Before André decided to set up a boutique law firm with Torsten Schmitt, he created the tax department of Baker & McKenzie in Luxembourg which he led for 6 years as Tax Principal. Before that, André was a Partner in the tax department of Ernst & Young’s Luxembourg office, where he headed the Financial Services Offering tax department and co-headed the E&Y EMEA Asset Management tax group. He joined E&Y after several years of experience as European Tax Director for Masco.
André has over 30 years of experience in advising on Luxembourg and international tax issues related to tax efficient investment, holding and financing structures. His clientele is composed of many asset managers (alternative and retail), multinationals, financial institutions (banks, insurance companies) and UHNWI. He intervenes very often in the tax analysis of complex issues, capital market transactions and the development of structured products. In the past few years, André has advised several of his clients on state aid aspects of their structures.
André notably holds a diploma in law (Belgium), a postgraduate degree in comparative law from the California Western School of Law (San Diego) and a postgraduate degree in tax law.
He has been admitted to the New York Bar since 1993.
He speaks German, English, French, Luxembourgish and Dutch.
André has been a member of several workshops and expert groups within the European Commission, the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL) and the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).
André is recognized as a leading tax advisor in Luxembourg (Hall of Fame Legal 500).