As the Head of our Tax practice, Gérard Neiens' focus is in international tax planning and restructuring, investment fund taxation, as well as IP and private wealth taxation. He advises large corporations, investment banks, financial institutions and private wealth clients on direct and indirect tax aspects of international real estate investments, private equity transactions, regulated and unregulated investment structures. He also provides tax advice on financing transactions, corporate acquisitions and disposals, reorganisation operations, as well as transfer pricing and VAT issues. Gérard also has significant experience in corporate law, focusing on M&A, corporate finance and restructuring deals, as well as general corporate advice. Legal 500 calls Gérard as 'highly experienced'.
Before joining Hogan Lovells as one of the founding partners of the Luxembourg office in 2013, Gérard practised for over ten years within the tax department of one of the magic circle firms based in Luxembourg. Since then, he Heads the Tax practice of Hogan Lovells in Luxembourg which grows and develops under his skillful supervision.
Gérard is committed to helping the clients to surmount any challenge, maximise their tax benefits and other business opportunities. Experienced and reactive with high attention to detail he is always ready to offer an insightful advice.
Areas of Focus
Advised a major real estate manager on a joint venture with Korean National Pension Service to acquire Spanish Shopping Center for €210m.
Advised Foncière des Murs and club deal investors on the acquisition of an hotel portfolio in Düsseldorf, Berlin-Drelinden and Cologne, Germany.
Advised YESSS, a specialist of wholesale electrical products and equipment, on the implementation of its European holding, financial and IP structure via Luxembourg.
Advised AXA Real Investment Managers on a €231m acquisition of a Luxembourg structure holding the largest shopping center in West Germany.
Helped FMS Wertmanagement to acquire and sell, via Luxembourg entities, a portfolio of loans related to Spanish real estate for more than €500m.