BSP is pleased to announce the promotion of four new partners, effective 1st January 2022. The partnership now consists of 16 partners, 9 women and 7 men.
Gaëlle Felly: She regularly advises a wide range of banking, private equity and corporate clients from a direct and indirect tax perspective. Over the last 15 years she gained experience in the alternative investment fund industry, giving support to leading private equity players, and has been extensively involved in real estate project financing, cross-border restructuring and private wealth planning.
She assisted clients in various tax litigations, including negotiation with revenue authorities and dispute resolution. Gaëlle is the author of various articles on Luxembourg tax developments and has contributed to the IFA publications.
Cécile Jager: As a tax and corporate lawyer, Cécile Jager’s advice is regularly required on tax and corporate issues emanating from structured financings as well as the acquisition and disposition of assets and companies.
She also deals with group restructuring matters such as those recently undertaken on behalf of a global player in the pharmaceutical industry and major international industrial groups.
Cécile developed an expertise on specific corporate aspects of both domestic and cross-border deals, including M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and private equity investments.
Her two-fold expertise, both in tax and in corporate, enables her to advise international private clients and families in structuring their private wealth.
Isabel Høg-Jensen: Isabel has twenty years’ experience in the Luxembourg investment fund market. Her practice mainly consists in assisting international fund promoters and asset managers in relation to the structuring and establishment of a wide range of funds including undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and debt funds. She provides advice on compliance with all aspects of the regulatory regime applicable to investment funds and in particular the alternative investment fund managers directive. Isabel is head of the Nordic Desk and she is in charge within the investment management department for the sustainable finance development and regulatory follow up. She holds a Master certificate from Cambridge Sustainable Finance Leadership Institute. Isabel is an active member of various working groups at the Luxembourg Investment Fund Association, ALFI, providing value to the investment fund market.
Pol Mellina: Pol joined BSP’s Tax department in 2014 and qualified as a Luxembourg lawyer the same year. He advises corporate and individual clients on both domestic and international tax issues, focusing on cross-border transactions and tax litigation.
Prior to joining us, Pol completed several traineeships within the tax department of another major Luxembourg law firm and ranked 1st at the competition EY Luxembourg Young Tax Professional of the Year 2013.
Pol is the author of several articles and contributions on direct tax and VAT related topics. He is also a visiting lecturer in international tax law at the University of Lorraine and has been appointed arbitrator at the Luxembourg Commission for Arbitration in Sport in 2019.
“This is the first year since the foundation of the firm where we have had such a number of new partners and this is an extremely positive signal of our stronger positioning on the market. Our strategy has always been consistent: we aim to reward internal professionals who have played a pivotal role in the success and growth of BSP thanks to their value and outstanding work. These promotions are the evidence of our strong investments in internal talent”, said Alain Steichen, Managing Partner at BSP. “We congratulate these extraordinary attorneys on their tremendous achievement and we wish them the best for their professional future.”