Johan Léonard

I am Johan Léonard Tax specialist

Johan Léonard

Johan Léonard leads the Stibbe Luxembourg Tax practice. He has in-depth knowledge of national and international tax matters and focuses mainly on advisory and litigation work. He is also specialised in the tax structuring of investments.

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 clients on the tax aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions and restructurings.

Johan holds a master’s degree in law (magna cum laude) from the Université catholique de Louvain (2010). He also obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international taxation from New York University (2014).

Johan is a member of the Revue Générale de Fiscalité Luxembourgeoise, published by Larcier. He regularly authors articles on selected topics about tax law, focusing particularly on recent international tax developments. In addition, Johan is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). He was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2011 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2014.

Before joining the Luxembourg office of Stibbe in 2019, Johan gained enriching experience at other top-tier law firms in Luxembourg.

  • Languages: French, English
  • Admitted to the Luxembourg Bar: 2014
  • Joined Stibbe as a partner in: 2019

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Chambers and Partners Real Estate Global Practice Guide 2020 - Luxembourg chapter

Articles - Claire-Marie Darnand, Victorien Hémery, Johan Léonard, Tom Storck, Benjamin Marthoz, Audrey Jarreton and François Bernard have all contributed to the 2020 Chambers and Partners Real Estate Global Practice Guide, providing the Luxembourg chapter. 

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