Luxembourg : Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is a first tier firm,
Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen advised the banks on the double luxco financing of a buyer consortium’s €2.1bn acquisition of Spie Group. The firm also advised ArcelorMittal on a €500m notes issuance; and KBL European Private Bankers on the Luxembourg aspects of its €500m medium term notes programme. One client says, ‘the firm understands our needs and has an in-depth knowledge of our bank’. Franz Fayot ‘stands out for his commercial viewpoint’, and Philippe Hoss, Philippe Prussen, André Hoffmann and Pit Reckinger are also recommended. Cintia Martins Costa was made up to the partnership.
Luxembourg : Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is a first tier firm,
‘Local powerhouse’ Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen has a market-leading reputation for ‘solution-driven’ corporate and M&A work. It recently advised Silverlake on its €1bn joint acquisition (with Partners Group) of Global Blue; and China Investment Corporation on Luxembourg aspects of its €2.3bn purchase of a 30% stake in GDF Suez’s exploration and production division and a 10% stake in the Atlantic LNG liquefaction plant in Trinidad and Tobago. Philippe Hoss, Yves Prussen, Karl Pardaens, Toinon Hoss, and Pit Reckinger are recommended. Cintia Martins Costa was promoted to the partnership in 2012.
Luxembourg : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is a first tier firm,
Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen has niche expertise in shareholder conflicts, and also handles a range of other commercial and corporate disputes. The team recently advised major audit firms on auditor’s liability, and acted for one of Luxembourg’s largest car importer and distributorships in a dispute. Other clients include Banque de Luxembourg, Société Générale Bank & Trust and Kredietbank. Practice co-heads Marc Elvinger and Pierre Elvinger are recommended, as are André Elvinger and Myriam Pierrat.
Luxembourg : Employment
Within Employment, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is a second tier firm,
Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen advises on employment law in transfers of undertakings, as well as individual redundancies and social security. Clients include Citibank, Amazon, Vodafone, and Banque de Luxembourg. Pierre Elvinger and Léon Gloden are highly regarded. Counsel Caroline Lootvoet is also recommended.
Luxembourg : Investment funds
Within Investment funds, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is a first tier firm,
Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen’s investment funds practice has been active in consultations on the AIFM Directive, and advised on the implementation of KIIDs by UCITS, among a raft of regulatory mandates. The firm also advised on the Committee of European Securities Regulators’ guidelines relating to money market funds, and recently advised Franklin Templeton on the creation of one of the first sukuk UCITS funds. Gast Juncker, Jacques Elvinger and Jérôme Wigny are highly recommended.
Luxembourg : Real estate
Within Real estate, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is a first tier firm,
Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is advising on the Hamilius urban development project, acted for TDR Capital on its acquisition of a portfolio of more than 300 licensed public houses, and advised Agora on a development project. Real estate funds expert Patrick Reuter is highly recommended, as is Léon Gloden. Cintia Martins Costa was promoted to the partnership in January 2012.
Luxembourg : Tax
Within Tax, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen is a first tier firm,
Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen has invested heavily in its tax capability, recruiting Jean-Luc Fisch from Allen & Overy Luxembourg and counsel Olivier Gaston-Braud from Molitor Avocats à la Cour. The team recently advised Deutsche Bank AG London on the tax issues pertaining to its role as arranger of several structured securities offerings, and advised on the tax aspects of the Darby Converging Europe III (SCS) SICAR. Tax specialist Dirk Richter is highly recommended.
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