Capital Markets: Luxembourg
The "excellent" Henri Wagner heads the banking and capital markets department. His practice ranges from mainstream products to complex securitisation vehicles and derivatives transactions.
Sources describe Frank Mausen as an “outstanding” capital markets lawyer. He is commended for his technical prowess and open-minded approach.
François Warken heads the practice. His key areas of expertise include debt and equity issues and capital markets regulatory compliance.
The esteemed Philippe Dupont is regarded by interviewees as “one of the most prominent lawyers in the field.”
The "brilliant" Philippe Hoss is a key figure in the department. Sources are particularly enthusiastic about his securitisation expertise.
Karl Pardaens earns praise for his technical knowledge. As one interviewee observes: “You can always rely on an answer from him.” He is qualified in Belgium and has extensive experience of the Belgian market.
The highly respected Franz Fayot is trusted for his advice across the full spectrum of capital markets and banking.
Patrick Geortay heads the capital markets and banking practice. His areas of expertise include structured finance and complex debt instruments.
Of counsel Janine Biver is considered a “remarkable lawyer.” She is well versed in structured finance and securitisation, as well as being an expert in mortgage bonds.
Nicki Kayser is an increasingly visible figure on the market, and well renowned for his debt practice.
Managing partner Christian Kremer is a key figure in the capital markets team. His recent activity includes MTN programmes, covered bond issues and bond restructuring.
Interviewees appreciate Steve Jacoby's “commercial outlook, and ability to convert commercial requirements into the necessary legal documentation. He's a very talented lawyer."
Marc Mehlen advises banks, corporate groups and private equity clients on diverse capital markets work. He is praised for his direct approach and ability to “clearly explain the law and tell you what is the right thing to do.”
Laurent Fessmann is a contact for the capital markets practice in Baker & McKenzie's Luxembourg office. The team is commended for its ability to provide a seamless cross-border service.
Alex Schmitt is a leading individual at the firm and is particularly well regarded for his equity capital markets and public M&A practice.
Sources describe Laurent Lazard as being “strong for debt capital markets and a key figure at the firm for securitisation.”
Department head Marc Meyers is the contact for the team. The firm handles a high volume of major bond issues and specialises in representing the issuer. International IPOs are a key area of activity on the equity side.
Managing partner Josée Weydert remains a well-known capital markets practitioner and is also a member of ALFI's securitisation committee. Clients value her depth of expertise and long-standing experience in the banking industry.