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Jean Schaffner

Partner

Luxembourg

Schaffner Jean
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) and is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). He has served as a member of the Luxembourg Bar Council and currently chairs its fiscal commission.

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Publications: 10 November 2022

No illegal State aid had been granted by Luxembourg to Fiat according to the Court of Justice of the European Union

On 8 November 2022, in the case Luxembourg and Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe v Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) annulled the judgment of the General Court as well as…

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Publications: 18 July 2022

Great Fund Insights: The new Luxembourg/United Kingdom tax treaty has finally been signed!

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Publications: 11 July 2022

The new Luxembourg/United-Kingdom tax treaty has been signed

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Publications: 19 April 2022

Luxembourg Part II UCIs, SIFs and RAIFs to report information to the Luxembourg direct tax administration by 31 May 2022

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Experience highlights

Office

Luxembourg

5 Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 
Luxembourg

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 1995

Academic

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

HEC, 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 (Head of editorial board) « 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

Recognition