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Xenia Legendre


Xenia Legendre
English, French, Russian
Practice Group

Xenia Legendre works with multinational groups and investment funds to structure their cross border transactions. She acts in all environments – M&A, restructuring, distressed acquisition or disposition. Creative, solution oriented, Xenia pays specific attention to the connection between tax structures and business operations. Having a solid corporate M&A background, Xenia perfectly understands the deal dynamics. Working closely with corporate deal teams, Xenia is very strong in 'selling' the most efficient structures to all parties. She is quite successful in integrating all possible parameters (tax, corporate, labour, and environmental, etc) towards achieving an efficient solution.

Xenia's career has been entirely in private practice with major international law firms. Xenia joined Hogan Lovells in 2008 and leads the tax group. Throughout her 20+ plus years as international tax lawyer, Xenia has probably seen and worked on all possible international structures in major jurisdictions worldwide. At Hogan Lovells her work gets a great benefit from the tax network of the firm covering all important countries. In perfect cooperation with the transfer pricing group of the firm, Xenia helps clients to adjust their internal set up to the most optimal tax result while complying with all current trends in the international taxation.

Xenia has a broad client base from the US and Europe. Leveraging her language and multicultural skills, Xenia also works with Russian origin clients. She helps them to design European and international holding and business structures, fully compliant with highest European standards.

Representative experience

Advising group of investors on acquisition of business with operations in more than 10 countries from multinational chemicals company and subsequent sale to multinational groups.

Advising a Russian private equity firm in connection with its sale of an alcoholic beverage business to a UK private equity fund.

Advising ADP in its investment in TAV Airport.

Advising Euler Hermes (Allianz Group) on its international joint venture with Mapfre, for which Hogan Lovells wins European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year.

Advising Foncière des Régions on the acquisition of a hotel portfolio in Europe, in particular in Germany.

Advising Powerhouse France on acquisition of Financière SELEC from investment vehicles managed by LBO France and Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management’s real estate investment business.

Education and admissions


  • 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 (MGIMO-University), 1991


  • Member, International Fiscal Association
  • Member, Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux
  • President, Paris Chapter of the European-American Tax Institute
  • Member, MEDEF

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Paris


European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year

International Tax Review

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Taxing personal data is much simpler in theory than in practice

Edition Multimédi@

Published Works

Le Cadre Fiscal de la Finance Islamique

La Revue de Droit Fiscal
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