Ashurst boosts capability in Luxembourg with expert funds tax partner

    Global law firm Ashurst has hired tax expert Alexandra Clouté as a partner based in Luxembourg, as the firm further strengthens its offering in the Grand Duchy.

    Alexandra's practice focuses on the national and international tax aspects of private equity transactions, debt and real estate investments, and the structuring of regulated and unregulated investment funds. She also advises on tax structuring issues associated with large corporate/M&A transactions and restructurings, and is experienced in all areas of Luxembourg income tax law, with an emphasis on corporate taxation. In addition, she advises clients on issues arising out of the implementation of and need for ongoing compliance with automatic exchange of information regulations, such as DAC 6, FATCA and CRS.

    "With client demand for tax, finance and corporate work in Luxembourg booming, Alexandra's arrival is perfectly aligned with our direction of travel", Managing Partner of Luxembourg, Antonios Nezeritis, commented. "Adding Alexandra's strong technical knowledge and experience, which complements our existing capabilities, is an important next step in further building our Luxembourg offering. I am very pleased to be welcoming Alexandra to Ashurst."

    "We are delighted that Alexandra is joining Ashurst", added Eduardo Gracia, Ashurst's head of tax for EMEA and the US. "Alexandra is a well-regarded tax practitioner, with significant experience of working with domestic and international clients in key sectors in which we advise. She is an excellent addition to our team, and will help to grow our existing tax practice further in line with client demand, as well as expand our leading market position in providing tax advice to investment funds."

    Alexandra said: "Ashurst is a great firm, with a very strong global footprint and a clear focus on cross-border collaboration, which are critical when advising clients who are facing an ever-changing and more complex tax landscape. I look forward to working with my colleagues, both in Luxembourg and globally, to further develop the tax practice in what is a challenging but exciting environment."