Gowling WLG welcomes Paris partner Emilie Renaud

As part of its redeployment plan, Gowling WLG’s Paris office is pleased to announce the arrival of Emilie Renaud as a partner, accompanied by associate Nassim Vareilles.

The new tax team will work in particular alongside the Corporate M&A and Private Equity department led by Barbara Jouffa, Simon Lowe and Patrick Mousset, as well as the Real Estate department led by Sylvain Canard-Volland. It will also be in charge of developing the firm’s international tax law activity.

Strengthening the cross-collaboration of expertise to support the growth of Gowling WLG in Paris

With 15 years’ experience in tax law and a particular focus on transactional taxation, Emilie is a recognised expert in all tax aspects related to acquisitions, financing and corporate restructuring, not to mention tax litigation. She mainly assists investment funds but also French and foreign groups, managers and entrepreneurs.

Emilie said: “Getting back to an international culture and working in different sectors were key factors in my decision to join Gowling WLG. The numerous skills already present in the Paris office, their obvious complementarity with our practice and the wide variety of clients in both France and internationally were the driving force behind my decision.”

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Frédéric Dereux, managing partner at Gowling WLG in Paris, said: “We are delighted with the arrival of Emilie and her associate Nassim, whose work in taxation department will reinforce our multidisciplinary offer. This is also a further step in Gowling WLG Paris’s redeployment strategy.”

Sustained growth of teams in 2020

The arrival of Emilie Renaud in tax follows the arrival of two partners and a counsel in the first half of 2020.This includes Sylvain Canard-Volland in Real Estate law,Patrick Mousset strengthening the Corporate M&A andPrivate Equity department and Julie Vuagnoux (counsel) in public law. In France, Gowling WLG, which now has 11 partners, is pursuing its ambitious goal of doubling the number of partners in Paris by the end of 2022.

Emilie Renaud, an experienced lawyer and Private Equity tax expert

Emilie Renaud has a post-graduate degree (DEA) in tax law from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (2005) and a Specialised Masters in International Law and Management delivered in partnership by HEC and ESCP (2005-2007). She has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2007 and has worked for more than 10 years in international business law firms: Orrick Rambaud Martel (2007-2011), McDermott Will & Emery (2012-2014), then DLA Piper as counsel (2014-2018), before joining Lamartine Conseil as partner in 2018.

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Nassim Vareilles, tax law associate

Nassim, a member of the Paris Bar since 2019, has a Specialised Masters in International Law and Management from ESCP Europe (2015-2016) and a Masters 2 in Business Law and Taxation from the University of Orléans (2015).



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