Jean Schaffner heads the Luxembourg tax practice at Allen & Overy and has also previously been a member of the firm’s global tax board, the firm-wide management body for its global tax practice. He has extensive experience in advising institutional investors, private equity houses and alternative investment funds on cross-border investments all over Europe and abroad, including advising on the structuring of international acquisitions via Luxembourg regulated and non-regulated investment vehicles. He advises various international investment banks on tax structured finance schemes (including securitisations) and has expertise in EU tax and state aid matters.

Jean has more than 25 years of experience as a tax lawyer and has written several books on Luxembourg and international taxation.

He heads the scientific board of the Luxembourg chapter of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and has served as a member of the Luxembourg Bar Council.

Chambers Global has stated, ‘Hailed by clients as “the best tax lawyer in Luxembourg”, Jean Schaffner is an experienced adviser for investment banks and private equity funds, assisting with a range of tax mandates. His recent work has included acting for corporations on state aid investigations, VAT and tax disputes. He also has an outstanding reputation for advice on the tax aspects of transactions.’