Stibbe hires Loyens tax partner for nascent Luxembourg office

Stibbe has filled in a gap in its Luxembourg office with the hire of tax partner Ayzo van Eysinga from Loyens & Loeff.

The Herbert Smith alliance firm opened in Luxembourg six months ago. Van Eysinga is the third partner in the office, joining corporate specialist Dirk Leermakers and investment management partner Gérald Origer.

All three partners have worked at Loyens at some point in their career. Leermakers was formerly head of the firm’s Luxembourg office before leaving in 2009 to join Bonn Schmitt Steichen. Origer also joined Stibbe from Loyens.

Leermakers told The Lawyer that van Eysinga’s arrival would accelerate the development of Stibbe in Luxembourg as it would enable the firm to serve existing and new clients in the Grand Duchy who needed corporate and tax advice.

He said the firm would now turn its attention to building up its investment funds and corporate finance capabilities.