The eminent Marc Feider heads the corporate practice. He is a well-known industry figure and was recently made a board member of the Luxembourg Private Equity Association. Feider is also a key contact for the firm's dedicated Russia desk in Luxembourg, which advises clients on all types of banking, corporate, investment management and tax matters. The desk frequently assists Russian clients with business in Luxembourg, and the team works in close co-operation with its counterparts in Moscow.
Fabian Beullekens has been attracting attention recently with involvement in a series of headline deals. Commentators observe that “he has an excellent knowledge of the law and always protects his clients' best interests.” He practised in Belgium before relocating to Luxembourg and has extensive knowledge of the Belgian market.
Nicolas Fermaud set up the firm's Luxembourg desk in Moscow and splits his time between the two countries. He is Luxembourg-qualified and handles a broad range of corporate, capital markets and funds mandates involving the two jurisdictions.
Luxembourg-qualified Nicolas Papavoine is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong. He advises clients on funds, banking and corporate issues involving Luxembourg law.
Corporate expert Guy Harles is amongst Luxembourg's leading lawyers and is “held in high esteem” by sources. In 2011 he was elected chair of the Luxembourg Bar.
The “excellent” Laurent Schummer recently joined the firm from Linklaters. He is highlighted as “a lawyer with a huge aura; one of the first names you think of for corporate law.”
Senior partner Paul Mousel has extensive M&A experience with noteworthy expertise in the financial services and insurance sectors.
Jean-Marc Ueberecken has recently advised various major banks and private equity houses on complex corporate transactions. He is described by sources as a “pleasure to work with.”
Interviewees describe practice head Philippe Hoss as “truly outstanding; a market leader with huge amounts of experience.”
Pit Reckinger advises major banks, private equity houses and multinationals on transactions, financing and commercial compliance issues. He is considered “one of the best corporate lawyers in Luxembourg.”
The “brilliant” Toinon Hoss wins praise for her “pragmatic, diligent and highly responsive” approach.
The firm benefits from the vast expertise of André Elvinger, a senior figure with an “immense standing in the Luxembourg market.”
Practice head Jean-Paul Spang has been involved in some of the jurisdiction's biggest deals of late, including advising Cardif Lux International on the merger with Fortis Luxembourg Vie.
The “reactive and quick-thinking” Christian Kremer heads the department. Sources are full of praise for his approach, saying: “He has a strong knowledge of the market and Luxembourg law in various areas, and always spots where the key problems on a transaction are straight away.”
Steve Jacoby is a banking specialist with broad experience in major corporate transactions, and is described as a “switched-on and commercial lawyer.”
Dual-qualified Guy Palmaers is highlighted for his expertise in both Luxembourg and Belgium. International M&A is a particular strength.
Thierry Lohest is a leading figure in the department. He divides his time between Luxembourg and Hong Kong, where he advises clients from the Asia-Pacific region on their activities in Luxembourg.
Peter Adriaansen is the contact for the firm's Mexico desk in Luxembourg. The desk advises Mexican clients on a wide range of Benelux legal and tax issues, including the structuring of corporate groups and investment funds. The Luxembourg office houses multiple Spanish speakers and practitioners with experience of working in Mexico.
Interviewees are full of praise for corporate specialist Jean-François Findling. He is described as “solution-oriented and strong technically; a lawyer you can rely on.”
Key partner Alex Schmitt is regarded by sources as a lawyer with a “strong reputation in Luxembourg across various fields.”
Practice head Pierre-Alexandre Degehet is the contact for the team.
Managing partner Marc Kleyr is a lawyer with “deep experience across various practices.” His corporate activity benefits from his market-leading expertise in restructuring and insolvency. He is also a very well-regarded litigator. As one interviewee notes: “He is extremely well organised, communicates with the client excellently and has the toughness that you need in difficult negotiations.”
The “practical and client-focused” Patrick Chantrain has extensive experience in public and private M&A.
Managing partner Marie-Béatrice Noble is the contact for the team.
Founding partner Michel Molitor is described by sources as a “strong communicator who always meets expectations.” He is respected at home and abroad for his expertise in multiple practice areas.
Jean-Michel Schmit is a key corporate contact at NautaDutilh. The team has an international focus and is notably active in emerging markets, as well as throughout the Benelux region.
Interviewees describe Gérard Maîtrejean as “responsive, pragmatic and attentive to clients' needs.”
Gérald Origer is a key corporate lawyer at Stibbe. Clients appreciate the fact that he is “a deal maker rather than a deal breaker,” describing him as a “proactive and reliable lawyer who gives sound and pragmatic advice.”
François Brouxel and Pierre Metzler co-head the department and are contacts for the team. Interviewees appreciate the firm's multilingual approach; 13 languages, including Arabic, are spoken by its practitioners.
Corporate/Commercial: Luxembourg (Foreign Desks)
Corporate/Commercial: Luxembourg (Desks Based Abroad)
Isabelle Lentz recently relocated to London and now heads the firm's Luxembourg desk. She has a team of two associates and advises an international clientele on Luxembourg corporate and funds questions.
is the managing partner in Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft MBH's newly established Luxembourg office and has recently been involved in various public and private M&A transactions. He is described as an “accessible lawyer who always provides a precise answer without unnecessary frills. Straight to the point and very able to understand what our company wants.”
heads the corporate department at VANDENBULKE, and has “an excellent understanding of transactions with cross-border elements.”
Her clients include global conglomerates and investment funds.
Senior associate Shaohui Zhang
of De Wolf & Partners speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese, and advises a range of Chinese clients on their activities in Luxembourg.
of MMS Avocats has extensive international corporate experience and is admitted to the Bar in Luxembourg, Germany and England.
is a Panama-qualified lawyer and fluent Spanish speaker based in Morgan & Morgan's Luxembourg office.
Foreign Experts (Based Abroad)
Eelco van der Stok
of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is based in Amsterdam and has niche expertise regarding mandates involving Luxembourg holding structures.
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