Senior Associate

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.

VAT group legislation voted

The bill of law n°7278 implementing the VAT group into Luxembourg law was voted on 26 July 2018 by the Chamber of Deputies.

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Unrestricted VAT deduction for active holding companies

On 5 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) released a welcome decision in the Marle Participations case (C-320/17) concerning the deduction of input VAT by a holding company on costs incurred in relation to acquisitions and sales of shares in subsidiarie...

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