About us 

Welcome to Arkwood,
a boutique tax law firm dedicated to private clients

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A recognized know-how

The founders, all coming from one of the largest and reputable international law firms, have been working together for more than 8 years and are recognized experts in complex and cross-border structuring.

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Custom-made Services

We offer sophisticated services tailored to each client’s needs and objectives, with a proactive and long-term approach.

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A worldwide network
of independent correspondents

We assist on cross-border matters with the support of our network of foreign partners carefully selected depending on their specific expertise.

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The proximity and flexibility of a boutique law firm

Our partners are involved in each client’s matter, which is subject to a collective brainstorming thus ensuring the highest standards.

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Fees monitoring 

Our fee arrangement is transparent and adapted to the stakes of each matter.

Our team

Stephanie Auferil

Partner

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Stephanie Auferil

marine dupas

Partner

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marine dupas

Michael Khayat

Partner

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Michael Khayat

Julien Riahi

Partner

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Julien Riahi

Arnaud Tailfer

Lawyer

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Arnaud Tailfer

Stanislas Pannetier

Lawyer

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Stanislas Pannetier

Xavier Guerin

Lawyer

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Xavier Guerin

Claire Brisset

Lawyer

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Claire Brisset

Marion Azoulay

Lawyer

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Marion Azoulay

Valerie Doan Van Phe

Office Manager

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Valerie Doan Van Phe

Laurie Bismuth

Assistant

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Laurie Bismuth

Our expertise

Fields of expertise

Private clients

Legal and tax planning

We assist families in the implementation of strategies to acquire, protect and grow their wealth and assets, as well as in the estate planning. Use of wealth management tools like capitalization envelopes and capping mechanisms etc…

Structuring of compensation packages

We assist our clients with how best to structure their compensation packages in France as well as abroad and in the context of international mobility.

Estate planning

We help our clients to efficiently structure their real estate investments (secondary home, commercial investments, stud farms, vineyards etc…). We provide full turnkey solutions, which include the implementation of the legal structures and formalities, annual tax compliance and coordination with other professionals (notaries, accountants, bankers, real estate brokers etc…).

Tax compliance

We assist our clients in the preparation of French tax reporting (wealth tax returns, income tax returns, exit tax returns, etc.)

Voluntary disclosure procedures

Strategy, preparation and submission of files to the specialized department of the French tax administration; accompaniment of the procedures opened abroad with our foreign partners.

Philanthropy

Assistance of the families in their charitable projects, implementation of the appropriate vehicles in France and abroad. 

Financial institutions

Tax reporting and compliance

We stand by our institutional clients to comply with their reporting obligations (IFU, bank statements, trustees’ declarations).

Audit of tax risks and associated risks

We accompany our institutional clients in the identification of tax risks and associated risks areas, such as the reputational risk. 

Structuring of financial products

We assist our institutional clients in the design of new financial products for their own clients. We also accompany them in the strategic planning of tailor-made structuring for their clients.

Legal and tax survey

We provide our institutional clients a tax and technical survey on selected issues and hot news that could have an impact on their business.

Training

We propose our clients various training cycles on our field of expertise (conferences, value-added practical training sessions, case studies etc…).

 

ASSISTANCE WITH TAX AUDIT AND LITIGATION

Risk management and strategy

We assist our clients in all their relation with tax authorities and notably:

  • strategic analysis and preparation of opinion on potential tax risks
  • assistance in the answers to tax authorities’ information request

Tax audit assistance

We assist our clients in all their relation with tax authorities and notably:

  • assistance and monitoring of tax audits
  • referral of cases to competent committees and authorities
  • negotiation with tax authorities in view of settlement

Tax controversy

We assist our clients in all their relation with tax authorities and notably:

  • filing of claims and briefs with competent jurisdictions and monitoring of procedures
  • assistance before the French supreme administrative and judicial Courts
  • procedures before the French Constitutional Court and EU institutions
  • assistance in tax recovery procedures (negotiation of payment schedules, negotiation for penalties rebates …)

Dawn raid

In the current context of reinforcement of tax procedures, we developed a particular expertise in the assistance of our clients during tax raid:

  • assistance during the implementation of the raid, to guarantee the respect of our clients’ rights
  • assistance in the possible appeal procedures and in the future tax audit

Criminal proceedings for tax fraud

In the current context of reinforcement of tax procedures, we developed a particular expertise in the assistance of our clients during criminal proceedings implemented for tax offenses (tax fraud, tax swindling …):

  • preparation of observations before the tax offenses Committee
  • assistance from the investigation phase until the criminal hearing

 

 

REAL ESTATE STRUCTURING FOR RESIDENTS AND NON- RESIDENTS

Purchase and holding

We help our clients to efficiently structure their real estate investments (secondary house, rental investments, stud farms, vineyards, etc.) according to their goals:

  • full packaged solutions which include the coordination with other professionals involved (notaries, accountants, bankers, real estate agents, etc)
  • implementation of the legal structures and formalities
  • annual tax compliance

Transfer or assignment

We assist our clients in the preparation of the transfer or of the assignment of their French properties by integrating the legal and tax constraints that impose their situation:

  • full packaged solutions which include the coordination with other professionals involved (notaries, accountants, bankers, real estate agents, etc)
  • implementation of the legal structures and formalities
  • annual tax compliance

 

 

TRANSFER OF RESIDENCE

Arrival in France

We assist our clients for their relocation in France:

  • relocation planning
  • pre-immigration strategy and management of the favourable “impatriate” regime
  • immigration process
  • coordination with the home country

Departure from France

We assist our clients for their departure from France:

  • exit-tax formalities
  • pre-immigration strategy according to the host country
  • coordination with the host country

 

 

ENTREPRENEURS

Business creation and development

We assist our clients for:

  • selection and creation of the company
  • fund raising assistance, negotiation with financial investors
  • management of favorable tax regimes (JEI, CIR, etc.)
  • selection and implementation of incentive plans for key executives
  • organization and restructuring of the business assets of entrepreneurs

Transfer and assignment

We assist our clients in planning the sale or transfer of their company which includes:

  • structuring the operation
  • management of the different mechanisms for the capital gains taxation
  • coordination with the other professionals (bankers, notaries, etc)
  • anticipation of the post-sale/transfer situation

International

Arkwood selected a worldwide network of correspondent law firms based on their common values and their expertise.

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Contact

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Tél : +33 (0) 1.85.09.91.30
Fax : +33 (0) 1.85.09.92.30
contact@arkwood.fr

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40 rue François 1er
75008 Paris

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InterParking
24, rue François 1er
75008 PARIS

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Aéroport Orly : 24 min
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