Lucille Chabanel

Partner, Lucille advises worldwide companies on their R&D tax Credit matters and similar incentives in other countries.


Lucille is a member of the corporate tax department since 2002 and joined the Global Investment and Innovation Incentives group in 2004.

She has built a strong technical expertise in the French R&D credit scheme, as well as in the project management of large projects in order to advise on transparent and sustainable R&D credit process.

Today Lucille particularly focuses on assisting her clients in their procedures with the Authorities (tax audits, Ministry of research expertise, upfront rulings etc) and maintains regular contacts with various public Authorities (e.g. Ministry of Research, DLF, DGE, Invest In France agency).

She has expertise in implementing and coordinating R&D tax incentive schemes at the international level. Lucille has participated as well in international projects around the structuring of the R&D function and the related IP.

Lucille also coordinates support to her clients with respect to direct funding for R&D investments (PAT, EFDR) or R&D collaborative projects in France (FUI, ANR, ADEME, etc.) and in Europe (H2020) together with our EU specialists based in Brussels.

Lucille advises clients in a wide range of industries, such as the manufacturing, high-tech and health sectors. Her clients include a large number of French, North American and more and more Asian multinational companies, but also medium-sized companies, research institutes and engineering schools as well as start-up companies, especially when they first settle in France.


  • Attorney at the Hauts-de-Seine Bar - 2004
  • Graduate in International Business Law, Trade and Tax Law – HEC - 2001
  • Master’s degree in International Tax Law – University Paris II Panthéon-Assas - 2001


  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Chinese


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