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Alban MICHOU TOGNELLI is a lawyer at the Paris Bar. Alban MICHOU TOGNELLI is a lawyer at the Paris Bar. Alban has extensive experience in international tax matters, particularly in the interpretation of tax treaties. He advises French and foreign companies on the tax aspects of restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs. Alban also advises his clients, individuals, on personal taxation and wealth structuring. As a lawyer, Alban regularly puts his experience at the service of companies and individuals in the following areas:

  • Corporate tax management;
  • Transmission and wealth structuring;
  • Tax audit and litigation.

Alban is fluent in French, English and Italian and is a member of the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (“IACF”), the main representative organisation for lawyers specialising in tax law.


Alban was previously a lawyer at the international law firm K&L Gates LLP and was involved in the tax aspects of the following transactions:

  • Counsel to VTG Aktiengesellschaft, one of Europe’s leading rail freight and logistics companies, in connection with the acquisition of all the shares of CIT Rail Holdings (Europe) SAS and Nacco Group from CIT Group Inc. for €780 million;
  • Advising Sanofi Pasteur MSD in connection with the demerger between Sanofi and Merck in the vaccines field;
  • Assisted the Normandy Memorial Trust chaired by Peter Ricketts, former British Ambassador to France, in the acquisition of land and the construction of a Memorial overlooking Gold Beach to honour the memory of the 21,000 British soldiers who died in Normandy;
  • Advising ABN AMRO Investment Solutions on the transfer of its direct investment management business to CANDRIAM;
  • Advising Riverside Europe Partners and the CEO of HRA Pharma on the sale of HRA Pharma to Astorg Partners and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division;
  • Counsel to Kai Yuan Holdings Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in connection with the acquisition of the premises and goodwill of the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées hotel;
  • Advising Marathon Asset Management, an international credit manager, on the acquisition of a EUR 280 million commercial real estate loan portfolio in continental Europe from Lloyds Banking Group;
  • Advising the French listed company Ipsos in connection with the creation of Ipsos Partners, a management company bringing together approximately 150 of the Ipsos group’s top executives worldwide;
  • Advising the Canadian listed group Boralex Inc. in connection with the acquisition of a 200 MW portfolio of wind power projects located in France and Scotland, as well as the acquisition of approximately 8,500 hectares of land where the projects will be developed;
  • Advising FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and services, on its acquisition of BISAM Technologies S.A. (“BISAM”), a leading provider of portfolio performance and attribution, multi-asset risk, management and composite GIPS reporting, from Aquiline Capital Partners and its management;
  • Advising a family office in the sale of the Hermès headquarters located in a central business district of Paris to a French institutional investor represented by DTZ Investors France (CNP Assurances)
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