Stéphanie Auferil


Stéphanie Auferil



Phone : + 33 (0) 1 85 09 91 33
Cell : + 33 (0) 6 26 98 38 70


Arkwood SCP
40 rue François 1er
75008 Paris FRANCE

Stéphanie advises families on all their wealth management tax matters, notably cross border. 

Her expertise is particularly recognized in the following areas:

  • French-US strategies: she assists numerous US persons with their relocation to France or investments in France, as well as French individuals relocating or investing in the US;
  • Wealth planning via trusts for foreign families, notably US persons, having French connections;
  • Assistance to families and family businesses in their structuring, development, and estate planning in a domestic and international context.

Stéphanie won the Geoffrey Shindler award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Profession” granted by STEP in 2017 for her success in challenging the French Registry of Trusts before the French Constitutional Court in 2016.

Stéphanie is recognized by Who’s Who Legal in the category dedicated to Private Clients: “Stéphanie Auferil ranks highly among peers for her well-known practice advising families on cross-border wealth management and tax matters.”

Chambers & Partners describes her as follows: “Stéphanie Auféril is  an outstanding technical lawyer and is able to explain complex tax and civil law concepts to busy clients in a way that is thorough, but easy to understand,” says a source, who adds: “Stephanie has a lovely way with clients, making the client feel comfortable that she has the appropriate expertise without causing the client to feel intimidated.”. She is individually ranked in band 1 in their HNW guide.

Stéphanie is a member of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners). She is an active member of the IACF Wealth Management Commission (Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux) and IAETL (International Academy of Estate and Trust Law). and ACTEC (the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel)

Stéphanie is a founding partner of Arkwood SCP. She was previously Principal at Baker & McKenzie in Paris, in charge of Wealth Management practice.

Arkwood is ranked Band 1 in the Chambers & Partners HNW Guide and Key player in the Wealth Management industry by Décideurs magazine