David Colin is a partner in the firm’s Paris office who focuses his practice on tax planning and litigation.
Mr. Colin has experience with optimization of indirect taxes in cross-border transactions, VAT advisory matters, negotiation with tax authorities, and due diligence counseling. His work on these matters has involved the industrial, chemical, telecommunication, and real estate sectors.
Mr. Colin received a DESS in Taxation from the University of Paris V-René Descartes in 1995. He received a Maîtrise in Business Law from the University of Paris V-René Descartes in 1994.
Speeches and Publications
Mr. Colin’s recent publications include several articles on the new real estate VAT and transfer taxes regime in France, namely in legal French publication Décideurs Stratégie Finance & Droit (“Real estate VAT reform in France: outlook after one year of practice”, March 2011); in real estate French magazine Immo Hebdo (“Redesign of the real estate VAT regime”, March 2010); and in UK property guide French Property News (“The New Real estate VAT regime in France”, April 2010).
David Colin is also the author of an article entitled “VAT Treatment of ‘European Mergers’ Under French Law,” published in the September-October 2005 issue of IBFD International VAT Monitor.