Franklin is expanding its tax practice with the arrival of Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin




on July 20, 2017 – Anne MOREAUX – Right – Mercato lawyers

© DR – Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin join Franklin as partners in the tax law department.

Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin join the cabinet Franklin in quality associated with it. Their arrival reinforces the tax law department, now comprised of fifteen lawyers, including four partners, which thus becomes one of the most important market.

Recognized Experts in business tax applied to the real estate industry, Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin accompany a clientele composed of French investors and international investment funds, regulated or not, of listed companies, management companies, developers and leaders as they advise in the context of their tax strategy.

As counsel of the Federation of Corporate real Estate and Land, they participated in the design and negotiation of the tax regime for SIIC since 2003 as well as the amenities of successive regime.

Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin is delighted : “We are proud to join a firm growing, dynamic teams, and to be able to join a tax team and renowned teams of real estate and corporate leading. We want to dedicate it to a firm of multi-disciplinary independent French and international, where the complementarities between the expertise are real, including real estate and corporate M&A. The social law, competition law and the regulatory are also important materials for our customers. “

Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1998, Christine Daric is the holder of a DESS in construction law and urban planning from the University of Paris XII (1994) and a DEA in public finances and taxation, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1995). She began her career in 1998 as an associate at the law firm Landwell before joining in 2000 the firm of Ernst & Young (now EY) as a Senior manager. In 2004, she joined Baker & McKenzie in which it is co-opted associate in 2008 and then joined the firm Fairway in 2015 as a partner. In 2017, it reinforces as associated with the tax department of Franklin.

Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1991, Olivier Mesmin is a graduate of a DESS in taxation from the University Paris V-Descartes (1986). He began his career in the cabinet HSD Ernst & Young (now EY), of which he became a partner in 1996. He joined in 2004 as a partner of the law firm of Baker & McKenzie where he helps to develop the practical real estate by creating the department of taxation of real estate, then joined in 2015, as a partner, the firm Fairway. In 2017, it comes to strengthen as a partner of the tax department of Franklin.

One of the teams tax the most important of the market

These arrivals come to complete a tax team is recognized for its know-how and its creativity in terms of security and transmission of heritage, both private and professional, for a variety of customers and top of the range.

Jérôme Barré, associate in the department of tax law comments : “I have been associated with Olivier at Ernst & Young, and am delighted to find it. “

Reinforcing the practice of excellence of the firm

This recruitment is also part of the willingness of the firm to strengthen and expand some of its expertise to excellence that are the real estate and corporate M&A-Private Equity – Stock.

The practice of real estate (management, promotion, structuring, transactions and real estate financing) consists now of twenty-two lawyers is one of the teams most renowned of the market, under the aegis of David Blondel, Henry Ranchon and François Verdot in addition to Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin.

The practice of corporate moderated by Yam Attalah and Mark Richardson, of equivalent size, is since many years a team of cutting edge.

Henry Ranchon and Mark Richardson, associated departments, real estate and corporate, declare : “We are delighted to welcome Olivier and Christine. Their knowledge of the world of real estate and their expertise in taxation, corporate are two major strengths in supporting our customers in France and internationally, and they allow us to accelerate the development of our triptych real estate-corporate and tax matters. “

A growth in step with the needs of the customer of Franklin

The arrival of Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin confirms the policy of ambitious development undertaken by all the partners of Franklin since 2000 to provide the best support to their customers, French and foreign, in their structuring projects and the stakes are high, both in France and internationally.

François Verdot concludes :

“The arrival of Christine and Olivier within our firm validates the attractiveness of our business model and reinforces our strategy of recruitment resolutely high-end. The skill, the reputation and the complementarity of this team with all the partners at the firm, will be a key asset to enable us to accompany our clients ‘ projects in all their dimensions and their complexity. “

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