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 Honorary Members

 

Véronique Bied Charreton, Director of the Tax Legislation Bureau

 Véronique Bied Charreton has a Masters in public law (1986) from the University of Metz and a degree from the IEP in Paris (1988). She graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1989.

Véronique Bied Charreton has been a civil servant with the French Tax Legislation Bureau (1991), a policy officer assigned to the deputy director for the “VAT” division of the French Tax Legislation Bureau (rates, territoriality, real estate VAT in 1992), member of the Cour des Comptes [the French Court of Auditors]: 4th chamber (1996),  Director of the C2 Bureau “local taxes and taxes on farm revenues and non commercial revenues, real estate income and capital gains” (1998), Deputy  Director “Management of corporate taxation” (2000), Director of Resources at the General Tax Service (HR + budget in 2004), Director of IT services at the General Public Finances Department: (2008) and currently Director of the French Tax Legislation Bureau (since 2012).

 

Catherine Brigant, a highly-ranked civil servant and Deputy  Director of the State Accounting Department with the General Public Finances Department, Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

She has a graduate degree in corporate law from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Catherine Brigant began her career in 1986 at the French Tax Legislation Bureau (preparation and monitoring of finance laws, then VAT). She was a policy officer for corporate tax in the cabinets of the Budget Ministers Christian Sautter and Florence Parly from 1997 to 2000, and in 2001 she became the Director of the VAT Bureau after her integration as an administrator.

From 2004 to 2006, she was the Deputy Director with the Tax services of Paris-Nord. She was then appointed to Director of the corporate tax office with the General Tax Service.

In 2008, she was mandated to create a system with a single tax interlocutor in the unified network of the General Public Finances Department, created by the merger of the tax service and the public accounting service.

In June 2011 she became the Deputy Director of the State Accounting Department.

 

Maxime Gauthier, Director of the National and International Auditor’s Bureau (DGFiP).

Maxime Gauthier has a 3rd cycle doctorate degree in Economics (University of Nice) and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston, USA).

Maxime Gauthier has extensive experience from a career starting in 1993 as Deputy  Director of the IIA2 Service (General Tax Service), then Director in 1995 of the C2 service bureau (DLF). 

In 1997, Maxime was transferred internally to the Conseil d’Etat [France’s highest court] as a member of the finance department (finance, international conventions, civil service status) and the litigation department.

In 1999 she then held the position of Director of the CF1 Bureau (General Tax Service), and in 2004 as Deputy Director of Corporate Tax Management (General Tax Service). In 2008 she became the Director of the general tax management bureau (DGFiP).

In 2013 she became the Director of the National and International Auditor’s Bureau (DGFiP).

 

Marie-Sophie Dupont-Lieb, Deputy Director of the B1 Bureau at the French Tax Legislation Bureau

Marie-Sophie Dupont-Lieb has a graduate degree in applied tax law from Paris V and a law degree. She is an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale des Impôts.

Most of her professional experience is with the French Tax Legislation Bureau, where she was with their corporate tax department for almost 15 years. She then worked on taxation for corporate capital gains, insurance, and community issues (such as the ACCIS or consolidated base for corporate taxes).

She piloted the technical aspects of the business section of the corporate tax reform (end 2009).

Since 2011, she has been responsible for all subjects relating to the corporate tax base in her capacity as Deputy Director of the B1 Bureau.

 

Melchior Wathelet, Advocate-General to the European Court of Justice

Born on 6 March 1949, Melchior Wathelet has a degree in law and economics (University of Liège), a Master of Laws (Harvard University, USA) and a docteur honoris causa degree form the University of Paris Dauphine.

He has been a professor of European law with the University of Louvain and the University of Liège; Deputy (1977-1995), Secretary of State, Minister and Minister-President of the Walloon Region (1980-1988), Vice-Prime Minister to the Minister of Justice and the Middle Classes (1988-1992), Vice-Prime Minister to the Minister of Justice and Economic Affaires (1992-1995), Vice-Prime Minister to the Minister of National Defense (1995); Mayor of Verviers (1995), Judge with the Court of Justice of the European Communities (1995-2003), Legal advisor and attorney (2004-2012) and State Minister (2009-2012)

Melchior Wathelet has been the Advocate-General of the Court of Justice since 8 October 2012.