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Alain Recoules is the leader of Taxand’s global indirect tax team. He is based in Taxand France where he is a partner of Arsene Taxand. After obtaining a DESS (post-graduate degree) in company tax management, Alain joined Arthur Andersen International in 1989. He worked for several years in the financial services practice, and in 1998 he became the partner in charge of the VAT/customs practice that he created at Andersen Legal.
While at Andersen Legal, he also helped build a team that specialised in tax audit of computerised accounting systems. In addition to his proficiency in VAT and international trade regulations, Alain has acquired particular expertise, in both France and Europe, of the retail and leisure sectors and computer services companies, along with solid knowledge of the banking and fund management company sector. In 2002, he applied his knowledge to the Landwell VAT/customs practice, of which he was joint head. Alain was actively involved in developing the financial services practice at Landwell as well.