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Ryan Continues European Expansion with Opening of New Office in Paris, France; Jean-Paul Ouaksel Hired as Principal to Lead French Practice

Press Release Sep 29, 2014

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm serving more than 9,000 clients in over 40 countries, today announced the Firm’s continued expansion across Europe with the opening of a new office in Paris, France. Jean-Paul Ouaksel has joined Ryan’s management team as a Principal to lead the new French practice and support the Firm’s European growth. Mr. Ouaksel will direct the delivery of value added tax (VAT) recovery, advisory, and compliance solutions, as well as an integrated suite of international tax, transfer pricing, and tax technology solutions to multinational clients operating throughout France.

Mr. Ouaksel has more than 25 years of VAT, tax audit, and law experience supporting global corporations across every major industry sector. Prior to joining Ryan, he served as National Head of Indirect Tax for a major national accounting firm and as Global Indirect Tax Director for a major multinational corporation. Mr. Ouaksel also previously served as a Tax Inspector for the French Tax Administration. He is President of the VAT commission of the MEDEF, the main professional federation defending the positions of French companies to create and maintain favorable conditions for development and competitiveness. He is also one of three French VAT experts appointed by the European Commission to be a member of the VAT expert group in Brussels.

“Ryan already provides tax services to leading global companies operating in France, and the addition of Jean-Paul Ouaksel will provide experienced leadership to drive our continued growth in this emerging market,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America Operations. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to rapidly expand our footprint across Europe.”

“Jean-Paul Ouaksel is an industry-recognized French tax professional and we are excited that he has joined our European management team,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We will continue to acquire the very best international tax talent to lead our continued geographic expansion and support our client demand in countries all over the world.”

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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