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Yacine Diallo, Partner

Yacine’s practice focuses on international tax structuring with a special emphasis on M&A, private equity, real estate, JVs and energy projects

Yacine Diallo, Partner

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Corporate Tax

Summary

Yacine’s practice focuses on international tax structuring, including M&A, private equity, real estate, JVs and energy projects. Yacine provides direct and indirect tax assistance for private equity houses and real estate funds on their fund raising structures, cross-border holding and financing strategies. He is also advising family holding vehicles (family offices) and private clients, such as entrepreneurs or top executives on wealth management structures.

Yacine has a wealth of experience in assisting clients on Africa-related transactions (in all regions of the Continent) and sovereign investment entities and family holdings from the Gulf region (GCC).

Yacine Diallo is admitted to practice in Luxembourg.

Experience highlights

  • Assisting a UK real estate fund on the acquisition structuring of a portfolio of RE properties (student housing) in the UK and Spain for a value of approx. EUR 300 million;
  • Assisting a GCC family business conglomerate in the structuring of real estate properties through Luxembourg holding vehicles for a value of approx. EUR 800 million;
  • Acting as lead counsel of a Pan African hotel chain developing projects in more than 10 African jurisdictions spread in all regions of the continent;
  • Assisting a Brazilian bank on the Luxembourg tax implications associated to the acquisition for USD 1.6 billion of a 50% stake in a portfolio of Oil and Gas investments in Africa;
  • Assisting investors on the structuring of Luxembourg investment vehicles in the context of the setting up and development of a green field Africa bank targeting the WAEMU zone (West Africa Economic and Monetary Union countries);
  • Assisting one of the leading investment banks in the MENA region for specific tax aspects related to the acquisition of 49% stake of a solar power portfolio controlled by an Iberian energy group;
  • Assisting a state owned hospitality group from the GCC region on Luxembourg tax aspects related to the shareholding reorganization of trophy assets located in France.
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