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Estelle Philippi is counsel in our Global Tax Practice. Based in Paris, Estelle's principal areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic tax planning, corporate tax advice and tax litigations.
Estelle guides clients such as private equity funds, global businesses and financial institutions in relation to the tax structuring of investments, disposals and acquisitions and on complex matters relating to French and international tax law. She has also developed a particular expertise in estate planning for French and non-French tax residents, and is regularly called upon to lead on significant tax litigations.
Over the past few years, Estelle has represented a broad spectrum of companies including IK Investment Partners, BC Partners, Crédit Agricole, BNP Paribas, Cobepa, AEW Europe, Tereos and Smartbox, among others.
Estelle joined the Firm in 2012, and before that, she worked for a French law firm for over 4 years.
Advising BEG Ingénierie in the frame of the third LBO.
Advising Sogecap on the acquisition by Sogecap of 100% of the OPCI Altafund, which holds a building of office premises located in Neuilly.
Advising Smartbox Group, the European champion of experience vouchers and gift cards, on the closing of a €167 million financing from four leading European financial institutions: Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Allied Irish Banks, Crédit Suisse International Wealth Management and Caixabank.
Advising Financière Eurinter, European Homes HP2 and the existing shareholders of Financière Eurinter in connection with the reorganization of the share capital of the French real estate developer European Homes and the sale of minority stake to a consortium of financial co-investors.
Advised AEW Europe on the acquisition of the Primavera portfolio from Grosvenor, of two shopping centres located in Marseille and Châlons-en-Champagne for a total value of € 188 million.
Representation of Tereos on its refinancing, comprising a €400 million bond issue and a €225 million revolving credit facility.
Representation of the bank syndicate on Airbus Group's sale of its remaining 23.6 percent stake in Dassault Aviation
Representation of a syndicate of banks (Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Société Générale) on the initial public offering of Mediawan on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.
Representation of Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in full service vehicle leasing, in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet management activity. The scope of this acquisition covers more than 160 000 vehicles in 12 European countries, the vehicles assets amount to €2.4 billion.
Advising Cobepa, the Belgium-based private equity firm on the acquisition of the French company Exclusive Networks, Europe's leading independent value-added distributor (VAD) for the EMEA region, specialising in the marketing of solutions for businesses in the areas of cybersecurity, data centres and associated value-added services. It was awarded "Private Equity Deal of the Year in France" by Le Magazine des Affaires in 2015.