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Claire Schmitt is a Senior Associate in the Tax Law practice of Arendt & Medernach. She specialises in VAT law.
She advises clients on both national and international VAT aspects of financial and commercial transactions involving Soparfis, real estate companies, investment funds and financial institutions.
Before joining Arendt & Medernach in 2017, she worked as a VAT manager within a Big Four firm and as indirect tax specialist within the Tax department of an international bank located in Luxembourg.
Claire studied law in France at the Universities of Nancy and Metz and holds a Master II degree in Cross-border business law (2010).
Languages: English, French.
On 23 December 2019, the Luxembourg VAT authorities issued Circular n°799, outlining the main legislative changes in Luxembourg VAT law effective as from 1 January 2020. Among them, the transposition of the « Quick Fixes » legislative package will impact the activities of busine...
The rent free period commonly granted in office lease contracts has been the source of much heated debate with the Luxembourg VAT authorities. Over the past few months two decisions made by the Luxembourg Tribunal might shed some light on this sensitive topic and a priori open t...