Contact Alain Steichen

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m. asteichen@bsp.lu

p. +352.26.025-1

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Christiane Karpen

m. ckarpen@bsp.lu

p. +352.26.025.241

Country of Admission

  • Luxembourg, 1996
  • France, 1994

Languages

English, French, German, Luxembourgish

Education

  • 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.

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.

Membership

  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Academy of European Law (ERA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP)
  • Université du Luxembourg, Associate Professor

Rankings

  • Chambers Europe: Ranked in Band 1 in Tax
  • World Tax: Highly regarded in Tax controversy
  • IFLR1000: Highly regarded
  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year 2019 - Recognised since 2010