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.

She was also rewarded by Citywealth in 2018 in the category “Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year”.

Stéphanie is recognized by Who’s Who Legal in the category dedicated to Private Clients: “Stéphanie Auferil is a leading practitioner in the market, leveraging her vast experience to provide clients with effective advice on cross-border wealth management and international taxation regimes.”

Chambers & Partners describes her as follows: “Stéphanie Auferil is held in high esteem by peers and market commentators for her capabilities in tax and trusts matters, working regularly with high net worth clients, with particular expertise in cross-border structuring”. 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). She is a regular lecturer at UNIL (Lausanne University) in the context of the MASIT.

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

Before joining Baker & McKenzie in 2002, she worked as an associate for Arthur Andersen law firm from 1998 to 2002, and for Goldsmith & Associés from 1995 to 1998.

She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995.

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