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  • Pierre-Henri Durand

    • Pierre-Henri Durand, 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 transactions (mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and corporate restructurings) and also assists clients in connection with tax litigation matters. His practice also includes advising corporate executives in connection with management incentive plans.

      He has written numerous articles, regularly speaks at conferences on French and international tax law and gives lectures at the business school HEC and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar (1998), Pierre-Henri is a graduate of the business school HEC (1996), the University of Paris XI Sceaux (Maîtrise in Business Law and Tax, 1996) and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (DESS in Business Law and Tax, 1997).

    • Decorations

      “Pierre-Henri Durand is highly regarded for advising on the tax side of high-volume corporate transactions, including acquisitions and buyouts. He also assists with tax audits and reassessments. He is a ‘very smart’ practitioner.”
      “Pierre-Henri Durand is able to articulate very complex issues in a very simple manner and understands all the non-tax consequences of the projects. His experience of tax audits is very valuable. He manages the relationship with the client particularly well and is very proactive.”
      “His outstanding work and very strong commitment is noted. He's both very technical and pragmatic, at the same time.”
      Chambers Europe, 2019-2021

      "Pierre-Henri Durand, who is ‘a high level professional in M&A tax’, ‘is fully committed to his clients', who place 'a very high level of trust’ in him."

      “Pierre-Henri Durand is focused, diligent, thoughtful, and relentlessly in pursuit of the best possible results for his clients within the boundaries of the law.”

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

      Recognized “Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Law
      Best Lawyers, 2021

    • Recent experiences

      Pierre-Henri has recently assisted:

      Calida on the tax aspects of its public tender offer to the shareholders of its French subsidiary Lafuma, to be followed by a squeeze-out

      KKR on the tax aspects of the tender offer launched by Devoteam's founders, Godefroy and Stanislas de Bentzmann, on Devoteam's shares through a dedicated company (“NewCo” ), with the support of KKR as a financial partner

      A world leading US food company in connection with a tax audit performed by the French tax authorities. Discussions with the FTA are ongoing

      A major US entertainment group in connection with a tax audit. The case has been successfully settled with the French tax authorities in December 2019

      Dentressangle on the tax aspects of the buyout of Marle International SAS, a leading European manufacturer of orthopedic implants, from IK VII Fund

      Wendel on the tax aspects of its €125 million reinvestment in Cromology, in conjunction with the renegotiation of Cromology's debt.