Bignon Lebray announces 2 new tax partners

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Bignon Lebray has announced that it has appointed 2 new tax partners – one promotion and one external hire.

Pierre-Emmanuel Scherrer has been promoted to partner in the tax law department in Lyon.

He joined the firm in 2017 and has developed the tax offering by acting on equity and tax engineering transactions. He is involved in structuring national and international transactions and capital transactions on behalf of French companies with an international presence and also assists foreign investor groups in France. Previously, Pierre-Emmanuel Scherrer practised with Veil Jourde, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and then Fidal.

Bignon Lebray now has more than 110 employees, including 80 lawyers and jurists in Paris, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Shanghai and Beijing. The firm’s growth in staff follows its recent move to larger premises in Paris.

François Vignalou, 46 years old, has joined the Tax department of the firm.

A graduate of DJCE, he began his career with Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1997 before joining the international management of FIDAL (1999) and later Paul Hastings (2001). He then created the firm Richer Outil Olivier-Martin & Vignalou before joining Brunswick in 2012 to set up the tax department.

François advises in the areas of corporate tax, tax issues arising out of M&A transactions, asset taxation and real estate taxation. He also assists non-profit organizations, which adds a new area of expertise for the firm. 

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