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Arendt & Medernach

HEAD OFFICE, 41A AVENUE JF KENNEDY, 2082 Luxembourg, L-2082
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Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Now with eight partners focused on regulatory and transactional banking and capital markets work following the recent promotions of Marc Mouton and Pierre-Michael de Waersegger, Arendt & Medernach’s ‘best-in-class’ team has the critical mass to handle a broad spectrum of mandates for banks, funds and corporates. Matthieu Taillandier provided local law advice to JPMorgan Chase on the New York law amendment and restatement of a senior unsecured multi-currency revolving credit facility to Michael Kors. Key figures include Gregory Minne, who is ‘well versed in cross-border financings’, Paul Mousel, the ‘experiencedMax Kremer, and the ‘reactive and practicalPhilippe Dupont and Glenn Meyer.

Leading individuals

Paul Mousel - Arendt & Medernach

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

At Arendt & Medernach, the ‘very responsiveLaurent Schummer advised BlackFin Capital Partners on its acquisition of RBS’s Luxembourg UCITS and alternative investment management company and funds governance business. Schummer also represented CVC in its secondary acquisitions of a controlling stake in Alvogen and its buyout of the Douglas Group. Other recommended partners include Guy Harles, Pierre Beissel and Bob Calmes, who is based in the firm’s New York office.

Leading individuals

Guy Harles - Arendt & Medernach

Laurent Schummer - Arendt & Medernach

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach advises on business and finance-related litigation and arbitration for a high-profile roster of banking and corporate clients. ‘Superb’ team head François Kremer (who is ‘an expert in court litigation’) recently obtained an enforcement order of a foreign award against a South American sovereign and successfully defended the order before the Court of Appeal. Other recommended partners include Philippe Dupont and Thierry Lesage, for banking and tax litigation, respectively.

Leading individuals

François Kremer - Arendt & Medernach

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

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.

Leading individuals

Louis Berns - Arendt & Medernach

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Headed by the ‘very knowledgeableHéloïse Bock, the ‘professional and well-connected’ team at Arendt & Medernach handles the gamut of IP and TMT matters including data protection and privacy issues. Bock is also regularly involved in IP-related due diligence arising from M&A transactions and plays a key role in the firm’s initiative with regards to start-ups in the ICT sector.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach’s commitment to the insurance sector was underscored by Pierre-Michael de Waersegger’s promotion to partner alongside team head Paul Mousel. The firm is active across a spectrum of issues including insurance M&A, the distribution of insurance products and product development. Recent highlights include advising Atlanticlux Lebensversicherung on the acquisition of a life insurance unit-linked portfolio from Kaupthing Life and Pension. Christian Point handles insurance litigation.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Praised for its ‘responsive and technical advice’, Arendt & Medernach is best known for its UCITS expertise. Praised for his ‘excellent knowledge of the regulator’, Claude Niedner acts for State Street Global Advisors SICAV on day-to-day legal, regulatory and compliance issues associated with this umbrella fund with approximately €8.5bn under management. Claude Kremer, Gilles Dusemon, Pierre Beissel, Isabelle Lebbe and Michele Eisenhuth are also recommended at a partner level, while ‘technically brilliant’ senior associate Frank Brülin ‘has an impressive knowledge of local and EU law and regulation’.

Leading individuals

Claude Kremer - Arendt & Medernach

Next generation lawyers

Frank Brülin - Arendt & Medernach

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Able to combine corporate, fund structuring and regulatory expertise, Arendt & Medernach represents private equity sponsors on the establishment of new funds and on their investments. Pierre Beissel has ‘impressive knowledge of cross-border transactions’ and recently advised Global Jet Capital on its $2.5bn acquisition of GE’s corporate aircraft portfolio. Alexander Olliges has recently handled a number of secondary exits including advising Astorg Partners on its sale of Linxens Group to CVC. Marc Elvinger, who provides ‘clear and direct advice’, is also recommended along with Sebastien Binard and Camille Bourke.

Leading individuals

Pierre Beissel - Arendt & Medernach

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach’s multi-disciplinary team attracts praise for its ‘commercial and practical’ advice, which covers funds-related work (both in terms of structuring and investments) as well as more traditional real estate transactions. The ‘excellentClaude Niedner has a leading reputation for real estate fund structuring matters and recently advised Invesco Real Estate Management on the establishment of a new Luxembourg fund structure pursuing a broad real estate investment strategy. Pierre Beissel and Gilles Dusemon are also recommended for funds work, while Christian Point has more of a traditional real estate focus and also handles real estate litigation.

Leading individuals

Christian Point - Arendt & Medernach

Claude Niedner - Arendt & Medernach

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach provides a range of tax services to corporates, asset managers and other financial institutions including advice on corporate tax, VAT, custom duties and transfer pricing issues. Eric Fort and Jan Neugebauer have assisted longstanding client Bain Capital on the tax and transfer pricing of its European transactions, including the client’s $1.5bn sale of EWOS. Also recommended are the ‘clever, efficient and experiencedThierry Lesage, transfer pricing expert Alain Goebel and VAT specialist Bruno Gasparotto.

Leading individuals

Eric Fort - Arendt & Medernach

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