Jean-François DEFUDES


Jean-François DEFUDES

Practice areas

Corporate taxation

Jean-François DEFUDES is partner and co-head of the “Corporate taxation” department.

He assists his clients, French and international groups, with their everyday tax matters, including planning or managing tax liabilities, strategy implementation, tax inspections and digitization projects. He has developed solid expertise in making tax digital and provides support during e-tax audits, the generation and validation of accounting entry records, the tax configuration of information systems and the introduction of electronic billing.

His expertise also covers the management and launch of projects delivering both legal and technological solutions.

Following some fifteen years within the tax authority, where he worked with inspection teams and at the Ministry of Finance, Jean-François joined the International Division of the law firm Fidal in 2008 before moving to Taj in early 2020. He joined DELSOL Avocats in February 2022.


DELSOL Avocats advised iXO Private Equity in the context of the sale of its stake in EXSTO Group

IDI, one of the leading private equity firms in France, has acquired a majority stake in EXSTO, a leading French group in the field of high-performance elastomers. EXSTO Group has a turnover of 69 million euros in 2023 and employs nearly 360 people in six production sites in France, Italy and Brazil. It also has a sales office in the United...


Finance Act 2024 : reinforcement of documentation requirements and transfer pricing audits

Article 116 of the Finance Law for 2024, published in the Journal Officiel on December 30, 2023, confirmed measures with a substantial impact on transfer pricing. These evolutions are reflected in a reinforcement of the documentary obligations imposed on companies, but also in measures designed to reinforce audits by the tax authorities. In...


DELSOL Avocats advised Fortify in the context of the acquisition of Newext RH

A major player in the fields of HR Tech (notably HRIS), the Lyon-based company Fortify offers innovative and efficient solutions to companies (up to 3,000 employees), supported by around a hundred employees in France. Since its inception in 2014, it has registered a 30% growth. In order to accelerate its development in supporting the digital...