Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Philippe de Guyenro as the law firm’s new lateral partner in its tax department.
Guyenro will be accompanied by his two associates, Ferielle Habili, an experienced senior counsel, and Marine Cousin, an associate who has been working with him since she qualified as a lawyer.
Eversheds Sutherland said their arrival “reinforces the transactional team’s capability” within the tax law aspects of the practice, including across its corporate, banking, projects, and restructuring teams.
Guyenro has worked at PwC for more than 16 years and he joined DLA Piper in 2007 as head of its Paris-based tax practice. Additionally, he became partner at Reinhart Marville Torre in 2012.
Guyenro specialises in corporate tax law, transactions and reorganisations. He mainly advises private clients, large groups and mid-sized French and international companies on their national and cross-border tax structuring.
Additionally, he assists them in all tax aspects of their external growth operations and in their internal reorganisation.
Guyenro has reportedly developed a “strong reputation” in real estate taxation and assists companies in their relations with the tax authorities, including during the litigation phase.
Guyenro said: “I am delighted to be joining Eversheds Sutherland, an internationally renowned firm. I look forward to building a strong, cross-functional tax practice and working effectively with the Paris team and the firm’s international contacts.
Eric Knai, head of M&A international, said: “Philippe’s arrival is in line with the significant future growth of the Paris office and the strategy of developing a strong tax task force.
“Philippe meets the firm’s ambition to develop a high value-added practice whose skills will enable it to identify new business opportunities, particularly in M&A, corporate and private equity. His extensive experience and maturity will be necessary assets for the management of a tax practice of excellence.”