The international law firm’s Paris office has strengthened its private equity team with the arrival of Gwenaël Kropfinger, who specialises in the tax structuring of mid and large-cap acquisitions.

The creation of this tax department is part of Addleshaw Goddard's strategy to develop its transactional teams across Europe.

Following the arrival of Private Equity partner, David Lambert, in June 2022, Addleshaw Goddard's Paris office is once again strengthening its transactional teams with the creation of a dedicated tax department.

In addition to transactional work, the department will address the full spectrum of our clients' tax needs, including the investment fund’s taxation and, more broadly, industrial groups, internal reorganisations, and tax litigation.

Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard, Gwenaël Kropfinger worked at DLA Piper and King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin). He is registered at The Paris Bar and holds a Master II in Business and Tax Law (HEC / Université Paris I).

Gwenaël Kropfinger advises investment funds and major international groups on structuring tax of private equity transactions (LBOs, build-ups, Public to Private, IPO's), M&A and financing.

Some of his recent work includes advising BlackFin Capital Partners in CIR’s acquisition (2022), Carlyle in the ETC’s sale to Cinven (2022), MML Capital in Groupe GPS acquisition (2022) and Eurazeo Brands in UPD’s acquisition (2021).

Gwenaël Kropfinger is recognised by Best Lawyers 2023 for his LBO practice and by ITR World Tax for his expertise in transactional taxation.

"Addleshaw Goddard is a firm whose reputation and quality in transactional work is widely recognised, particularly in the UK, where the firm is a leader in M&A and private equity in the mid-cap segment and has been involved in over 20% of public M&A deals in 2021. I am delighted to join the French team alongside David Lambert and the other corporate partners to meet private equity and corporate clients' needs and to develop synergies with the firm's 15 other offices." Gwenaël Kropfinger, Tax Partner, Addleshaw Goddard Paris

"Transactional work is in Addleshaw Goddard's DNA. The firm reinforced its reputation in Europe in recent years. By welcoming Gwenaël a few months after David, we are affirming our desire to make Paris a strong place for investment specialists, and now have a structured team able to handle all their complex issues." Rémy Blain, Head of Office, Addleshaw Goddard Paris