Xenia Legendre

Xenia Legendre

Office Managing Partner

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +33 1 53 67 48 23

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French, Russian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Xenia Legendre works with multinational groups and investment funds to structure their cross border transactions. She acts in all environments – M&A, restructuring, distressed acquisition or disposition. Creative, solution oriented, Xenia pays specific attention to the connection between tax structures and business operations. Having a solid corporate M&A background, Xenia perfectly understands the deal dynamics. Working closely with corporate deal teams, Xenia is very strong in 'selling' the most efficient structures to all parties. She is quite successful in integrating all possible parameters (tax, corporate, labour, and environmental, etc) towards achieving an efficient solution.

Xenia's career has been entirely in private practice with major international law firms. Xenia joined Hogan Lovells in 2008 and leads the tax group. Throughout her 20+ plus years as international tax lawyer, Xenia has probably seen and worked on all possible international structures in major jurisdictions worldwide. At Hogan Lovells her work gets a great benefit from the tax network of the firm covering all important countries. In perfect cooperation with the transfer pricing group of the firm, Xenia helps clients to adjust their internal set up to the most optimal tax result while complying with all current trends in the international taxation.

Xenia has a broad client base from the US and Europe. Leveraging her language and multicultural skills, Xenia also works with Russian origin clients. She helps them to design European and international holding and business structures, fully compliant with highest European standards.

Awards and recognitions


Tax Advisor of the Year in France
Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award


Tax Advisor of the Year in France
Global Advisory Experts Annual Awards


Transactional and Property Tax Adviser of the Year
Taxation Awards 2020, Finance Monthly Magazine


Listed among the Best Lawyers in France for Tax law
Best Lawyers


Recommended for Corporate Tax
Who's Who Legal


Recommended in Tax
Legal 500 EMEA


European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year
International Tax Review

Education and admissions


Doctorat, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, avec mention, 1996

D.E.A., University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, avec mention, 1992

Maîtrise, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), avec mention, 1991


Member, International Fiscal Association

Member, Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux

President, Paris Chapter of the European-American Tax Institute

Member, MEDEF

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advising group of investors on acquisition of business with operations in more than 10 countries from multinational chemicals company and subsequent sale to multinational groups.

Advising a Russian private equity firm in connection with its sale of an alcoholic beverage business to a UK private equity fund.

Advising ADP in its investment in TAV Airport.

Advising Euler Hermes (Allianz Group) on its international joint venture with Mapfre, for which Hogan Lovells wins European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year.

Advising Foncière des Régions on the acquisition of a hotel portfolio in Europe, in particular in Germany.

Advising Powerhouse France on acquisition of Financière SELEC from investment vehicles managed by LBO France and Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management’s real estate investment business.

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