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Ariel Harroch is a French qualified partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions, Private Equity and Tax Practice Groups.
Mr. Harroch is a corporate transactional lawyer whose practice includes extensive mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity representations and structuring tax advice. He advises French and international corporations on matters relating to growth, cross-border operations and reorganizations. He also represents major investment funds on capital investment and capital development transactions (LBOs, PIPEs).
Mr. Harroch is routinely ranked among France’s leading M&A and tax lawyers. Chambers & Partners Global 2019 ranks him band 3 him for Corporate/M&A (High-end Capability), and clients highlight that « he is extremely helpful, seasoned and experienced » ; « he has very good judgement and can go beyond technicalities to give personal ideas on what will work or not. » Chambers Europe 2018 also recommends him for Tax, observing that he is described as a « very experienced, well-rounded and pragmatic lawyer ». Previous editions mentioned he is a « well-recognised lawyer on the market [that] offers complete advice to clients » with the tax structuring of corporate transactions. Along time, sources consistently noted that he “commands the strong respect of peers” for M&A operations and is “highly prized by clients”. He is “excellent and responsive” ; “a strong negotiator” and “extremely available and involved … really knows what he is talking about”. Legal 500 EMEA 2019 recommends Mr. Harroch for both M&A (tier 3) and Tax matters (tier 4), since he « stands out for his combined corporate and tax expertise ». Best Lawyers in France (2010-2020) also praises Mr. Harroch as a leading lawyer in France for Corporate, M&A, Tax and Private Equity. The Tax Directors Handbook additionally recommends Mr. Harroch.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Harroch practiced as a partner at a leading French law firm.
Admitted to the Paris Bar, Mr. Harroch graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in 1990 and from University Paris XI with a Masters in International Tax law on the same year.
He is fluent in English.
Hautes études commerciales de Paris-HEC Paris - 1990 Diplôme
Université Paris-Sud XI - 1990 DESS
France - Avocat au Barreau de Paris