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Xenia Legendre
Partner, Paris
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xenia.legendre@hoganlovells.com

Xenia Legendre has extensive experience in French and international tax matters. She focuses her practice on the taxation of French and multinational corporations, particularly on the structuring of merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, and restructuring projects. In addition, she has substantial experience advising on the tax aspects of capital market transactions.

Xenia regularly participates in Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) working groups on international taxation.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Advising a group of investors on their acquisition of a business with operations in more than ten countries across the world from a multinational chemicals company.
  • Advising several French and international companies on restructuring matters.
  • Advising a Russian conglomerate on its joint venture with a French real estate player.
  • Advising a Russian private equity firm in connection with its sale of an alcoholic beverage business to a UK private equity fund.


Hogan Lovells Publications
February 2013 "EU Financial Transaction Tax Revealed - Wide Ranging "Tobin" Tax to Have Impact Well Beyond The FTT Zone.", Hogan Lovells

Published Works
February 2013 "Taxing personal data is much simpler in theory than in practice." Edition Multimédi@

15 January 2009 "Le Cadre Fiscal de la Finance Islamique." La Revue de Droit Fiscal

31 December 2008 "Business Restructuring in France." Taxation of Corporate Restructuring & Reorganisations, Tax Planning International

30 November 2008 "Structuring Acquisitions in Russia." Russia/Eurasia Executive Guide

PUBLISHED WORKS PRIOR TO JOINING THE FIRM
04.09.2007
"Substance Over Form in France and the Bank of Scotland Decision" (co-authored with Hicham Kabbaj), Tax Notes International.

November/December 2006
"Acquisitions de Sociétés Américaines par des Sociétés Françaises: la Forward Triangular Merger en Droit Français" (co-authored with Stéphane Heliot), Actes Pratiques, Droit des Sociétés.


PRACTICES
Tax
Mergers and Acquisitions
Real Estate Finance
Structured Finance
Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects
Leveraged and Acquisition Finance
INDUSTRY SECTORS
Luxury Goods
Hotels, Leisure and Gaming
Automotive
Food, Beverages, and Agriculture
EDUCATION
Doctorat, avec mention, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1996 D.E.A., avec mention, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992 Maîtrise, avec mention, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 1991
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member, International Fiscal Association
  • Member, Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux
  • President, Paris Chapter of the European-American Tax Institute
  • Member, MEDEF
AWARDS / RANKINGS
  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, Tax - France, 2009
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS Paris
LANGUAGES French English Russian