Mélanie Staes
Senior Associate - Tax Adviser / Attorney at law

Mélanie Staes

Mélanie Staes, senior associate, is a member of the Tax Practice Group in our Luxembourg office and of the Canadian region team of Loyens & Loeff. She focuses on international tax law and was previously seconded to the New York office for two years.

About Mélanie Staes

Mélanie focuses in particular on the North-American region and specialises in international tax law in terms of group restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and investment funds. She advises multinational clients, pension funds, private equity firms, as well as other corporates and investment managers on all aspects of Luxembourg tax law.

Mélanie regularly publishes in legal literature, including in the Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Reorganizations & Restructurings published by the Practicing Law Institute.


  • Luxembourg Bar (List II), 2015
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA), 2016
  • American Bar (ABA), 2016
  • Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF), 2016


  • Adv. LL.M. (Malcolm Gammie Award), International Tax Center, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2013
  • Law Degree (Cum laude), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2012


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

T: +352 466 230 372
E: melanie.staes@loyensloeff.com