Anne-Sophie Coustel’s practice focuses on French and international tax law as well as complex reorganizations and M&A transactions. She also has extensive experience with employee stock offerings, employee benefit plans and management incentive packages.
Anne-Sophie joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2007.
Crédit Agricole in a major project aimed at simplifying Crédit Agricole S.A.’s structure and improving transparency and capital quality.
Lavazza in its acquisition of French coffee brand Carte Noire and related assets from Koninklijke Douwe Egberts.
De Agostini in relation to the merger between Zodiak and Banijay.
Loxam in its acquisition of the France and Spain businesses of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) from an affiliate of Hertz Global Holdings.
Lafarge in its $40 billion merger with Holcim and in the €6.5 billion sale, together with Holcim, of certain assets to CRH.
Amundi, Europcar, Showroomprivé, Worldline, Tarkett, Numericable Group in their IPOs.
Paris Orléans (now Rothschild & Co), the holding company of the Rothschild Group, in its 2012 reorganization to streamline its organization, optimize its regulatory capital and ensure its family control.
Representation of several clients in various tax audits and litigation cases.
Veolia Environnement in its agreement with EDF concerning Dalkia.
Kering and Groupe Fnac in the spin-off and IPO of Groupe Fnac.
Accor and Edenred in the spin-off and IPO of Edenred.
ArcelorMittal in the two-step crossborder merger of Netherlands-based Mittal Steel Company NV and Luxembourg-based Arcelor, following the successful tender offer of Mittal Steel for Arcelor, in which Cleary advised Mittal Steel.
Bridgepoint and Eurazeo in their acquisition of Foncia Groupe, as well as in the subsequent acquisition of a minority interest from BPCE.
A consortium led by TPG Capital in the acquisition and subsequent disposal of TDF.
- Lecturer, HEC Paris (mergers/reorganizations and LBOs)
2020: “COVID-19: Moratorium to Suspend Certain Tax Deadlines Relating to Statutes of Limitation, Tax Audits, and Recovery of Tax Receivables,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo
2018: “Equity Financing: Contributions at Reduced Prices,” Revue de Droit Fiscal
2014: “Qualification of Taxable Entities and Treaty Protection” the IFA Annual Conference, Mumbai
October 29, 2018