Claude A. van Osselt, Partner
Belgian born, Swiss raised architect and financier, Claude brings his extensive knowledge of the Brazilian and international market to the company. He is the link between cultures and practices, and his broad expertise is highly needed to lead investment projects to success. Claude has 13 years of experience in the financial sector, and has worked previously for 6 years as an international architect.
A former private banker, Claude has also previously acted as a Senior Investment Manager at several financial institutions and banks, such as Bank of New York, Banca Privada de Andorra (Uruguay) and EFG International. Claude’s expertise is clearly international, having operated from locations such as Switzerland, France, the UK, The Netherlands, Uruguay and Brazil, where he has successfully lead private investment processes for large family groups and UHNWI.
Claude founded Group8 Architects in Geneva (www.group8.ch) in 2000, an international architectural and urban design group with over a 100 professionals based out of Switzerland, with offices in Singapore and Vietnam.
Claude holds a BSc in Architecture from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and an MBA from Webster University, St Louis, MI.
Stefan Kroeker, Partner
Stefan Kroeker is a Corporate Partner at Taylor Wessing’s Munich office. He specializes in national and international M&A and private equity transactions, particularly M&A and joint venture projects related to Brazil (outbound and inbound). Prior to joining Taylor Wessing, Stefan worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in São Paulo. He also served as a member of the advisory council of a small Brazilian private equity fund for several years.