Allen & Overy LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Top-tier practice widely recognised in the market for providing a broad range of global tax services. Noteworthy strength in handling tax structuring issues for investment funds. Proficient in assisting with the tax aspects of large international transactions, working alongside the firm's offices in other jurisdictions. Represents multinational clients in tax investigations. Well-versed in tax structuring of capital markets transactions. A popular choice for banking and private equity clients.

Strengths Clients laud the team as "leaders in the field," and add that "the lawyers are always prepared to give their time and have great industry knowledge."

Clients also highlight the team's "huge global presence" as a key strength.

Work highlights Advised the Saham group on the Luxembourg tax aspects of the merger of its CRM business with Bertelsmann.

Notable practitioners

Jean Schaffner stands out in the market thanks to glowing feedback, with interviewees describing him as "clearly a leading individual" and "one of the strongest technical tax lawyers in Luxembourg." A client hails him as "one of the most impressive tax lawyers" in Luxembourg, further adding: "His knowledge of tax is unprecedented." Schaffner frequently assists private equity funds with tax aspects of acquisition and sale transactions. He also advises on tax investigations.

Patrick Mischo assists blue-chip banking and asset management clients with the tax aspects of significant international transactions and fund structuring mandates. Clients compliment him for being "charming" and also "very open and responsive."