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Eric Meier

Eric Meier is a Partner in the Tax Group of Baker & McKenzie in Paris. He assists his clients in particular in the context of: search and seizure procedures; following up tax audits (concerning in particular the following issues : difficulties of applying international tax treaties, permanent establishment, anti-abuse rules, withholding tax, …) ; negotiations with the tax authorities; disputes before the administratives and civil Courts; procedures before the EU Institutions and; interventions before the French Constitutional Council. He also advices his clients in the context of analysis of tax risks and transfer of tax receivables. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Meier worked at Arthur Andersen International and Deloitte / Taj. Mr. Meier's clients pursue their activities in particular in the areas of the e-business, hotel industry, trade and large retail, media/telecom, bank and insurance and luxury. Mr. Meier also regularly writes for La Revue de Droit Fiscal.

On 11 December 2020, in a Conversant/ValueClick case, the French Supreme Administrative Court, which sat for the occasion in tax “plenary” formation (when the French Supreme Court considers that it has to rule on questions of principle, both complex and technical, the four chambers specialized in tax matters all sit…

In the stream of urgent issues to be dealt with in the current situation, where all the usual processes and practices are questioned, and where the uppermost priority is to put people first, it is often difficult to step back and identify exactly what tax actions need to be taken…