Tax team move from Reed Smith to DLA Piper

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DLA Piper has strengthened its international Tax team with the appointment of Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Raphaël Béra and Fanny Combourieu as partners in the firm’s Paris office. The new partners are joining the firm along with four associates and one of counsel.

Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Raphaël Béra and Fanny Combourieu are joining the firm from Reed Smith and have extensive experience in complex tax structuring of investment funds, tax litigation and tax audits. They advise on the taxation of investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds. They also have particular expertise in the tax structuring of acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, private equity and real estate transactions.

Commenting on the appointments, Roderik Bouwman, Global Co-Chair of Tax, said: “These strategic hires are a testament to our commitment to significantly grow our global Tax practice. We continue to see a very high demand for advice in this area and the new team has an outstanding reputation as tax specialists. Their combined expertise complements that of our existing team and enhances our integrated tax offering for our clients.”

Xavier Norlain, co-Managing Partner of DLA Piper in France, added: “The addition of this highly experienced team of lawyers is a major boost for our Paris office and the global Tax practice. They all have exceptional credentials and their skills and knowhow ideally complement our strengths.”

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