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Allen & Overy Luxembourg attracts praise for its ‘excellent knowledge of labour and social law’, and for its ability to handle a range of matters including advising on remuneration policies and strategic advice in relation to transfers of undertakings. Team head André Marc and counsel Gilles Dall’Agnol are ‘very experienced and solution-oriented’. Senior associate Sabrina Bodson has a niche advising on immigration law.

Headed by Louis Berns, Arendt & Medernach provides ‘excellent advice’ on a range of non-contentious and contentious employment issues, including day-to-day advice on compensation and benefits schemes, as well as employment advice linked to major corporate transactions. Philippe Schmit focuses on employment issues associated with restructurings and reorganisations; both he and Berns have advised numerous corporates on the negotiation of social plans with staff representatives and labour unions as a result of business closures and downsizings.

Boutique employment firm Castegnaro, member of Ius Laboris regularly receives referral work from leading international law firms as well as handling direct instructions. Recent highlights include assisting a major steel producer with the review of an appendix to its collective bargaining agreement concerning the new career and salary development programme, and advising a multinational company on the compliance review of an e-monitoring policy. Guy Castegnaro and Ariane Claverie are recommended.

Led by the ‘pragmatic’ Albert Moro, Clifford Chance provides strategic employment advice to financial services clients including banks, asset managers and private equity firms. Moro recently advised the Luxembourg branch of a bank on the employment ramifications of a significant internal reorganisation, and acted alongside counsel Isabelle Comhaire for two banks in a review of their long-term incentive plans.

Headed by the ‘knowledgeable and customer-orientedChristian Jungers, Kleyr Grasso’s ‘excellent and responsive’ ten-lawyer team has the critical mass and breadth of expertise to handle a significant volume and variety of employment mandates for clients including JP Morgan and Swiss Re. ‘Responsive and helpful’ counsel Sandra Rapp has advised numerous clients including Mercedes-Benz on the employment law ramifications of restructuring processes. Counsel Philippe Ney is also recommended.

MNKS has an ‘outstanding’ nine-lawyer team that provides ‘business-oriented’ advice, with particular expertise advising corporates on the establishment and implementation of staff incentive schemes. Marielle Stevenot and the ‘very knowledgeableCindy Arces are recommended.

Employment law is a core area of focus for Adam & Bleser. Romain Adam advises employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious matters.

At Bonn Steichen & Partners, team head Anne Morel handles contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from day-to-day employment documentation to complex multi-jurisdictional issues including cross-border restructuring schemes. Morel has been advising Tenaris Luxembourg on numerous labour law matters including employment terminations and immigration.

Headed by Pierre Elvinger and Léon Gloden, Elvinger Hoss Prussen’s two-partner team has a particularly strong reputation advising on transfers of undertakings.

At Molitor Avocats à la Cour, managing partner Michel Molitor has a longstanding reputation of handling a range of employment matters, including collective bargaining. As well as representing corporates, Molitor regularly advises senior executives on a variety of issues, including unfair dismissal claims.

Bauler & Lutgen’s Jean-Marie Bauler regularly represents employees in litigation.

At Bonn & Schmitt, Alain Grosjean recently handled several collective redundancy procedures for large corporates.

Linklaters’ employment team regularly provides local law employment advice on cross-border M&A. Managing associate Yuri Auffinger is the office’s primary employment contact and is active across a range of issues, including TUPE, remuneration policy and individual and collective dismissals. Auffinger recently advised H&M on a collective bargaining agreement.

Loyens & Loeff provides ‘well-thought-out advice’ across a range of individual and collective employment law issues including pensions, social security and remuneration. ‘Knowledgeable and responsive’ team head Annie Elfassi is recommended.

At Thewes & Reuter, team head Pierre Reuter handles the full range of issues affecting public and private sector entities. The firm has also developed a strong reputation for representing senior managers in disputes with their employers.

Brucher Thieltgen & Partners’ team is headed by Marie Bena; she advises employers across a range of strategic advisory matters, and defends them in unfair dismissal claims.

At CMS, team head Audrey Bertolotti advises local and international corporates on a range of employment issues including matters relating to business restructuring, collective redundancies and HR due diligence.

Collin Maréchal Law Firm is noted for its ‘high level of service’ and ‘effective strategy’, with Raphaël Collin singled out for his strong pedigree across a range of employment matters and his ‘in-depth knowledge of immigration law’. The firm advises a growing roster of domestic and international corporates, as well as individual employees engaged in litigation. The ‘responsive and practicalBenoit Maréchal is also recommended.

At Wildgen, Partners in Law, team head Jackye Elombo has been particularly active advising clients on TUPE concerns and on issues relating to unfair competition from former employees.

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  • ESMA issues new updates to UCITS and AIFMD Q&As

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  • ICLG 4th edition - Corporate Immigration 2017

    As Luxembourg is gaining increasing success in international mobility and business immigration , the applicable legal framework has been recently adapted by introducing several new categories of residence permits in Luxembourg, including a residence permit for investors.
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    In the latest update of its Frequently Asked Questions document on the legislation governing alternative investment fund managers, published on July 6, 2017, Luxembourg financial regulator CSSF has addressed issues raised by the introduction in January 2018 of the European Union’s regulation on Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products and its requirement for such products to provide investors with a Key Information Document.

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