Pierre-Jean joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1986 where he was co-opted as equity partner in 1991. He formerly has been with Coopers & Lybrand (1981-1984) and Ernst & Whinney (1984-1986).
He co-leads the international department, where he specialises in transfer pricing and private clients, having 30 years' experience in those areas. The support of the integrated team of 10-plus economists is invaluable when assisting clients in transfer pricing. His other practice areas are cross-border transactions, including M&A, financing, refinancing, restructuring, financial leasing, and European and international taxation. His second area of expertise is private clients: legal and tax regimes, including family law (international aspects), immigration law, assets protection, wealth transfer techniques, inheritance, assets protection and separation of assets, matrimonial status, real property investments, trusts impacts within civil jurisdictions, tax audit protection and litigation.
Pierre-Jean is a member of the Institute for Tax Advisers (IACF), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also the honorary vice president of the trusts committee of the IBA.
He is a lecturer on international taxation at the University of Paris II - Assas and also a speaker at conferences on topics such as transfer of domicile, trusts and assets reorganisation. He is the author of several publications edited by the IBFD, including The Regime of Partnerships and The Regime of Permanent Establishments, as well as others published by Editions Francis Lefebvre in English and French (e.g. Monaco Tax and Legal Guide and Transfer Pricing) and Option Finance. He regularly contributes to reference books on International Transfer Pricing. He is a correspondent for the International Transfer Pricing Journal and regularly writes international articles in English.
Pierre-Jean is domiciled and based in Monaco where he has a licence of counsel in international taxation.
He holds a master's degree in business law from the University of Paris II Assas (1981) and is a graduate from the ESLSCA Business School (1979).
He speaks English and German fluently, and Italian.