Bruno Gibert joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2001. He specialises in international taxation, with a particular focus on transfer pricing matters. On this last domain, he heads the transfer pricing group of CMS.
He has 16 years' experience in the government service, where he was in charge of international tax affairs (negotiation of tax treaties with foreign countries, OECD and EU work, and competent authority). He used to be co-chairman of the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (1996 to 2001). Chairman of the EU Joint Forum on Transfer Pricing since 2002, he also chairs the French Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Tax Committee of the Club des Juristes (French Lawyers Club).
In 2015, he has been appointed by the French government as an independent person of standing for the EU arbitration convention.
He is the author of a report to the French government on tax security in France in 2004 and co-author of two other reports to the French government, one on intangible assets (2006) and one on how to improve the commentary on French tax law (2010). He is also the co-author of the chapter on rulings of a book on French tax procedures (published in 2005 and updated in 2008), a book on transfer pricing in France (Ed F Lefebvre, 3rd edition 2016) and the author of the chapter on France of the book Transfer Pricing and Dispute Resolution published in 2011, last edition 2017, and of the chapter on the mutual agreement procedure of a book on the OECD Model Convention (Ed. Francis Lefebvre 2013). He regularly publishes articles on international tax matters in French and international publications.
After graduating in political sciences at the IEP Paris (Sciences-Po) in 1979, Bruno completed his education with a Master in corporate and tax law at the University of Paris II (Assas) before entering the ENA. A French native speaker, he is fluent in French and English.