Tax Partner at Pichard & Associés and Tax Group Leader at Association Française pour la Gestion des Cybermonnaies
Benoit Couty joined Pichard & Associés as partner in charge of tax after having acquired significant experience in large network law firms such as Baker & McKenzie and PwC. He advises large international groups (mainly from north America and northern Europe) with respect to their French operations as well as French group with respect to their development abroad. He advises on the tax aspects of mergers & acquisitions, tax grouping and de-grouping, LBOs and share capital reorganizations and has a notable expertise in French tax litigation including transfer prices.
Benoit joined AFGC in 2017 as a tax expert to investigate growing concerns about tax issues related to crypto-assets, both for investors and companies issuing token. He was recently appointed co-leader of AFGC tax group and issued several technical notes to the French tax authorities (Lawmakers, Finance ministry, French treasury and revenue service) notably setting out innovative tax rules designed for crypto-assets. He is an active member of several working groups and think tanks that discuss Crypto regulation in France.