PricewaterhouseCoopers International member, Pwc Société d'Avocats fields an impressively large team, based mostly in Paris office, but also in the firm’s regional offices. The firm is able to provide a comprehensive range of expertise, spanning notably corporate and transactional tax, international taxation, transfer pricing, indirect taxes and tax controversies. It advises many of France's and the world’s largest companies and investment funds. In the transactional tax area, the firm has a dominant presence in the private equity sector, but also acts on major M&A tax work. It recently advised on the due diligence and structuring of most of the market’s largest LBO transactions, such as the Galileo Global Education and Babilou deals. In the litigation sphere, the practice is also handling a series of highly strategic cases on behalf of leading corporations; encompassing tax audits and controversies and a number of cases dealing with abus de droit or raising key legal issues in term of EU law compliance. The firm has developed a comprehensive set of IT and data analysis tools which are being used in various tax areas including for litigation. Key names in the practice include managing partner Loic Le Claire, transactional tax experts Anne-Valérie Attias-Assouline, Jean-Philippe Brillet, Marc-Olivier Roux and Katia Gruzdova, as well as Catherine Cassan, who handles high-profile litigation and corporate tax specialist Hélène Rives.
"PwC Société d'Avocats has become a prominent adviser in the Brexit field, with practice head Nicolas Mordaunt-Crook developing a strong profile in this space. The wider department works in close tandem with the firm's audit and assurance groups to address broad issues on regulatory banking projects. Acting for credit institutions, asset manager and investment firms, the team is also recognised for fund work, with good experience structuring AMF-authorised investment management companies. The group also handles disputes, notably enforcement procedures, professional liability and disciplinary proceedings."
"Well-known for its expertise in the field of data privacy, PwC Société d'Avocats houses a full-service IT practice, with capabilities spanning digitalisation, e-commerce, and blockchain. The department has also developed a strong offering in relation to cybersecurity, recently launching a range of collaborative tools and training sessions in the form of cyber-attack simulations. More routine work includes negotiating and drafting IT contracts, including for outsourcing and cloud computing services. Sandrine Cullaffroz-Jover is in charge."
"A member of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, Pwc Société d'Avocats counts nine offices in France. In addition to its main Paris base, the firm's eight regional offices house a large team located in Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Strasbourg and Toulouse. The firm provides the full range of business, tax and employment law expertise to SMEs and large corporations. Several offices also have regional specificities; such as maritime law in Marseille, wine law in Bordeaux, renewable energies law in Strasbourg, IP/IT in Strasbourg and Toulouse, and growth capital expertise, a new development at the Nantes office in 2020. Marseille's tax partner Emmanuelle Veras is the firm's key contact for its regional offices. "
"Pwc Société d'Avocats is mainly based in Paris, with teams also located in the firm’s eight regional offices, including Strasbourg and Toulouse. Leading French and international corporations are clients, including clients originating from the firm’s international network. The practice mainly focuses on employment law advisory work and regularly provides assistance with M&A transactions, including due diligences, with several jumbo LBO transactions also under its belt. The group's busy restructuring expertise, major collective redundancies and plant closure projects pertaining to various industry sectors, such as the aviation, retail and pharmaceutical fields, account for another significant portion of the caseload. Bernard Borrely supervises the practice. Other key members include Aurélie Cluzel d’Andlau, who mainly advises on employment law issues connected to M&A transactions, and Corinne Guyot Chavanon, who is recommended for restructuring work. US- and French-qualified expert William Phillips advises on international mobility issues."