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  Jean Schaffner

Partner

Luxembourg

Jean heads the Luxembourg tax practice and has also previously been a member of Allen & Overy's global tax board, the firm-wide management body of our global Tax practice. He has extensive experience in advising institutional investors, private equity houses and alternative investment funds on cross-border investments all over Europe and abroad, including advising on the structuring of international acquisitions via Luxembourg regulated and non-regulated investment vehicles. He advises various international investment banks on tax structured finance schemes (including securitisations) and has expertise in EU tax and state aid matters.

Jean has more than 25 years of experience as a tax lawyer and has written several books on Luxembourg and international taxation.

He heads the scientific board of the Luxembourg chapter of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and has served as a member of the Luxembourg Bar Council.

“Hailed by clients as ‘the best tax lawyer in Luxembourg’, Jean Schaffner is an experienced adviser for investment banks and private equity funds, assisting with a range of tax mandates. His recent work has included acting for corporations on state aid investigations, VAT and tax disputes. He also has an outstanding reputation for advice on the tax aspects of transactions.” Chambers & Partners

Professional qualifications

Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 1995

Academic qualifications

Docteur en Droit (Ph.D), Luxembourg, 2012

Diploma, Hautes Études Commerciales, Paris, 1991

DESS, International Taxation Law, University of Paris-Sud XI, 1991

Maîtrise, Political Science, University of Strasbourg, 1989

Maîtrise, Law, University of Strasbourg, 1989

Published work

Jean Schaffner, George Simon (Editors) « Livre jubilaire de l’International Fiscal Association Luxembourg » Legitech 2018

Jean Schaffner (2013) "How fixed is a permanent establishment?", Luxembourg Kluwer, 2013

Jean Schaffner (2010) "General Principles of Luxembourg Taxation", Anthemis

Jean Schaffner (co-author) (2009) "Dossiers Internationaux Luxembourg", 8th edition, Francis Lefebvre

Jean Schaffner 1999 (1st edition), 2005 (2nd edition), 2013 (3rd edition) "Droit fiscal international (Luxembourg and international tax law issues)", Promoculture

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