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Laurent Schummer

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Head of the firm’s Corporate, Tax & Capital Markets business unit - Member of the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Real Estate and Capital Markets practices

Position

Laurent Schummer is a Partner of Arendt & Medernach and head of the firm’s Corporate, Tax & Capital Markets business unit. He is a member of the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, the Private Equity & Real Estate and the Capital Markets practices of Arendt & Medernach. In addition to general company law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and group restructuring matters, Laurent also handles takeover, equity offering and listing matters. Laurent is also very active in upstream (fund structuring, including SICARs) and downstream (acquisition structuring) private equity work.

Career

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, he was a partner at Linklaters LLP, Luxembourg which he joined in 1997.

Languages

English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Member

He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since May 1998. Laurent is a member of the “Private Equity & Venture Capital” committee at the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) as well as a standing member of the Mergers and Acquisition commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats. He is a lecturer in corporate law at the University of Luxembourg.

Education

Laurent Schummer holds a Master's degree in law from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School (U.S.A.).


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Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Laurent Schummer - Arendt & Medernach

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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