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With a DESS diploma in corporate tax law from the Université Paris IX Dauphine Pierre first joined in 1989 the HSD Ernst & Young law firm in Paris, where he spent six years, before being tasked with opening the firm’s Marseilles branch in 1994.
After becoming a partner in HSD Ernst & Young -now EY Law and part of the Ernst & Young international network- in 2000, he spent another eight years managing and developing the Marseilles office, dealing both in tax and corporate law.
In 2005, a desire for independence led him to set up VLG Associés, of which he is one of the founding partners. VLG Associés became VLG² Associés in 2013 with the arrival of a new partner.
Pierre has been a lawyer since 1992. His mains fields of work are tax advice and litigation, transfer pricing and acquisitions.
With a Magistère diploma in taxation, accounting and business law and a DESS in corporate law and taxation from the Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-en-Provence), Institut de Droit des Affaires, Mathieu has been practising law since 2001, starting at HSD Ernst & Young, member of the Ernst&Young international network, where he spent six years before joining VLG Associés in 2006.
A partner in the firm since 2008, Mathieu’s area of expertise is domestic and international corporate taxation.
After graduating from the Université Paris XI – HEC with a DESS diploma in international taxation, Marie-Hélène began her career in 1989 at Arthur Andersen International (Paris), member of the Arthur Andersen international network, before joining Fidal Peat International (Paris), part of KPMG’s international network.
The combination of her wish to leave the Paris area with her husband Pierre VERMESSE and her Mediterranean roots brought her to Marseille in 1994.
She joined Fidal (Marseille) before spending more than six years at Coopers&Lybrand CLC Juridique et Fiscal, which later became Landwell & Associés (Marseilles), a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers international network.
Eager to gain a global understanding of tax consulting, including from the company angle, she joined the team at the communications group HighCo (Aix-en-Provence – Paris) in 2002 as director in charge of its legal and tax department.
The creation of VLG Associés in 2005 provided her with the opportunity to take up her lawyer’s practice again, putting to good use the business knowledge acquired.
Marie-Hélène has been a lawyer since 1992 and a partner in the firm since its founding. Her work focuses mainly on international tax, transfer pricing and corporate law.
Guilhem holds a Master’s II in corporate law and taxation (GEFIRE) from the University of Clermont Auvergne. He has been a lawyer since January 2009.
He started his career in 2006 in a business law firm in Marseilles, first working on tax issues and then, as from 2009, as a lawyer and partner for nearly 10 years working in the corporate law department.
Guilhem joined VLG² Associés in September 2018 as a corporate law specialist, focusing on private equity operations and business restructuring.
Guilhem has been named Partner in January 2023 and manages our activity in Company Law.
Bruno holds a Master’s II in International Taxation from the Université Paris 2 Panthéon Assas – HEC Paris as well as a DJCE diploma in corporate law from Université Aix-Marseille
Since the beginning of his career, Bruno chose to focus on international taxation, first as a trainee in the tax department of a significant French group and then as pupil barrister in Transfer Pricing and International tax departments.
Bruno has been working as a lawyer since 2015, covering mainly international and domestic corporate taxation as well as tax litigation.
After starting his career in Paris at Lerins & BCW and in Aix-en-Provence at Axten, he joined VLG² Associés in May 2018, covering all aspects of tax law and corporate law, in French and in English.
With a Master II degree in International Business Law and a DJCE, both conferred by Université Aix-Marseille, Emma is a legal counsel in Business Law and International Business Law.
She completed her third year degree at Kent University, in England, as part of the Erasmus Program, an experience allowing her to hone her skills in International Law, and to perfect her legal English, a project with a great significance, due to her British’s origins.
After obtaining her Master II in 2021, Emma did a one-year internship in business law in a Law Firm in Marseilles.
Joining a Law Firm with an international dimension being decisive for her, Emma joined the VLG² Associés’ team in March of 2023, and specializes in Corporate Law and Business Law.
Carole started her career at the Crédit du Nord Bank’s headquarters in 1995.
After several banking diplomas, she held the role of branch client advisor for 18 years. She then joined the management team under mandate, in the Private Bank.
After 28 years in the banking sector, interested in the legal field, she joined VLG² Associés in February 2023.
She takes care of our administrative and accounting management and ensures the proper functioning of the firm as an assistant to the lawyers. Bilingual in English, she especially welcomes our English-speaking clients.