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Arendt & Medernach

Global 2022
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Provided by Arendt & Medernach
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Chairmen: Philippe Dupont and Claude Niedner

Managing Partner: Jean-Marc Ueberecken

Number of partners worldwide: 52

Number of other lawyers worldwide: 400

Languages: English, French, German and Luxembourgish as well as Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


Contacts:

Luxembourg (Head Office)

Email: [email protected]


Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2801 5808

Email: [email protected]


London

Email: [email protected]


New York

Email: [email protected]


Paris

Email: r[email protected]


Firm Overview:

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of 400 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with representative offices in Hong Kong, London, New York and Paris. The firm’s service to clients is differentiated by the end to end specialist advice it offers, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg.

Main Areas of Practice:


Administrative Law, Property, Construction & Environment:

The team advises clients on administrative law, urban planning, environmental issues, real estate transactions, domestic development and construction projects.


Banking & Financial Services:

The team advises Luxembourg and international credit institutions and other profession also in the financial services sector (PFS) on regulatory matters, contractual arrangements and on their dealings with clients.


Business Crime:

The team advisesdomestic and international clients, in particularfrom the banking, financial, industrial and commercial sectors at all levels, on matters including: preliminary criminal risk assessments, avoidance of criminal risks, assistance during the investigation and prosecution phase, including international rogatory letters, plea bargaining (criminal settlement), assistance during criminal trials and cross-border coordination in criminal cases with international ramifications


Commercial & Insolvency:

The team advises clients on general commercial matters. They also advise creditors and other stakeholders in situations of financial stress. They provide creative solutions to preserve value for creditors and for the owners of the business, while also being the first choice firm in Luxembourg for insolvency work, including litigation, as well as involuntary reorganisation proceedings, including those involving foreign jurisdictions.


Corporate Law, 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.


Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits:

The team serves domestic and international institutional clients on issues ranging from appointments to terminations; contractual negotiations and work permits; business immigration and expatriation; restructurings and corporate transactions; individual and collective dismissals procedures; collective bargaining negotiations; compensation and benefits schemes; equity schemes; pension schemes; restrictive covenants; discrimination claims; industrial relations; data protection and privacy at work.


EU Financial & Competition Law:

In addition to EU and national competition law, the team advises on European banking and financial law, International and European law of the institutions and EU staff law. The firm also represents clients before the EU and Luxembourg competition authorities and courts and the CJEU.


Finance & Capital Markets:

The team provides legal, tax and regulatory advice to clients across debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, securitisation, corporate trust and agency.


Insurance & Reinsurance Law:

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.


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.


IP, Communication & Technology:

The team advises on commercial and civil law matters and assists clients in the following areas of the law: contracts, technology, media and telecommunications, intellectual property law, e-commerce, e-archiving, data protection and privacy, advertising, unfair competition and consumer protection, product regulation.


Litigation & Dispute Resolution:

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


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 their investments and transactions, including 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 Clients:

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.


Tax Law:

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

Ranked Offices

Provided by Arendt & Medernach

Luxembourg - Head office
China
  • Hong Kong
    Suites 1601-03, 16th Floor, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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UK

Arendt & Medernach rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Luxembourg
Banking & Finance
1 Department
5 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
1
Banking & Finance
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Paul Mousel
S
Paul Mousel
S
Senior Statespeople
Philippe Dupont
S
Philippe Dupont
S
Senior Statespeople
Glenn Meyer
3
Glenn Meyer
3
Band 3
Matthieu Taillandier
4
Matthieu Taillandier
4
Band 4
Grégory Minne
U
Grégory Minne
U
Up and Coming
Capital Markets
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
François Warken
1
François Warken
1
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A
1
Corporate/M&A
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Guy Harles
E
Guy Harles
E
Eminent Practitioners
Laurent Schummer
1
Laurent Schummer
1
Band 1
Bob Calmes
F
Bob Calmes
F
Foreign expert for USA
International & Cross-Border Capabilities
1 Department
Department
International & Cross-Border Capabilities
1
International & Cross-Border Capabilities
1
Band 1
Investment Funds
1 Department
7 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Investment Funds
1
Investment Funds
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Claude Niedner
1
Claude Niedner
1
Band 1
Gilles Dusemon
1
Gilles Dusemon
1
Band 1
Isabelle Lebbe
2
Isabelle Lebbe
2
Band 2
Michèle Eisenhuth
2
Michèle Eisenhuth
2
Band 2
Camille Bourke
Camille Bourke
Expertise based abroad in UK
Emmanuelle Entringer
Emmanuelle Entringer
Expertise based abroad in Luxembourg
Stéphane Karolczuk
Stéphane Karolczuk
Expertise based abroad in China