Nicolas J.André

Of Counsel

Paris + 33.1.56.59.39.63

Nicolas André's practice encompasses all aspects of French and international taxation relating to corporate and financial transactions. Nicolas counsels clients on M&A, post-acquisition restructurings, leveraged buyouts, venture capital financings, joint ventures, initial public offerings, rights issues, private equity investments, and financial and derivative instruments.

He regularly advises French and international companies, investment funds, and individuals regarding tax rulings, audits, and disputes. Nicolas also has developed in-depth knowledge in the fields of financial products, equity incentive schemes, and management packages, with a particular emphasis on cross-border transactions.

Before joining Jones Day, Nicolas spent more than three years in the New York and Paris offices of a multinational law firm headquartered in London. He also served as a research assistant with the New York University (NYU) School of Law and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C.

Nicolas has coauthored several articles on French and international tax law matters in various legal and financial publications. He also teaches a course on the taxation of financial instruments at the University of Paris II (Assas).

Experience

  • ChapsVision acquires OctipasJones Day advised ChapsVision S.A.S. in the acquisition of Octipas, a French company that develops and markets omnichannel solutions for the digitalization of points of sale.
  • CANDRIAM to acquire Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe's alternative multi-asset management businessJones Day is advising CANDRIAM in the acquisition of Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe’s alternative multi-asset management business.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • Tinubu® Square acquires U.S. company eSURETY®Jones Day advised Tinubu® Square in its acquisition of U.S.-based eSURETY®, a cloud-based specialty software provider, enabling carriers, brokers, and MGAs to securely apply, quote, bond, issue, and support every form of surety as well as offering a powerful direct-to-the-consumer experience on any device from any browser, anywhere in the world.
  • Alven, Fa Dièse and other main shareholders sell SoCloz to SavoyeJones Day advised Alven, Fa Dièse and other main shareholders in connection with the sale of SoCloz, a French company specialized in the development and marketing of SAAS software that allows retailers to digitize their points of sale and manage their omnicanality, to Savoye.
  • EcoVadis raises $200 million in Series B roundJones Day assisted EcoVadis SAS, a provider of environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, in connection with their $200 million Series B round of financing led by CVC Growth Partners.
  • ManoMano completes €125 million financing roundJones Day represented ManoMano, an online marketplace specializing in the sale of DIY, home improvement, and gardening products, in connection with its €125 million round of financing led by Temasek alongside General Atlantic, Eurazeo, Piton Capital, Bpifrance, and Kismet Holdings.
  • ChapsVision acquires Coheris in tender offerJones Day advised ChapsVision in connection with its tender offer of Coheris, a French technology company listed on Euronext.
  • Mathym sold to BaikowskiJones Day advised the selling shareholders of Mathym, a French company operating in the area of nanomaterials and specializing in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of nanodispersions, in its sale to Baikowski, a French manufacturer of specialist industrial minerals.
  • Inotrem raises €39 million in Series B financing roundJones Day advised Inotrem S.A., a French biotech company specialized in immunotherapy for acute and chronic inflammatory syndromes, in connection with its €39 million (US$43 million) Series B round of financing led by Morningside Ventures and joined by Invus as well as historical investors including Andera Partners, Sofinnova Partners, and BiomedInvest.
  • Sentryo sold to CiscoJones Day represented Sentryo SAS and its shareholders in connection with the sale of Sentryo, a France-based provider of device visibility and security solutions for industrial control system (ICS) networks, to Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions.
  • SuperSonic Imagine acquired by Hologic, Inc.Jones Day advised Supersonic Imagine and its main shareholders in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake followed by a tender offer by Hologic, Inc. based on an enterprise value of circa US$85 million.
  • Alizé Pharma 3 raises €67 million in financing roundJones Day represented Alizé Pharma 3 SAS, a French company engaged in the research and development of new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of rare endocrine and metabolic diseases, in connection with its €67 million (US$75 million) round of financing led by LSP, and included a syndicate of international investors.
  • Permira Credit Solutions refinances existing indebtedness of Sotralu GroupJones Day advised Permira Credit Solutions 4 Master Euro S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions 4 Senior Euro S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions 4 Senior GBP S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions Q S.à.r.l.,and Permira Credit Solutions N S.à.r.l., as unitranche lenders, in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness of Sotralu Group, a leading manufacturer of accessories for aluminum doors and windows.
  • Procter & Gamble sells its Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands to UnileverJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands to Unilever.
  • APE obtains French constitutional Supreme Court approval for design of airport privatization planJones Day advised the Agence des Participations de l'Etat ("APE") on constitutional matters regarding the privatization of Aéroports de Paris ("ADP"), the French company managing the biggest airports around Paris (market value: €17 billion).
  • Bpifrance participates in €70 million Series C financing round of PayFitJones Day represented Bpifrance in connection with the €70 million (US$78.5 million) Series C round of financing of PayFit, a French company developing and marketing a payroll and HR management software, led by Eurazeo and Bpifrance.
  • Invus participates in €20 million investment in SensorionJones Day advised Invus, as lead investor, alongside with Sofinnova, in the €20 million (US$22.6 million) convertible bonds issue of Sensorion, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which specializes in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat, and prevent inner ear diseases.
  • Proprioo raises €20 million in financing roundJones Day advised Proprioo SAS, a home sales platform, in connection with its €20 million (US$22.3 million) Series B round of financing led by Rocket Internet Capital Partners, GFC, and Picus Capital.
  • Ivalua raises $60 million in financing roundJones Day represented Ivalua SAS, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions, in connection with its $60 million round of financing led by Tiger Global Management.
  • Additional Publications

