Thomas Verdeil

EXPERTISE

Thomas Verdeil specializes in the taxation of acquisitions and sales of companies (M&A, private equity, venture capital, and leveraged buyouts). He advises investment funds, companies, entrepreneurs, and family shareholders on all tax issues relating to their transactions (tax structure, tax due diligence, vendor due diligence) and their shareholdings (monitoring their tax situation, restructuring transactions, and tax litigation).

He also has expertise in the fields of private asset taxation, investment taxation, and tax litigation, and advises company managers during LBOs with respect to the negotiation of the management package.

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Verdeil recently worked on Naxicap Partners’ LBO of the Sud Robinetterie Industrie group (€55 million in revenues), Focal & Naim (€43 million in revenues) and Desk HLF (€150 million in revenues); Capital Export’s LBO of the Celec group (€12 million in revenues) and on development capital transactions for Amundi Private Equity funds (minority investment in the group La Cure Gourmande) and Initiative and Finance (a minority investment in the Vivacy laboratories).

INTERNATIONAL

Thomas studied at New York University School of Law for a year (2009). He assists his clients both in French and English.

DISTINCTIONS

Legal 500

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk has been a recommended firm in tax law since 2008. In the 2015 rankings, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk was recommended for its “high level of service”.

 Décideurs Stratégies Finance Droit

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk is listed in 14 categories in the 2015 guides, including “Capital – Investment,” “Mergers – Acquisition,” “Public-sector actors and entities,” “Leadership and human capital,” and “Private clients and assets management”. The tax team is recognized for its deep knowledge in handling asset taxation and LBO taxation and for its expertise in real estate tax.

TEACHING AND PUBLICATIONS

Mr. Verdeil lectures at the University of Cergy-Pontoise on LBO taxation, taxation of restructuring transactions, tax implications of LBO transactions for senior executive and shareholders, and taxation of equity investments.
He is a member of the IFA (International Fiscal Association) and the IACF(Institut des Avocats Conseil Fiscaux) (Institute of Tax Attorneys).

BEFORE SVZ

Prior to joining the firm in March 2015 as counsel, Mr. Verdeil practiced with Freshfields,Bruckhaus,Deringer LLP and Lamartine Conseil, as well as in the legal and tax department of the Nestle Waters group.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Paris

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Mr. Verdeil holds an LL.M. in international taxation from the New York University School of Law, a masters (DESS) in international taxation from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, and a masters (DESS) in business law and taxation from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

LATEST ASSIGNMENT

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