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Allen & Overy Luxembourg’s real estate practice gives ‘competent and professional’ advice, and its partners are accessible and involved. The team advises on construction, leasing, commercial property sales or purchases, and associated financing transactions. André Marc and counsel Serge Hoffmann, who is a leasing expert, are ‘business-minded’.
Arendt & Medernach advised Ikogest, Promobe & Aerium Group on a forward sale relating to an office building. Other work highlights included assisting Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund I with selling to Unibail-Rodamco a 50% stake in the Luxembourg-based holding company owning the Ruhr-Park shopping centre. Claude Niedner heads the real estate industry group, and Eric Fort specialises in real estate taxation.
Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is advising on the Hamilius urban development project, acted for TDR Capital on its acquisition of a portfolio of more than 300 licensed public houses, and advised Agora on a development project. Real estate funds expert Patrick Reuter is highly recommended, as is Léon Gloden. Cintia Martins Costa was promoted to the partnership in January 2012.
Kleyr Grasso Associes’ real estate practice is described by one client as ‘perfect, absolutely perfect’. This prolific practice spans corporate finance, real estate transactions, advisory work, and litigation. Patrick Chantrain ‘always finds the answer and presents his results in a timely manner’. François Collot and litigator Yasmine Poos are also recommended.
Linklaters LLP recently advised LaSalle German Retail Venture fund on the refinancing of a €146m term facility to refinance an existing €570m facility to 24 German property companies. Of counsel René Diederich has experience in project financing and structuring, and Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion advises on pan-European regulated property funds. Tom Loesch left the firm to found Etudes Loesch.
OPF Partners advises on acquisitions and disposals, financing and investments, including advising on regulated and unregulated real estate investment vehicles. The team advised Morgan Stanley on Project Vermeer – the restructuring of a €1bn European real estate portfolio. Martine Gerber-Lemaire is recommended. François Pfister joined Ogier.
Baker & McKenzie Luxembourg’s Raphaël Collin has experience in property acquisitions, while Laurent Fessmann focuses on real estate funds or securitisation vehicles.
Bonn & Schmitt advises on pure real estate transactions and real estate funds. It recently advised a major UK bank on the restructuring of one of its real estate portfolios. Marcus Peter is the key contact.
Clifford Chance recently acted for clients regarding the sale of a commercial building in the centre of Luxembourg city; a lease agreement; and litigation over reimbursement for the cost of decontaminating a plot of land. Albert Moro and senior associate Sébastien Schmitz are recommended.
Loyens & Loeff advises on property transactions and financing. Véronique Hoffeld’s team advised an investment fund on its acquisition of a real estate complex in Luxembourg city, and is acting in a fraud case relating to the sale of real estate.
Luther advises on project and corporate finance relating to real estate and real estate funds. The team recently provided corporate and regulatory advice regarding the €1.2bn Asia Property Fund SICAV-FIS. Eric Sublon is the key contact. Thomas Michaelis and Michael Friztsche joined Hoffman, Liebs, Fritsch and Partner in Düsseldorf.
‘Commercially minded’ Molitor Avocats à la Cour provides tax, investment, public law and litigation expertise, and recently advised a provider of security solutions on a sale-and-leaseback transaction. Laurent Fisch is highly recommended.
Wildgen, Partners in Law recently advised on the structuring of a real estate fund, and assisted a fund manager with debt refinancing. Samia Rabia and Pierre Metzler are highly experienced.