    • September 2019
      Fiscalité des acomptes sur dividende, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°3-2019
    • April 2019
      Distributions de capitaux propres financées par emprunt : quels critères pour caractériser un abus de droit fiscal ?, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°1-2019
    • April 2018
      Conventions fiscales internationales et théorie de l’abus de droit : vers une nouvelle grille d’analyse ?, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°1-2018
    • February 2018
      Taxe sur les transactions financières : entrée en vigueur du nouveau protocole AFME, Option Finance, n°1446
    • March 2017
      État des lieux de la fiscalité des OPCI dans un contexte international, Revue de Droit fiscal, nº 13-2017
    • February 2017
      Cession de titres de sociétés de personnes et mécanisme Quemener : quelles conséquences après la décision Lupa du Conseil d’État ?, Les Nouvelles Fiscales, nº 1191
    • January 2017
      French Participation Exemption Regime for Dividends and Antiabuse Rules: A Long-Standing Relationship?, Tax Notes International, Volume 85, Number 3, p. 283
    • November 2016
      Un prêt subordonné à durée indéterminée (PSDI) peut-il être assimilé à une émission de valeurs mobilières pour permettre l'imposition des intérêts capitalisés hors de France ?, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°4-2016
    • September 2016
      Distributions transfrontalières de dividendes : nouvelle décision quant aux conditions d'imputation du crédit d'impôt étranger, Option Finance, n°1377
    • July 2016
      Rattachement fiscal à la France du siège de direction effective d’une société étrangère, Les Nouvelles Fiscales, éditions Lamy, n°1182
    • June 2016
      Régime mère-fille et règles anti-abus, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°2-2016
    • May 2016
      Société de droit étranger et rattachement fiscal à la France du siège de direction effective, Option Finance, n°1364
    • April 2016
      Distributions transfrontalières de dividendes : comment faire coexister les jurisprudences françaises et européennes ?, Revue de Droit fiscal, n°18-2016
    • March 2016
      Late 2015 and early 2016 French tax case law, Tax Planning International, European Tax Service, Bloomberg BNA
    • February 2016
      Gestion de fonds d'investissement et TVA : où en est-on ?, Option Finance, n°1355
    • January 2016
      Traitement fiscal des dividendes : bilan sélectif des décisions et réformes intervenues en 2015, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°4-2015
    • December 2015
      Le Conseil constitutionnel sera amené à se prononcer sur le caractère discriminatoire du régime mère-fille, Option Finance, n°1345/1346
    • November 2015
      European Court of Justice Decision in the Steria Case, Tax Planning International, European Tax Service, Bloomberg BNA
    • October 2015
      Retenue à la source sur les distributions de dividendes : la CJUE rend sa décision dans l’affaire Société Générale, Option Finance, n°1337
    • September 2015
      French Treatment of Certain Structured Financial Instruments, International Tax Report, 2015-9
    • September 2015
      Abus de droit, montages artificiels et libertés fiscales : quelques illustrations jurisprudentielles récente, Option Finance, n°1331
    • August 2015
      Buyback and Cancellation of Own Shares, Tax Planning International, European Tax Service, Bloomberg BNA
    • June 2015
      Succursales françaises de banques étrangères : une nouvelle atteinte au principe de neutralité de la TVA ?, Option Finance, n°1321
    • April 2015
