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Stibbe reinforces its Luxembourg office with new tax partner Johan Léonard

Stibbe reinforces its Luxembourg office with new tax partner Johan Léo

Stibbe reinforces its Luxembourg office with new tax partner Johan Léonard

05.11.2019 LU law

Luxembourg, 5 November 2019 – Stibbe reinforces its Luxembourg office with the lateral hire of tax partner Johan Léonard. His arrival will boost Stibbe’s tax offering in Luxembourg and allows the firm to respond to new and developing market needs. Johan joined Stibbe on 4 November 2019.

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In recent years, the Luxembourg tax landscape has significantly evolved because of the implementation of several law reforms. The hiring of Johan Léonard allows Stibbe to give sound tax advice under Luxembourg law and to expand the offering of the tax team in the Luxembourg legal market. Johan specialises in national and international tax law, providing structuring and transactional advice to investment funds, private equity firms, real estate conglomerates, financial institutions, and multinational groups. He also assists clients in the context of tax litigation and has broad experience in advising them on the tax aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions and restructurings.

Gérald Origer, Executive Partner of Stibbe Luxembourg, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Johan to our Luxembourg tax team as new partner. Johan’s technical profile and his expertise in Luxembourg tax reforms will be a major asset to the firm. His excellent reputation and solid experience will bring a wealth of expertise to our tax practice and contribute greatly to Stibbe’s integrated Benelux tax advisory services.

Johan Léonard adds: “I’m extremely delighted to join Stibbe to contribute to the further development of its Luxembourg tax practice. In the context of international tax reforms, being part of a solid Benelux tax practice is a valuable asset to assist clients when advising on how to overcome their challenges. I fully support Stibbe’s vision to deliver the highest quality of service to its clients, and I am looking forward to making the Luxembourg office play a strong part in our leading Benelux offering.

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About Johan Léonard – Johan started his career as a lawyer in 2010. Prior to joining the Stibbe Luxembourg office as partner, Johan gained enriching experience at other top-tier law firms in Luxembourg. Johan graduated magna cum laude in law from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in 2010. He also obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in international taxation from the New York University in 2014. Johan is a member of the editorial board of the Revue Générale de Fiscalité Luxembourgeoise (RGFL), published by Larcier, and also member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). He also writes frequently on selected topics of tax law. Johan was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2011 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2014. He is a native French speaker and is fluent in English.

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