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Grégory Minne

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Arendt & Medernach

Work Department

Banking & Financial Services ; Bank Lending & Structured Finance ; Commercial & Insolvency

Position

Grégory Minne is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services, the Bank Lending & Structured Finance and the Commercial & Insolvency practices of Arendt & Medernach.

Career

He specialises in banking and finance, in particular in acquisition finance, aircraft finance, project finance, rail finance, real estate finance, ship finance, structured finance, securities transactions, payment and securities settlement systems, refinancing, restructuring and insolvency. He also advises clients on complex private international law matters and on the legal enforceability of set-off, netting and collateral arrangements with respect to cross-border transactions and related insolvency risks and regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, Grégory worked in Switzerland within the legal department of a leading French investment bank.

He is a lecturer at the University of Luxembourg and a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), at the University of Paris Est Créteil (UPEC, Paris XII) (France) and at the University of Strasbourg (France), and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. Grégory Minne is the author of numerous articles on issues related to his areas of expertise. He is also a recipient of the prize awarded by the Luxembourg Association of Banking Law Lawyers (ALJB, Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes de Droit Bancaire) for his article on the conflict of laws rules concerning set-off and netting in the financial sector.

In the Legal 500 2017 guide, he is considered by clients as a "key figure" of the Banking & Finance sector, and "well versed in cross-border financings". He is mentioned as Rising Star in IFLR 1000 2017.

Languages

English, French and reading knowledge of Dutch and Italian.

Member

He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2005.

Education

Grégory holds a Master's degree in law from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and a Master in business law from the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland). He also holds a degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) as well as a degree in economic and social ethics from the same university.


Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

With two distinct teams (numbering eight partners in total) focusing on regulatory and transactional work in the banking and finance sector, Arendt & Medernach has the strength-in-depth to provide an all-encompassing service to an impressive roster of financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, UBS, Natixis and HSBC. The 'excellentPaul Mousel and Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger are well regarded for their regulatory knowledge and have been providing high-level strategic advice to a raft of insurance companies, including AIG Insurance and RSA Insurance Group, on their relocation strategies in light of Brexit. On the transactional front, Grégory Minne recently advised HSBC and Barclays on the £420m English-law governed margin facility granted to Global City Theatres in order to facilitate its investment in Cineworld's rights issue. François Warken is 'very strong on the capital markets/structured finance front', and is a key practitioner that also includes debt capital markets experts Matthieu Taillandier and the 'vastly knowledgeablePhilippe Dupont, and Laurent Schummer, who specialises in equity capital markets matters. Other recommended practitioners include Marc Mouton, who has developed a strong reputation for fintech regulatory issues, and Glenn Meyer, whose broad-ranging regulatory expertise frequently sees him instructed on discrete standalone matters as well as on the regulatory issues concomitant to financial services M&A.

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