Marie Laure Bruneel

Marie-Laure Bruneel

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Marie-Laure Bruneel
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Marie-Laure Bruneel is a partner in Goodwin’s Tax Practice. She focuses on tax matters that arise from the structuring and financing of investments, M&A transactions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and joint ventures. 

Marie also has particular expertise in structuring private equity and real estate investment funds. 

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Marie was a partner at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, and previously practiced at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

She is fluent in French and English.


Marie’s recent work includes advising:

Private Equity/Corporate Transactions

  •  Cerba Healthcare, an international network of medical biology laboratories
    • In the acquisition of Viroclinics-DDL, a fast-growing global virology and immunology contract research organization,
    • In the acquisition of Lifebrain, the leading Group in Italy in laboratory medicine,
    • In the acquisition of Yourlab, a clinical pathology group based in western France
    • In the reinforcement of its capital structure with existing shareholders and its long-term partner, PSP Investments welcoming  EQT Private Equity as new shareholder and completing the exit of Partners Group, in the context of its sixth LBO.
  • EMZ Partners and Sagard in the 4th LBO acquisition of Safic-Alcan, a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals, welcoming three new private equity funds, Equistone, IK Partners and GENEO Capital Entrepreneur.
  • Equistone Partners Europe
    • In its majority investment in Sicame, a global supplier of electrical connectors and accessories to electricity distributors,
    • In the acquisition of a majority stake in Vertbaudet, Europe’s leading e-commerce platform dedicated to childhood,
    • In the acquisition of Gardengate, a leading European manufacturer of aluminum gates and doors.
  • IK Partners in the acquisition ICS Learn, an online learning provider.
  • Latour Capital in a majority investment in the holding company of Pharmacie Lafayette (Hygie31), a major player in the health and wellness sector.
  • Lion Capital in the refinancing of the Picard group, a French producer and retailer of frozen foods.
  • MCC and its founders in the sale of the Fabrication Electronique de Dordogne group (FEDD), one of the French leaders in printed circuit boards solutions, to Argos Wityu.
  • Tikehau Capital
    • In the acquisition of Stokomani, a retailer of destocking, with more than 120 stores throughout France, including fashion, beauty, home decor, food,
    • In the acquisition of a minority stake in the Maxi Bazar group, a non-food discount products retailer.

Fund Formation

  • Committed Advisors on the fundraising of Committed Advisors Primary Fund I, with a total commitment of €161 million.
  • EMZ Partners on the closing of its ninth fund EMZ 9, with a total commitment of €1.043 billion.
  • Latour Capital Management on the fundraising of Latour Capital III, for a total amount of more than 1 billion euros.




HEC Paris

DESS(international taxation)1999

University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas



  • Avocat à la Cour, Paris, France

Recognition & Awards

Marie is recognized for her expertise by International and French preeminent, peer-reviewed publications.

  • Ranked as Leading individual in Private Equity Tax by the last edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide
  • Ranked in Band 5 in Tax by the last edition of Chambers and Partners Europe guide

As a successful woman professional, Marie is committed to promoting Women leadership both inside and outside of the firm. As such, she co-leads Goodwin’s Paris Women’s Initiative Committee and has been driving women-oriented mentoring sessions, client initiatives and networking opportunities.



Marie authored or co-authored several articles and publications in her practice areas, such as:

  • “La fiscalité des sociétés d’investissements immobiliers cotées,” Paris, EFE, 2006.
  • “Lutte contre la sous-capitalisation Objectif et enjeux pratiques,” Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit n°125.
  • “Entretien Capital Investissement" on tax issues that arise from management package, Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit.