Jessie Gaston



Jessie Gaston, deputy office leader of Orrick's Paris office focuses on domestic and international corporate tax.

For over 17 years, Jessie has been advising her clients on the tax law applicable to their French and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate and restructuring transactions.

She also advises companies and their executives on the structuring of their management incentive schemes and assists them in the context of tax audits and litigation.

    • Luxury hotel in the French Riviera: Advising on the implementation of a JV project, followed by the corporate and tax structuring of an emblematic Hotel project in the South of France.
    • Large US publications group: Expert witness on French Tax Law before the State of New York Supreme Court.
    • Large US investment fund: Advisory on Brexit and COVID19 consequences over its French operations.
    • Listed US entity in the data center industry: Structuring the European operations .
    • Major insurance group: Advising over the implementation of a multi-million euro risk tax insurance policy over the tax qualification of an asset.
    • Snips and its shareholders: Tax aspects regarding to its acquisition by Sonos.
    • Key player in the Luxury industry: Advising on transfer pricing audit issues / intellectual property rights and key value drivers.
    • International real estate group: Restructuring and refinancing of its French operations.
    • Polish bank: Advising on transfer pricing documentation drafting as part of a syndicated financing operation.
    • Listed travel agency company: Design and advisory services on its Stock Option incentive package.
    • Confidential client: Structuring of a multinational joint venture engineering project in the nuclear field.
    • Paris Hotel Palace: Advising on transfer pricing audit issues and on the structuring of its sale.
    • Adaptation and implementation of foreign Stock Option plans, Stock Appreciation Rights plans, Restricted Stock Unit plans, Sweat Equity and other forms of management compensation schemes.