Alain
Goebel

Partner

Alain Goebel is a Partner in the Tax Law practice of Arendt & Medernach where he advises an international clientele on the tax and transfer pricing aspects of Luxembourg and cross border transactions, in particular corporate reorganisations, acquisitions and financing structures.

He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2002. He is a member of ALFI, LPEA, IFA and AIJA. He acted as President of YIN from 2013-2016 and as Luxembourg National Representative for AIJA from 2012-2015.

He was a lecturer in business taxation at the University of Luxembourg from 2009-2016 and is a regular speaker at tax seminars. He has published several papers on tax law, including national reports for IFA and AIJA, and is co-author of the Luxembourg chapter of the International Guide to the Taxation of Holding Companies published by the IBFD (Amsterdam).

Alain Goebel holds a Master's degree in business law and a postgraduate degree in tax law (DEA Fiscalité) from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), as well as a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in banking and finance law from the King's College London (U.K.).

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

Languages: English, French, German, Luxembourgish.

09/04/2020
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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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01/04/2020
New Luxembourg bill on payments to EU ‘black-list’ countries

On 30 March 2020, the Luxembourg government filed Bill of law No 7547 implementing certain guidelines approved by the Council of the EU on 5 December 2019 related to the non-tax deductibility of interest and royalty payments made to entities located in jurisdictions appearing on...

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