ATOZ, the Luxembourg high end independent tax advisory firm and Luxembourg member of Taxand, is pleased to announce the promotion of three new partners: Christophe Darche, Nicolas Devillers & Gael Toutain.
This development reflects the firm’s commitment to excellence & expertise and to continuing a tradition of what our clients rely on: highly specialised tax, corporate finance and corporate implementation services tailored to their specific needs. Founded in 2004, ATOZ has seen exemplary growth and now has over hundred (100) employees including twelve (12) partners.
"I am thrilled to contribute to the firm’s success and its continuous growth” noted Chistophe Darche. "I am delighted to take on this new responsibility as Partner” noted Nicolas Devillers. “We have a fantastic business with outstanding people, and continue to serve our clients with the personal attention that they seek and deserve," added Gael Toutain.
Christophe Darche is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Finance services of ATOZ. Christophe has 10 years of experience in cross border transaction advisory (i.e., Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Valuation and Capital raising). He also handles restructuring assignments as well as post acquisition integrations. He advises clients from the financial (wealth management and trust administration), real estate and industrial sectors.
Nicolas Devillers is a Partner in the Indirect Tax services of ATOZ. Nicolas works with clients to develop the most appropriate and advantageous indirect tax solutions to fit their specific needs. Among the engagements carried out over the years, key projects have included assisting in the management of the VAT situation of several holding companies as well as advising on the VAT implications applicable to financial institutions, including Luxembourg banks, various types of investment funds and Luxembourg securitization vehicles. He is also specialized in the setting up VAT platforms for young, entrepreneurial organizations in the Telecom and E-commerce fields.
Gael Toutain is a partner in the Corporate Implementation Services of ATOZ. Gael is involved in the implementation of complex corporate structures involving multiple jurisdictions and advisors, for a large range of institutional investors in the private equity and real estate sectors. As well as general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and group restructuring matters, Gael also handles intellectual property and sport law matters.
“On behalf of all Partners, we are delighted to welcome three brilliant professionals like Christophe, Nicolas and Gael to our Partnership”. “Even in a challenging economic environment, we are executing on our vision of being the leading tax firm in Luxembourg: we continue to recruit and retain the best talent in order to serve our global clients at the highest levels. It is also an evidence of our commitment to give leading professionals the best career path in the market.” commented Keith O’Donnell, Managing Partner of ATOZ.