Luxembourg : Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Arendt & Medernach excels at securitisation work. It recently advised Texas Instruments on its financing and $6.5bn acquisition of National Semiconductor Corporation. Philippe Dupont heads the practice, which includes recommended individuals Paul Mousel, Ari Gudmannsson and Glenn Meyer. Max Kremer and Matthieu Taillandier were promoted to the partnership in June 2012.
Luxembourg : Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Arendt & Medernach advised Astorg Partners on its €300m-plus acquisition of Saverglass; and BGL BNP Paribas on the merger of life insurers Fortis Luxembourg-Vie and Cardif Lux International. Founding partner Guy Harles and corporate partner Jean-Marc Ueberecken are recommended. The firm bolstered its M&A and fund structuring practice by hiring Laurent Schummer from Linklaters LLP.
Luxembourg : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Arendt & Medernach handles business and finance litigation and arbitration, including insolvency, corporate and shareholders’ disputes and warranty claims. It also handles white-collar crime and corporate fraud cases, and has a dedicated insurance defence team. François Kremer and contentious real estate and insurance specialist Christian Point are recommended.
Luxembourg : Employment
Within Employment, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Arendt & Medernach’s employment law, pensions and benefits practice remains a market leader. It has recently advised numerous finance, insurance and industry companies on restructuring projects as well as staff changes resulting from M&A. Other work includes collective dismissals, the negotiation of a social plan, and defending clients against disputed dismissals in both the labour and administrative courts. Louis Berns and Carine Feipel are the main contacts.
Luxembourg : IP and IT
Within IP and IT, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Héloïse Bock heads Arendt & Medernach’s IP, commercial, communication and technology practice, which recently advised a US-based entertainment and technology company on establishing its EU video game distribution business, and is representing a car manufacturer in a trade mark litigation case. It is also acting for a publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier in several counterfeiting litigation cases involving supermarket chains.
Luxembourg : Insurance
Within Insurance, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Arendt & Medernach has market-leading regulatory, M&A, restructuring and litigation capability in the insurance and reinsurance sector, and has earned a reputation for setting up the contractual framework for dedicated life insurance policies. The firm advised BGL BNP Paribas on the merger of Luxembourg-Vie and Cardif Lux. Paul Mousel and practice head Carine Feipel are highly regarded.
Luxembourg : Investment funds
Within Investment funds, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Arendt & Medernach has ‘particular strength and depth in the UCITS sector of investment funds’, and provides ‘an excellent service overall’. Its partners ‘demonstrate an accurate insight into pending developments and interpretation of new regulations and have good relationships with regulatory bodies’. The practice handles fund structuring and all subsequent investment management matters and provides a corporate transactional advisory service. Michèle Eisenhuth has ‘deep technical and market knowledge, is very commercial and understands the needs of her clients’. Claude Kremer, Claude Niedner Francis Kass and Isabelle Lebbe are also recommended. Private equity funds expert Laurent Schummer joined from Linklaters LLP in 2012.
Luxembourg : Real estate
Within Real estate, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
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.
Luxembourg : Tax
Within Tax, Arendt & Medernach is a first tier firm,
Arendt & Medernach excels at developing tax-efficient structures for corporate and finance transactions. Its advice is ‘always lucid and concise and we always feel confident that it is technically correct’. Thierry Lesage has ‘great technical ability, but will make it simple when he can’. Alain Goebel has ‘superb tax knowledge’, and Eric Fort is also recommended. Laurent Schummer joined from Linklaters LLP in 2012.
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