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Stéphane Salou

T: +33 1 44 15 80 71 M: +33 6 42 47 61 77 Email Stéphane | Vcard Office: Paris

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Stéphane Salou

Stéphane Salou
Partner

T: +33 1 44 15 80 71 M: +33 6 42 47 61 77 Email Stéphane | Vcard Office: Paris

A tax expert specialising in French and international corporate tax, Stéphane also works hand in hand with the finance department in the area of tax-driven leasings and financings.
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Stéphane acts for leading French and international financial institutions, leasing companies, shipowners, airlines and French rail operators on their French tax leasing in respect of the financing of ships, aircraft, rolling stock and other large assets. He also advises French financial institutions on the financing of assets operated in the French Overseas Territories.

He acts for a number of major French corporations in respect of their domestic and cross-border structuring and restructuring. Stéphane also provides personal tax and legal advice to a number of high-profile, world class CEOs and executives on all personal international income tax and wealth issues.

At present, Stéphane is ranked by a number of leading directories and guides to the legal profession including "Best Lawyers", a US guide published in the French business newspaper Les Echos.

Stéphane speaks French and English and is a member of the Paris bar.

“Stéphane Salou is recommended for his great expertise in financing with tax aspects where he stands as a reference”
The Legal 500 2014

  • Tax
  • Ship and offshore finance
  • Aviation finance

Private individuals

Advising wealthy private individuals on all aspects of wealth tax, income tax, trust funds, foundations and similar entities.

Tax residency

Advising private individuals on the transferral of their tax residency to France.

Global bank

Advising on the acquisition of lease receivables ("leasetails"), including bank regulatory issues under French law, tax structuring and security issues.

Tax litigation

Representing a leading global luxury brand before the Paris Administrative Court of Appeal on a matter regarding VAT and transfer pricing matters.

Advising a major global banking group on a tax litigation matter with regard to a Chinese tax credit.

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Advising on a bridge loan financing for the acquisition of a €100 million ferry vessel and subsequent conversation of bridge loan to French tax lease.

French cruise operator

Advised the cruise operator on the financing of two new vessels and two second hand vessels by way of a French tax lease.

French bank pool

Advised on the financing of eight handymax size vessels. Our work included pre-construction financing, senior loan facilities, operating leases (then converted into tax leases) and French tax leases.

International bank

Advising an international bank on behalf of their client, a private investment company, on the French tax lease financings of their fleet of ships.

More: Ship and offshore finance

Lion Air Group

Advising Singaporean airline group, Lion Air, on the tax aspects of the acquisition and financing of a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft and ATR 72 aircraft.

Air-Asia

Advising on the cross-border financing of five Airbus A320 by way of a French tax lease.

Major French shipowner

Advising on the acquisition and operation of a corporate jet.

More: Aviation finance
  • Private wealth
  • Banks and banking
  • Shipowners and operators

Private individuals

Advising wealthy private individuals on all aspects of wealth tax, income tax, trust funds, foundations and similar entities.

Tax residency

Advising private individuals on the transferral of their tax residency to France.

More: Private wealth

French bank pool

Advised on the financing of eight handymax size vessels. Our work included pre-construction financing, senior loan facilities, operating leases (then converted into tax leases) and French tax leases.

Advised the banks acting as arranger, lender and investor on the financing of two seismic support vessels by way of a French tax lease structure.

Litigation

Advising a major global banking group on a tax litigation matter with regard to a Chinese tax credit.

More: Banks and banking

International bank

Advising an international bank on behalf of their client, a private investment company, on the French tax lease financings of their fleet of ships.

French cruise operator

Advised the cruise operator on the financing of two new vessels and two second hand vessels by way of a French tax lease.

French bank group

Advising on the acquisition by an independent ship owner of an LPG carrier by way of a French tax lease.

More: Shipowners and operators

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