Eglantine Lioret joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where she has been a partner since 2015 and head of the Paris tax practice. Eglantine has over 15 years experience advising both French and international clients on a range of cross-border and national matters, particularly on acquisition structures and asset restructuring.
With solid experience advising on the tax structuring of investment funds across Europe, notably in the real estate sector, Eglantine will be leading the firm's French tax capabilities and strengthening the firm's international tax offering. She will be joined by Legal Director, Valérie Farez, who has particular expertise in private client tax and transactional tax matters.
Head of the Paris Office at Pinsent Masons, Paul Harkin, said: "The appointment of Eglantine underscores Pinsent Masons' commitment to developing its French and international tax offering."
"Enhancing our expertise in this area is a vital part of supporting our clients as they operate in an ever-changing legal landscape."
"Eglantine advises a broad range of clients including numerous French and German real estate investment funds, a number of banks and several companies in the energy, healthcare and digital sectors. We look forward to her continuing to work with these clients and supporting, with her team, the growth of the firm's transactional business."
Commenting on her move Eglantine said: "I'm looking forward to joining Pinsent Masons' team in Paris and reinforcing its international tax offering. The firm's expertise and global network provide a strong platform for me to develop an attractive tax practice that will complement those of my fellow partners and colleagues in order to better serve all of our clients and anticipate their needs."
"I am committed to the development of the tax team alongside the other practices in order to ensure the success of this ambitious project."
Eglantine is listed as one of the 'next generation lawyers' in tax in Legal 500 EMEA.