      Principes de fiscalité internationale appliqués aux opérations financières : quelques précisions jurisprudentielles intéressantes, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°2-2015
    • February 2015
      Le nouveau régime fiscal des rachats de titres propres, Option Finance, n° 1305
    • December 2014
      Conditions dans lesquelles la délivrance d'un rescrit fiscal peut être assimilée à une aide d'Etat illégale, Option Finance, n°1296
    • November 2014
      Fiscalité des produits hybrides, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, RTDF n°3-2014
    • October 2014
      French Tax Update - Draft Finance Bill for 2014, Selection of Recent Noteworthy Tax Courts Case Law, International Double Tax Treaties Developments, and A New Type of Investment Vehicle
    • October 2014
      Jurisprudence du Conseil d'Etat sur le caractère abusif des schémas dits "coquillards" : évolution et perspectives, Option Finance, n°1287
    • September 2014
      French Tax Update - Summer 2014 Noteworthy Publications
    • September 2014
      Fiscalité des produits hybrides, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, n°3-2014
    • August 2014
      Administrative Supreme Court Confirms Its Position on Abusive Shell Companies, Practical European Tax Strategies, Thomson Reuters, Vol.16, No. 08
    • June 2014
      Fiscalité européenne : consécration de l'intégration fiscale à l'horizontale, Option Finance, n°1277
    • June 2014
      New Pending Case Before the European Court of Justice Targets Withholding Tax on Dividends, Practical European Tax Strategies, Thomson Reuters, Vol. 16, No. 06
    • June 2014
      Proposed Changes to the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive, Tax Planning International, European Tax Service, Bloomberg BNA, Vol. 16, No. 06
    • May 2014
      Traitement fiscal d'une augmentation de capital par compensation de créance acquise à un prix décoté, Option Finance, n°1268
    • April 2014
      Anti-Avoidance Provision Targets Hybrid Debt Instruments, Practical European Tax Strategies, Thomson Reuters CheckPoint, Vol. 16, No. 03
    • March 2014
      Déductibilité fiscale des intérêts afférents à des instruments financiers hybrides : une nouvelle limitation aux contours incertains, Option Finance, n°1258
    • January 2014
      New Tax Laws Go into Effect in France, Practical European Tax Strategies, Thomson Reuters CheckPoint, Vol. 16, No. 01
    • July 2013
      Plus-values de cession de titres : vers une stabilisation pro-investisseurs du régime ? Les Nouvelles Fiscales, éditions Lamy, n°1116
    • February 2013
      Beck'sches Handbuch Umwandlungen International, Verlag C.H. Beck München
    • February 2013
      French Tax Law Applicable to International Corporate Re-Organizations, French Chapter, Beck Handbook on International Corporate Re-Organizations, Verlag C.H. Beck
    • April 2012
      Déductibilité des intérêts : des limitations sans limites ? Les Nouvelles Fiscales, éditions Lamy, n°1087

    Speaking Engagements

    • March 8, 2018
      Jones Day's 2018 European Speaker Series: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: How US Tax Reform Affects Your Business (Client Round Table)
    • 16 janvier 2018
      Actualité du private equity 2018 : la SLP, Fonds de dette, Actualités européennes, Actualité fiscale
    • 21 septembre 2017
      Corporates : comment mettre en place votre fonds de corporate venture ?
    • 30 mars 2017
      Les rendez-vous de la propriété intellectuelle - 1er volet : Gestion des créations de salariés
    • 10 mars 2016
      U.S. - France Cross Border Tax Update
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