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Bruno Knadjian


Bruno Knadjian

As a problem-solving advocate, Bruno creates bridges between tax regulations and business realities. He has developed his practice to cover all types of tax work both in France and internationally. In addition to representing large corporations in a full range of tax law matters, Bruno works with investors throughout the life cycle of investments. 

Bruno is recognized for his forward-thinking approach on tax matters as well as precedent-setting firsts in the tax field globally in terms of tax planning, cross-borders tax structuring, tax controversy and investigative matters. Bruno has considerable experience handling tax matters for a diverse client base, including multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity and real estate funds, emerging and start-up companies, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and families. 

He has helped clients on corporate and transactional tax matters with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets, business transfers, joint ventures and group reorganizations. In addition, Bruno has substantial experience on the tax aspects of capital market transactions (cross-border securitizations, securities lending, bond issues, etc.) and structuring management packages for executive directors and entrepreneurs. 

Bruno is regularly featured in leading journals and seminars concerning corporation tax and property related tax issues. He is recognized as an outstanding tax practitioner by various publications including Chambers Europe and Legal 500. In the early stages of his career, Bruno was honored with the Award for the Best Young Corporate Lawyer by the French leading association ACE.

 Bruno is a lecturer in tax law at University of Paris-IX Dauphine and regularly publishes on tax topics.

Representative Experience

Deal counsel on the acquisition by Noondnay of Powerhouse from LBO France and the PE fund of Deutsche bank (2013 - €1bn).

Advising IDI on numerous private equity transactions.

Advising La Française REM on the launch of the first European SCPI fund, LFP Europimmo, whose strategy is to invest across Europe.

Advising Natixis and other banks for the financing of the acquisition by Ludendo of the Hamleys Group.

Advising Crédit Agricole on the tax issues surrounding the reorganisation of its insurance and reinsurance activities across Europe and Asia.

Advising the management of Theolia in the tender offer of Macquarie (approx €300m).

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., University College London, 2004
  • DEA Business and Economics Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2003
  • D.E.S.S. Corporate Taxation, Université Paris IX Dauphine, 2003


  • IACF (Institut des Avocats Conseil Fiscaux)
  • EACC (European American Chamber of Commerce)
  • Franco-Armenian Chamber of Commerce

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Paris


Venture Tax Deal of the year 2015, International tax Review

European Joint


European Joint-Venture Tax Deal of the year

International tax Review


European M&A tax Deal of the Year


ACE - Award for the Best Young Corporate Lawyer

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

New rules on the deduction of acquisition debt in France

Tax Journal

Published Works

LBO transactions in the tax millefeuille 2014

Option Finance

Published Works

New management of carried forward tax losses

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