Xavier joined the tax department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1997. He was co-opted as partner in January 2012.
He specialises in international taxation and his main practice areas are transfer pricing, transactional operations, reorganisations and acquisitions. He, therefore, advises clients in several fields such as international / supply chain restructuring, transfer pricing planning and documentation, tax audit and litigation, double taxation cases (competent authorities / arbitration procedures) and advance pricing agreements.
He participated in the works of the EU joint forum on transfer pricing. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and of the Association Française des Avocats Conseils d'Entreprises (ACE). Xavier co-wrote the report for France on "Enterprise services" for the 2012 annual IFA congress.
He regularly publishes articles on international tax matters in French and international publications. He co-authored a book on transfer pricing: Prix de transfert, Editions Francis Lefebvre (3rd edition, 2016). He also co-authored a book on the impact of the OECD Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting on the French tax treaties (Conventions fiscales bilatérales consolidées, Editions Francis Lefebvre, 2018).
He holds a postgraduate degree of HEC (1997) and University of Paris XI (1997) in corporate law.
He is fluent in English and German. In the past, he was two years in secondment in the Berlin office of CMS Hasche Sigle.