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Loyens & Loeff

18-20 RUE EDWARD STEICHEN, 2540 LUXEMBOURG
Tel:
Work +352 46 62 30
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Fax +352 46 62 34
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Web:
www.loyensloeff.lu
Amsterdam, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, New York and 5 more

Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Praised for its ability to connect the expertise of lawyers from across complementary practice areas, including tax, the 'commercially aware and pragmatic' team at Loyens & Loeff provides 'very comprehensive solutions' to an impressive roster of clients, including AlpInvest Partners, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Blackrock. The 'very experienced' Judith Raijmakers and Cédric Raffoul recently advised Morgan Stanley Investment Management on the refinancing of the original debt package to facilitate Samsonite's acquisition of Tumi Holdings. The 'very hands-on and focused' Vassiliyan Zanev and the 'constructive and helpful' Antoine Fortier-Grethen have particular expertise in relation to fund financing. Anne-Marie Nicolas is noted for her expertise in secured lending.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff has a 'real focus on the end product' and provides 'superb advice' to private equity sponsors and corporates, including Bain Capital, Allergan and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, on domestic and cross-border M&A. Thierry Lohest recently advised JC Flowers on its sale of Luxembourg-based life insurance company OneLife to APICIL Group. Guy Palmaers represented Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, as part of a consortium, on the acquisition of CeramTec Group from Cinven. Michael Scott is a 'leader when it comes to implementing complex private market strategies' and is a key member of the team that also includes recently promoted partner Siobhån McCarthy.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Recently strengthened by a number of hires, including counsel Henri Dupong - who adds particular strength in relation to white-collar disputes - the 'responsive and knowledgeable' team at Loyens & Loeff has the strength in depth to handle a significant volume and breadth of complex commercial disputes. Working in conjunction with the firm's market-leading tax group, the firm regularly handles state-aid-related investigation work. The 'client-focused' Véronique Hoffeld heads a team that also includes Annie Elfassi and counsel Farah Jeraj.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Often working in tandem with offices from across its international offices on Benelux matters, as well as handling purely domestic mandates, Loyens & Loeff is praised for its ability to act as a 'true business partner' and is conversant with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. 'Creative and proactive' team head Annie Elfassi regularly handles matters involving pension benefits, social security aspects and corporate restructuring involving employment law.

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Benefiting from significant cross-over with other practice areas, including tax and employment, Loyens & Loeff handles a range of e-commerce, data protection and IP-related commercialisation work. Associate Florence D’Ath handles IP and data protection mandates and has been 'very helpful on GDPR compliance advice'  according to one client. VĂ©ronique Hoffeld regularly handles IP litigation as part of her broad-ranging practice, and is a key member of the team.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Benefiting from 'deep market and regulatory knowledge', Loyens & Loeff provides 'sophisticated and straightforward advice' to managers on the establishment and ongoing operational needs associated with their alternative funds. The 'very proactive' Thibaut Partsch is particularly adept at structuring private equity and infrastructure funds on behalf of prestigious clients, including EQT Partners and Apax Partners. The 'very strategic' and 'thoughtful' Marc Meyers 'is extremely knowledgeable about the law and the important developments impacting the industry'. Meyers 'knows the market and the players very well', and is recognised in particular for his real estate and private debt fund expertise.  Max Welbes is also recommended, particularly on the structuring of more liquid funds.

Leading individuals

Marc Meyers  - Loyens & Loeff

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Enhanced by a market-leading tax practice, as well as sizeable corporate and fund formation practices, Loyens & Loeff provides a very rounded service to private equity sponsors, including Anchorage Capital, BlackRock and Blackstone. Thierry Lohest has a 'great overview of the market' and is regularly involved in the most significant private equity-related M&A transactions handled by the firm, including his recent work for KKR portfolio company, Selecta Group, on its acquisition of Pelican Rouge Group. Guy Palmaers is also very highly rated for handling private equity M&A; he recently advised Ontario Teachers' Plan (as part of a consortium led by BC Partners) on the acquisition of CeramTec Group from Cinven. Recognised by one client, as 'one of the leading investment funds / private equity lawyers in Luxembourg', Thibaut Partsch excels at handling fund structuring work, and is a key member of the team that also includes the 'very thoughtful and experienced' Marc Meyers, who heads the overall investment management practice.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Utilising the expertise of lawyers within the firm's tax, funds, litigation and banking teams, in particular, Loyens & Loeff's multi-disciplinary team handles broad-ranging contentious and non-contentious work in the real estate space for public authorities, investors and multinational corporates. 'Client-oriented' team head Véronique Hoffeld's diverse workload has recently included reviewing and updating lease agreements on behalf of a major multinational corporate with offices in Luxembourg, and representing an international bank on the sale of an office building in the center of the country's financial district.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Benefiting from 'comprehensive Luxembourg tax law experience', Loyens & Loeff's nine-partner team covers the gamut of tax matters from investment fund structuring, through M&A-related advice, and transfer pricing. The 'pragmatic and highly technical' Frank van Kuijk is well regarded in the industry and, along with the 'excellent' Jochem van der Wal, specialises in investment management-related tax matters. Other recommended practitioners include the 'knowledgeable and professional' Peter Moons, for transfer pricing; VAT expert Thierry Charon; and Peter Adriaansen, who has a focus on providing tax advice to Latin American clients.

Leading individuals

Peter Moons - Loyens & Loeff

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  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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