DLA Piper launches Transfer Pricing practice in Luxembourg with strategic new hire

4 juin 2024 par
Vanessa ICARDI

Luxembourg, 03 June 2024 – Global law firm DLA Piper announces the appointment of Michal Stepien as Principal and head of the newly established Transfer Pricing practice in Luxembourg. Michal brings nearly 20 years of experience in the field and will be instrumental in broadening the firm's service offerings and strategically positioning the Luxembourg office as a key player in transfer pricing.

Michal is a seasoned tax practitioner with substantial international experience and a focus on all aspects of transfer pricing. This includes strategic and operational, financial transaction, audit and litigation aspects. His experience spans both in-house roles and leadership positions at a Big 4 firm, providing him with deep market insights. Michal assists multinational organisations and asset managers throughout their transfer pricing journey, covering planning, design, implementation, assessment, optimisation, support, and defense. His skills also encompass both traditional and alternative strategies, such as private debt, private equity and real estate.

Luis Muñoz, Partner and Head of Tax in Luxembourg, emphasizes the strategic focus on tax within the Luxembourg office: “As we continue to grow, expanding into transfer pricing was a natural progression. By launching this new practice, we position ourselves among the few law firms in Luxembourg offering such comprehensive capabilities, giving us a distinct advantage in serving clients seeking full-service counsel,”

Jacques Wantz, Global Co-chair of DLA Piper’s Tax Practice, adds, “Michal’s arrival significantly strengthens our International Transfer Pricing team, an area of increasing importance for our clients. His extensive knowledge and experience in this area enhance our multidisciplinary tax team and global offering. His addition enables us to expand our market share and underscores our commitment to maintaining one of the strongest tax teams in the market.”

Michal Stepien, commented: “I am excited to join the growing and globally connected DLA Piper team. I look forward to leveraging off my expertise to contribute to the growth of the firm and to support the needs of our international and local clients.