Tax partner Diogo Duarte de Oliveira is joining Baker McKenzie in Luxembourg. Diogo will head the department alongside Antonio Weffer (Transfer Pricing Country Leader) and will be joined at the same time by tax lawyers Olivier dal Farra, Delphine Danhoui, Lionel Ancion, Miguel Pinto de Almeida, and Tiphanie Grzeszezak.
Baker McKenzie's tax network is recognized as one of the best-known and most powerful amongst law firms. In Luxembourg, the team has featured among the elite for a number of years according to international business law firm ranking guides.
Laurent Fessmann, Managing Partner at the Luxembourg office, is delighted and says, "This is obviously great news for our practice. The timing is perfect, in a context where our clients are facing unprecedented fiscal and regulatory challenges."
Antonio Weffer, who will co-head the tax practice in Luxembourg with Diogo, added, "Our clients choose us because they recognise our unique expertise locally and globally when serving them on highly complex tax matters. The arrival of Diogo along with our new colleagues, enhances our value added proposition. Indeed, today we are a practice group of 20 tax lawyers in Luxembourg."
Commenting on his appointment, Diogo Duarte de Oliveira says: "Baker McKenzie is one of the most renowned tax law firms. I am obviously proud to take on this key role in the Luxembourg office and I am thrilled to work alongside with my Luxembourg tax partners Antonio Weffer and Amar Hamouche. The expansion of our tax capacity and leadership offers great opportunities to our associates, and I am confident it will also be welcomed by our clients.”
Diogo advises asset managers and a wide range of private and institutional investors on fund raising, management incentive strategies and transactions structuring. Diogo has received acknowledgement from numerous legal industry guides and is ranked as a leading expert by Chambers Europe. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Diogo headed the Luxembourg top-ranked tax practice of Stibbe, a prominent Benelux law firm. He is admitted to the Luxembourg Bar, holds an LLM in International Taxation from Leiden University in the Netherlands, a Master's in Tax Law from ISG Business School in Lisbon and Law Degree from the Catholic University.