Eric
Fort

Partner, Head of Office

Eric Fort is a Partner in the Tax Law and Private Wealth 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 is 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 is 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.

10/04/2019
Deposition of OECD Multilateral Instrument and update to double tax treaty network

On 9 April 2019, Luxembourg deposited with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) its instrument of ratification of the Multilateral Instrument (“MLI”), after having passed the ratification law on 14 February 2019. Additionally, the Luxembourg tax adm...

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28/02/2019
CJEU clarifies abuse and beneficial ownership concepts under the Parent Subsidiary and Interest/Royalty Directive

On 26 February 2019 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered 2 judgments regarding the non-application of the Parent Subsidiary Directive (Council Directive 90/435/EEC – ”PSD") and the Interest and Royalties Directive (Council Directive 2...

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