Christian Van Craeyvelt and Johannes Steinel join Eight Advisory

27 September 2021 1 min. read

European financial and transaction consulting group Eight Advisory has appointed two new partners: Christian Van Craeyvelt and Johannes Steinel. 

Based in the firm’s Brussels office, Christian Van Craeyvelt has been appointed a partner in the Transaction Tax team. The 37-year-old joins Eight Advisory after spending more than 13 years with PwC, where he established and led its Belgian transaction tax practice. Earlier in his career, he worked three years for Laga. 

He specialises in M&A and international tax structuring, and has worked with numerous international corporate and private equity clients across a broad range of sectors. 

Christian Van Craeyvelt, Johannes Steinel - Eight Advisory

Based in Frankfurt and Zurich, Johannes Steinel has been appointed a partner in the Restructuring practice. He brings a wealth of consulting experience to the firm, having previously served as a partner in the restructuring arms of EY and PwC, as a director at restructuring boutique AlixPartners, and as an associate director at KPMG. 

The 50-year-old also held roles at a private equity group and, at the very start of his career, at Deutsche Bank. Leveraging his 25 years of experience, Steinel specialises in financial and operational restructuring, performance improvement, liquidity management, and turnaround management, with a focus on clients in the industrial segment.

Commenting on the appointments, the Managing Partners of the Belgian and German teams, Philippe Fimmers and Michael Wahl, expressed their delight at the addition of the senior hires. Meanwhile, Eight Advisory’s Managing Director Eric Demuyt said that the firm is aiming to expand both its Tax and Restructuring practices over the coming months in order to achieve a “leading role in the European market in these two segments.” 

Founded in 2009 in France, Eight Advisory has around 510 consultants and staff working from offices in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Amsterdam and Hamburg.