Olivier Dal Farra

Baker McKenzie


Olivier dal Farra is a counsel in the Tax Group of Baker McKenzie's Luxembourg office. He is experienced in corporate tax and international tax planning. He has more than 10 years of experience in Luxembourg. Before joining the Firm in 2019, Olivier worked as a senior tax manager for an audit firm in Luxembourg and in several international law firms in Paris and Luxembourg.

Practice Focus

Olivier's practice focuses on international tax planning and tax advice in connection with M&A transactions and reorganizations. Olivier routinely assists international clients, including foreign asset managers and private equity firms, in tax structuring strategies concerning their debt or equity investments. He also advises financial institutions (asset managers/banks/insurance companies) on tax planning and international tax compliance aspects.

He has significant experience in assisting high-net-worth individuals and families with international tax, wealth planning, regulatory and family governance issues. Olivier is a member of the steering committee of Baker McKenzie EMEA's Wealth Management Practice and works closely with the Baker McKenzie's Global Wealth Management Practice. He advises numerous family offices, HNWI and private bankers on the tax structuring of investments and estates of private clients, as well as on succession planning.

He has also developed an in-depth expertise on matters relating to the EU Directive on Mandatory Disclosure Reporting (DAC6), assisting both intermediaries and taxpayers to detect and meet their DAC6 obligations.

He is the author of a book on the taxation of Luxembourg holding companies titled "Luxembourg holding companies – Domestic and International tax aspects" and is a lecturer at Dauphine University (executive master in private estate and wealth management).

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisting UHNW single family offices on the set-up of their Luxembourg private investment platforms
  • Advised a US investment bank on their investment in a Luxembourg-based joint venture
  • Assisted a Nordic infrastructure asset manager on the structuring of a Luxembourg-regulated investment fund investing in risk capital (SICAR)
  • Assisted a France-based private equity house on the tax structuring of a Luxembourg-regulated debt investment fund and its downstream investment structure
  • Assisted a Belgian financial institution with the local and cross-border tax aspects of establishing a Luxembourg securitization vehicle to support a public asset-backed securities (ABS) program*

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the Luxembourg Bar (Liste IV)
  • Member of the Association for the Luxembourg Funds Industry (ALFI) (DAC6 and ATAD 3 Committees)
  • Member of the regulatory committee of the Luxembourg Association of family offices (LAFO)
  • Member of a Luxembourg association regrouping wealth planners (EPSG)
  • Recurrent speaker at Luxembourg Association of Insurance Companies (ACA)
  • Lecturer at Dauphine University (executive master in private estate and wealth management) teaching a course on Luxembourg holding structures and mandatory disclosure requirements


  • Luxembourg~Luxembourg (2012)


  • Paris Bar School (2010)
  • University of Nancy (Master Degree in Professional Business and Tax Law (DJCE) with specialization in tax law) (2008)
  • Anglia Law School (Cambridge) (LL.M in international and European Business Law ) (2007)
  • Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (A and B Cycles in Taxation)


  • English
  • French


  • Presenter, Association of Luxembourg Insurance Companies (ACA), French section, "Actualité concernant DAC6 et proposition de Directive Unshell (ATAD3)," September 2022
  • Co-presenter, Association of Luxembourg Insurers and Reinsurers (AGERE), private seminar, September 2022
  • Co-presenter, Webinar "EMEA Special Tax Regimes," with wealth planning association EPSG, March 2022
  • Presenter, Webinar, Luxembourg private equity association (LPEA) "ATAD 3 – Webinar,", February 2022
  • Presenter, Webinar, Logitech, "EU Directives against aggressive tax planning (DAC6) and tax avoidance (ATAD3) - Challenges for holding companies and their managers", Luxembourg, January 2022
  • Presenter, Private Webinar, Wealth Insurance Editions - "L'oeil de l'Expert... Retour d'expérience sur DAC6 Assurance Wealth," with La Mondiale Europartners, Luxembourg, September 2021