Olivia Rauch-Ravisé is a partner in the firm's Tax Department and the Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins' Paris office. She is a former Co-Chair of the firm’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee, whose mission is to promote women through trailblazing initiatives focused on women’s professional development, mentoring, and networking. She has strong experience in domestic and cross-border transactional tax law, notably in private equity and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Rauch-Ravisé primarily handles the taxation of capital markets transactions (notably high yield), financial instruments, and structured financings. She has developed particular experience in tax issues relating to aircraft, rolling stock, and other asset financings.
Ms. Rauch-Ravisé is particularly active in the financial institutions, oil and gas, and hospitality and gaming sectors. She is a member of the International Fiscal Association and of the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux, and she is Chair of the Tax Committee of the European American Chamber of Commerce.
Recognized as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Ms. Rauch-Ravisé is renowned for the breadth of her practice and expertise handling the tax aspects of acquisitions, sales, debt structurings and refinancings. She is described by one referee as being "technical, commercial and immersed in the detail of the matters."
Chambers Europe 2022
Ms. Rauch-Ravisé is recommended by clients for her technical skill and practical approach, with one source noting "She manages to make complex topics simple." Chambers Europe 2020
"Olivia Rauch-Ravisé is noted for her strength in advising on the tax aspects of private equity and capital markets transactions. [...] One client says: 'She is very skilled, efficient and she always questions herself to get the best possible outcome. She always tries to find not only a solution, but the best possible solution.'" Chambers Europe 2019
"Olivia Rauch-Ravisé has a wealth of expertise in capital markets, M&A, and private equity transactions. In the words of clients, 'she is always up to date with tax matters, results-oriented and focused on client service.'" Chambers Europe 2017