Mr Pol Mellina > BSP > Luxembourg, Luxembourg > Lawyer Profile

BSP
11, rue du Château d’Eau
Leudelange
Luxembourg
L-3364
Luxembourg

Work Department

Corporate and M&A | Private Equity | Private Wealth and Business Planning | Tax

Position

Partner

Career

  • Pol joined BSP’s Tax department in 2014 and qualified as a Luxembourg lawyer the same year. He advises corporate and individual clients on both domestic and international tax issues, focusing on cross-border transactions and tax litigation.
  • Prior to joining us, Pol completed several traineeships within the tax department of another major Luxembourg law firm and ranked 1st at the competition EY Luxembourg Young Tax Professional of the Year 2013.
  • Pol is the author of several articles and contributions on direct tax and VAT related topics. He is also a visiting lecturer in international tax law at the University of Lorraine and has been appointed arbitrator at the Luxembourg Commission for Arbitration in Sport in 2019.

Languages

English, French, German, Luxembourgish

Memberships

  • Association Luxembourgeoise d’Etudes Fiscales
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Deutsche Steuerjuristische Gesellschaft (DStJG)
  • Administrative Panel (Bureau administratif) of the Luxembourg Olympic Committee
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

  • Université du Luxembourg – LL.M. European and International Tax Law, 2013.
  • Université de Strasbourg, France – Diplôme de Juriste et Conseil d’entreprise (Master 2 in Business Law and Tax Law), 2012.
  • Université de Montpellier, France – Certificat d’Etudes Spécialisées en Droit Fiscal (Certificate of Tax Law), 2012.
  • Université de Strasbourg, France – Master 1 en droit des affaires (Master 1 in Business Law), 2011.
  • Université de Strasbourg, France – Licence en Droit (Bachelor of Laws), 2010.
  • Admitted to the Luxembourg,  2014.

Lawyer Rankings

Luxembourg > Tax

The ‘very responsive and commercial’ team at BSP provides ‘practical advice’ directly to clients, as well as on a considerable amount of referral work from international law firms, where its independent status and expertise in the space are strong selling points. The scope of the work is broad covering tax structuring advice associated with company migrations to Luxembourg, advice on hot-button legislative developments and in the context of transactional work. A ‘thought leader’ in the field, team head Alain Steichen regularly provides advice on various European tax law questions including on EU State aid, which he combines with his work providing the structuring associated with major global restructurings and M&A/financing mandates. Steichen also handles contentious tax matters, and alongside Pol Mellina continues to represent the Luxembourg in various VAT-related disputes. Counsel Daniel Riedel is a ‘pleasure to deal with’ for clients seeking day-to-day advisory work, as well as it pertains to tax planning and transaction-related structuring.