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Arendt & Medernach


Arendt & Medernach - Luxembourg
  • 14, rue Erasme
  • Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
  • L-2082
  • Co-chairmen: Guy Harles, Paul Mousel
  • Managing Partner: Jean-Marc Ueberecken
  • Number of partners: 39
  • Number of lawyers: 275
  • Languages: English, French, German and Luxembourgish as well as Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Firm Overview:
Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of more than 275 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from its head office in Luxembourg and its foreign offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York.

Main Areas of Practice:

Administrative, Property, Construction & Environment:
The team advises clients on administrative law, urban planning, environmental issues, real estate transactions, domestic development and construction projects.

Bank Lending & Structured Finance: The team advises on all aspects of domestic and multijurisdictional finance and structured finance transactions. Advice includes the structuring of transactions, drafting and negotiation of the relevant contracts and collateral arrangements as well as the issuing of financial instruments.

Banking & Financial Services:
The team advises Luxembourg and international credit institutions and other professionals in the financial services sector (PFS) on regulatory matters, contractual arrangements and on their dealings with clients.

Capital Markets:
The team advises corporate, institutional, supranational and sovereign issuers on securities laws and capital markets regulation. They also advise on regulatory compliance including regulatory filings, disclosure obligations and corporate governance issues. The team has a leading reputation for advising on all aspects of clearing and settlement.

Commercial & Insolvency:
The team advises clients on general commercial matters. They also handle contentious matters and spend much of their time in a strategic counselling role, working with clients to achieve their aims. The team advises creditors and other stakeholders in financially troubled entities in relation to insolvency, bankruptcy and forced reorganisation proceedings.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions:
The team advises clients on all types of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructurings, change of control transactions including tender and exchange offers, going private transactions, acquisitions and disposals of subsidiaries, divisions and assets, joint ventures, strategic alliances, recapitalisations and liquidations.

Dispute Resolution:
The team has experience in representing domestic and international clients at all levels of the Luxembourg civil, commercial and criminal courts, including commercial, corporate litigation and arbitration, white-collar, financial and corporate crime, asset tracing and insurance litigation.

Employment, Pensions & Benefits:
The team advises clients on restructurings, collective bargaining negotiations, work permits, individual contractual negotiations, dismissal procedures, compensation and benefits schemes, pension schemes and related litigation.

EU & Competition:
In addition to EU and national competition law including State aid and merger control law, the team advises on European banking and financial law, International and European law of the institutions and EU staff law. The firm’s services in this field include both non-contentious matters and contentious matters such as proceedings before the EU and Luxembourg competition authorities and courts. The firm also represents clients before the CJEU on a regular basis.

Insurance & Reinsurance:
The team advises insurance and reinsurance companies as well as insurance intermediaries and banks on all insurance regulatory matters, including license applications, passporting rules, the launching of new insurance products, portfolio transfers, investment rules, distribution agreements and on mergers and acquisitions involving insurance or reinsurance entities.

IP, Communication & Technology:
The team advises clients in the IP, communication and technology sectors on these specific matters, including e-commerce, and on all aspects of IP, IT and TMT law. They also handle contentious matters and spend much of their time in a strategic counselling role, working with clients to achieve their aims.

Investment Management:
The team advises clients on the structuring and operation of both UCITS and alternative investment structures as well as service providers for Luxembourg and offshore investment funds. The firm has developed significant experience and expertise in relation to all issues the funds and their service providers may face, always focusing on business-oriented and pragmatic solutions.

Private Equity & Real Estate:
The team advises on all aspects relating to the structuring and organisation of private equity and real estate funds, managers or advisers, as well as on the investments and transactions made by such private equity and real estate funds, including in particular the crafting of investor co-decision rights, carried interest schemes, debt financing arrangements and capital market-related aspects, and the negotiation of purchase agreements.

Private Wealth:
The team advises wealthy families and entrepreneurs on their wealth and estate planning matters. Advice includes the appropriate use of legal structures for their wealth and investments, whether through the use of corporate vehicles and partnerships or through contractual vehicles such as insurance contracts or fiduciary agreements. The team also provides family office services and supports private clients in their philanthropic activities.

The team provides bespoke tax advice to a wide range of domestic and international clientele, covering all fields of taxation. The team has particular experience in the establishment of tax efficient acquisition and finance structures, as well as corporate reorganisations in a variety of sectors, with a special focus on the real estate, private equity and investment funds area.


  • Suites 1601-03, 16th Floor,
  • 16th Floor,
  • Jardine House,
  • 1 Connaught Place, Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2801 5808
  • Fax +852 2801 5818
  • Email : stephane.karolczuk@arendt.com
  • 8, Presnenskaya Embankment,
  • Capital City Moscow Bld. 1,
  • Suite 385M, 38th Floor,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 123317
  • Tel (7) 495 721 3878
  • Fax (7) 495 721 3878
  • Email : max.kremer@arendt.com
  • Dubai International Financial Centre,
  • PO Box 482012,
  • Dubai,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971 44 34 88 96
  • Fax +352 44 20 10 40
  • Email : bishr.shiblaq@arendt.com
  • 14 Devonshire Square ,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2M 4YT
  • Tel +44 207 456 9800
  • Fax +44 207 456 9806
  • Email : camille.bourke@arendt.com
  • Rockefeller Center,
  • 1270 Avenue of the Americas,
  • Suite 1705,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10020
  • Tel +1 212 554 3541
  • Fax +1 212 554 3544
  • Email : bob.calmes@arendt.com