Eight advisory continues to expand its management team internationally with the appointment of two new Partners

23 September 2021

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Eight Advisory continues to expand in Europe with the development of the Brussels, Frankfurt and Zurich offices. Christian Van Craeyvelt has been appointed partner of the Brussels office in the Transaction Tax department. Johannes Steinel is appointed partner in the Frankfurt and Zurich offices’ Restructuring practice.

Christian Van Craeyvelt, 37 years old, has been appointed Partner in the Transaction Tax team of Eight Advisory, Brussels. Christian has joined Eight Advisory after spending more than 13 years in a Big4 context. He established the transaction tax practice in Belgium which he has been heading since then. Christian worked across a broad range of sectors and served numerous international corporate and private equity clients. He also spent two years in New York City. He is a Belgian chartered tax consultant and holds a Master degree in Law, a specific Master degree in Tax and a post-graduate degree in Corporate Finance.

Johannes Steinel, 50 years old, has been appointed Partner in the Restructuring team of Eight Advisory in Frankfurt and Zurich. Prior to joining Eight Advisory, Johannes served as Restructuring Partner at two of the Big4. He also worked for the American restructuring boutique AlixPartners, the Swiss private equity group Capvis, as well as Deutsche Bank Group. Johannes has 25 years of experience in financial and operational restructuring, performance improvement, liquidity management, and private equity. He provides holistic and sustainable value creation and turnaround solutions to his clients in special situations, notably for industrial and PE-owned companies, and assumes interim manager or CRO roles. Johannes graduated with distinction in Economics from LMU München and serves as guest teacher at INSEAD.

Eight Advisory’s Brussels office employs 40 individuals including 6 partners and offers Transaction Services, Restructuring, Valuation & Financial Modeling, Transformation Services, People & Organisation services. With the arrival of Christian Van Craeyvelt, Eight Advisory Brussels now covers the sector of Transaction Tax.

Eight Advisory’s Germany consists of 38 people, including 5 partners and now covers the sectors of Transaction Services, Transformation, M&A Tax, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Restructuring & Performance Improvement.

We are very proud to welcome Christian Van Craeyvelt and Johannes Steinel. We intend to continue strengthening our Restructuring and Tax practices to have a leading role in the European market. Eight Advisory continues to build a pan-European network with strong positions in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Amsterdam and Hamburg” said Eric Demuyt Eight Advisory’s Managing Director.

We are very pleased with the arrival of Christian Van Craeyvelt, a senior tax professional, recognized in the Belgium M&A Tax services market. In line with our global strategy in providing broad M&A support services to our clients, we are now able to complete our due diligence offering for the Belgian market with both Tax Due Diligence and structuring services. Our goal is to grow our Belgian tax team towards a team of more than 10 professionals over the coming months and year”, stated Philippe Fimmers, Managing Partner of the Brussels office.

We are excited to welcome Johannes Steinel, a senior professional in turnarounds and restructuring, at Eight Advisory. Johannes has 25 years of experience in restructuring, performance improvement, interim management, and PE. Our target is to establish and grow a strong restructuring presence in the German-speaking markets, following the footsteps of our market-leading restructuring practice in France” said Michael Wahl, Managing Partner of Eight Advisory in Germany.