Luxembourg is a major financial centre (the second largest worldwide after the United States) with a large banking and fund industry and a prime location for the structuring of cross-border investment and business activities.
Luxembourg offers all types of firms a central location as well as an efficient, flexible and stable legal, regulatory and tax environment.
Investments and business activities may either be structured through unregulated vehicles (e.g. Luxembourg company or Luxembourg partnership, Securitization Vehicle, Family Wealth Management Vehicle), regulated vehicles (e.g. Specialized Investment Fund, Investment Company in Risk Capital) or a combination of both.
The choice of a vehicle will depend on:
- The activities performed or investments made
- The type of funding that needs to be raised
- The profile of the shareholders or investors
- Any specific legal, regulatory or tax considerations
Luxembourg and the German-speaking world are closely linked through shared language and geographic proximity, among other things. Transactions by German companies represent a large part of the business activities in Luxembourg.
In order to respond to an increasing demand by German-speaking clients for Luxembourg and international tax advice, we have established the German Desk, headed by Oliver R. Hoor (Tax Partner) who is a German Certified Tax Advisor and Chartered Accountant in Luxembourg.
Our German Desk is composed of a team of German-speaking tax advisers with knowledge and experience in Luxembourg, German and international tax law.