Xavier DELSOL is the founder and co-head of the Non-Profit Organizations Department.

He has developed recognized expertise in both advisory work and litigation in :

  • taxation of associations and non-profit organizations
  • organization, management and restructuring of associations and non-profit organizations
  • collective worship law
  • tourism law
  • sports law
  • culture law
  • education law
  • patronage and sponsorship.

He works primarily for associations, foundations, endowment funds, mutual structures, professional and trade union organizations and congregations.

Xavier DELSOL has a DEA postgraduate qualification in Law and Political Science, a DEA postgraduate qualification in History and a specialization in Tax Law.

He founded Editions JURIS SERVICE (now incorporated into the DALLOZ Group – Francis LEFEBVRE Editions), the journal Juris Associations (where he was editor-in-chief for twenty years) and the journal Tourisme & Droit. The founder of the law firm JURIS ASSOCIATIONS CONSEILS, he is a cofounder of DELSOL Avocats.

He is the author or co-author of several books, including Mécénat et Parrainage, Ed. JURIS SERVICE/AGEC, Mémento Associations, Ed. Francis LEFEBVRE (first to eleventh edition), Le régime fiscal des associations, Ed. JURIS SERVICE, fourth edition 1998, Fiscalité des associations, Ed. DALLOZ/JURIS, DALLOZ Associations - Feuillets mobiles, Editions DALLOZ, Droit des cultes - Personnes, activités, biens et structures, Ed. DALLOZ, Les Fondations reconnues d’utilité publique et d’entreprise, Ed. JURIS SERVICE, Le code des associations, Ed. JURIS SERVICE, Logiciel d’actes associations, Ed. LGDJ 1993 (and CD Rom), and L’audit de l’association, Ed. JURIS SERVICE.

He has been a lecturer at Paris IAE (PARIS I University, Pantheon Sorbonne) and Saint-Denis de La Réunion University of Law for the master’s degree in Engineering and Management of Associations (which he cofounded) for over fifteen years, and has also lectured at Aix-Marseille III Faculty of Law for the master’s degree in Secularism and Collective Worship Law and the DESU postgraduate qualification in Engineering of Non-Profit Structures, and at HEC for the master’s degree in Alter Management.
He regularly chairs training and conferences on these subjects.

He has been Collection Manager (Law and the Community-oriented Economy) at Editions BRUYLANT/LARCIER since 2011.

He has been a member of the expert committee of the Institut PASTEUR’s Philanthropic Trusts think tank since it was founded.

He was a local politician (deputy mayor from 1983 to 1989).

Xavier DELSOL was elected by his peers as one of the Lawyers of the Year 2022 in « Tax Law » by Best Lawyers (in partnership with Les Echos).
He was also elected as one of the Lawyers of the Year 2022 in « Non-profit organizations » and in « CSR » by Le Monde du Droit (Palmarès du Droit 2022).


Tax and legal structuring of the endowment fund principal shareholder of CETIH

CETIH is a French industrial company specializing in habitats and energy refurbishment. DELSOL Avocats assisted CETIH with the tax and legal structuring of the endowment fund principal shareholder of the Group and with the setting up of the said fund. Xavier DELSOL and Arnaud LAROCHE provided advice and assistance in the context of this...


Best Lawyers 2022 ranking

DELSOL Avocats is delighted with the individual ranking of 19 of its lawyers in the The Best Lawyers ™ in France ranking, especially as it reflects the recognition of our peers. Jeanne BOSSI MALAFOSSE Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Privacy and Data Security Law Benoît BOUSSIER Construction Law Séverine BRAVARD Banking and Finance...


PRESS RELEASE - DELSOL Avocats launches its annual endowment fund competition

1st July 2020 - As every year since 2009, DELSOL Avocats launches a call for projects to select the winners of its endowment fund competition. In 2020 the prizes will amount to a total of 35 000€ Created in February 2009, the DELSOL Avocats endowment fund is one of the first created in France. Its purpose is to support the firm’s corporate...