François Hellio joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1990. From 1993 to 1998 is worked at the Berlin office of the firm and became a partner in 2001. From 2009 to 2012, he was a member of the firm's Advisory board. He is specialised in tax matters in connection with international and domestic acquisitions and restructurings, and also in transfer pricing. He is currently a co-ordinator of the CMS Franco-German desk.
François is a regular author of various articles about international taxation in French and international publications (German or Swiss notably). Examples include: co-author of the French tax part of a book published in Germany on international aspects of the Societas Europaea (SE), Jannott/Frodermann (CF Müller-Verlag, 2014); co-author of the France dedicated chapter of Mennel-Förster, a reference work on international taxation in Germany (NWB-Verlag, 2012).
He teaches at the Universities of Strasbourg and Vienna (LLM of international taxation). François studied at the French business school HEC (1988) and graduated at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris (1992).
A French native, François is fluent in English and German.