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Employment - Luxembourg

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第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-ranked practice representing both domestic and foreign employers from the banking, industrial and retail sectors. Issues frequently handled include the negotiation of social plans and stock options, collective agreements and dismissals and restructurings.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The most experienced firm when it comes to social agreements - it knows the market very well." 

What's new? New client wins in the past year include the Luxembourg branch of Standard Chartered Bank, Credit Suisse and China Construction Bank.

Work highlights Advised a group of several companies, led by Deutsche Bank, on the preparation and negotiation of a group social plan, the first mandate of its kind in Luxembourg.

Advised ABN Amro on the preparation and negotiation of a social plan.

Notable practitioners  

Market sources describe department head André Marc as a "highly regarded specialist" in employment law. Further interviewees underline his "excellent knowledge of social plan negotiations," adding: "He does not allow any misrepresentation of the law and takes a tough stance."

Significant clients Amazon, Lloyds Bank, Ville de Luxembourg, Millicom, Commerzbank.

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 4 other lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned full-service firm advising domestic and international clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including immigration, industrial relations and compensation and benefits. Demonstrates specialist focus on the banking sector, where it is viewed as being particularly strong.

Notable practitioners  

Louis Berns leads the firm's employment practice and maintains his position as one of the most revered and experienced lawyers in the Luxembourg market. Interviewees say: "He is one of the best."

Band 1 | CASTEGNARO

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Specialist employment boutique advising public and private entities at both a national and international level. Scope of expertise covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including collective dismissal procedures and bargaining agreements, data protection and immigration.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"One of the rare firms dedicated to employment." 

Notable practitioners  

Name partner Guy Castegnaro leads the firm's employment practice and is a founding member of legal network Ius Laboris. He remains an active figure in the Luxembourg market.

Band 1 | KLEYR GRASSO

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Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding labour law practice providing high-level advice to domestic and foreign clients on a wide range of employment matters, including restructuring, the transfer of employees and terminations. One of the largest employment teams in the Luxembourg market.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A strong labour law department." 

Work highlights Advised Champ Cargosystems on cross-border and national data protection and restructuring issues.

Assisted Zurich Eurolife with the restructuring of its Luxembourg operations, which included the dismissal of certain members of management.

Notable practitioners  

Sources describe department head Christian Jungers as "very good and extremely responsive." He regularly advises Microsoft/Skype on employment issues, most recently representing it in litigation regarding stock options.

Significant clients Post Luxembourg, Wind Acquisition Finance, CFL Multimodal,

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Magic circle firm with notable strength in the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Adopts a strong focus on remuneration policies and data protection, benefiting from the support of the firm's extensive global network on cross-border mandates. Further areas of expertise include employee rights, collective matters and expatriation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Versatile, responsive and collaborative when it comes to working with third-party advisers. Clifford Chance's service is excellent, and difficult to top."  

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Albert Moro regularly handles employment matters for banks and insurance providers, as well as commercial and industrial companies.

第二等 |

What the team is known for Renowned practice assisting clients with a broad range of employment law matters, including data protection, redundancies and corporate immigration. Strong in both disputes and advisory matters.

Work highlights Advised a large bank, assessing a criminal complaint made against an employee for data theft and violation of secrecy obligations. This led Luxembourg's Supreme Court to rule that the downloading of an employer's confidential data does constitute theft.

Notable practitioners  

Pierre Elvinger is president of the Luxembourg Employment Law Specialists Association and is widely acknowledged as a "respected and highly regarded practitioner" by interviewees. He undertakes both litigation and advisory mandates.

Band 2 | MNKS

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-resourced standalone employment practice handling social security, litigation and individual and collective dismissals. Regularly called upon to assist international law firms without a presence in Luxembourg with employment issues.

Notable practitioners  

Marielle Stevenot is well known in the Luxembourg employment market. She assists a variety of clients with the termination of employment contracts, social security enquiries, pension plans, collective agreements and immigration issues.

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Strong employment practice with a particular focus on clients in the retail, hotel and catering sectors. Assists clients with dismissals, pensions, social plans, competition and data protection. Represents employers, employees and trade unions.

Notable practitioners 

Co-heads of department Nadine Bogelman and Paulo Lopes Da Silva are key contacts for employment issues at the firm.  

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Sources say of Romain Adam of Adam & Bleser: "The quality of his work is very high." He handles labour law cases for both employers and employees, and speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

According to sources, Anne Morel of Bonn Steichen & Partners handles "all aspects of labour and employee benefits, as well as commercial data privacy, extremely well." Employment relationships, including negotiations between employees' representatives and trade unions, are a particular area of focus. She also handles outsourcing cases and work for international companies.

Clients seek out sole practitioner Hélène Weydert for "her perfect knowledge of labour law and active listening." Further sources say: "She is very reactive, she delivers on time, and the quality we expect is also there." She advises clients on a broad range of employment issues.

Clients appreciate Annie Elfassi of Loyens & Loeff for her responsiveness and understanding of the Luxembourg regulatory environment. She handles litigation as well as assisting clients with pensions, social security and restructuring procedures.

Luc Schanen of Schanen & Jacquet is recognised for his experience in dealing with labour law issues faced by employees in the Luxembourg market.

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Senior Statesman

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Eminent Practitioners

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