Orrick taps Isabelle Chauvet for Paris Office

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced recently that tax lawyer Isabelle Chauvet will join the firm’s Paris office as a partner. Previously, she was a partner at Shearman & Sterling in Paris.

Chauvet advises U.S. and French clients on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, reorganizations, structured finance deals — in particular, debt offerings in Europe, the United States and Japan — and setting up tax efficient financing structures through Belgium and The Netherlands. Her practice includes global debt and equity offerings on the French and/or U.S. market and French privatizations. Her work also includes structuring, drafting and negotiating the refinancing of French and foreign real estate and project financing credit agreements; the exchange of shares of listed U.S. companies and French privately-owned and listed companies in the context of pooling of accounts; the tax restructuring of French groups of listed companies; the tax structuring of acquisitions by/of French groups of/by foreign companies; the tax structuring of credit derivative transactions; and the tax treatment of securitization structures by foreign creditors of French company debts.

Chauvet received a D.E.S.S. Law degree in Tax Law from the University of Paris V in 1986 and another D.E.S.S. Law degree in International Business and Corporate Law from the University of Paris X in 1987.

“Isabelle’s experience in the areas of real estate financing structures and fund formation will be extremely helpful in our efforts to continue to build on the strong reputation of the Paris office’s real estate acquisition and finance practices,” said George Wolf, chair of Orrick’s global tax group.

About Orrick’s Paris Office

On January 1, 2006, Orrick merged with Rambaud Martel, one of Paris’s preeminent law firms, creating an unparalleled source for corporate legal counsel in France. The recognized leadership of the two firms in their complementary practices provides an exceptionally broad platform in mergers and acquisitions and finance, general corporate matters and litigation in France and around the world. Orrick’s Paris office is highly respected in the French and international markets for work on major cross-border and domestic transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, leasing, asset finance, corporate, tax and employment. In addition, lawyers in the Paris office are well-versed in a range of litigation and dispute resolution matters as well as international arbi

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