Etienne Bimbeau
Associate | Paris
Etienne Bimbeau

Etienne Bimbeau focuses his practice on tax matters, with an emphasis on global and domestic taxation. He has a solid experience advising French and global portfolio management companies on the tax structuring of local and cross-border closed-ended funds, including private equity funds, infrastructure funds, credit funds and secondaries. Additionally, he frequently advises management teams on the structuring of their rights to carried interest.

Etienne Bimbeau also advises corporates and private equity firms on the tax structuring of local and cross-border transactions, including Leveraged Buy-Outs (LBOs), M&A deals, refinancings, corporate reorganizations and capital market transactions.

Furthermore, Etienne Bimbeau has developed a particular expertise in Excel modeling of taxation and cash flow within groups, as well as the use of financial charges in international groups.

Etienne Bimbeau is ranked as a “Rising Star” in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 and 2024, with clients underlining, in 2023, that “Etienne Bimbeau is a lawyer who brings added value around a table. His unfeigned humility echoes his sympathetic character.”

Prior to joining Dechert, Etienne Bimbeau worked for six years in the tax departments of prominent international law firms.

  • Pas de démocratisation du private equity sans une fiscalité compétitive – Capital Finance – (September 18, 2023)
  • What is on the mind of GPs in 2023 and what French tax hurdles should they anticipate? – Combuyn – (January 23, 2023)
  • Une nouvelle opportunité d’exonération sur les plus-values de cession réalisées par les fonds – CFNEWS (December 1, 2021)
  • De la substance au principal purpose test, un changement de paradigme dans la structuration des opérations de LBO internationales – Capital Finance (September 6, 2021)
  • Les aspects fiscaux du carried interest : un enjeu capital en matière de structuration de fonds – LexisNexis (June 25, 2021)


    • Université de Bourgogne, Master 1, Business Law, 2010
    • Université Nancy 2, Master 2, Business Law, 2011
    • EFB, CAPA, 2013
    • Paris
    • English
    • French