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Alain Goebel

Alain Goebel

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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.
Articles

DAC 6 Law Introducing Mandatory Disclosure Rules in Luxembourg Passed
Arendt & Medernach, March 2020

On Saturday 21 March 2020, the Luxembourg Parliament passed a law implementing Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements...

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...

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