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Claire DELESTRE

Paris

En résumé

- Multilingual tax professional with a financial & legal background used both in law firms and international companies in different sectors
- 5y+ work experience in the UK, Germany & France in international & domestic taxation (direct & indirect tax; transversal projects management; tax audits management; risk assessment reporting and monitoring)
- Master in Management ESCP-Europe; MSc in Management (City University of London); Diplom Kauffrau; Masters in French/English business law (Paris-Sud University); CAPA (Certificat d'Aptitude à la Profession d'Avocat / Professional Lawyer's Certificate)

Entreprises

  • CLS Remy Cointreau - EMEA tax manager

    Paris 2019 - maintenant
  • Valeo - Valeo Group & Thermal Business Group Tax manager

    2019 - 2019 Valeo Group tax manager: CBCR, M&A files, BEAT, BEPS, DAC6, new schemes implementation...

    Thermal Business Group tax manager (€5b sales, 24,500 employees, 64 sites in 27 countries worldwide)
    - direct tax: transfer pricing issues, new schemes implementation, tax strategies and procedures, Research tax credit, international and domestic contracts drafting, technical support to operational teams, internal trainings on specific topics
    - handling of French tax audits and support on foreign tax audits, discussions with external auditors
    - reporting, monitoring and follow up of the financial impacts of tax issues; tax risk management
  • Valeo - Tax manager

    Paris 2016 - 2018 Comfort & Driving Assistance Business Group tax manager (€3.7b sales, 24,600 employees, 27 sites in 20 countries)
    - direct tax: transfer pricing issues, new schemes implementation, tax strategies and procedures, Research tax credit, international and domestic contracts drafting, technical support to operational teams, internal trainings on specific topics
    - indirect tax: i. customs issues (suspensions or oppositions to suspensions requests to the European Commission, customs legal changes (Section 301...); ii. VAT issues
    - handling of French tax audits and support on foreign tax audits, discussions with external auditors
    - reporting, monitoring and follow up of the financial impacts of tax issues; tax risk management
    - in charge of some Group files: CBCR, M&A files, BEAT, BEPS...
  • Ernst & Young Société d'Avocats - Tax associate

    2015 - 2016
  • Valeo Management Services (Stuttgart) - Taw law - Intern

    2014 - 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Paris) - Corporate law - Intern

    2013 - 2013 – Drafting of various memos (mandatory bid requirements in France; concerted action and arrangements in shareholders’ agreements…)
    – Technical research both in stock exchange law and company law (capital increase; concerted action; take-over bids; public repurchase offers…)
    – Drafting of various company law documents (minutes of General Meetings; decisions taken by a sole shareholder; capital subscription forms…)
    – Summary chart of an operation note relating to an issuance of ORNANE
    – Translation (due diligence reports; contracts; letters of intent…)
  • Axel Springer AG (Berlin) - Governance, Risk & Compliance (intern)

    2012 - 2012 – Creation of simplified and automatized quarterly reporting procedures as regards compliance enquiries
    – Support with the implementation of a new gift and invitation guideline as well as the international implementation of the firm´s Code of Conduct
    – Various research (e.g. corruption and compliance scandals in Germany since 2000)
    – Various presentations for among others the Board of Directors
  • Ernst & Young Société d'Avocats (Paris) - Tax law (intern)

    2010 - 2011 – Tax due diligence for an acquisition project
    – Client presentations about tax hot topics
    – Various technical research (withholding taxes, abuse of law, French tax consolidation regime...)
    – Analysis of case law/directives
    – Intern presentations on VAT and bank topics
    – Tax compliance (drafting of tax claims)
  • Taylor Gibbs (London) - Launching of a new estate agency online service (intern)

    2010 - 2010 – Market research to define the market needs and potential clients
    – Development of the products
    – Website designing
  • Absolutely ESCP (London) - General Secretary

    2009 - 2010 – Organisation of a European Week-End for more than 250 students/alumni/partners from England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, with a €35,000 budget
  • Groupe Moniteur (Paris) - Finance Controlling (intern)

    2009 - 2009 – Simplification and automatization of the weekly reporting procedures
    – Legal comparative analysis of different contractors regarding a factoring project

Formations

  • Haute Ecole Des Avocats Conseils - HEDAC (Bar School)

    Viroflay 2014 - 2015 Certificat d'Aptitude à la Profession d'Avocat (C.A.P.A.)
  • University Paris-Sud (In Partnership With ESSEC) (Sceaux)

    Sceaux 2012 - 2013 'Master 2 Juriste d'affaires franco-anglais' (Masters in French/English business law)

    Law -
    – Versailles Bar exam (September 2013)
    – Organisation of the 3rd edition of Challenge Fidal, in partnership with FIDAL
  • University Paris XI Sud Jean Monnet

    Paris 2008 - 2011 Licence

    Law - Business law, civil law, public law...
  • ESCP Europe

    Paris 2008 - 2012 Master in Management / MSc in Management / Diplom Kauffrau

    – 1st year 2008-2009 in Paris
    – 2nd year 2009-2010 in London + MSc in Management (City University of London)
    – 3rd year 2011-2012 in Berlin + Diplom Kauffrau

    Globally ranked No. 1 Masters in Management (Financial Times 2010), No. 3 Masters in Management (FT 2011) and No. 2 Masters in Management (FT 2012)
  • Lycée Hoche

    Versailles 2006 - 2008 Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles - Specialisation in mathematics

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