Thomas Perrot leads the firm’s French Tax Group. His practice focuses on domestic and international M&A-related tax matters for listed and non-listed companies, as well as tax issues in connection with finance and financial instruments.


Chambers Europe 2017 ranks Mr. Perrot as one of France’s leading tax practitioners. He is also recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA, World Tax, and other publications and directories.

Prior to joining Skadden in November 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:

  • 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 the acquisition 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


  • New York
  • Paris


  • French
  • English

Thomas Perrot