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Laurent Borey

Laurent Borey

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"The best tax practitioner in France as he is efficient, hardworking, experienced and very innovative." - Chambers Global 

"Laurent Borey stands out for being an incredible tax expert and a deal facilitator who knows all the aspects of a transaction and is excellent at mastering numbers.” - Legal 500 EMEA

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Laurent Borey is one of the five firm practice leaders heading Mayer Brown's Tax practice worldwide and is also member of the team leading the Mayer Brown Investment Fund Group.

Laurent is one of France’s leading lawyers on private equity matters (fund structuring and transaction) for his work representing private equity sponsors and his vast experience in the structuring of large, complex, cross-border M&A transactions. Laurent also regularly advises prominent entrepreneurs on their personal tax matters and has developed a renowned expertise in tax litigation.

Over the last several years, he has advised and played a key role on many massive international deals, with deal values totaling more than $100 billion. These include: Altice spin-off of its towers and infrastructure business, Delachaux, Rubix (former name IPH), SIACI, Primonial, Webhelp, CPK (Eurazeo), Cooper (Charterhouse), Cablevision (Altice), Suddenlink (Altice), NextRadioTv (Group News Participation), Comexposium (Charterhouse), Balmain, Sandro Maje, Portugal Telecom (Altice), Express Roularta Group (Altice), Numericable-SFR (Altice), Worldwide Flight Services (LBO France), Labeyrie (LBO France), Elis (Eurazeo), Parex Group (CVC Capital Partners), SFR (Numericable), Hamleys (Ludendo) and Vivarte.

Laurent ranks in band one in Chambers Global 2015 and was one of the nominee for the Law 360 MVP award for 2015. He was named "Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 by the French magazine Option Finance and “Tax Advisor of the Year” by Magazine des Affaires for 2011, 2014 and 2015. Laurent is also one of the Mayer Brown practitioners listed in Who’s Who Legal and in Who’s Who France.

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