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Loyens & Loeff > The Legal 500 Rankings
Tax Tier 2
Loyens & Loeff has a broad tax practice and acts for clients including international corporations, investment managers, private equity funds and other financial institutions as well as high-net-worth individuals and family businesses. The group handles corporate and transaction tax, transfer pricing, VAT, customs and employment tax. Practice head Beat Baumgartner is an experienced adviser and is ably supported by Fabian Sutter, who made partner in January 2021.
Other key lawyers:
‘The individuals we deal with cover a broad spectrum of tax affairs with in-depth knowledge. Also, we have been dealing with the same individuals for years now and they know us and our situation. We don’t have to start from scratch every second year.’
‘The individuals are highly competent in their field, accessible and responsive, articulate – also in a foreign language, and generally a pleasure to work with.’
‘Fabian Sutter is a standout practitioner as is Beat Baumgartner.’
‘Very creative and are always able to find solutions.’
‘They are always very responsive and clear in their responses.’
‘A huge team with enormous and diverse expertise in tax in all the Benelux countries and Switzerland. Their reputation precedes them, and as a result, it is hard to go wrong if you instruct them.’
‘Beat Baumgartner is an expert tax adviser, and very effective at managing clients with limited familiarity with the relevant rules.’
Majority shareholders of Pargesa Holding SA, Switzerland
Loyens & Loeff is noted for its 'exceptional business sense', which it employs in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, private equity and corporate governance mandates. The team has an impressive client portfolio including several international companies and is able to draw on the firm's strong tax offering. Practice head Marco Toni is considered to be a 'perfect deal maker'. Andreas Hinsen also handles restructurings.
Other key lawyers:
Andreas Hinsen; Gilles Pitschen
‘Loyens & Loeff’s M&A team in Switzerland has an exceptional business sense, which allows them to understand the client.’
‘Marco Toni is leading the corporate / M&A team in Switzerland and spearheading the next generation of corporate lawyers in the country. He is extremely quick minded, market-driven, always available and very pragmatic in his approach. He has a down-to-earth attitude which allows him to remain calm in complex negotiations and keep the ultimate goal of the transaction in mind. Due to his outstanding personality, Marco is the perfect deal maker’
‘The team is available and hands-on. Corporate partner Marco Toni is especially versed in the concerns and needs of in-house counsels, and provides pragmatic solutions.’
‘100% available, responsive and well prepared.’
‘Empathetic and understanding of needs. They looked like long-time colleagues from the start.’
‘Responsiveness, partner availability and “can do” attitude.’
‘Marco Toni and his team are great experts, dynamic and pragmatic – they combine great expertise and experience.’
‘Hand-on attitude, deep sectorial experience and knowledge, absolutely outstanding.’
‘Marco Toni – confidence, readiness to support until the last point when the business decision is made.’
‘Gilles Pitschen – strong acumen, extremely helpful, ready to jump on critical issues.’
Magyar Vagon Zrt
BTS Torres B.V.
Millefeuille Holding B.V.
Pargesa Holding SA
Karo Pharma AB
CBPE Capital LLP
Swissport International AG
Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 4
Led by Judith Raijmakers, the team at Loyens & Loeff handles acquisition, real estate and asset-based financing, as well as financial restructurings. The group also advises on regulatory aspects, asset management and fund distribution. The broad client portfolio includes banks, debt funds, securities dealers and trading venues, among others.
Loyens & Loeff > Firm Profile
The firm: As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice for a legal and tax partner if you do business in, or from, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the firm’s home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of its advisers based in one of the firm’s offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to its full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, its advisers comprehend exactly what you need.
Independent and international: as a fully independent law firm, Loyens & Loeff is excellently positioned to co-ordinate international tax and legal matters. The firm has a network of offices in major financial centres, staffed with specialists in Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law. Through these offices, clients have access to Loyens & Loeff’s full-service legal expertise in their own time zone. The firm’s office network is complemented by its numerous country desks, all of which are experienced in structuring investments all over the world. It’s this winning combination that enables the firm to assist international clients in the most efficient of ways. Moreover, the firm is on excellent terms with other leading independent law firms and tax consultants. That way, Loyens & Loeff guarantees you top-level advice in every part of the world.
Innovative and pragmatic: each problem requires a customised solution. The firm’s pragmatic approach and drive to devise innovative solutions allow it to effectively address the demands of its clients’ domestic and international businesses. Thanks to the broad range of the firm’s legal experience, know-how and the size of its practices, the firm can offer you top-level advice, locally and internationally. The firm is committed to meeting your needs at the highest quality level in the most efficient way.
Focused and engaged: we put people at the heart of our business, empower exceptional talent and nurture collective entrepreneurship and we provide each other with room to develop so we can all maximise our impact. Loyens & Loeff offers a challenging work environment and equal opportunities for all its employees. The firm is mindful of the environment and helps charities with the support and knowledge of its employees.
Areas of practice: The firm offers expertise in the fields of banking and finance, tax, corporate law, financial law and capital markets, cross-border financing, private equity, real estate, VAT, EU, regulatory issues, employment law and taxes, commercial law, IP, IT, public and administrative law, and litigation.
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 942 at this office : 28
LanguagesSwiss German English German French
OtherOther offices : Amsterdam Other offices : Brussels Other offices : Hong Kong Other offices : London Other offices : Luxembourg Other offices : New York Other offices : Paris Other offices : Rotterdam Other offices : Singapore Other offices : Tokyo
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Belgium: Private Equity
Published: January 2021
Authors: Robrecht Coppens Mathias Hendrickx Filip Jorens
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.
Luxembourg: Private Equity
Published: January 2021
Authors: Siobhan McCarthy Kheira Mebrek
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg: Restructuring & Insolvency
Published: June 2021
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This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Restructuring & Insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in Luxembourg.
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The Netherlands: Private Equity
Published: January 2021
Authors: Roel Fluit Gianluca Kreuze
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Netherlands: Alternative Investment Funds
Published: August 2021
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