FIDAL is celebrating its 90th anniversary and would like to share its history with you, from its inception in 1923 to the present day.

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1923

Albert Liothaud, accountant, sets up a small firm providing tax and accounting services in Grenoble: Fiduciaire de France. One year later, the firm opens an office on rue de Penthièvre in Paris. Léon and Fernan Galtier, who head a company specialized in insurance valuations and appraisals, take an interest in Albert Liothaud’s project from the start and join the board of directors.

"One must look at taxation first, because that is what
will ensure rigorous accounting."

1924

Albert Méary, a tax specialist and young tax inspector, joins the executive committee: the team of pioneers is complete. He develops the accounting, tax and legal advisory services. He is the driving force behind the firm’s decentralization, in order to be closer and more available for clients.

FIDUCIAIRE DE FRANCE ALREADY HAS 10 REGIONAL DIVISIONS AND 24 OFFICES

TAX AND NOW LEGAL, FIDUCIAIRE DE FRANCE ADDS ANOTHER STRING TO ITS BOW THANKS TO THE 1925 ACT

THE FIRM CONTINUES TO EXPAND AND NOW HAS 43 DIVISIONS AND OFFICES, 235 ASSOCIATES, 5,000 CLIENTS

1945

The Ordre des experts comptables issues an order requiring that accounting activities be separated from legal and tax activities. Fiduciaire de France (future KPMG SA) is kept as the accounting firm and a separate Société Juridique et Fiscale de France (future FIDAL) is set up for the tax and legal advisory activities.

1955

Over 25,000 clients are subscribed to the firm’s legal and tax services in metropolitan France and North Africa. A new chapter begins in the firm’s history following the death of Albert Méary, who devoted more than 30 years’ service to the firm’s construction and development.

1971

Legislation is passed to regulate the legal profession and creates the title of “Legal Advisor”, with a view to merging the attorney and legal advisor professions.

1973

As Fiduciaire de France celebrates its 50th anniversary, Société Juridique et Fiscale de France already has 650 legal advisors.

1986

In a context of business globalization, FIDAL takes over the French tax office of Peat Marwick, an international group with a solid base in the USA.

1991

As the attorney and legal advisor professions merge, Société Juridique et Fiscale de France adopts its current name: FIDAL, law firm.

2003

In the wake of the Enron scandal, the Financial Security Act in France and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the USA are passed to regulate the incompatibilities between audit and advisory activities. FIDAL, in collaboration with KPMG SA, confirms its lawyers’ independence, a process it initiated in 1945 with the separation of the tax and legal advisory activities from the accounting activities. FIDAL nevertheless remains the KPMG global network’s special partner for tax activities.

2012

After setting up FIDAL Tunisia three years earlier, the firm confirms its international ambitions by signing a partnership agreement with Siqueira Castro Advogados, a leading business law firm in Brazil. FIDAL also opens an office in South-East Asia with the creation of FIDAL Asiattorneys based in Ho Chi Minh City.

In the same year, FIDAL creates FIDAL Innovation, a division of patent engineers, patent attorneys and IP consultants. A second subsidiary, FIDAL Algeria, is set up in North Africa.FIDAL also signs a partnership agreement with MILLER THOMSON, the largest Canadian law firm with 11 offices.

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