Thomas Perrot leads the firm’s French Tax Group. His practice focuses on French and cross-border M&A-related tax matters, including post-acquisition restructurings and integration transactions, as well as tax issues in connection with financing transactions and financial instruments. He also advises clients on a broad range of tax controversy matters.


Chambers Europe ranks Mr. Perrot as one of France’s leading tax practitioners, with clients in the 2021 edition commenting that he is “very knowledgeable, technical and focused,” with another describing him as “a valued business partner.” In 2021 and 2020, he was named a The Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual in Transactional/Corporate Tax and was previously named by the same publication among its Next Generation Lawyers. Mr. Perrot also is recog­nized by World Tax, Décideurs Juridiques et Financiers and other publications and directo­ries. He also co-authors the recurring “Dividends, Interest, Royalties” section of French tax magazine Fiscalité Internationale.

Prior to joining Skadden in 2015, Mr. Perrot was a tax partner at another leading global law firm.

Mr. Perrot’s recent representations, at and prior to joining Skadden, include advising:

  • Axian Group as part of a consortium in the tax aspects of its acquisition of Tigo Tanzania and Zanzibar Telecom Limited from Millicom International Cellular S.A.;
  • TriRX Pharmaceuticals Services LLC in its acquisition of Merck’s French manufacturing and packaging operations of its Animal Health business;
  • Coty Inc. in its strategic partnership with KKR & Co. Inc. including the carveout sale of 60% of its professional beauty and retail hair businesses to KKR with an enterprise value of US$4.3 billion;
  • Silver Lake Partners in its €300 million term loan B and revolving credit facilities in connection with its acquisition of Silae SAS, a cloud-based payroll and HR software specialist; and in its €275 million term loan B and revolving credit facilities in connection with its acquisition of Groupe Meilleurtaux, a leading French online and mobile financial services provider.
  • Dassault Systèmes in its US$5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, Inc. This deal was named an Impact Deal at the 2020 ITR European Awards;
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. in connection with its proposed US$16.2 billion acquisition of Tiffany & Co.; 
  • Waypoint GP Limited, an investment fund created by the Bertarelli family, in its €730 million take-private acquisition of Stallergenes Greer plc;
  • Westfield Corporation in connection with its $25 billion combination with Unibail-Rodamco SE through an Australian law scheme of arrangement and a stapled security structure including the shares of Unibail-Rodamco;
  • Eurazeo SE in relation to its acquisition of a 30% stake in Rhône Capital group;
  • Helmerich & Payne in connection with its acquisition of DrillScan;
  • ANF Immobilier in connection with the acquisition of a 50.5% stake in its share capital by Icade and the inter-related sale by ANF Immobilier of a €400 million real property portfolio to Primonial REIM;
  • StandardAero, Inc., a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, in its acquisition of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS from Airbus SE;
  • Parrot SA in setting up a strategic partnership between Parrot Automotive and Faurecia;
  • Silver Lake and AltaOne Capital in connection with the tender offer of Claudius France for the outstanding equity securities of Cegid Group;
  • Corning Inc. on the tax aspects of its $900 million acquisition of substantially all of the communication markets division of 3M Company;
  • Sigfox in its record financing round of €150 million in order to accelerate the expansion of its global network and reach worldwide coverage;
  • Quiksilver, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Boardriders S.A. (Luxembourg), in a private offer to exchange all of Boardriders’ €200 million of outstanding 8.875% senior notes due 2017 for a combination of 9.5% senior notes due 2020 and cash;
  • Cheetah Mobile in its acquisition of News Republic;
  • Céva Santé Animale in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of Merial’s animal health portfolio;
  • LVMH SE and Groupe Arnault SE in the combination of their private equity and real estate arms with Catterton to create L Catterton;
  • Eurazeo in its acquisitions of Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, alongside its co-founder and chairman, and French sovereign fund BPI;
  • Holcim Ltd in its €46 billion merger with Lafarge SA;
  • Hertz, Inc. in the restructuring and sale of its rental equipment business in France and Spain to Loxam;
  • Alcentra Ltd, Oaktree Capital Management LP, Babson Capital Global Advisors Ltd. and GoldenTree Asset Management LP in relation to the €3.2 billion restructuring and acquisition of the Vivarte Group;
  • Société Générale in the issuance of its US$1.75 billion perpetual non-call 10-year Additional Tier 1, CRD IV-compliant, bond in a Rule 144A private placement;
  • LBO France and Médi-Partenaires on their €385 million high-yield bonds and €60 million revolving credit facility;
  • Alliance Industrie in its acquisition of Précisium Groupe;
  • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of London-listed engineering company Invensys plc;
  • CGGVeritas in its acquisition of Fugro’s Geoscience business and joint venture with Fugro;
  • CVC Capital Partners in its €1 billion public-to-private acquisition of the Delachaux Group and subsequent €700 million refinancing and dividend recapitalization;
  • EDF Energies Nouvelles in the context of the friendly cash and exchange offer by EDF;
  • BP on the sale of its French retail fuel and convenience business to Delek Europe;
  • Groupe Arnault in the €500 million sale of SC Cheval Blanc and La Tour du Pin to LVMH; and
  • Remy Cointreau in the sale of Piper-Heidsieck Compagnie Champenoise to EPI.



  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2003 (James Kent Scholar)
  • DESS in International Tax, Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas, 2000
  • M.B.A., Hautes Etudes Commerciales, HEC – Business School, Paris, 2000
  • Maitrise de Droit des Affaires, University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas, 1999


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