Eric Fort

Eric Fort

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Eric Fort is a Partner in the Tax Law and Private Wealth practices of Arendt & Medernach and 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.
Areas of Practice

Private Wealth | Tax Law

Articles

Finance Bill 2019: CIT Reduction and Optional Extension of Interest Limitation Rules on Fiscal Unity Level
Arendt & Medernach, March 2019

The most important corporate tax measures concern the reduction of the maximum corporate income tax (“CIT”) rate and the introduction of the option provided by the anti-tax avoidance directive (“ATAD”)[1]. This allows for the application of the interest limitation rules at the level of a fiscal unity: For the time being CIT is levied at a rate of (i) 15% in case the net profits do notexceed EUR 25,000 and (ii) 18% in case the net profits exceed EUR 30,000...

CJEU Clarifies Abuse and Beneficial Ownership Concepts under the Parent Subsidiary and Interest/Royalty Directive
Arendt & Medernach, February 2019

In this context, the judgements provide useful guidance on the concepts of abuse and beneficial ownership. Abuse concept According to the CJEU, it is settled case-law that there is, in EU law, a general legal principle that EU law cannot be relied on for abusive or fraudulent ends...

New Tax Measures Revealed in the Coalition Agreement Published by the Future Government - ATAD Bill Amendments
Arendt & Medernach, December 2018

In December of 2018, the coalition partners finalised their governing plan for the next 5 years in a coalition agreement (“Coalition Agreement”) which was signed the same day. The Coalition Agreement confirms the ambition, amongst others, to pursue a responsible, sustainable and innovative financial policy based on sound public finances...