Baker & McKenzie set to launch Luxembourg office

Baker & McKenzie is set to open a new office in Luxembourg, which will focus on funds advice for tax, corporate and finance related matters. The firm has has acquired local law firm Findling Collin Fessmann, including key partners Jean-Francois Findling, Raphael Collin and Laurent Fessmann. Bakers sought further talent from accountancy firm Ernst & Young, hiring a team of five tax specialists led by Andre Pesch. The Luxembourg office will be led by Findling and Pesch. James Burdett, head of the firm’s London funds practice, said: “We’ve been in Europe for more than 50 years now but it has become increasingly obvious that we’ve needed to be in Luxembourg to fully respond to our clients’ needs."

Baker & McKenzie set to launch Luxembourg office Fri, Oct 1, 2010