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Ince & Co France strengthens its tax expertise with senior associate hire

International law firm Ince & Co is pleased to announce that Benoit Noel, a recognised expert in tax and litigation, has joined the firm’s Le Havre office as senior associate with affect from 1 June 2017.

Benoît was Head of Tax at EUROPCAR France from 2005 to 2009, before joining the tax department of French law firm FIDAL, where he became partner and worked for 8 years. FIDAL has 1,200 lawyers based in approximately 90 offices throughout the country. Over the course of his 13-year career, Benoît has become an expert in all fields of taxation for companies, individuals and associations. He deals with mergers and acquisitions, issues relating to the taxation of profits, VAT, business transfers, real estate taxation, as well as all current business taxation transactions. He also advises on the taxation of individuals (income and property tax).

Benoît Noel holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law and a DESS in Tax and Customs Law (University of Rouen), a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (IAE Amiens) and a DESS in Legal, Accounting and Fiscal Audit (University of Clermont-Ferrand).

Benoît’s arrival enables Ince & Co France to strengthen its expertise in tax law in order to meet the growing need of its clients in this field. He will work with Freddy Desplanques, partner in charge of the customs department, on issues relating to customs taxation and VAT. Furthermore, his arrival will augment Ince & Co France’s transactional offering following the recruitment of Ghislain de Mareuil as Head of Corporate in December last year.

Jérôme de Sentenac, Managing Partner of Ince & Co France, commented:

”We are delighted to welcome Benoît to Ince & Co in France. His recruitment forms part of our firm’s strategy to diversify our offering to clients in our core sectors.”

Benoît Noel, added:

“I’m very pleased to have joined the team at Ince & Co. I believe that the experience that I have gained both in-house and in private practice will be of major benefit to the firm and its clients.”

In February this year Ince & Co announced the relocation of its Le Havre office to modern 3600 sq. ft. premises in the heart of the city’s port. The firm also opened an office in Marseille earlier in the year with a double partner hire.