Gide appoints two new tax partners in Paris and New York

 In Gide, Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide has announced the appointment of six new partners, effective on 1 January 2017: Marie Bouvet-Guiramand (Projects – Finance & Infrastructure), Bertrand Jouanneau (Tax), Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry (Intellectual Property), Alexandra Munoz (Dispute Resolution / International Arbitration), Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry (Dispute Resolution), based in Paris, and Vanessa Tollis (Tax) in New York.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2003, Bertrand Jouanneau (38) specialises in French and international tax law. He regularly advises French and international clients on property-based transactions, structuring and restructuring of investment funds (such as REITs), mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Recent assignments include advising listed real estate companies and investment funds on the acquisition or the restructuring of portfolios of real estate assets, several asset management companies on creating and structuring French investment funds (FPCI, SLP…), several foreign investors and non-profit organizations on structuring, acquiring and managing real estate assets in France. Bertrand Jouanneau graduated from the University of Cambridge (LL.M. in business and tax law) and from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (DESS, Magistère, DJCE). He joined Gide in 2003 and spent one year in the firm’s New York office.

Admitted to the New York (2001) and New Jersey (2000) Bars, Vanessa Tollis co-heads Gide’s New York office and heads the firm’s U.S. tax practice. She specialises in the U.S. tax aspects of cross-border transactions, both inbound and outbound, and has more than 16 years’ experience. She advises a wide range of U.S. and foreign clients on tax planning for starting or expanding operations abroad or in the U.S. market, including through mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations, and joint ventures, and she advises both participants and sponsors in the global capital markets on securities offerings and tax-efficient structured finance, including cross-border securitisations. Ms Tollis also counsels investors and funds on the tax aspects of structuring and financing cross-border fund structures and investments, and she advises high net worth individuals on international tax compliance and disclosure concerns. She also has significant experience in related non-tax transactional work, including general corporate and secured transactions. Ms Tollis headed the U.S. tax practice at Gide for nine years, then spent three years as Chair of the international tax practice in the New York City office of an AMLAW 100 firm before re-joining Gide in 2016.

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