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Arendt & Medernach acts on a range of financial services matters; in a recent highlight, Camille Bourke advised 17Capital on the acquisition of participations in Luxembourg feeder vehicles investing in BlueGem Capital Partners. Other clients include banks, insurance companies, retail fund managers, private equity and hedge fund managers, multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s London office focuses on banking, capital markets, and M&A. Practice head Ernest Meyer Swantée specialises in energy projects and venture capital transactions. Johan van der Hoek, who is currently seconded to the London office, handles corporate governance and M&A.

Houthoff Buruma provides a full spread of financial law services covering insurance, banking, financial markets regulation and tax. Jessica Terpstra heads the London office and is also head of the banking, financing and restructuring department, while Oscar van Angeren leads the investment management practice and has a focus on real estate funds and private equity funds.

Loyens & Loeff provides Benelux tax and corporate advice, in addition to fielding expertise in IP, employment, M&A, real estate, capital markets and investment management. The London office comprises three partners and 10 fee-earners, including joint corporate heads Vincent Vroom and Peter Corten.

NautaDutilh’s London office is best known for its capital markets, finance and restructuring expertise. Arjan Pors heads the banking and finance team and specialises in project financing, particularly within the telecoms and utilities sectors.

Stibbe advises on Dutch tax, securities and finance matters. Hans Witteveen, who specialises in private equity, M&A and corporate matters, is a key contact.


France

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP’s service offering encompasses tax, real estate, banking and finance, dispute resolution and energy. Recent highlights include acting for a claimant bank against a Russian company and its subsidiaries following a default. Key figures include Karine Imbrosciano and Phung Pham, joint leads of the derivatives and structured products group, tax expert David Klass, and Clotilde Lemarié, who focuses on international arbitration.

Triplet & Associés has a strong focus on real estate and regularly assists foreign clients with property transactions in France. Other areas of expertise include corporate, employment and IP law.


Germany

Hengeler Mueller’s London office advises international clients on their activities in Germany, as well as providing advice to German clients doing business in the UK. Areas of expertise include tax, private equity, banking and capital markets, IT, IP and employment. Recent clients include YouTube, Seimens and Deutsche Bank. Dr. Daniel Kress and Dr. Steffen Oppenländer are key London-based contacts.

IP boutique Hoffmann Eitle has a five-partner London office that handles UK and European hard and soft IP issues, including chemistry, biotechnology, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering patents.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has a full-service practice that acts for clients ranging from public sector entities to multinational corporates. Dr. Stefan Kraus and Dr. Thomas Kuhnle head the London office.

Noerr’s London office focuses on providing advice to international clients doing business in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe. Its German law expertise covers restructuring and insolvency, corporate and M&A, private equity and venture capital, and regulated industries. Dr. Thomas Schulz is the managing partner and Isabel Giancristofano is an associated partner.

At Redeker Sellner Dahs, partner Peter-Andreas Brand handles commercial and competition law matters as well as IP, and counsel Sabine Wildfeuer specialises in IP, IT and media law.

Schultze & Braun’s key contacts are international insolvency and commercial law Frank Tschentscher, and Annerose Tashiro who handles real estate portfolio debt restructurings and acts for clients in the chemical, energy, retail and automotive sectors.


Ireland

A&L Goodbody’s London office advises its international clients on all aspects of Irish law, and its expertise covers banking and finance, M&A, asset management, private equity and investment funds. Resident partner Niamh Ryan specialises in investment funds, and Sheena Doggett focuses on M&A.

Capital markets expert Aiden Small heads Arthur Cox’s London office, which advises asset managers, hedge funds and investment banks. Adrian Mulryan joined the firm from ETF provider Source, further strengthening the office’s asset management and investment funds expertise.

Mason Hayes & Curran handles financial services, securities, M&A and tax matters for clients from the energy, healthcare and banking sectors. Cross-border M&A specialist Graeme Bell was appointed head of the London office following his arrival in 2016 from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Other key figures include banking and finance head Louis Burke.

Matheson acts for corporates and financial institutions on their investments into Ireland, as well as advising Irish clients on their activities in the UK and beyond. Areas of expertise include asset management, aviation and asset finance, tax, and restructuring and insolvency. Tax specialist and former global managing partner Liam Quirke heads the London office.

McCann FitzGerald’s London office provides a range of Irish law advice, including finance, dispute resolution, real estate and corporate matters. Hugh Beattie specialises in investment funds, debt capital markets and corporate banking.

William Fry focuses on M&A, real estate, asset management, insurance and employment, among other practice areas. Lead London partner Stephen Keogh specialises in private equity and corporate restructuring.


Italy

Belluzzo & Partners LLP’s London office provides private client, business and finance, and tax advice to international clients.

Practice areas that BonelliErede LLP focuses on include corporate litigation, capital markets, international arbitration, and restructuring and insolvency. Giuseppe Sacchi Lodispoto specialises in loan transactions, securitisation and debt restructuring. Federico Vezzani was recently promoted to partner.

