Estelle Philippi

Counsel, Paris

Biography

Overview

Estelle Philippi is a 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.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Postgraduate Professional Degree, Master/DJCE in Business Law
University of Nancy
Master's Degree
European Business Law
University of Nancy
University of Cologne
Languages
English
French

Experience

Colisée Group (2019)
Representation of the Colisée Group, a French group held by private equity player IK Investment Partners, on the tax aspects of the acquisition of its Belgian competitor Armonea. The combination of Colisée and Armonea creates the fourth largest European operator in the business of elderly care.

BNP Paribas (2018)
Represented SCPI Accimmo-Pierre, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas REIM, on the tax aspects of the acquisition of Fontenay SCI, who holds a building Périgare C (12,000 meters squared) located in Fontenay-sous-Bois (Val-de-Marne), France.

Cobepa (2018)
Advising Cobepa and the other shareholders of Exclusive France Holding SAS, on the tax aspects of the €1.3 billion sale of Exclusive Group to Permira, an international investment firm based in London, UK.

Group Legris Industries (2018)
Representation of the Managers of French Group Legris Industries in the frame of the investment by Arkea Capital Partenaire of €30 million.

BEG Ingénierie (2018)
Advising BEG Ingénierie on the tax aspects of a new funding round along with historical financial investors and key managers.

Sogecap (2018)
Advising Sogecap on the tax aspects of the acquisition by Sogecap of 100% of the OPCI Altafund, which holds a building of office premises located in Neuilly.

Smartbox Group (2017)
Advising Smartbox Group, the European champion of experience vouchers and gift cards, on the tax aspects of 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.

Financière Eurinter (2017)
Advising Financière Eurinter, European Homes HP2 and the existing shareholders of Financière Eurinter in connection with the tax aspects of 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.

AEW Europe (2016)
Advised AEW Europe on the tax aspects of 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.

Tereos (2016)
Representation of Tereos on the tax aspects of its refinancing, comprising a €400 million bond issue and a €225 million revolving credit facility.