Partner

Admitted to the Paris Bar Association in 1989

Formerly Senior Lecturer at Université de Paris II

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate/M&A ››

Tax ››

Litigation ››

NEWS

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CONTACT

T +33 (0) 1 40 53 09 90

pschmidt@sbl.eu

EDUCATION

Columbia University, School of Law LL.M (1991)

HEC (Paris School of Management) – Université de Paris XI, DESS (Advanced Specialised Degree) in International Tax Law (1987)

Université de Paris X, Master’s in Business Law (1986)

LANGUAGES

French, English.

ASSOCIATIONS

President of INACH (International Network Against CyberHate))

Vice-President of LICRA (International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism)

Director-Secretary General of Réseau Entreprendre Paris

Member of the IACF (French Institute of Tax Law Advisors), IFA (International Fiscal Association) and ABA (American Bar Association)

EXPERIENCE

After studying law at Université Paris X and completing the international tax law curriculum at HEC (Paris School of Management) and Université de Paris XI, Philippe Schmidt began his career with the firm Jeantet et Associé. At the same time, he served as Senior Lecturer at Université Paris II. Philippe Schmidt then decided to earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia University in New York. Recruited by Skadden Arps in New York, he stayed in the United States and then returned to France in 1992 to help set up the firm’s Paris office. He created his own firm in 1994.

His areas of expertise are Business Combination Law (laws governing corporations and other business combinations) and tax law, which he practices for French and international clients.
He also offers the benefits of his expertise to the defence of human rights and the fight against racism and anti-semitism through his work as President of INACH and as Vice-President of LICRA. He also specialises in Freedom of Expression.

BUSINESS CASES

  • Philippe Schmidt assists clients in France and abroad…

    …in setting up their businesses (choice of legal structure, tax optimisation, partners’ agreements).

  • Philippe Schmidt advises and assists clients with corporate …

    …and tax-related aspects of restructuring programmes and fund-raising operations. Recently, for example, he assisted WiN-MS (aviation and railway maintenance) with its first fund-raising operation, with funds provided by Generis Capital Partners. He also advised SO PRESS on its restructuring programme and helped raised funds from private-sector investors to launch the magazine SOCIETY.

  • Philippe Schmidt has handled complex disputes regarding…

    …the execution of shareholders’ agreements.

  • He advises clients on the tax optimisation…

    …of intellectual property management.

  • He advises businesses and their executive managers…

    …on how to set up management packages.

  • He advises clients on how to structure…

    …their professional and personal assets..

  • Finally, he assists clients in negotiations…

    … with the tax administration, tax disputes and tax adjustments of foreign assets.