CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Kroll Transfer Pricing Alliance Partner
Stéphane Gelin joined the international tax department of CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre as a partner in June 2003. He has been advising French and foreign multinationals in the area of international tax and transfer pricing for more than 25 years. He has been involved in several significant projects in global transfer pricing planning, supply chain projects, French and foreign TP documentation and international controversy (including competent authorities, arbitration procedures and APAs).
Before joining CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in June 2003, he was a tax partner with Ernst & Young where he headed the transfer pricing practice and was a member of E&Y global advisory committee for transfer pricing. He spent five years in New York at the international tax services of Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for the French tax desk, assisting French and US clients involved in cross-border transactions.
He was the national reporter for the e-commerce topic at the 2001 IFA Congress and a panelist at the 2007 IFA Congress on Cost Sharing Agreements. He was a “special witness” during the 2012 IFA Conference in Boston concerning the OECD transfer pricing report on intangibles. He is a board member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, European branch.
He is a frequent contributor to various French and international tax journals. He has co-authored three books on transfer pricing: Prix de Transfert, Editions Francis Lefebvre (2010), Guide to International Transfer Pricing, Kluwer (2011) and Transfer Pricing Manual, BNA (2008). He lectures on transfer pricing at the Bourgogne Université (Dijon). He co-developed for the Chartered Institute of Taxation the transfer pricing syllabus for the advanced diploma in international tax and teaches at the exam preparation course.
Stéphane Gelin graduated from the Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques in 1986 and obtained a Maîtrise and a DESS in business and tax law at the Université de Paris V (1985). He is a registered lawyer.