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Vanessa Sounthakith advises clients on all aspects of French and international taxation. Her practice focuses on national and cross-border transactions (M&A, private equity, and real estate) as well as on individual tax matters and tax litigation before the French tax authorities and tax courts. Vanessa also advises on venture capital financings, equity incentive schemes, and management packages.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2022, Vanessa worked for a French boutique tax law firm that is dedicated to private clients. She also practiced at international law firms where she served on their tax teams.


  • Back Market raises $510 million in Series E roundJones Day advised Back Market, a French company specialized in the development and exploitation of an online marketplace dedicated to refurbished products, in connection with its $510 million Series E round of financing led by Sprints Capital with the support of existing investors Eurazeo, Aglaé Ventures, General Atlantic and Generation Investment Management.