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Maples Group Expands Global Tax Expertise with New Partner in Luxembourg

08 Dec 2020

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm is pleased to announce that it has expanded its global tax capabilities with the addition of Jean-Dominique Morelli as a Tax Partner in its Luxembourg office.

Jean-Dominique, a former Partner at another Luxembourg law firm, brings over 15 years' experience in international corporate taxation matters where his practice focuses on contentious tax matters, investment funds, cross-border transactions, M&A, project finance, structured finance, securitisations, corporate restructuring, local real estate deals and intellectual property.

Jean-Dominique will be an integral part of the Maples Group's global Tax team led by Andrew Quinn and will support the continued collaboration and synergies between the Group's Ireland and Luxembourg Tax practices. With an increase in the number of Luxembourg tax cases, Jean-Dominique will work closely with the Group's growing Tax Disputes practice which combines the expertise of its Dispute Resolution & Insolvency and Tax practices to effectively deal with all aspects of a tax dispute. Renowned for its top-tier legal advice and transactional support, the Group's Tax team has significant expertise advising clients on a wide range of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and is also adept at advising on EU legal and regulatory developments. Additionally a number of the team are also actively involved in policy discussions with government organisations and EU bodies and therefore have the ability to offer clients particular and unique insight into these developments.

Jean-Dominique's arrival reflects the significant and continued growth experienced by the Group in Luxembourg and also illustrates the ongoing commitment to developing its presence in the region. In addition to providing full service legal advice on Luxembourg tax matters, the firm also has dedicated practices in Funds & Investment Management, Corporate and Finance along with its well-established fund and fiduciary services offering.

Luxembourg Managing Partner Johan Terblanche said, "I am delighted to welcome Jean-Dominique to the Maples Group and I am really looking forward to working with him.  We believe that Jean-Dominique's extensive technical experience and knowledge of the Luxembourg market will complement our existing global capabilities and ensure that we can continue to provide the most innovative and efficient solutions for our clients."

Andrew Quinn, Partner and head of the Group's Tax team said, "The European Union now has a significant role in international taxation with measures such as the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive and DAC6, and the Maples Group has a unique EU legal tax offering with Irish and Luxembourg expertise to assist our US and international clients. The addition of Jean-Dominique to our global Tax team continues our strategy of building a deep bench of expertise."

Commenting on his appointment, Jean-Dominique said, "I am thrilled to join the Maples Group's talented team in Luxembourg and look forward to participating in its continued growth and success.  I am also glad to be part of an expanding global Tax practice, with the opportunity to work alongside James O’Neal in Luxembourg and my Irish tax colleagues to provide the highest quality legal advice to our clients during this complex and ever-changing international tax environment."

The Maples Group has a global footprint of 18 offices worldwide and its European locations include Dublin, Jersey, London, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With over 700 of it 2000+ global team members based in the region, it is clear to see the Group's commitment to expanding its European presence.  Jean-Dominique's appointment follows a number of recent appointments in Luxembourg including the addition of Donnchadh McCarthy, Theodora Radkova, Marine Bauchet and Romain Valton, who joined the firm as Associates in the Funds & Investment Management and Corporate practices earlier this year.

Pictured in the photograph above is Jean Dominique Morelli, James O'Neal and Johan Terblanche at Maples Group's Luxembourg office in the Cloche D'Or business district.

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