Jérôme Assouline


Sekri Zerrouk Valenti
16 cours Albert 1er
75008 Paris

Tel: +33(0) 1 58 18 30 30
Fax: +33(0) 1 58 18 30 31

Email: jassouline@svz.fr
Web: www.svz.fr

Jérôme Assouline is the head of the firm’s tax practice.

Mr. Assouline specializes in private wealth matters, advising entrepreneurs on the reorganization of their professional assets and the transmission of their businesses.

He advises entrepreneurs, funds, and groups of companies on their M&A and restructuring transactions. He is particularly involved in the area of private equity.

A member of the New York and Paris bars, Mr. Assouline has particular expertise in Franco-American taxation and has extensive knowledge in the area of trust taxation. He represents many American families who own property or reside in France. He also has expertise in the field of real estate investment and tax litigation.

Mr. Assouline has a degree (maîtrise) in business law from Paris II Assas, a management degree (maîtrise) with a specialty in international business from Paris IX Dauphine, a diploma from the Institute of Business Law (IDA) at Paris II Assas, a masters (DESS) in international taxation from Paris II Assas-HEC, a masters (DEA) in international economics law from Paris I Panthéon La Sorbonne, and an LLM in international taxation from New York University School of Law.

Sekri Zerrouk Valentin has extensive experience in trusts, having handled such matters ever since trusts were first recognized under French law. The firm has represented a wide range of settlors with respect to both “management trusts” (fiducie-gestion) and “security trusts” (fiducie-sûreté).

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk has structured estate trusts, security trusts, and administrative trusts involving both individuals and legal entities. These include private companies, associations, and consortiums, and the transactions can involve complex corporate restructurings.

In trust matters involving contracts, commercial law, secured financing and insolvency, tax law, employment law, town planning, and administrative law, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk mobilizes all of its resources under the leadership of Jean-Marie Valentin.

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk offers extensive legal knowledge, close working relationships with market participants, and links to partners such as depositary banks, cash flow managers, and auditors. It can therefore offer lawyer-trustee services, as permitted under French law.

SVZ was founded in 2004 by Franck Sekri, Jean-Marie Valentin, and Yamina Zerrouk. We are an international independent law firm representing a true alternative in the business law sector.

With recognized expertise in a broad range of practice areas, we can advise you on all your legal matters, both in France and internationally.

We come from some of the top French and international firms, including Gide Loyrette Nouel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Jones Day, Baker and McKenzie, Allen & Overy, Brandford Griffith and Associates, Lefèvre Pelletier & Associates, and Darrois Villey. Drawing on those experiences, we bring discipline, entrepreneurial spirit, expertise, and pragmatism to our work. We are committed to providing you with personalized, value-added service.

We have redesigned the attorney-client relationship to make “customer experience” our priority.

As a fast-growing, dynamic firm, we are always bringing new talent on board and expanding our network of French and international experts to better meet your needs.

“Sekri Valentin Zerrouk was recommended for its “high level of service. The four-person team is excellent in handling private wealth matters including trust and estate matters, and also advises on transactional taxation. Heading the team, Jérôme Assouline is very talented and very much appreciated for his strong international experience.”
The Legal 500, 2015