Jessie Gaston, deputy office leader of Orrick's Paris office, advises clients on domestic and international corporate tax in relation to complex cross border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate and restructuring transactions.
With almost 20 years’ experience, Jessie has advised clients in the private equity, insurance, banking, technology, energy (including nuclear), hospitality, and luxury goods industries, including Antin Infrastructure, AXA REIM and AIG on, amongst others, the consequences of Brexit, transfer pricing audit issues, intellectual property rights, stock option incentives packages, management compensation schemes and structuring multinational joint ventures. Jessie offers clients strategic tax planning and is adept at liaising with the relevant authorities to minimize the risk of litigation and, when necessary, assists clients in litigation proceedings both before the French courts.
Jessie is “an excellent lawyer” “highly skilled” and “an exceptional team leader who thinks out of the box” (Client Commentary, Legal 500 EMEA) as well as being a Highly Regarded Practitioner (ITR World Tax, 2023); the Thomson Reuters Foundation also nominated her as Lawyer of the Year for pro bono. She has acted as expert witness before the New York State Supreme Court, is frequently interviewed by Bloomberg, LCI, and quoted by the BBC concerning tax regimes for tech companies in Europe.
Before joining Orrick Jessie worked for one of the leading auditing and consulting services firms in the world and the Paris office of two multinational law firms.