Located in the heart of one of the world’s main financial centers, DSM provides multilingual services suited to Luxembourg’s current environment to its national and international clientele. DSM’s lawyers are recognized experts in numerous legal practice areas such as corporate, M&A, tax law, private equity and real estate, fund industry, labour law as well as dispute resolution.
Banking and Financial Law
DSM’s Banking and Financial Law practice team advises on a wide range of financial transactions governed by Luxembourg law, involving Luxembourg and foreign entities or in respect of Luxembourg-based assets.
Representing and advising both lenders and borrowers, collateral providers and pledgees, we provide legal assistance for financing and the taking of security, not limited to comprehensive structuring, tax and ancillary aspects of traditional corporate finance but extending to more complex financing arrangements and hybrid financial instruments. We have extensive experience in advising financial institutions and other professionals in the financial sector on all aspects of client contractual relations and documentation, professional liability, criminal financial law liability, corporate governance and the protection of personal data.
Tax Advisory and Tax Dispute Resolution
DSM’s Tax team advises corporate clients on a wide range of international transactions, investment structures as well as on day-to-day business matters in Luxembourg. We not only represent Luxembourg companies, shareholders
and lenders but also borrowers, collateral providers and pledgees. DSM’s tax team is adept at liaising with the Luxembourg direct and indirect tax authorities. We assist our corporate and private clients in the administrative pre-litigation phase of tax dispute proceedings (réclamation contentieuse, recours hiérarchique, recours grâcieux).
In particular, DSM’s Tax team provides tax advice to alternative investment funds (including SIFs, SICARs and securitisation vehicles), private equity houses, banking institutions as well as industrial and commercial groups.
DSM covers all tax fields, including, inter alia, income tax, municipal business tax, net wealth tax, VAT, RETT and other particular taxes or registration duties. Moreover, we provide the full range of tax advisory services from strategic tax planning to high-end technical advice.
We represent our clients in tax cases before all Luxembourg courts including opposition to tax recovery measures and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as defence in criminal tax investigation proceedings.
Our teams assists in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Luxembourgish.