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Managing Partner

Landline: +33 1 88 40 07 75
Mobile: +33 6 61 87 16 62

Laurent Partouche works alongside French and international listed and unlisted groups advising them on their tax issues (tax management support, M&A transactions, real estate transactions, etc.). He has over 15 years of experience in private equity transactions (small, mid and large cap) alongside investment funds in their acquisition or external growth (audit and structuring) and financing transactions.

Laurent also assists management teams in the tax structuring of management packages, as well as fund management teams in the structuring of carried interest. More generally, he advises companies on the implementation of employee share ownership schemes.

Finally, Laurent advises private clients (family-owned businesses, founders and directors of companies, executives) on the tax management of their remuneration flows and their personal and professional assets on both national and cross-border matters.

Laurent also regularly assists his clients in the context of tax audits and litigation.

Laurent began his career in Baker & McKenzie's tax department in 2002 and joined the Arsene Taxand law firm in 2005, where he was previously partner from 2011 to 2019 before launching Keels Law Firm. He is a member of the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux.

2022 Legal 500 testimonirals:

"Laurent Partouche is a great professional: nice, smart, sharp, rapid, pragmatic, as good on companies as on personal matters. Responsiveness was very good. Outstanding advice"

"Laurent Partouche is an excellent lawyer, always available, attentive, open and very solid technically"

"Laurent Partouche is very available and works his file in depth. He has great analysis skills. His advice is very pragmatic"

Education: Degree in Law and Business (Paris I), Master's degree in Taxation (Paris I)

Languages: French, English

Adélie Louvigné

Senior associate

+33 1 88 40 07 77
+33 6 66 98 29 27

Adélie Louvigné advises French and international groups on their current tax matters and in the context of their internal reorganisation / restructuring projects.

Adélie also assists groups and investment funds in their acquisition and financing transactions, as well as in real estate transactions, from tax due diligence to structuring.

Adélie joined KEELS Avocats in May 2019, after having practised at the Arsene law firm (Sept. 2014 - May 2019).

Education: Master 2 – Company legal advisor degree, Business Law and Taxation (Rennes I) & Master's degree in Business Law and International Management - ESCP Europe

Languages: French, English

Samuel Birman

Senior associate

+33 1 88 40 07 79
+33 6 30 84 52 63

amuel advises French and international groups on issues of corporate taxation (internal restructuring) and international taxation (establishment in France of foreign companies, analysis of the tax implications of international flows)

Samuel also assists, from tax due diligence to structuring, French and international groups in their merger-acquisition operations.

Samuel joined KEELS Avocats in April 2022, after practicing with FIDAL (September 2017 – February 2020) and Deloitte Société d'Avocats (March 2020 – March 2022)

Education: LLB in Law – University of Essex; Master 2 Public Law tax course - Paris X Nanterre; MS in Business Law and International Management – ESCP Europe

Languages: French, English

Pierre-Olivier Madelon


+33 1 88 40 07 78
+33 6 76 11 74 20

Pierre-Olivier mainly works on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and financing transactions, carried out by investment funds, industrial investors and managers. He also assists corporations and managers with their current tax issues.

Pierre-Olivier has been a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 2020 and joined KEELS Avocats in September 2021, after practicing at Yards (formerly Moisand Boutin et Associés).

Education: Master 2 – D.J.C.E Business Law and Taxation (Cergy-Pointoise)

Languages: French, English

Victoria Dellavalle

Trainee lawyer

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