Jacques Mestoudjian


Jacques Mestoudjian heads up our Tax Law practice.

Jacques assists corporations and investment funds with acquisitions or asset sales, mergers and corporate reorganizations and restructurings (including equity financing or effective tax rate optimization), and advises them on a broad range of domestic and cross-border tax mandates, including: due diligence, structuring, tax modeling, negotiation of tax clauses.

Jacques advises clients on the full gamut of corporate and personal tax law issues arising in transactional, litigation and pre-litigation matters. He has extensive expertise handling all transactional tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and LBOs, as well as project finance and executive compensation matters.

He routinely advises international clients, including industrial corporations, established or operating in France, as well as small- to large-cap private equity or infrastructure funds.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024: Jacques Mestoudjian is quoted in the categories Tax et Private Equity: LBO
    ‘Very good tax team showing flexibility and agility.’
    ‘Jacques Mestoudjian is a partner of choice to handle all the tax issues of a PE investor. Very available and friendly, he knows his market perfectly.’
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2024: Jacques Mestoudjian is quoted in the top law firms Private Equity ranking for upper mid-cap LBO transactions (under €50) (3 stars)
  • Décideurs 2023 : Jacques Mestoudjian is highly recommended in LBO tax (Excellent) and Tax law (Highly recommended)
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2023 : Jacques Mestoudjian is quoted in the category Transaction tax transactions in the Tax ranking
  • Décideurs 2023: Jacques Mestoudjian is ranked in the “Mid-cap LBO transactions ” (Excellent) categorie of the Private Equity Guide
  • Décideurs 2022: Silver Award « Transaction tax »
  • University of Floride : LLM in Taxation
  • University of Paris IX Dauphine : Master’s degree 2 (DESS) in Corporate Tax