Chiomenti Studio Legale handles corporate and M&A, real estate, TMT, capital markets and tax matters. Massimiliano Nitti and Christopher John Aelred Mullen are the key contacts.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners has a full-service practice with a strong corporate and finance focus, as well as expertise in TMT, employment, shipping, aviation and transport. The London office has eight fee earners, with Raimondo Premonte and Marco Zaccagnini the key contacts.

Key partners at Grimaldi SL LLP’s London office include Michael Bray, who specialises in banking, finance, insurance and M&A, Fabio Pizzoccheri, who handles M&A and corporate reorganisation, and Riccardo Sallustio, who focuses on transactional banking and debt capital markets.

Marco Gubitosi heads the London base of Legance – Avvocati Associati, which offers a full range of legal services within the banking and finance sectors for Italian clients as well as international investors.

Maisto e Associati is a boutique tax firm that advises on Italian and international tax issues. Nicola Saccardo leads the London office.

NCTM Studio Legale acts for clients in the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, banking and finance, utilities and real estate sectors. Key names in London include Andrea De Tomas, who focuses on banking and finance matters, and Matteo Gallanti, who specialises in capital markets and restructuring.

Specialist IP firm Rapisardi Intellectual Property handles patent, trade mark and copyright matters, as well as anti-counterfeiting.

Studio Legale Sutti’s workload encompasses commercial transactions, IP and competition disputes, and contentious tax and employment matters. Livia Oglio is the key contact.


Portugal

Founding partner Maria Antonia Cameira leads the London office of boutique firm CL@Cameira Legal, which specialises in M&A and project finance, with a focus on infrastructure projects in the Portuguese-speaking world.

Neville de Rougemont & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados handles real estate, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, tax and cross-border estates and international succession matters as they relate to Portuguese and Cape Verdean law.


Russia

CIS London & Partners LLP provides tax, family and probate advice to Russian, Kazakh and Georgian clients in the UK, and also handles corporate and commercial matters for international clients requiring legal expertise of the Russian and CIS market. Managing partner Svetlana London is ‘consummately professional, displays great attention to detail and takes enormous care with clients’ needs’. Valeria Ivasikh is also recommended.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners LLP represents Russian and CIS clients in large commercial transactions. Allen Thomas leads the London office, which includes Michael Copeland and Ekaterina Rozenbaum.

Padva, Haslam-Jones & Partners LLP’s expertise encompasses cross-border finance, corporate, dispute resolution, regulatory, and private client work. Katerina Haslam-Jones and Andrew Haslam-Jones are the key contacts.


Scandinavia

William Kanta heads the London office of Kromann Reumert, which focuses on banking and finance, M&A, commercial and company law matters. Clients include Carlsberg, Danske Bank and Agilent Technologies.

The London office of LOGOS legal services comprises a combination of Icelandic and UK lawyers handling a wide range of services, including finance and M&A, aviation and shipping, and tax and regulatory matters. Gudmundur Oddsson heads the London office, which includes Gunnar Thor Thorarinsson.

Thommessen’s full-service London office has a particularly strong oil and gas and renewable energy capability. Securities and corporate law specialist Lars Eirik Gaseide Rosas is the key contact.

Wikborg Rein’s London office is led by Clare Calnan and has a unique focus on offshore shipping. Ole Henrik Wille specialises in M&A and Mike Stewart focuses on construction and infrastructure projects.


Spain

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira focuses on project and asset finance, capital markets, and restructuring and insolvency. M&A specialist Antonio Baena and finance lawyer Ignacio Buil are the key contacts.

Garrigues provides advice to companies and investors with interests in Spain, and its expertise covers finance, private equity, M&A and restructuring. Ignacio Corbera Dale is the key contact.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados acts for international companies looking to investing in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as for Spanish companies based in the UK. The London office’s Spanish law expertise encompasses private equity, real estate funds, credit funds and hedge funds. Monica Weimann is the key contact.

Pérez-Llorca advises international companies on their investments into Spain. Resident partner Fernando Quicios has expertise in public and private distressed M&A.

Scornik Gerstein LLP’s expertise covers corporate transactions, probate issues, real estate deals, and personal injury and immigration matters. Managing partner Antonio Arenas Lopez is the key contact.

Uría Menéndez works with UK and international firms to facilitate investments into Spain and Latin America. The firm advises on international M&A, capital markets, restructuring, private equity and banking matters. Juan Carlos Machuca is the key contact.


Switzerland

Froriep’s London office provides a full service covering arbitration, corporate transactions, insolvency and restructuring, and real estate and tax matters. M&A and private equity expert Dunja Koch is the managing partner.


Ukraine

B. C. Toms & Co Ltd handles project finance, construction, banking and securities, corporate and investment matters, with a particular strength in the oil and gas and natural resources sectors. Bate Toms is the founding partner.


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