Promoting taxation that is favourable to wealth creation and employment in France
In recent years, the EU has focused its actions in the field of taxation on fighting tax avoidance. Whilst Afep supports these efforts, we believe that EU tax reforms should aim to support the competitiveness of European business and the attractiveness of the EU’s and member states’ territories. The EU should stop promoting measures that place European companies at a competitive disadvantage towards their international competitors, but rather defend the interests of its companies against the protectionist behavior of certain third countries by developing a European “fiscal diplomacy”. Afep calls for sound and stable tax rules at EU level, ensuring a level playing field between economic players through a wider tax convergence.
Director of Tax Affairs
Laetitia de La Rocque joined AFEP in February 2012 as Director of Tax Affairs. In collaboration with the Association’s members, she is responsible for setting out proposals and positions for large companies in matters of domestic, European and international taxation. A tax lawyer, her previous expertise in corporate tax was developed at Arthur Andersen International, CMS-Bureau Francis Lefebvre and Ernst & Young.
Deputy Director of Tax Affairs
Amina Tarmil joined AFEP in 2001 as Deputy Director of Tax Affairs. Holder of a DESS (Postgraduate Diploma) in Applied Taxation from the Université Paris V (René Descartes), she previously worked in the Tax Department at Air France. She focuses on corporate tax at national, European and international level and participates in defining AFEP’s tax proposals.
Director of European Affairs
Jérémie Pélerin joined AFEP in June 2012 as Director of European Affairs and manager of the AFEP office in Brussels. He is responsible for managing AFEP’s strategic relations with the European Union. In cooperation with the Paris team, he manages AFEP’s European lobbying actions, particularly corporate funding, taxation, corporate law and corporate governance, competition, international trade and investment. He has expertise both in lobbying and in European legislation and policies, acquired in the following roles: Senior Corporate and Public Affairs Manager at UNIFE (the European Rail Industry Association), Executive Secretary of Rail Forum Europe (a European Parliament intergroup on rail matters), Academic Assistant at the Collège d’Europe, Bruges. He is a graduate of the Collège d’Europe de Bruges and Sciences Po Paris.