Sophie Borenstein Biography


Sophie is a partner and leads the tax team of KGA Avocats. She specializes in French and international taxation, corporate taxation, transfer pricing, tax issues for cross-border mergers and acquisitions and group restructuring, maritime VAT, real estate taxation, estate planning and employee saving schemes.

She advises clients from all range of industry and has, in particular, experience in maritime taxation and in wealth management for which she mainly focuses on the interests of domestic and international private clients.

She is the official correspondent for France of the editor Tax Analysts (Tax reviews: Tax Notes International and Worldwide Tax Daily) and has co-written the book “Fiches de droit fiscal international – Rappels de cours et exercices corrigés” published by Ellipses in June 2011.

She is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), of the Institute of French tax lawyers and counsels (IACF), of the Tax Comittee of the E.A.C.C. (European American Chamber of Commerce) and of the European EPSG (Estate Planning Skill Group).

She was admitted to the Paris Bar in February 1999 after graduating from the University of Paris II-Assas (Master of Tax and Corporate Law). She has a post-graduate professional degree (DESS) in Companies’ Taxation from the University of Paris-Dauphine.

Prior to joining KGA Avocats in January 2017, Sophie was a partner and head of the tax department of the Reed Smith Paris office during 14 years. Before that, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal in their international tax and transfer pricing department and in the tax department of Andersen. She has also worked in London as EMEA tax manager of the US media group “Omnicom”.