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.
European Affairs Director
Justine joined AFEP in 2008 and is now European Affairs Director & Head of the Brussels office. She is responsible for managing AFEP’s strategic relations with the European Union. In cooperation with the Paris team, she manages AFEP’s European lobbying actions in all areas covered by the Association and contributes to the preparation of European positions. She previously worked at the EU affairs permanent delegation of Rhodia (now Solvay – chemical industry) in Brussels (2007-2008) and at the European legal office of the French Ministry of Defense in Paris (2006). She is a double graduate from the Sorbone in Paris (Master in Business Administration from the IAE and a Masters’s degree in European Law). She speaks French, English and Italian.