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Xavier Renard is a partner in the Tax Department in the Paris office.
Mr. Renard is active in the field of corporate taxation and provides general tax advice to French and multinational groups of companies, investment funds, and financial institutions. He also specializes in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings of groups of companies, tax consolidation regimes, taxation of financial products, and asset financing transactions.
Mr. Renard is a member of the International Fiscal Association and the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux. He is also recognized as a key player in LBO taxation.
In addition, the Paris office's tax team is ranked Tier 2 in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 and was also ranked number one in the Magazine des Affaires 2019 ranking in Transactional Taxation.
Recognized as a Leading Individual and described by clients as being: ‘very available, attentive and very responsive. He has a very clear vision of the subjects to be tackled and how to deal with them. He is also very precise, adapts to constraints and offers alternatives.’ in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Clients report that "he is extremely knowledgeable, able to find solutions in situations where it is not necessarily obvious, creative and flexible." Chambers Europe 2022
Recognized as a Leading Individual. According to clients “Xavier Renard is a recognized professional recommended for French and international transactions.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Described by one impressed client as a “well balanced tax adviser” who offers “very good technical knowledge in his field, but also a pragmatic approach.” Chambers Europe 2020
“Mr. Renard is well known for his expertise in transactional tax law. His client base includes large banks and investment funds. He acted for ICG and Sagesse Retraite Santé on the €2.5 billion acquisition of a majority stake in DomusVi.” Chambers Europe 2019
“Mr. Renard is experienced in advising domestic and international clients on the tax elements of M&A and capital markets transactions. One source highlights 'his depth of expertise' and recommends him as a 'very knowledgeable and reactive' practitioner.” Chambers Europe 2018