Geoffrey Scardoni resigns from King & Wood Mallesons to join DLA Piper in Luxembourg

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DLA Piper has appointed Geoffrey Scardoni as a partner in the Tax team. Geoffrey will be based in the firm’s Luxembourg office and will be joined by two associates, Magdalena Mozdzierz and Kim Ngo.

Geoffrey joins the firm from King & Wood Mallesons, where he was a founding partner of the Luxembourg office. Prior to that, he worked in the tax department of Loyens & Loeff.

Specialising in international tax law, Geoffrey’s practice focuses on international corporate structuring, cross-border financial products and fund formation. His broad spectrum of clients include corporates, private equity firms, investment houses and high net worth individuals across the corporate, real estate, private equity and finance sectors. Geoffrey is also an assistant lecturer at the University of Luxembourg.

Geoffrey will work alongside funds and corporate partners Catherine Pogorzelski and Jean-Michel Detry.

Roderik Bouwman, International Head of Tax at DLA Piper, said: “We expect significant demand for high end tax services in Luxembourg to continue and the appointment of Geoffrey enables us to offer current and prospective clients first-rate tax advice locally. As part of the firm’s international tax team, Geoffrey will also work alongside colleagues across the world to advise clients both nationally and internationally.”

Juan Picon and Barbara van Hussen, Managing Directors of Europe and Middle East at DLA Piper, said: “As a result of the firm’s commitment to increasing our presence in Luxembourg, the team continues to grow and we are very pleased to welcome Geoffrey. Geoffrey is a very experienced and highly regarded tax lawyer who will play an instrumental role in our Funds practice as well as providing transactional support to our corporate and finance lawyers.”

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