A graduate of ESCP business school, Laurent began his career in 1991 and, after practicing at Francis Lefebvre and PwC, joined Fidal’s Paris Division as Partner in 2004. He co-heads the Direct Tax department of this Division which consists of ca. 50 lawyers. Laurent is a recognized expert in national and international taxation among the companies he serves (foreign groups with operations in France, French groups with operations abroad, cross-border restructurings, etc.). Laurent primarily advises French and European financial institutions, particularly in the insurance sector. In charge of Fidal’s international strategy, Laurent is responsible for co-leading the department. Working in close collaboration with the board of directors, which validates its proposals, the international development department defines the firm’s policy for foreign alliances covering every geographic zone of strategic interest to clients, and steers and supervises the activity of the international teams. He has published extensively in the fields of international taxation and financial sector taxation.