Alexis Bernard is an attorney-at-law working within the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’ international tax and transfer pricing department. Relying on his double educational background including both law and economics, Alexis has acquired a solid experience within a broad scope of industries and in all kind of transfer pricing projects for French and foreign multinationals.
Specifically, since 2008 Alexis has been providing global transfer pricing advices on matters related to transfer pricing structuring / planning (e.g. value chain reorganization), risk assessment reviews, documentation / compliance work, and dispute resolution / tax audit management (including the management of mutual agreement procedures).
Alexis has also developed reliable skills on a full spectrum of international transactions including the purchase and sale of tangible products, the development, licensing or sale of intangible assets and intellectual property, the provision of management services, the provision of contract services (manufacturing, R&D, technical and others), cost contribution and/or sharing arrangements, and financial transactions.
In addition, Alexis has recently co-written several articles dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on transfer prices as well as on financial intragroup transactions considering the recent evolution of the associated French environment.
Before joining CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2019, Alexis has worked as an international transfer pricing consultant at Deloitte France Law Firm (Taj) during nearly seven years (including a six-month secondment within the transfer pricing team of Deloitte in London) and contributed to the creation and development of the transfer pricing practice at Bird & Bird France and BDO Avocats.
Alexis is graduated from University Paris IX Dauphine in Law and Management and received a master’s degree in Corporate tax strategy. He is also a French registered lawyer.
Alexis is fluent in French and English.
About CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats is one of France’s top business law firms. It belongs to CMS international network which is located in more than 73 offices in 41 countries across the world, CMS employs over 4,500 lawyers of which 1000 are partners.