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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

Praised for its ‘in-depth banking expertise’, Arendt & Medernach’s eight-partner team has the critical mass to devote two distinct groups of lawyers responsible for handling regulatory advice and transactional work within the banking and finance sector. ‘Excellent on capital markets and structured finance matters’, the team is ‘always abreast of new developments, products and structures’; François Warken and the ‘solution-orientedLaurent Schummer advised SES on a €550m hybrid bond offering. Matthieu Taillandier advised Merrill Lynch, and others, as initial purchasers of a €500m high-yield bond issuance by an international gaming operator. Paul Mousel, Philippe Dupont and Glenn Meyer are also recommended.

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

Arendt & Medernach’s experienced team provides ‘a commercial and pragmatic’ service. Recent highlights include Guy Harles advising Deutsche Bank on the sale of Sal. Oppenheim’s Luxembourg asset servicing business, and Laurent Schummer’s work for UBS on the rationalisation of its European wealth management activities into one single European company.

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 is best known for handling business and finance-related disputes where it has ‘an excellent view of the market’ and strong ties with numerous funds, banks and corporates. The ‘outstanding’ François Kremer has ‘perfect knowledge of the intricacies of Luxembourg court proceedings’ and is representing custodian banks in the long-running Madoff case. Philippe Dupont and Glenn Meyer are recommended for their ‘in-depth analysis’ of banking and finance litigation.

Leading individuals

François Kremer - Arendt & Medernach

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

The ‘professional and knowledgeable’ two-partner team at Arendt & Medernach provides day-to-day advice on compensation and benefits schemes, as well as employment advice linked to major corporate transactions. Louis Berns has ‘an in-depth knowledge due to his seasoned approach’ and, alongside Philippe Schmit, recently advised a multinational company on the employment issues associated with its restructuring which involved the closure of operations in Luxembourg.

Leading individuals

Louis Berns - Arendt & Medernach

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach handles contentious and non-contentious IT and IP matters including an increasing amount of trade mark and domain name disputes work, as well as a significant amount of data protection compliance work in anticipation of the pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sophie Wagner-Chartier and senior associate David Alexandre are now the main contacts following the recent departure of Héloïse Bock. Clients include Roche, Volkswagen and Credit Suisse.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach’s team has the ability to combine ‘practical and commercial’ corporate advice with a keen awareness of the regulatory environment underpinning it. It is particularly strong in handling insurance M&A work where Paul Mousel, Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger and Emmanuelle Mousel are all recognised as ‘fantastic corporate insurance practitioners’. Christian Point is recommended for insurance litigation.

Leading individuals

Christian Point - Arendt & Medernach

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach provides ‘practical and client-focused advice’ across the gamut of the regulatory and operational needs of UCITS funds, in particular. The ‘commercial and practicalClaude Niedner recently advised Danish bank Jyske Bank on establishing its first Luxembourg UCITS platform. Gilles Dusemon has particular expertise in the alternative funds sector and recently advised Ufenau Capital Partners on the establishment and fundraising of its fifth-generation private equity fund, which focuses on the lower mid-market buyout segment. Florence Stainieris very aware of evolving best practice in the Luxembourg space’. The ‘fantasticClaude Kremer has a longstanding leading reputation in the UCITS space; ‘solution-orientedYves Lacroix is active across private equity and real estate funds matters; and senior associate Frank Brülin is recommended for work for regulated funds.

Leading individuals

Claude Kremer - Arendt & Medernach

Gilles Dusemon - Arendt & Medernach

Next generation lawyers

Frank Brülin - Arendt & Medernach

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Combining regulatory, transactional and structuring expertise, Arendt & Medernach is a popular choice for leading global funds for high-profile mandates with a Luxembourg element. Pierre Beissel recently advised Partners Group in conjunction with a consortium of investors on the over €1.8bn acquisition of Foncia. Laurent Schummer and Alexander Olliges are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Pierre Beissel - Arendt & Medernach

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

Arendt & Medernach

At Arendt & Medernach, Christian Point has ‘a deep knowledge of the real estate market’ and recently advised Leasinvest Real Estate on the acquisition of the Mercator building from Akila Finance. Pierre Beissel handled Northwood Investors International’s €475m sale of a minority interest in French property management company Cegereal to Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC. Claude Niedner is a key name for real estate fund structuring.

Leading individuals

Christian Point - Arendt & Medernach

Claude Niedner - Arendt & Medernach

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach provides ‘responsive and pragmatic advice’ across the gamut of standalone advisory work, as well as M&A and investment fund-related structuring matters. Jan Neugebauer provides ‘solutions-oriented advice’ and alongside the ‘absolutely greatEric Fort advised HIG European Capital Partners on the tax structuring associated with numerous real estate acquisitions it made in the Nordics. Thierry Lesage is also noted for his corporate tax structuring expertise, and Alain Goebel and Bruno Gasparotto are recommended for their transfer pricing and VAT expertise, respectively.

Leading individuals

Eric Fort - Arendt & Medernach

Next generation lawyers

Jan Neugebauer - Arendt & Medernach

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