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Switzerland > Tax Tier 2Loyens & Loeff has broad coverage of tax matters, including cross-border tax structurings, investment management work, and transfer pricing issues. The firm acts for multinational enterprises, private equity funds, and high-net-worth individuals at both the national and international level. Beat Baumgartner, who has particular expertise in tax-efficient group and investment structures, co-leads the department alongside Fabian Sutter, whose focus is transfer pricing work. Counsel Rebecca Kühne covers corporate reorganisations and VAT matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘Flexible and structured. Overall, working with L&L is very inspiring as we achieve objectives and learn at the same time, bringing positive energy and fun!’
‘I personally deal a lot with Beat Baumgartner, who I value very highly!’
‘The team is extremely responsive and excellent at tackling complex international tax issues.’
‘Beat Baumgartner has become my go-to person for Swiss tax matters. He focuses his efforts on finding creative solutions that allow transactions to get done, rather than simply identifying problems and roadblocks. He is good at explaining complicated tax concepts in a way a non-tax person can easily understand.’
Pargesa Holding SA’s majority shareholders
- Assisting a North American private equity group on the public tender offer of all shares in a Swiss stock exchange listed group and the simplification of the European holding structure consisting of Swiss and Luxembourg holding companies.
- Advised the Swiss, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Chinese, Canadian and US managers of a European chemicals group, which has been sold by a financial investor to another financial investor, on the tax efficient structuring of (i) the proceeds derived from management incentive plans as well as (ii) the reinvestment of proceeds in the new management incentive plan of the acquirer.
- Assisting an American group active in the automotive industry with the establishment of a tax efficient European structure consisting of a Luxembourg holding and financing company, a Swiss principal company with global trading operations and Mexican production facilities as well as a Belgian production company.
Other key lawyers:
‘Commercial lawyers with great business sense.’
‘Marco Toni is very good, up and coming. Great skill set and thoughtfully tough negotiator.’
‘Very active and competent M&A/Private Equity team. Work well also in other jurisdictions (Swiss/Lux connections). Quick and super responsive.’
‘Marco Toni is the head of the team. Very smart and quick, leads every deal smoothly. Gilles Pitschen is a very good lawyer.’
Global Consumer Acquisition Corp
Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Advised SITA in its acquisition of Cargolux’s 49% stake in Champ Cargosystems from Cargolux Airlines International S.A.
- Advised BTS Torres in its sale of BTS Torres N.M.C. GmbH, a Swiss subsidiary, to Andean Tower Partners.
- Advised Global Consumer Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company in its acquisition of Luminex Home Decor & Fragrance Holding Corporation.
‘They are responsive, very hands-on and legally perfectly placed to advise on any kind of complex cross-border transaction in the banking and finance environment.’
‘Sandra Zysset is a very kind and legally highly skilled team member.’
‘Judith Raijmakers is a powerful partner with a broad range of expertise and highly committed to the transactions she advises. She has a practical approach and always considers the transaction parties’ best solutions to make the transactions happen.’
‘Loyens was phenomenal in connection with a fast-moving, highly complex cross-border acquisition financing. They provided very practical and timely advice, in particular for the client who was not familiar with the nuances re Swiss law.’
‘Judith Raijmakers was tremendous – providing sound guidance and also being available at all hours of the day – which, for a time sensitive matter, was essential.’
‘Extremely friendly and available, diverse team, knowledge of market practice.’
‘Many experts in different fields which helps to get a 360° view on the matters. This helps us to take the best decision for our company.’
‘Judith Raijmakers and Sandra Zysset have been our key contacts. They have deep knowledge of Swiss financial services laws and regulation. They are responsive and efficient, working with us to deliver practical regulatory advice to our clients.’
Trinseo Materials Operating S.C.A., Trinseo Materials Finance Inc.
Pierre et Vacances S.A.
HPS Investment Partners (UK) LLP
European Investment Bank
- Advised HPS Investment Partners LLP and other lenders on all relevant aspects in relation to the acquisition of Adcubum AG., including tax and corporate aspects.
- Advised the financiers on the €600m senior facility B and the €100m senior revolving facility pursuant to a senior facilities agreement for the financing of the acquisition of the AMEOS group.
- Assisted the European Investment bank (EIB) with a quasi-equity financing agreement with Xeltis.
Other key lawyers:
‘The law firm is very dedicated, extremely focused on the goal, and takes the necessary time and resources to fit for the target.’
‘Robin Moser is very to the point, he is experienced and understands the business and the case very quickly. He is very close to the client and explains all necessary steps to be taken.’
