Jean-Marc Tirard is the co-founder with Maryse Naudin (in 1989) of Tirard, Naudin, a highly reputed Paris-based boutique law firm which specializes in international tax and estate planning (including trusts), tax representation and litigation in all aspects of French taxation with a particular emphasis on international tax issues.
Mr Tirard began his career with the French tax administration before moving into an advisory role. For 10 years, he was in charge of the tax department of Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young), before joining Clifford Chance where he developed the French and international tax practice.
He has more than 40 years' experience advising major French and foreign companies on domestic and international corporate tax issues as well as negotiating with tax authorities and handling tax litigation. He also has extensive experience in tax and estate planning for French and foreign high net worth individuals.
Jean-Marc Tirard is the co-founder and former chairman of the French branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He was also chairman of the Tax Commission of the French Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce and co-chairman of the International Tax Committee of the same organisation. He is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Mr Tirard has published many articles and books in French and English including « La Fiscalité des Sociétés dans l'UE » (8th edition, 2010) translated in English as « Corporate Taxation in EU Countries » (Longmans) and « Les trusts anglo-saxons et les pays de droit civil » (with Jean-Paul Béraudo, Academy & Finance, 2006). He is the author of the French chapter of "The International Guide to the Taxation of Trusts" published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation.
Mr Tirard has been rated as one of the leading French tax lawyers in various surveys. Named outstanding European Individual of the year by the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2009, he is also cited as a leading tax lawyer in a number of publications (including Euromoney Expert Guide to the World's leading tax practitioners, International Tax Review, Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, etc).