- Attorney, Partner
- Private clients and family businesses
Jérôme Barré leads the “Private Clients and Family Businesses” practice.
His activity consists in assisting individuals in a national and cross border environment. More specifically, he is involved in asset transfer and restructuring operations, for individuals and also for family owned companies. His experience in banking and insurance sectors, as well as in M&A and public offerings, gives him a broad and pragmatic legal and tax background.
After working as a lawyer and tax manager in the legal and financial department of AXA group, and as tax director at the « Confédération nationale du Crédit Mutuel », he spent five years as legal and tax director of Rothschild & Co. During this period, he created the wealth management tax and legal department. In 1997, he founded and developed the “Wealth and Family Businesses” department at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Landwell & Partners). In 2002, he became a partner of Arthur Andersen International, now Ernst & Young, to manage and lead the “Wealth and Family Businesses” department.
He was then partner in charge of the tax department of Franklin from 2006 to 2020. He is a partner of Yards (ex-Barré & Associés) since April 2020.
- STEP France (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)(President)
- FNDP (Fédération Nationale du Droit du Patrimoine)
- IBA (International Bar Association)
- IAETL (International Academy of Estate and Trust Law)
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF)
- Various working groups of foreign lawyers (Estate Club).
- President of the jury of the Trophées de la Gestion de Patrimoine organised with BFM Business TV
Chambers & Partners 2019, 2020 and 2021 – ranked in Band 1 of their High Net Worth Guide
“If you have a problem with the French tax authorities, you should absolutely go to Jérôme Barré ,” says an international lawyer. Another commentator agrees, adding: “He knows the French tax administration back to front; nobody knows French tax like Jérôme.” Barré is seen as “a very smart lawyer” who “responds very fast and is quick in getting to the point.” A source describes him as “a very technical lawyer and very talented,” while another source comments: “He’s very calm, very diligent and he has a good network of contacts. He has a lot of experience and it’s not easy to shock him, he has experienced almost everything.”
French interviewees and international sources agree that Jérome Barré is « one of the best lawyers in Paris for taxation. » (…) « We had important negotiations with the tax administration, and we made significant progress due to the fact that Jérome negotiated. If not we would have had been in proceedings for, I don’t know, many years. »
Legal 500 2021: Jérôme on the Hall of fame and leading individual (Private client)
“They have broad knowledge in cross-border cases, not only in the area of taxes, but also regarding inheritance law. The team provides very good and swift advice. The team consists of excellent private client tax and civil law lawyers. ». “Committed team with high cohesion between members. High-level technique and tailored approach.” “High-level expertise on complex issues and quick to mobilise and act.”
Legal 500 2020: leading individual (Private client)
Legal 500 2019: leading individual (Private client)
“ The firm also has top expertise in patrimonial tax through Jérôme Barré, who is a leading name in his field.”
- WHO’S WHO LEGAL FRANCE 2019
Jérôme Barré is an impressive private client practitioner with extensive experience in tax and estate matters. He is particularly noted as being « very good on domestic matters ».
- WHO’S WHO LEGAL FRANCE 2018
« Jérôme Barré is a first-rate practitioner recognised for his wealth of experience handling family business restructuring and succession planning ».
Décideurs 2020: Jérôme Barré, Laurent Gabaud and their team are ranked “Key player” in the category “Estate tax” (for the 7th consecutive year)
Décideurs 2019: Jérôme Barré, Laurent Gabaud and their team are ranked ” Key player” in the category “Wealth tax” (for the 6th consecutive year) as well as in the category “Litigation and pre-litigation assistance”.
2019 WEALTH AND PERFORMANCE SUMMIT: Jérôme Barré and his team were awarded the Gold Trophy for Best Wealth Tax Lawyer.
Best Lawyers 2017 to 2020 : Jérôme Barré is honoured in the Tax Law category.
- University of Paris II Assas in Master II « Droit du Marché et du Patrimoine Artistique »
- University of Paris-Dauphine in Master II « Fiscalité de l’entreprise »
- University of Paris-Malakoff in Master II « Juriste Fiscaliste » subject taught « Income and estate tax »
- EFE training courses
- DESS in Business and Taxation (University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne),
- DESS in Applied Taxation (University of Paris V – Descartes)