Sophie de Carné-Carnavalet


Sophie de Carné-Carnavalet is a member of the Paris Bar and a partner in the Tax law department.

Sophie is a specialist in wealth taxation. She has developed a particularly recognized expertise in the following areas:

  • Reorganizing the professional assets of managers and structuring the transfer of their business;
  • Family transfers (gifts, inheritances, Dutreil pacts) ;
  • International wealth strategy (impatriation, expatriation, exit tax, reporting obligations) ;
  • Estate planning (wills, trusts) ;
  • Tax litigation (assistance with tax audits and challenges before the relevant courts).

Sophie has developed particular expertise in Franco-American tax relations, and has in-depth knowledge of the taxation of trusts. She assists numerous American families owning assets in France or residing in France.


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“.

Ranking of law firms specialized in Tax Law: Sekri Valentin Zerrouk is among the recommended firms since 2008.


Sophie has a degree (Master 1) in Economics from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, a degree (Master 1) in Business law from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, a MBA in Business law and Finance & Loan Management from Paris II Pantheon-Sorbonne, and a degree (Master 2) in International Corporate Transactions and Taxation from Paris I Pantheon- Sorbonne.


Sophie is a member of the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF).

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