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Danièle Buchler

Tax Partner, Luxembourg




As a partner in the Luxembourg tax practice, Danièle assists investment managers in the set-up and tax structuring of joint venture companies and fund vehicles including on the downstream structuring across all asset classes. She also advises on the Luxembourg tax aspects of cross-border reorganisations and has significant expertise in the tax structuring of private equity transactions. Aside from her focus on funds and financial investors, Danièle also advises on the various tax angles of local real estate transactions both by way of share deals and asset deals.

On the DE&I front, Danièle focuses on developing our female talent from an early stage in their careers, encouraging them to take part in our firmwide leadership programmes, acting as a mentor but also making sure she is available when they need informal advice or coaching.

Danièle was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 2010 and is a member of the Luxembourg branch of the International Fiscal Association as well as actively involved in industry working groups of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), in particular regarding DAC 6 and the ATAD initiatives. She also takes part in the Young Tax Leaders and PE4W committees of the Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA).

Work highlights

  • Partners Group: advising on the structuring of a new Luxembourg investment platform involving two parallel AIFs as well as the subsequent transfer of an existing investment portfolio to this new platform on a cashless basis
  • a leading multinational investment bank and financial services company and consulting firm: advising on the structuring and establishment of their first European Long Term Investment Fund. The ELTIF follows a multi-strategy approach through co-investments with existing investment vehicles of the bank, thus giving an opportunity to retail investors to participate in alternative investments
  • Nuveen Real Estate: advising on the structuring of a joint venture with Eagle Street Partners, a real estate investment and asset manager, and the Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia with respect to the acquisition of a site in Dublin to develop a build-to-rent scheme with a gross development value in excess of EUR 500m
  • a leading financial services organisation: advising on its entry into a 90:10 joint venture with a property developer and manager with the objective to create a Spanish portfolio of private residential assets
  • one of the world’s largest investment managers and a group of real estate and holding companies: advising on the re-financing of the shopping factory outlet "Serravalle", located in Serravalle Scrivia, Italy
  • a German private equity fund: advising on the acquisition structure as well as structuring of a co-investment programme in connection with different investments across Europe as well as, further down the line, assisting in relation to the relevant exits (notably in relation to an Italian manufacturer of plastic conduit systems for electrical installations)
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and Nuveen Real Estate: advising on the €625 million disposal of TIAA’s 25% of its stake in Cityhold Office Partnership, a pan-European office joint venture
  • Montagu Private Equity S.A.S: advising on the sale of its stake in Arkopharma group, a leading European firm in herbal medicine and natural food supplements, to Dermapharm AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dermapharm Holding SE, a manufacturer of branded pharmaceuticals
  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 LP: advising on the sale of its stake in Open Grid Europe, Germany's largest gas network operator, to Fluxys
  • a financial services provider: advising on the reorganisation of its Luxembourg investment fund services business to create a stand-alone ecosystem supporting the entire service chain and lifecycle with respect to interests in funds


Danièle holds a Bachelor of Law as well as Master I and II in International/English and North-American Business Law from University of Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne (France), part of which she spent at McGill Faculty of Law (Canada). She also holds a LL.M. in International Financial Law from King’s College London, School of Law (UK).

Danièle speaks French, Luxembourgish, English and German