Jérôme Assouline

Anticipation - Technicality - Engagement


Jérôme Assouline is the head of the firm’s tax practice.

Mr. Assouline advises entrepreneurs, funds, and groups of companies on their M&A and restructuring transactions. He is particularly involved in the area of private equity.

He also specializes in private wealth matters, advising entrepreneurs on the reorganization of their professional assets and the transmission of their businesses.

A member of the New York and Paris bars, Mr. Assouline has particular expertise in Franco-American taxation and has extensive knowledge in the area of trust taxation. He represents many American families who own property or reside in France.

He also has expertise in the field of real estate investment and tax litigation.


Legal 500

Ranking of law firms that specialize in tax law: Since 2008, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk has been ranked as a leading firm.

In the 2020 ranking, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk is recognized as having a “great ability to advise on technical details and deal with complex situations. It is very pleasant to work with this team, they are very accessible“, the team is also recognized as being “pragmatic and reliable“.

Jérôme Assouline is ranked in “Band 1” among the leading lawyers in the private and patrimonial tax market.


Jérôme Assouline is ranked “Band 2” by the Chambers international ranking in the Private Wealth Law category.

Décideurs Stratégies Finance Droit

The team led by Jérôme Assouline is recognized as being a “leading advisor” in wealth tax and “excellent” in transaction tax and LBOs; it is also recognized for its “strong reputation” in real estate tax and tax litigation.

Legal week

Since 2013, Mr. Assouline has been listed in Legal Week’s annual publication on the top advisors on international private client taxation (International Trust and Private Client’s Elite).


Mr. Assouline has been on the Leaders List since 2013.


New York


Prior to joining the firm as a partner, Mr. Assouline was with KPMG and then Jones Day.


Mr. Assouline has a degree (maîtrise) in business law from Paris II Assas, a management degree (maîtrise) with a specialty in international business from Paris IX Dauphine, a diploma from the Institute of Business Law (IDA) at Paris II Assas, a masters (DESS) in international taxation from Paris II Assas-HEC, a masters (DEA) in international economics law from Paris I Panthéon La Sorbonne, and an LLM in international taxation from New York University School of Law.


Mr. Assouline teaches at the University of Paris Dauphine and at the ESSEC Business School.


Mr. Assouline is a member of the New York Bar Association, the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and the International Wealth Advisors Forum. He is also an officer of the Private Clients committee of the international Bar Association (IBA).


Jérôme Assouline is the author of numerous academic articles and regularly takes part in professional conferences.

March 2021

Chair of the 26th IBA conference « International Private Client Virtual Conference: Advising real clients in a virtual world ».

February 2021

STEP Mid Atlantic Webinar “Current Trends in Estate/Succession Tax Planning”

November 2020

“Planning for the US person moving to Europe”, Virtually Together Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA)

October 2020

“Cross-Border US/Europe Tax Planning”, Virtual conference “US/UK Tax Planning: Digital Week”

Septembre 2020

“New rules for Loss carryovers”, Journal Spécial des Sociétés

June 2020

“What Private Wealth Professionals Should Know about International Tax Transparency”, International Bar Association (IBA) Conference

May 2020

“Extension of the state of health emergency: new deadlines for tax proceedings”

March 2020

DAC6 – a review of its implementation around the EU, impact on attorney client privilege and privacy issues, 25th Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), London

February 2020

“Coronavirus: tax and social contribution measures implemented to support companies”. Article in the Journal Spécial des Sociétés

November 2019

STEP Conference Moderator, 24th International Private Client Conference, London: Navigating Private Client Planning in France, Franco- American Tax Planning for High Net Worth Individuals

April 2019

“Inheriting problematic structures: common problems for heirs/beneficiaries and opportunities for restructuring before death” 19th Annual American Bar Association (ABA) Conference on Trends in US and European Tax Practice, Paris

March 2018

“The public registers provided for in the 4th MLA Directive: an excessive infringement of public freedoms?”, 23rd Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), London

July 2016

“The Constitutional Council reduces tax penalties” Article in Agefi

June 2016

“Structuring of Real Estate Asset Acquisition”, Future Leaders Forum, Cascais, Spain

March 2016

Panel discussion on the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).  Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), London.

October 2015

Conducted a session entitled “Tax structuring for private clients,” Annual conference of the International Bar Association, (IBA), Vienna.

March 2015

Organized a roundtable entitled “International Asset Management,” Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) London.

March 2015

Published an article in the U.S. magazine Trusts & Estates: “Dangerous Liaisons: Beware of the Creation of Trusts for U.S. Citizens Residing in France.”

October 2014

Conducted a session on the structuring of non real-estate assets, annual conference of the International Bar Association, Tokyo.

June 2014

Conducted a workshop entitled “Should You Sell the Operating Entity or the Holding Company? Legal and Tax Strategies,” Workshop on Business Sales, Paris.

March 2014

Conducted a session on real estate ownership structures – Conference of the International Bar Association, London.

February 2014

Led a workshop on estate planning entitled “Managing the Aftermath of a Transfer: What to Do with the Contribution in the Medium to Long Term,” Inter-Professional Asset Management Meetings 2014, Agefi Actifs, Paris.

January 2014

Led a workshop entitled “Taxation of Holding Companies,” at a training day held by the KPMG Southwest Tax Planning Network, Avignon.

November 2013

Led a training session at a training day entitled “Current Issues – Accounting 2013,” in partnership with KPMG.

November 2013

Participated in a seminar entitled, “Rethinking the International Taxation System: What the Seniors Should Teach to the Young People,” International Bar Association (IBA), Paris.

November 2013

Participated in a seminar entitled “Regularization of Unreported Foreign Assets: An Instruction Manual,” Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF).

October 2013

A session on investment funds entitled “How to Structure an Investment Fund for Private Clients,” Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), Boston.

June 2013

“Should You Sell the Operating Entity or the Holding Company?” Conference on business transfers, Palais des Congrès, Paris.

March 2013

Led a session on current issues in French asset taxation, Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), New York.

January 2013

Led a session entitled, “Selling a Business Tool: Strategies for 2013,” in partnership with Aforge Finance.


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