Paris, 3 December 2015
Scotto & Associés welcomes Jérôme Commerçon as partner responsible for the firm's tax department. Previously a counsel at Latham & Watkins, he joins the firm alongside three colleagues: Raphaël Bagdassarian, Laurence Gautier and Loïc Muller.
For over 13 years, Jérôme Commerçon has been working on LBO tax matters and more generally on the tax aspects of M&A transactions for listed and unlisted companies, as well as for their directors. With varied and complementary profiles and skills, the department will also act in inheritance tax and tax litigation matters.
The new partner is already very familiar with Scotto & Associés: he worked at Latham & Watkins with Noémie de Galembert partner in charge of the Corporate Litigation department.
Lionel Scotto le Massese, the firm's managing partner, is delighted with his arrival:
"With his experience of working among the best teams of tax experts in the market and with the technical ability and rigour for which he is renowned, Jérôme is a perfect fit for the firm's DNA. He also shares our human values and our collective spirit, which is so central to an organisation like ours. We are delighted to welcome him into our firm. More generally, his arrival is part of the firm's corporate-M&A development strategy."
Jérôme Commerçon (38 years old; Paris Bar 2003; DESS in Company tax, Paris Dauphine University, 2001; HEC Law and International Management, 2000; DESCF 2000) began his career at Willkie Farr & Gallagher before joining the Paris office of Latham & Watkins in 2006, where he became counsel in November 2011. He has been working on transaction tax issues, particularly in those relating to LBO taxation, for over thirteen years.
Raphaël Bagdassarian (Paris Bar 2009; LLM International Practice of Law, Bond University, Australia, 2009; Magistère in Business law – DJCE, Paris II University, 2007) worked on direct taxation at the PwC Société d’Avocats law firm from 2010.
Laurence Gautier (Grand Ouest Bar 2012; DJCE and Master II in International business law, Aix-Marseille III University, 2010; LLM International Business Law, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 2009) worked at the EY Sociétés d’Avocats law firm from 2012, where she worked mainly on profit-sharing plans for directors and, more generally, personal taxation.
Loïc Muller (Paris Bar 2014; Specialised Master's degree in Company tax management and International Master's in Management/grande école programme, Skema Business School, Lille, 2012) worked at EY Société d’Avocats in the Transaction Tax department for a year. Previously, he interned for a number of firms, including Ashurst, SJ Berwin (now King & Wood Mallesons) and LVMH.