Alain Steichen

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Languages
English, French, German, Luxembourgish
Education
  • Admitted to the Luxembourg Bar, 1996; Paris, 1994.
  • University of Saarbrücken, Germany, Doctorat en Droit (Ph.D. in Law), 1994.
  • Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, Maîtrise en Droit Privé, mention Droit des Affaires (Master in Private Law), 1984.
  • Université Aix-Marseille III, France, Maîtrise en sciences économiques (Master in Economics), 1983.

I think of my clients as partners. That is why I work beside them. Even if the structures are complicated, I try to simplify them and keep them to the point.

Selected experience
  • Alain has been involved in numerous migrations of companies to Luxembourg and has advised on major domestic and international corporate restructurings, including pre-sale reorganisations and intra-group financings.
  • He also advises on complex international and domestic recapitalisations, (de)mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, where he has vast experience in acting for banks and telecom solutions providers.
  • Alain has extensive experience in tax litigation, negotiation with revenue authorities and settlement of disputes. As such, he advises multi-nationals, financial institutions, corporates and high net worth individuals on a number of ongoing tax and VAT local and cross-border disputes.
  • He also regularly advises on various European tax law questions with particular focus on EU State aid.
  • An Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg in public finance, European tax, international tax and company taxation, he is the author of various books (15+) and articles on Luxembourg accounting, tax and company law.
  • Former réviseur d’entreprises and former expert comptable, Alain was the head of Tax at PWC Luxembourg until 1996.