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Firm Profile

MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour

Firm Profile

Luxembourg

  • Profile
  • 8, rue Sainte-Zithe
  • PO Box 690
  • Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
  • L-2016

Firm profile submitted by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour

Managing Partner: Michel Molitor
Number of lawyers: 28 including 6 partners
Languages:English, French, German, Luxembourgish


Founded in 1996, MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour is a dynamic independent law firm in Luxembourg City. It has secured a reputation for innovative, responsive and robust solutions to complex and high-value cases in frequently uncharted legal territory. A large part of the firm’s work is referred by top law firms in the UK, US, Germany, France and other countries due to MOLITOR’s international outlook and experience and its multi-qualified and multi-lingual partners and associates. The firm’s lawyers are specialists in their chosen practice areas and work closely together to ensure that all the relevant disciplines applicable to any case are fully covered. As a result, the firm continues to maintain and expand a loyal client base who benefit from consistent high-level advice and results. The firm works, in particular, with corporate and banking clients from the UK, US, Canada, Continental Europe and Asia.



Banking & Finance:
MOLITOR has developed a strong portfolio of local and international clients including banks and financial institutions. The banking and finance practice now accounts for a substantial part of all the firm’s work. The banking and finance team regularly advises domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies and other professionals of the financial sector on matters arising from their business activities including banking regulation, banking secrecy, portfolio management, credit agreements, white collar crime, contract law, offering and listing of securities. In the area of insurance law, the firm’s expertise involves drafting and reviewing insurance contracts, policy working and interpretation ensuring compliance with the legal regulations of supervisory bodies. MOLITOR also represents clients over a wide ambit of banking and insurance litigation matters.
Contact: Michel Molitor
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
MOLITOR has extensive experience in counselling and assisting a broad range of companies in all areas of corporate law ranging from incorporation or business start-up to daily business operations. The firm advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, reorganisation and restructuring, real estate acquisition and corporate governance. MOLITOR provides all necessary incorporation or restructuring documents, assemblies and minutes, related credit or shareholders’ agreements and legal opinions. MOLITOR coordinates the incorporation process on behalf of its clients and liaises with local notaries and other corporate service providers chosen by the client. MOLITOR’s corporate team has been involved in a number of cross-border merger and acquisition deals arising from public takeover bids, as well as purchases and sales of privately owned companies and businesses.
Contact: Chan Park
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Philippe Thiebaud
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
MOLITOR’s specialist dispute resolution lawyers are recognised both locally and internationally (including in the main legal directories) for their expertise and experience in protecting their clients’ interests in complex and high-value cases, often is untested areas of law. In addition to the large number of high-profile local disputes that the firm works on, many of the cases MOLITOR handles are referred by other top-tier law firms and international corporations where there is a Luxembourg angle to the dispute. MOLITOR’s extensive litigation experience gives the firm the valuable ability to create structures and agreements on behalf of its clients that will avoid future disputes. MOLITOR regularly represents its clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters in, for example, the following sectors: banking, corporate, commercial, insolvency, bankruptcy and debt recovery, real estate, employment and IP, IT & media.
Contact: Michel Molitor
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paulo Lopes Da Silva
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Philippe Thiebaud
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Pensions:
MOLITOR has concentrated on employment law since its foundation and has consistently maintained its position as a leading employment and immigration law specialist in Luxembourg. The firm has many large corporate clients, particularly in the hotel and catering sector, who refer all their legal requirements to the firm’s lawyers, including the creation and negotiation of social plans, transfer of contracts, together with issues surrounding, for example, dismissal, competition, remuneration, confidentiality, privacy and data protection. MOLITOR’s employment services include individual and collective employment law, transfer of undertakings, restructuring and international mobility including immigration, pensions and social security, and labour litigation and dispute resolution.
Contact: Paulo Lopes Da Silva
Email: [email protected]
Contact: François Cautaerts
Email: [email protected]

IP, IT & Media:
MOLITOR launched its IP, IT and media practice group in 2007, following an increasing demand for legal advice in this area of law. The firm’s lawyers provide legal advice on the full range of intellectual property matters, including copyright, databases, registered design, trademark (infringement, management and registration), domain names and unfair competition issues. They also cover information technology issues such as software development and licensing, Internet policies, website creation and maintenance, e-commerce, and data protection issues. In the field of media law, MOLITOR’s lawyers represent clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters with respect to marketing and advertising projects for all kinds of media (press, TV, Internet, etc.). They also provide legal advice on labelling and marketing requirements, the legal aspects of advertising campaigns and promotional games, and compliance with Luxembourg laws and regulations.
Contact: Claire Denoual
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate, Zoning & Environment, Public Procurement:
MOLITOR has been involved in virtually all major real estate projects in Luxembourg in recent years. Its team assists real estate investors, construction companies, developers and operators of commercial property with respect to construction law regulations and administrative procedures, real estate projects and related contracts, lease, franchise and facility management agreements, sales and leaseback, as well as tax optimisation issues. The firm handles complex domestic construction and engineering projects, international acquisitions, common ownership rights, constructor and developer’s liability, transfer of property rights, and securities over real estate. MOLITOR has a litigation edge in real estate. The firm provides the appropriate structures and actively helps its clients to create real estate holding structures in such a way as to avoid future litigation and liability. Should litigation become unavoidable, MOLITOR’s powerful dispute resolution team is on hand to act on its client’s behalf.
Contact: François Cautaerts
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stéphanie Juan
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paulo Lopes Da Silva
Email: [email protected]

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