Chambers Europe, 2019-2021

      “Julien Gayral is very smart, always provides good suggestions and adds a lot of value in discussions.”

      “Leading Lawyer” in Tax
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019-2021