Eric
Fort

Partner, Head of Office

Eric Fort is a Partner in the Tax Law and Private Clients practices of Arendt & Medernach.
Head of the New York office of the firm, he advises on both national and international tax issues. He has substantial experience in real estate, private equity, private wealth structuring and finance transactions.

He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1996.

He was the chair of the Luxembourg branch of the International Fiscal Association, where he was appointed as national co-reporter for the annual congresses in 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006 and in 2012.

He is a member of the International Bar Association and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Eric Fort was a lecturer in international tax law at the Université de Luxembourg and a frequent speaker in tax seminars in Luxembourg and abroad.

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, he worked in the tax department of one of the Big Four firms in Luxembourg.

Eric Fort holds a Master's degree in law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) as well as a postgraduate degree in finance and accountancy from the ISC Saint Louis, Brussels (Belgium).

He is a co-author of "Steuern in Europa, Amerika und Asien" (Verlag Neue Wirtschaft-Briefe). He also co-authored the Luxembourg chapter of the “International Guide to the Taxation of Holding Companies” published by the IBFD (Amsterdam). Furthermore, Eric Fort is a co-author of “Exchange of Information and Bank Secrecy” (published by Kluwer Law International in June 2012).

Eric Fort is recommended as tax lawyer in the major league tables including Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Chambers Europe.

Languages: English, French, German, Luxembourgish.

11/05/2020
DAC 6 reporting obligations starting as from 1 October 2020

On 8 May 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU Commission proposed a three-month postponement of the starting date for the filing and exchange of information on reportable cross-border arrangements as provided under Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 ame...

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09/04/2020
Parent-Subsidiary Directive not applicable to Gibraltar companies

On 2 April 2020, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) (case C-458-18) ruled that a company incorporated in Gibraltar and subject to Gibraltar corporation tax cannot be considered to be a “company of a Member State” within the meaning of Council Directive 2011/96/EU of 30 Novemb...

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