Jean-Luc Bouton































After working as Inspecteur Principal in charge of international tax treaties at the Finance Ministry, Jean-Luc joined Fidal Peat International and then Theodore Goddard as Head of the Tax department in the Paris office. Then, Jean-Luc headed the Corporate and Tax department of Klein Goddard & Associés (KGA), before joining Richards Butler in 2001 to run the Corporate Finance department. In 2007, he founded the business law firm Ascott Associés.

Achievements :

  • Certificate of qualification in tax and customs law
  • Registered as attorney authorized real estate mandatory
  • Ranked as “well know expertness” in “Décideurs” (tax law)
  • Teaching tax law at the French Bank Professional School (CFPB)


Practice Areas :

  • International and French Tax law
  • Customs law
  • Management counseling
  • Mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and reorganizations
  • Insurance law
  • Real estate and investment structuring


Notable Work :

  • Counsel and assistance for various insurance companies
  • Assisting in tax reassessment procedures and representing clients in tax litigation; negotiation of settlements with the Tax Administration
  • Acquisition of property portfolios for the benefit of non-resident investors. Legal and tax structuring
  • Counsel to several insurance companies during negotiations for the investment of their assets in banking firms
  • Financing of aircrafts and ships
  • Various acquisitions and restructuring of companies


Languages :

  • French
  • English
  • Russian


Publications :

  • «Cross the Channel and Pay Less Tax », publié par la Chambre de Commerce Française
  • Chapitre Fiscalité Internationale du Lamy droit fiscal