Pierre-Pascal Bruneau is a retired partner whose practice focused on corporate taxation with a particular emphasis on corporate finance, private equity transactions and on investment funds. Mr. Bruneau was mainly involved in complex cross-border financial transactions. He played a key role in the structuring of all the transactions carried out by the mergers & acquisitions and capital market teams of Debevoise as well as the structuring of investment funds for the firm’s fund formation team.

Mr. Bruneau was ranked as a Notable Practitioner in Chambers Global (2014) and Chambers Europe (2014) where he was described as “an excellent negotiator with longstanding experience not only in tax, but also in debt restructuring”. He was also noted as being a leading individual for Tax in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global (2013), and was quoted “as an expert in corporate finance and investment funds.” He was praised for his “impressive wealth of experience and commercially aware approach” by Chambers Europe (2011). Chambers Global (2012) named Mr. Bruneau as a “key contact”.  Chambers Global (2011) suggested “The ‘experienced and client orientated’ Pierre-Pascal Bruneau is widely respected for his ‘no-nonsense approach and reassuring manner,’ with clients referring to him as a ‘commercially aware deal maker who provides very clear advice’”. Mr. Bruneau was ranked as a “leading individual” by Chambers Europe (2011) and was ranked in Chambers Global 2011). He was also “recommended” by Tax Directors Handbook (2014) and PLC Which Lawyer?

Mr. Bruneau holds a Maîtrise de Droit international et privé (University Paris Nanterre), an LL.M. (Georgetown University) and a J.D. (Chicago-Kent University).

Mr. Bruneau advised French and non-French multinationals and large private equity funds on a wide range of tax matters.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1987, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, 1982, LL.M.
  • Université Paris X, 1978, M.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Paris
  • Illinois