King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin has appointed partner Anne Quenedey and her team to the tax department in Paris. Anne joins with her team, which includes one counsel and three associates, from Dentons. Joining with her is Carolle Thain-Navarro (counsel) and associates Etienne Guillou, Arnaud Colson and Catherine Sambath.

Prior to Dentons, Anne was co-head of Bird & Bird’s international tax group. Anne and her team advise large domestic and international groups in defining their tax strategy, as well as on their M&A and restructuring operations. Their expertise also extends to all kind of relationships with the tax authorities including audit, litigation and rulings. With excellent relationships with many multinational companies, the team adds strength and depth to the global tax practice.

Anne has a deep knowledge of the telecommunications and private equity sectors which complements our sector strengths, as well as insurance sector capability. She advises family-owned groups on corporate and patrimonial aspects and works closely with the OECD on issues relating to transfer pricing of intangibles. Anne is also a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), along with many other key tax professional organisations in France.

Christophe Digoy, managing partner of the Paris office, said: ‘This team is a fantastic hire for the firm, reinforcing our strategy to grow our areas of strength. Our ability to attract Anne and her team is an endorsement of the vision and direction of the firm both in Paris and globally.’

Anne Quenedey said: ‘King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin has a top reputation in Tax law. I was particularly attracted by the dynamism of its team and by the recent combination with the leading Asia-Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons.’