Our Team

BENOIT DUVIEUSART

Partner

Alternative investment funds, corporate law, M&A, general business law.
Benoît Duvieusart is a recognised expert in Alternative Investment Funds and recently assisted the first Luxembourg internally managed SICAR to obtain its authorised AIFM status. He also acted as legal counsel of several Alternative Investment Funds in tangible assets such as Art Funds, Forestry Funds, Real Estate and Private Equity Funds.

He further regularly advises major international companies on the structuring of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, private equity deals and group financings.

He previously acted as Senior Associate in the Corporate Law – M&A Practice of a major law firm in Luxembourg and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2004.

Prior to joining the Bar, Benoît was General Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of a Luxembourg private bank after spending 13 years in one of the major Luxembourg banks gaining experience in investments funds, corporate finance, securities custody and wealth structuring.

He is a member of IBA, the International Bar Association, ALFI, the Luxembourg Fund Association, and of ILA, the Luxembourg Institute of Directors. He is also a founding member of the Luxembourg professional association of portfolio managers (ALGAFI) in 1989 and has been a director thereof until 2006.

Benoît Duvieusart holds a Master’s degree in law and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).

Language: English, French, Dutch and Spanish.

STÉPHANE EBEL

Partner

Tax law, corporate law, general business law, liquidation & insolvency.

Stéphane Ebel advises an international clientele on the tax aspects of Luxembourg and cross border transactions, in particular real estate, private equity and finance transactions.

He is also involved in matters relating to insolvency and liquidation of Luxembourg companies, and to general business law and dispute resolution.

He previously was a member of the Tax law practice of Arendt & Medernach, a major law firm in Luxembourg.

He is a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2005.Prior to joining the Luxembourg Bar, Stéphane worked for a pharmaceutical multinational company and a consultancy firm as tax advisor. He has got experience in international tax planning, corporate and personal taxation, VAT, liquidation of companies as well as general business law.

He is also a lecturer in the Institut de Formation Bancaire Luxembourgeois (IFBL) in corporate and international taxation.

Stéphane holds a Master’s degree in Business Law (Maîtrise de droit des Affaires) and a DESS – Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprises (DJCE) from the University of Strasbourg (France), as well a Certificate of Corporate law from the University of Montpellier (France).

Language: English, French, German and basic knowledge of Luxemburgish and Spanish.

Cécilia Cousquer

Senior Associate

Intellectual property, bankruptcy and insolvency, mediation

Cécilia Cousquer is a member of the Luxembourg bar since 2006.
Prior to joining our firm, Cécilia worked for several Luxembourg independent law firms.

Cécilia is active in intellectual property, bankruptcy and insolvency, general business law, dispute resolution.

Cécilia holds a Master’s degree in Business Law (Maîtrise de droit des Affaires) and a DESS – Accords et Propriété industrielle (CEIPI) from the University of Strasbourg (France), as well a DEA in international and European law from the University of Rouen (France).

Cécilia is a mediator accredited in civil and commercial matters by the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice. As a certified mediator, Cécilia demonstrates negotiation skills and favours an amicable resolution of conflicts when the interests of her clients require it.

Languages: English and French.

Chakib Hadjiat

Associate

Corporate and M&A, Tax, Securitzation, General Business law

Chakib Hadjiat is a member of the Luxembourg bar since 2018.

Prior to joining Duvieusart Ebel in 2019, Chakib has worked in another Luxembourg law firm being involved in matters related to corporate law, merger and acquisition, real estate and group financings.

Chakib had a previous experience in international tax planning in a Big four accounting firm in Luxembourg.

Chakib holds a master degree in Business Tax Law (Master II de droit fiscal des affaires), a master degree in private and criminal law (Mater I droit privé et sciences criminelles) and a certificate of tax law and accountancy (diplôme universitaire de droit fiscal et comptabilité) from the university of Lille (France).

Chakib also passed the Luxembourg tax certificate (Cycle A & Cycle B) at the Luxembourg School of Commerce.

Languages: English, French.

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