Madeleine Fabre


Practices : French and international taxation

Bar Association : Paris since 1994

Professional languages : English, French, Italien, Swedish 

Capabilities : French and international wealth tax as well as estate planning, trusts, donations and intergenerational transfers of financial, commercial, real estate and artistic assets.

Specific knowledge : Transactions in the artistic field, in particular the transfer of works of art 

Examples of recent operations: Madeleine Fabre advised the MRS group on the acquisition of Ascanis (2018) 


Specialized in property and tax law, Madeleine Fabre advises international French companies, business leaders and individuals, national or foreign, on the structuring of their property assets.

She works on many and various subjects such as trusts and foundations, donations, governance, intergenerational tax planning and wealth transfer strategies.

Her expertise extends to the transfer of real estate, tax homes and professional activities to meet the personal and professional goals of our clients. She also assists clients by developing specialized investments for wealth management purposes, including insurance contracts, trusts and foundations, family limited partnerships and real estate companies.

Madeleine Fabre also assists and advises French and foreign taxpayers during tax audits, in complex disputes and decisions before the French tax administration before all the competent courts. 

In addition, Madeleine Fabre advises executives and shareholders on the tax aspects of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, including shareholder pacts and restructurings, stock options, employee benefit plans and management. incentive measures.

In addition, in the field of art, Madeleine Fabre has extensive experience in transactional matters of works of art, including the transfer of works, the legal and fiscal management of movable and immovable property, intergenerational transmission, financing, liquidation of properties, donations, insurance and protection of works of art.


Madeleine Fabre graduated from the University of Harvard Law School (LLM and ITP) and the University of Paris II Panthéon Assas (Master of Business Law and Taxation), as well as from the University of Paris XII (DESS in taxation).

Madeleine Fabre started her career as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. In 2005, she joined Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as “Special Counsel”. She joined Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent as a partner in 2016.


Trustee of the American University of Paris, 

Director and member of numerous executive boards and unions



2024 - Tax Law : Madeleine Fabré

2023 - Tax Law : Madeleine Fabré



Heritage Management :

Taxation of assets: essential 

Regularization and litigation: strong reputation 

Tax law

Taxation of transactions: excellent 

Taxation of international groups: strong reputation

Tax law, tax litigation and recovery assistance: strong reputation 



Legal 500 Paris 2020

Tax Law: group 5 The firm's expertise covers wealth taxation through Madeleine Fabre who assists family offices and a private clientele, in particular for the management of trust issues. 


ACQ5 global awards 2020

2020 - Lawyer of the Year (Tax advice): Madeleine Fabre