Frédéric Dupont has joined Weidema van Tol
Luxembourg, 10 March 2017 – Weidema van Tol is pleased to announce the appointment of Frédéric Dupont as Real Estate and Tax Partner.
An experienced tax attorney with over 16 years of experience including 12 years in Luxembourg, Frédéric has joined Weidema van Tol as head of its Real Estate and Luxembourg Tax practice. Frédéric is based in the firm’s Luxembourg office. Frédéric was previously Country Managing Partner and Head of Tax in Luxembourg for a well known international French law firm, International Tax Director and Head of Capital Markets Practice for a multinational tax advisory firm based in Luxembourg and also worked for major international accounting and law firms.
In addition to his extensive direct and indirect tax background, Frédéric has experience in real estate investment structures, cash pooling, intellectual property, investment funds, restructuring and structured finance. He has provided advice to entrepreneurs, private equity firms and multinational groups. Frédéric is described in The Legal 500 ranking for the year 2016 as providing “an impeccable service to fund clients on tax-structuring issues” and that he is “excellent at real estate-related tax issues”.
Examples of transactions closed by Frédéric during 2016 include a real estate asset acquisition in Germany with a deal value of EUR 700M, a real estate asset transaction in Belgium with a deal value of EUR 300M as well as multiple real estate acquisitions or restructuring transactions in several other European countries.
In commenting on his appointment, Frédéric said: “I am delighted to be joining Weidema van Tol and its global network which has established an excellent base of clients in Luxembourg. I look forward to working closely with its outstanding team and to continuing the growth of its Real Estate and Tax practice.”
Frank Weidema, Managing Partner of Weidema van Tol, added: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Frédéric to Weidema van Tol. I am certain that his excellent technical skills and hands-on approach to client service will be a valuable addition to our firm. His background is a perfect complement to that of Faruk Durusu, Luxembourg Office Managing Partner, and the rest of our team”.
Faruk Durusu commented: “Frédéric is simply the right match in order to support the growth of the firm and the need of its clients for more multijurisdictional, sophisticated, dedicated and creative corporate legal and tax advisory services.”
Frédéric holds a master’s degree in Business Law from University Paris II (Assas), an LLM in Business Law from the University of Munich and a Business Law Master (DJCE) and Postgraduate Diploma (DESS) in Business and Tax Law from the University of Strasbourg. He is admitted to the bar in Paris and Luxembourg.