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Jordan Serfati

Partner

Jordan Serfati is a Partner and the head of the tax team at DWF in Paris. He advises on French and international transactional tax matters.
Jordan Serfati

Experience

Jordan Serfati’s practice focuses on international and domestic taxation, with particular emphasis on the tax aspects of leveraged buy-outs, M&A deals, debt restructurings as well as real estate transactions. He also has developed a strong expertise in tax audit and litigation. 

Jordan Serfati advises a wide range of clients including private and public companies, private equity sponsors, financial institutions, real estate investors/ REITs and corporate directors. 

Before joining DWF, Jordan Serfati worked for 4 years in the tax department of EY Société d'Avocats, and for more than 7 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris.

His native language is French and fluent in English.

Memberships

  • Paris Bar

Awards

  • Recognized as Rising Star in the ITR World Tax Rankings 2024

Recent Cases

Jordan Serfati's notable experience (including matters handled prior to joining DWF) include advising:

Private Equity

  • the Management of House of HR (leading European HR provider) on the acquisition by Bain Capital of a majority stake in House of HR (largest private equity deal in Belgian history)
  • Cobepa on several transactions, including:
    • the acquisition of the French climatic engineering specialist Groupe Climater
    • the acquisition of the French engineering consultancy Scalian
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of Babilou, leader of corporate and community day nurseries in Europe
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of the Joa group (third largest French casino and online gambling operator)

Real estate

  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management on various transactions:
    • The acquisition of two properties under development located in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis, France)
    • the structuring of a pan-European, real estate, logistics-oriented investment platform and the acquisition of the underlying French real estate (notably a property under development in the Le Havre harbour area)
    • the acquisition, alongside with Immobel, of a 2,700 sqm mixed retail and office building in Paris 8th
  • Union Investment on its acquisition of Logistrial Real Estate GmbH from Garbe Industrial Real Estate
  • Icade Santé on several cross-border projects, including the acquisition of a portfolio of German and French healthcare properties operated by Orpea

M&A

  • Engie Group on several strategic transactions, including:
    • the acquisition of French solar energy parks developer Solairedirect
    • the reorganisation of GRTgaz, Engie’s LNG subsidiary
    • the acquisition by Elengy (GRTgaz’s subsidiary) of a minority stake held by Total in Fosmax LNG
    • the sale of an additional equity stake in GRTgaz to SIG
  • La Française des Jeux on its Initial Public Offering and privatisation process
  • Fluxys on the acquisition of a LNG terminal from EDF
  • HSBC on the sale of its French retail banking business to Cerberus/ My Money Group

Restructuring

  • A pool of creditors in the context of the rehabilitation proceedings opened with respect to Bourbon Corporation and of the restructuring of the EUR 2.7 billion indebtedness of Bourbon
  • SAUR in the context of the restructuring of its indebtedness and its sale to EQT

Your Articles

  • A la recherche du taux perdu : point d’étape sur la jurisprudence fiscale en matière de justification du taux d’intérêt de marché – Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier – 3/2023.
  • Financements intra-groupe et justification du taux de marché : le Conseil d'État confirme la possibilité de recourir à des logiciels de notation automatique – CE, 22 déc. 2022, n° 446669, SAS Willink - Aperçu rapide – Revue de Droit Fiscal 2023, n° 9, act. 74.
  • La notion conventionnelle de bénéficiaire effectif : vers un alignement des astres ? – Revue de Droit Fiscal 2022, n° 30, comm. 288.
  • Politique fiscale de la Commission européenne : où en sommes-nous ? – Revue Fiscalité Internationale – 2/21.
  • European Commission’s tax policy 2019 to 2024: what can we expect? – Tax Journal – Issue 1470 – 10 January 2020.