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CMS appoints eight partners to its tax group

CMS has appointed eight partners to its tax group in its 2017 round of global promotions.

Stephane Bouvier, Pierre Carcelero, Dimitar Hadjiveltchev, Johann Roc'h and Christophe Vézinhet will become partners at the firm’s Paris office. Herman Boersen will join the Amsterdam office as a partner and Mark Cagienard will be a partner at the Zurich office. Diego de Miguel will become a partner at the firm’s Madrid office.

Bouvier has been promoted to partner after joining CMS in 2003. He deals with French and international group taxation, specifically relating to restructuring operations. In addition, he advises clients with tax disputes relating to direct taxation.

Carcelero joined the firm in 2002. His main practice areas are corporate and group taxation. He specialises in  restricting activities and the fiscal structuring of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Before becoming a partner, Hadjiveltchev worked a senior tax lawyer at CMS. Hadjiveltchev has developed strong expertise with regards to Franco-Bulgarian relations. He has assisted Bulgarian subsidiaries of a European group with tax inspections and advised Bulgarian consortiums on tax matters.

Roc’h joined CMS in 2006 and has now been promoted to a partner. He specialises in international taxation, more specifically the tax aspects of M&A, intra-group reorganisations and real estate investment transactions.

Vézinhet joined the firm in 2000. He advises in corporate and municipal taxation as well as tax litigation. Vézinhet has also provided advice on tax disputes and assisted with the monitoring of inspections.

Boersen is now a tax partner in the Amsterdam office. His main area of specialism is direct taxes, refinancing and M&A. Before re-joining CMS in 2013, Boersen worked for the Citco Group as an executive board member, responsible for national and international tax matters. Boersen has previously worked in Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands where he has been involved in the set up and restructuring of tax efficient entities.

Cagienard has been promoted from an associate to a partner at CMS’s Zurich’s office. His main practice areas cover individual and corporate taxation, including corporate finance, M&A and VAT. He is also a certified tax expert.

De Miguel joined CMS in 2009 and is now a partner in the Madrid office. Before this, he worked as an attorney for Baker McKenzie and Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. De Miguel has worked on a number of international projects, including real estate enterprise and corporate restructuring. Moreover, he has defended taxpayer’s interests by preparing and executing tax proceedings.

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