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Thewes & Reuter

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Managing Partner: Marc Thewes
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 13
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Thewes & Reuter is well known in Luxembourg for its ability to handle complex litigation and also has an excellent reputation in real estate law, IP/IT and employment law. Over several years now Thewes & Reuter has been heavily involved in financial sector litigation. Pierre Reuter and Marc Thewes have been leading litigators in cases related to failed investment schemes and cases dealing with regulatory issues. There is a strong public sector team specialising in public procurement and other public contracts, including Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships. Thewes & Reuter regularly advises and represents public sector entities in high profile cases. Outside the courtroom, the reputation of the firm is evidenced by the fact that the firm’s experts are frequently selected to advise the government and other public authorities.
The firm is also advising clients in corporate and financial matters and it is in high regard for its expertise in legal issues relating to new technologies, with particular strength and experience in IP.

Main Areas of Practice:
Thewes & Reuter has practices in many areas of domestic and international law, including private law (torts, contracts, landlord and tenant law, construction law, family law and succession law, divorce law, filiation and adoption law, succession law, etc.) and commercial law (company law, contract law, bankruptcy and liquidation law, insurance law, real estate law, banking law, etc.). The firm also has expertise in criminal law, especially assisting clients during investigations.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Thewes & Reuter specialises in complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation. Several of the firm’s lawyers are recognised as top litigators. Over recent years Thewes & Reuter has been involved in many high profile financial and corporate litigation cases.
Areas of expertise include:
• Financial sector litigation
• Corporate litigation
• Commercial litigation
• Civil litigation
• Injunctive proceedings
Contacts: Marc Thewes, Pierre Reuter
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Public Sector:
The public sector team headed by Marc Thewes advises and represents local communities, municipal consortiums, public corporations and other players in the Luxembourg public sector as well as international organisations and foreign states and are regularly called upon to act judicially on behalf of local authorities and other public entities. The firm regularly advises European and international organisations on matters of Luxembourg law.
Areas of expertise include:
• Public procurement law (national and European)
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Planning permissions
• Staff regulations
Contacts: Marc Thewes, Thibault Chevrier
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
Thewes & Reuter has many corporate and commercial clients, both locally and in terms of international companies, who use the firm on a regular basis. Many of the firm’s clients are household names and retain them either directly or are referred by international law firms who rely on Thewes & Reuter to provide the corporate and commercial expertise necessary to cover the Luxembourg legal requirements of the client. The firm recently completed a reverse cross-border takeover/merger for an international corporation.
Areas of expertise include:
• Incorporation of companies
• Complex contract negotiations
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Shareholder disputes
• Interim measures
• Receivership and liquidation
• Financial regulation
• Directors’ liability
• Restructuring
Contact: Marc Thewes, Pierre Reuter
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm regularly advises landowners on how to develop their land under Luxembourg’s sometimes intricate planning legislation. Landlords also consistently consult the firm on the correct drafting of leases and tenants are advised on their rights and obligations. The firm has a number of clients who are architects or building companies. Areas covered for those clients are varied but include general contract law, building law, building permissions, liability for building defects, public procurement proceedings, employment law, etc.
Areas of expertise include:
• Building contracts
• Landlord and tenant law
• Condominiums
• Building permits
• Listed buildings regulations
Contact: Marc Thewes, Pierre Reuter
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Employment:
Pierre Reuter is a highly respected employment lawyer who heads an impressive team of associates specialising in employment issues.
The firm acts for a wide range of clients in employment matters, including employers ranging from the Luxembourg government and other government entities to industrial groups from the smallest to the largest for whom the firm handles all their employment issues. The firm has a loyal and satisfied client base which is growing all the time.
In addition, partly as a result of the restructurings that have followed the financial crisis, the firm’s lawyers are very specialised in handling cases on behalf of senior managers who have disputes with their employers and former employers.
The firm has exceptional ability to handle complex litigation.
Experts from the firm have been selected to advise the government and other public authorities on employment law matters.
Areas of expertise include:
• Employment contracts
• Termination of contracts
• Collective labour relations
• Social and employment regulations
• Transfer of undertakings
• Cross-border employment regulations
• Health and safety regulations
Contact: Pierre Reuter
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & New Media Technologies:
Thewes & Reuter has a strong IP and IT team and is regularly involved in high profile IP litigation in Luxembourg for clients such as Luxembourg’s biggest supermarket chain and a well-know provider of internet services.
Areas of expertise include:
• Trade Mark defence
• Patent defence
Contact: Marc Thewes
Email: [email protected]