Alban MICHOU TOGNELLI

Lawyer

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Alban MICHOU TOGNELLI

Alban MICHOU TOGNELLI is a lawyer at the Paris Bar.

Alban assists his clients in their relations with the French tax authority at each phase of a tax audit or litigation.

He also assists French and foreign companies on tax aspects of corporate restructurings, mergers/acquisitions and LBO (Leveraged BuyOuts).

Alban is highly experience in international tax matters, particularly in the interpretation of tax treaties. Alban thus advises his clients (mainly non-resident individuals) on individual taxation and wealth structuring.

As a lawyer, Alban regularly shares his experience at the service of companies and individuals in the following areas:

  • Tax audit and litigation;
  • Corporate tax management;
  • Wealth structuring and planning.

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

Track record

Alban worked as a tax lawyer within major international law firms (K&L Gates LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP). He was involved in the tax aspects of the following corporate transactions:

  • Advising VTG Aktiengesellschaft, one of the European leaders in rail freight and logistics, as part of the acquisition of all the shares of CIT Rail Holdings (Europe) SAS and the acquisition of Nacco Group from CIT Group Inc. for €780 million;
  • Advising Sanofi Pasteur MSD in connection with the spin-off between Sanofi and Merck;
  • Advising the Normandy Memorial Trust, chaired by Peter Ricketts, former British ambassador to France, in the acquisition of land and memorial construction overlooking Gold Beach to honor the memory of the 21,000 British soldiers who died in Normandy;
  • Advising ABN AMRO Investment Solutions with the transfer of its direct investment management business to CANDRIAM;
  • Advising Riverside Europe Partners and the CEO of HRA Pharma in connection with the sale of HRA Pharma to Astorg Partners and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division;
  • Advising Kai Yuan Holdings Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in connection with the acquisition of the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées Hotel;
  • Advising Marathon Asset Management, an international credit manager, in connection with the acquisition of a €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 to bring together approximately 150 of the Ipsos group’s worldwide top executives;
  • 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 projects will be developed;
  • Advising FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and services, in its acquisition of BISAM Technologies S.A. (“BISAM”), a leading provider of portfolio performance and attribution, multi-asset risk, management and composite GIPS reporting, to Aquiline Capital Partners and its management;
  • Advising a family office in connection with 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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