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Managing Partner: Catherine Baflast

Executive Committee: Catherine Baflast, Audrey Rustichelli

Partners/Principals: Catherine Baflast, Jean-Yves Lhommel, Cédric Raffoul, Audrey Rustichelli, Mathieu Scodellaro, Serge Hoffmann

Number of partners/principals: 6

Number of other lawyers: 22

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish


Firm Overview:

PwC Legal is an independent law firm registered to the Luxembourg Bar and member of the PwC network. The firm is one of the most recognised business law firms in Luxembourg, providing both local and international clients with legal services. In order to best meet its clients’ expectations, the firm focuses on five core practices. The firm also provides to its client a multi- disciplinary approach on files involving lawyers from various practice areas working collaboratively to provide an integrated and complete service and execute the most advantageous business-oriented solutions.


Furthermore, PwC Legal’s network of international contacts enables the firm to meet the full-service business needs of its clients and to handle large, complex local, national or cross-border cases.


The Firm’s Promise to Clients:

"We take you from complexity to execution"

Foresight to navigate risk and complexity

PwC Legal thinks bigger and sees further than current conditions. It sees broader challenges before they arise, so you can manage risk and make informed decisions for your business.

Intelligence that moves with you

With deep local expertise and the scale of PwC Legal's connected global network, it goes beyond borders to be relevant wherever you need it.

Confidence to shape your future, together

PwC Legal are at your side with passion and commitment, empowering you, and the systems you operate within, to thrive.


Main Areas of Practice:

■ Banking & Capital Markets, Securitisation Corporate, Structuring

■ Employment, Incentive Schemes & Pensions

■ Investment Funds

■ Technologies & IP, Data Protection

■ M&A, Private Equity, Real Estate


Corporate Structuring:

The type of corporate structures implemented varies greatly from one project to another and may for instance imply:

■ Setting up various types of companies (Luxembourg and foreign companies (limited liability, public limited and others), partnerships and branches, dual nationality companies)

■ Migration of entities to and from Luxembourg

■ Implementation of intra-group financing structures

■ International mergers

Contacts: Catherine Baflast, Jean-Yves Lhommel,

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


M&A, Private Equity: 

The M&A team advises and assists buyers, sellers and management teams on:

■ Due diligence on Luxembourg companies and coordination of due diligence abroad

■ Negotiation and drafting of letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, term sheets, shareholders agreements, articles of incorporation and mergers corporate documentation, shared and asset purchase agreements and any other corporate or contractual documentation necessary

■ Regulatory aspects; particularly for private equity clients

■ Financing structures such as negotiation of loan documentation, security package, legal opinions

■ Employment aspects including transfers of undertakings, stock options and other incentive plans The firm has experience in numerous sectors: holding companies, operational companies and professionals of the financial sector.

Contacts: Catherine Baflast,

Email: [email protected]


Banking & Capital Markets:

The firm’s expertise covers:

■ Banking: Secured lending, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, asset finance, real estate finance, restructuring and insolvency, regulatory matters relating to the financial services industry)

■ Debt & Equity Capital Markets: Bond issues and debt issuance programs, Listing on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, clearing and settlement, regulatory matters relating to the financial markets)

■ Securitisation & Structured Finance: Conventional and synthetic securitisation, asset-backed securities, repackaging, derivatives, securities lending)

Contacts: Cédric Raffoul

Email: [email protected]


Investment Funds:

The investment funds team advises and assists fund managers, depositary banks, central administrations, board of directors and any fund industry stakeholders:

■ Product Life Cycle Management: From initial structuring, to day-to-day maintenance of the fund documentation up until special events that may impact the funds, such as restructurings or liquidations, covering the entire range of liquidity (from UCITS to exotic assets), whether the funds are regulated or not

■ Regulatory queries impacting the asset management industry be it related to the AIFMD, UCITS Directive, SFTR, Benchmark Regulation, PRIIPS...

■ Depositary Banks: impact assessment and implementation of new regulations

■ Set-up and strategic or regulatory restructurings of depositary banks and management companies

■ Regulatory investigations and sanctions for Luxembourg regulated entities and their service providers abroad

Contact: Mathieu Scodellaro

Email: [email protected]


Technologies & IP:

The firm’s expertise covers:

■ Data Protection: Personal data processing, data transfer, focus on the New General Data Protection Regulation

■ Information Technology: Contractual assistance, protection and licensing, outsourcing, security, regulatory

■ Internet & E-Commerce: Web sites, internet service providers, use of internet and email

■ Intellectual Property: Protection of IP rights, exploitation of IP rights, enforcement of IP rights

■ Media & Communications: Telecom, media, advertising

■ IP/IT Litigation: IP-related litigation, IP-related amicable settlements

Contact: Audrey Rustichelli

Email: [email protected]


Employment:

The firm’s expertise covers:

■ Day-to-Day Employment Law: Employment and consultancy agreements, restrictive covenants, disciplinary procedures, dismissals and negotiation of settlements

■ Employee Incentive & Pension Scheme: Stock option plans, share option and any other incentive schemes with a multidisciplinary approach involving tax, corporate and regulatory aspects

■ Corporate Reorganisation & Restructuring Operations: Transfer of undertaking, collective dismissal procedures and negotiation of social plan

■ International Mobility: Expatriations, secondments and other cross-border employment situations

Contacts: Sabrina Alvaro

Email: [email protected]

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Corporate/M&A
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Cédric Raffoul
Band 3
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Catherine Baflast
Mathieu Scodellaro

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Cédric RaffoulCapital Markets

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