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Legal market overview

In recent years, Luxembourg has gradually moved towards greater financial transparency and a clampdown on secrecy. However, recent developments in the tax sector seem likely to prompt more investigations, reviews and regulatory oversight. Regulatory changes have also dominated the jurisdiction’s strong investment funds industry as clients adjust to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), along with amendments to limited partnership legislation. The private equity sector continues to expand, as does the IP sector – the latter being reflected by the opening of the Luxembourg Institute of Intellectual Property.

Independent domestic firms such as Arendt & Medernach and Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen compete at the top of the rankings with international firms Allen & Overy Luxembourg, Clifford Chance and Linklaters LLP. Benelux firms are also prominent in some practice areas.

Firms in the spotlight

Deynecourt
www.deynecourt.com

Deynecourt was established in 2013 by a team of attorneys and tax and finance professionals committed to creating a law firm more innovative and entrepreneurial than those they had left, and aiming to evolve in anticipation of the ever-changing needs of the client. The firm’s lawyers strive to deliver the highest quality legal work and service, to be accessible, efficient and responsive, and to find practical and effective solutions for clients.

Bonn & Schmitt
www.bonnschmitt.net

Bonn & Schmitt is a leading law firm in Luxembourg with an extensive international practice. The firm’s attorneys are experienced practitioners in Luxembourg’s legal environment and represent a broad spectrum of expertise that allows them to deliver unrivalled legal solutions in one of Europe’s leading financial centres.

Collin Maréchal
www.cmlaw.lu

The firm was founded on 6 October 2014 by Raphael Collin and Benoit Maréchal. The main areas of practice since formation are corporate, M&A, employment, real estate, private equity, litigation, and immigration. The team is currently composed of five lawyers and three assistants.

Linari Law Firm
www.linari-law.lu

The firm celebrates 15 years of existence this year. The current team is composed of highly experienced lawyers who have carried on a strong collaboration with Vincent Linari for many years. The team is multilingual and multicultural with individual backgrounds, and from those differences the firm takes all its strength. The common wish of the team to provide valuable work drives the firm to a perfect unity. The firm renders assistance and advises professionals and individuals all around the world with a special emphasis on investment funds, securitisation areas, banking and financing, private equity and litigation.

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