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Bonn Steichen & Partners, Alain Steichen, Luxembourg,

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Alain Steichen

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Bonn Steichen & Partners

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Tax | Corporate


Managing Partner


  • Alain has been involved in numerous migrations of companies to Luxembourg and has advised on major domestic and international corporate restructurings, including pre-sale reorganisations and intra-group financings.
  • He also advises on complex international and domestic recapitalisations, (de)mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, where he has vast experience in acting for banks and telecom solutions providers.
  • Alain has extensive experience in tax litigation, negotiation with revenue authorities and settlement of disputes. As such, he advises multi-nationals, financial institutions, corporates and high net worth individuals on a number of ongoing tax and VAT local and cross-border disputes.
  • He also regularly advises on various European tax law questions with particular focus on EU State aid.
  • An Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg in public finance, European tax, international tax and company taxation, he is the author of various books (15+) and articles on Luxembourg accounting, tax and company law.
  • Former réviseur d’entreprises and former expert comptable, Alain was the head of Tax at PWC Luxembourg until 1996.


English, French, German, Luxembourgish.


  • Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Academy of European Law (ERA)
  • Comité des Juristes, Banque Centrale de Luxembourg (BCL)
  • Conseil de gérance, Commission des normes comptables (CNC)


  • Admitted to the Luxembourg Bar, 1996; Paris, 1994.
  • University of Saarbrücken, Germany, Doctorat en Droit (Ph.D. in Law), 1994.
  • Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, Maîtrise en Droit Privé, mention Droit des Affaires (Master in Private Law), 1984.
  • Université Aix-Marseille III, France, Maîtrise en sciences économiques (Master in Economics), 1983.


Private equity

Within: Private equity

At Bonn Steichen & PartnersLinda Harroch has close ties with numerous high-profile private equity sponsors, including Advent, Bain Capital and Apax. Her work includes both fund formation and subsequent investment activity, including her recent representation of Advent and Bain Capital Private on their acquisition of Concardis. On the litigation front, Alain Steichen continues to represent Apax Partners in high-profile litigation brought by the UK Liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications. Jean Steffen is also recommended.

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Within: Tax

Led by the 'outstandingAlain SteichenBonn Steichen & Partners' 'very commercial' eight-strong team provides 'top-quality' tax advice, in the context of M&A and investment fund structuring, transfer pricing and tax disputes. Steichen recently advised Goldman Sachs on the domestic corporate and tax law matters in the context of the sale, to the Italian infrastructure investor Atlandia, of all the shares of a Luxembourg special purpose vehicle holding a stake in the Channel Tunnel concessionaire Getlink. Senior associate Daniel Riedel provides a 'dynamic and proactive service'.

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