Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has added a tax partner in Paris specializing in digital and ESG, strengthening its capabilities in two of the fastest growing areas of law in Europe.
Jérôme Labrousse joined the French firm De Gaulle Fleurance, where he practiced as a partner for two years.
Previously, he led the corporate solutions group for Citigroup in Paris and was a managing director at Société Générale in the structured solutions group, where he advised French companies and international financial institutions involved in financing transactions. and refinancing of acquisitions.
His practice focuses in particular on the French tax implications of the new digital and environmental, social and governance economy, assisting inbound and outbound transactions involving companies and funds based in the United States and Europe.
Labrousse began his career in Chicago, where he worked in the US tax department of the French company Schneider Electric. He then served as senior tax director at Ernst & Young in New York and Paris.
“We are delighted to welcome Jérôme to the firm,” said Dana M. Anagnostou and Renaud Dubois, co-managers of Kramer Levin’s Paris office, in a statement announcing the move. “His pragmatic, client-focused approach fits perfectly with our culture, and his broad and deep tax expertise complements our corporate, finance and private equity practices.”
Digital and ESG are growing areas of law in Europe, as companies and clients grapple with how to respond to new EU directives on digital business and ESG best practices.