‘Robin Moser was always reachable and straightforward in his answers and advice.’
‘Very good pre-litigation advice. Loyens & Loeff Zurich office have been very effective in obtaining freezing orders. Very good client communication, efficient work, honest and straightforward advice about what can be achieved and what cant.’
‘The personality and proficiency of Robin Moser, a fearless litigator with a broad knowledge of the law.’
‘Excellent lawyers, strategically thinking, very responsive and practical. Reliable professionals who are highly committed and persistent. They have an excellent understanding of underlying legal issues and the ability to work in critical situations.’
‘Perfect understanding of how to deal with clients. Strong strategic skills and exceptional knowledge. Extremely thorough and organized and very responsive. Provides outstanding guidance and advice.’
Switzerland > Private client Tier 4Loyens & Loeff's practice, which is headed up by Beat Baumgartner, acts for a broad range of clients including international enterprises, high-net-worth individuals, family offices and private equity companies. The firm has particular experience in cross-border tax structuring mandates, but also assists with relocations to Switzerland, inheritance and estate planning issues, and advice relating to personal investment funds.
‘Solid team. Excellent international knowledge and collaboration. Loyens & Loeff is one of the few firms that are able to cope with complex cross-border cases in a practical and client friendly way without losing any quality. They collaborate internationally with top experts but remain a one-stop shop for the client.’
‘Beat Baumgartner: Excellent trustworthy professional with profound knowledge but at the same time very accessible and easy in his approach to clients.’
- Assisted a Brazilian resident UHNWI with the establishment of a Swiss charitable foundation.
- Assisted a Swiss resident and UHNWI on estate and tax planning matters involving assets located in jurisdictions such as Switzerland, Brazil, France, Germany, Belgium and Italy.
Loyens & Loeff > Firm Profile
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We are proud of the unique service we offer multinational enterprises, financial institutions, investors and high-net-worth Individuals from our home markets of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. With offices in key financial centres and a global partner network, we reach out and support you wherever you need.
As a leading law firm in continental Europe, we have a particular focus on private equity and funds, real estate, life sciences and healthcare and energy and infrastructure. We integrate tax, civil law and notarial expertise to support you with smart and efficient solutions through advice, transactions and litigation.
As a trusted partner, the best advice is not just about expertise, but also about cultivating an in-depth understanding of your business and finding the best solution for you. This commitment is fundamental to our success.
Join us in going Further. Better. Together.
|Mr Beat Baumgartner
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|Mr Robin Moser
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|Mrs Judith Raijmakers
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|Mr Fabian Sutter
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|Mr Marco Toni
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries : 952 at this office : 32
LanguagesSwiss German English German French
OtherOther offices : Amsterdam Other offices : Brussels Other offices : London Other offices : Luxembourg Other offices : New York Other offices : Paris Other offices : Rotterdam Other offices : Tokyo
Press Releases3rd January 2024 Leading Law & Tax Firm Loyens & Loeff has appointed four new partners effective 1 January 2024. Menno Baks, Noémi Gémesi, Tjebbe Gerverdinck en Pleuni Visser were appointed as new equity partners at the shareholder meeting on 15 December 2023.
Loyens & Loeff Belgium is delighted to announce the promotion of Julien Lecler as a Partner as of 1 July 20237th July 2023 As a member of the Real Estate practice group active both in our Brussels and Luxembourg office, Julien Lecler has developed extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate law,
Luxembourg SIFs: the investment vehicle of choice to structure third-party funding activitiesBasic principles of third-party funding Over the past 30 years, third-party dispute funding has experienced an exponential growth in civil and common law jurisdictions. As the common law doctrines of maintenance and champerty were softened or even abolished (most often in the context of international arbitration proceedings), third-party funding became a viable option for companies …
Post-Brexit recognition of English insolvency judgments in Luxembourg and its effects on European restructuringsEuropean distressed debtors and creditors face uncertainty regarding English law-governed debt and, more generally, their overall restructuring strategy. This uncertainty arises against the backdrop of the UK’s imminent departure from the EU, the Covid-19 pandemic and turbulent markets. Many major out-of-court or in-court European debt restructurings use English law governed loan debt and Luxembourg-based debtors, …
New tax treaty between Luxembourg and UK likely to take effect from 2024 onwardsLuxembourg and the United Kingdom signed a new tax treaty in June 2022 which revises the terms under which both contracting states may exercise their taxing rights. The new treaty differs from its predecessor, which has been in place since 1968, in that it expands its scope of application to Luxembourg collective investment vehicles, it …
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