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Laurent Borey
Tax
Mayer Brown

Category “Rain Maker” 

  • He practices boxing, tennis and swimming
  • He likes to spend his free time in Corsica
  • He always shares his meals in a convivial atmosphere

He is described as a “visionary” in the field of LBO taxation by his peers. However, he has not dedicated his whole career to this area. After entering military service and obtaining his Master’s degree in tax (DESS fiscalité), Laurent Borey started at Arthur Andersen located in Lyon, in 1992. For five years, his activity was based on advising banks. In 1997 he opened up to private equity “at the time, the other partners were not interested in this subject. They let me do anything I wanted and I took everything“, says Laurent Borey. He started working with funds such as Eurazeo, Permira and Carlyle. He left Arthur Andersen in 2000 for EY (at the time of Arthur Andersen's collapse) before joining the Paris office of Mayer Brown in 2004. “The Enron case proved that a large law firm can collapse. I wanted to build something manageable, in a dimension on which I could keep under control”, he explains. This is how I created the tax department of the Paris office and made it as successful as we know it today. As such, Laurent Borey has provided assistance in the emblematic buyout of SFR by Numéricable. “I am very proud to have been part of it, especially since very few of us worked at the heart of the transaction”.