Eversheds Sutherland hires Olivier Gaston-Braud in Luxembourg
Eversheds Sutherland has continued its growth in Luxembourg with the hire of tax Partner Olivier Gaston-Braud.
Olivier, who is highly experienced in tax, as well as corporate and finance, will complement the global legal practice’s existing offering in Luxembourg which is primarily focused on investment funds and multinational companies. He joins from Elvinger Hoss Prussen and notably advises funds, specifically alternative funds, private equity and debt funds and investment firms as well as large corporates.
The Luxembourg tax practice will work closely with the existing Luxembourg funds practice, where Olivier will assist on the structuring of investment funds and their investments. Olivier is the third Partner to join the Luxembourg office following the arrival of Partners José Pascual and Viviane de Moreau in January.
David Jervis, Co-Head of Global Tax commented:
“Olivier’s excellent in-depth tax knowledge of Luxembourg fund structures, combined with proven experience advising on the Luxembourg elements of international transactions and reorganisations, mean he is a great fit for both the Luxembourg office and the business as a whole. His hire is another great piece of news for the global tax team, following recent hires in London, Germany, Russia and Poland.”
Olivier Gaston-Braud commented:
“I am delighted to join Eversheds Sutherland, where I have the opportunity to strengthen the global business as it commits to strategic investment both in Luxembourg and throughout Europe. As an experienced tax Partner, I am looking forward to being part of a strong platform to build a strong and recognised tax practice in Luxembourg and further afield.”
The creation of a tax practice in Eversheds Sutherland’s Luxembourg office comes at an opportune time when Luxembourg is established as a primary jurisdiction for relocation in the asset management industry; where the development of Fintech and RegTech generates a high demand for Luxembourg tax and legal advice; and where BEPS implementation requires stronger and more technical tax analysis and a review of existing structures.