Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner hires 2 tax partners in Paris
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced a significant strengthening of its capabilities in Paris with the arrival of seven partners and their teams. This is the largest addition of a team of lawyers since the firm’s merger in 2018 and supports a firmwide plan to build a balanced portfolio of capabilities across geographies. This growth on the heels of the merger further solidifies BCLP’s position as a powerhouse global firm, giving clients the benefit of greater depth and breadth in Paris.
Christine Daric handles corporate and real estate taxation matters. She is particularly experienced in general and international taxation as it applies to companies, the structuring and determination of the taxation strategy of real estate or hotel investments in particular (structuring, taxation audit, financial modeling, negotiations and structuring of investment funds). As a taxation adviser to the Fédération des Sociétés Immobilières et Foncières, she has been involved in the design, negotiation and evolution of the SIIC taxation regime since 2003. Prior to joining BCLP, Daric was a partner at Baker & McKenzie, Fairway and Franklin.
Olivier Mesmin focuses on corporate and real estate taxation matters. Olivier advises French and international clients in the context of their investments, the implementation of intragroup reorganizations, the design of their tax strategy transactions, or also in the context of their relationships with the tax authorities, in particular in the course of tax audits or the application for tax rulings. As taxation adviser to the Fédération des Sociétés Immobilières et Foncières, Olivier participated in the design and negotiation of the SIIC taxation regime introduced in 2003 (French REIT regime) and in all the successive changes to the regime. Before joining BCLP, he was a partner at EY Sociétés d’avocats, Baker & McKenzie, Fairway and Franklin.
Daric and Mesmin are ranked in the top tier for Tax in France and are widely recognized in France and overseas for their tax advice to clients in the real estate sector.