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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, Arnhem (Oosterbeek), Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London and 7 more

Luxembourg

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

Loyens & Loeff

At Loyens & Loeff, the ‘knowledgeable and thorough’ Judith Raijmakers advised Morgan Stanley on the financing to facilitate Samsonite International’s acquisition of Tumi. Vassiliyan Zanev ‘brings a wealth of experience on structured finance transactions’, and Anne-Marie Nicolas has ‘in-depth knowledge of banking practices’.

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

Loyens & Loeff

Headed by Thierry Lohest, Loyens & Loeff’s five-partner team regularly works closely with its ‘excellent’ tax team to provide ‘very strategic’ advice on new money and distressed M&A transactions. Frédéric Franckx advised Belfius Insurance on the sale of Luxembourg-based International Wealth Insurer to Foyer. The ‘solutions-oriented and responsive’ Michael Scott has a strong reputation for advising hedge funds based in the UK and US on their investments through Luxembourg into European jurisdictions.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Led by Véronique Hoffeld, Loyens & Loeff’s litigation team handles a range of financial and corporate litigation, both independently as well as alongside other offices within the firm’s Benelux network. Hoffeld is representing a US company on the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in Luxembourg against a state-controlled company.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff provides ‘well-thought-out advice’ across a range of individual and collective employment law issues including pensions, social security and remuneration. ‘Knowledgeable and responsive’ team head Annie Elfassi is recommended.

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Headed by Véronique Hoffeld, Loyens & Loeff’s practice provides pan-Benelux IP and IT advice and has assisted numerous companies on trade mark registrations with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

A ‘safe pair of hands and a true business partner’, Loyens & Loeff handles the full range of regulatory, transactional and operational work for real estate, infrastructure, private equity and debt funds. Marc Meyers (who attracts praise for his ‘encyclopaedic knowledge and phenomenal experience’ heads the three-partner team, which includes the ‘pragmatic’ Thibaut Partsch and Max Welbes, following his move in July 2016 from MNKS.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Led on the fund formation side by the ‘phenomenally experienced and well-connected’ Marc Meyers, and on the transactional front by Thierry Lohest, Loyens & Loeff is noted for its ‘excellence at handling complex and technical transactions’. Jean-Baptiste Beauvoir-Planson recently advised KKR on its acquisition of Webhelp from Charterhouse. The ‘solution-oriented’ Michael Scott is also recommended.

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

Loyens & Loeff

Led by Véronique Hoffeld, Loyens & Loeff’s multi-disciplinary team acts for a broad array of clients including developers, contractors, investors and banks. The ‘experienced and well-connected’ Marc Meyers advised Tishman Speyer on the establishment of a new fund aimed at investing in, developing and selling office, residential and mixed-use properties in Brazil.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Co-headed by Pieter Stalman and Jochem van der Wal, Loyens & Loeff’s seven-partner team has strength-in-depth across the full range of tax issues, although its primary expertise lies in providing corporate tax advice to international and domestic clients. Other key figures include the ‘co-operative and knowledgeable’ Cécile Henlé, who has a focus on international tax law, and indirect tax specialist Thierry Charon.

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Legal Developments by:
Loyens & Loeff

  • 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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  • ESMA issues new updates to UCITS and AIFMD Q&As

    The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued fresh updates on October 5 to its Questions and Answers documents containing guidance on and interpretation of the EU’s Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) regimes. ESMA says the Q&A documents aim to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the practical application of the various UCITS directives and the AIFMD through responses to questions posed by industry members and regulators themselves.
  • VAT in the GCC – Q&A updates from the UAE Ministry of Finance

    On 9 July the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Finance (MOF) published an update of the Value Added Tax (VAT) FAQ section of its website.     
  • Foreign issuers on Luxembourg Stock Exchange must now provide LEI codes

    The Luxembourg Stock Exchange now requires all domestic and foreign issuers operating on the regulated market, the Bourse de Luxembourg, or its Euro MTF multilateral trading facility, to provide the exchange with their legal entity identifier codes. The exchange has called on foreign issuers to check the ongoing validity of their LEI codes with local operating units designated by different countries and to send them to the exchange by e-mail to bolide@bourse.lu .
  • New Tax Procedures Law in the UAE

    On 31 July 2017, the President of the United Arab Emirates (the “UAE ”) issued the new Tax Procedures Law (the “Law ”). This Law contributes to build the UAE’s tax system, to regulate the administration and collection of taxes and most importantly, to clarify the respective rights and obligations between the Federal Tax Authority (the “FTA ”) and the taxpayer.
  • Confirmation of the end of the VAT exemption regime for financial IGPs

    Following the Luxembourg case C-274/15, the series of cases relating to the scope of the cost-sharing VAT exemption also referred to as “Independent Group of Persons” (“IGP”) continues with the release today of three judgements by the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJUE”): Aviva (C-605/15), DNB Banka (C-326/15) and European Commission v Federal Republic of Germany (C-616/15).
  • Luxembourg law on the exploration and use of space resources entered into force

    The Luxembourg law on the exploration and use of space resources of 20 July 2017 entered into force on 2 August 2017 and placed Luxembourg among the most innovative space-oriented nations in the world.
  • UAE domestic VAT law released!

    On 27 August 2017, the United Arab Emirates (the " UAE ") published the text of its domestic Value Added Tax (the " VAT ") Law, shortly after releasing the text of its Excise Tax Law last week, and the Federal Tax Procedures Law earlier this month. It will be followed by implementing regulations, which will provide more detail on application of the VAT Law.
  • ICLG 4th edition - Corporate Immigration 2017

    As Luxembourg is gaining increasing success in international mobility and business immigration , the applicable legal framework has been recently adapted by introducing several new categories of residence permits in Luxembourg, including a residence permit for investors.
  • Posting of workers and its implications for posting companies - New law

    A revision of the Posting Directive became necessary after it proved that the Posting Directive contained numerous pitfalls in the past. In some cases it turned out that companies posting employees were only “letterbox companies” without any substance. In other cases, situations where concerned employees’ rights were being circumvented were unveiled.
  • CSSF provides guidance on PRIIPs KID for Luxembourg alternative funds

    In the latest update of its Frequently Asked Questions document on the legislation governing alternative investment fund managers, published on July 6, 2017, Luxembourg financial regulator CSSF has addressed issues raised by the introduction in January 2018 of the European Union’s regulation on Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products and its requirement for such products to provide investors with a Key Information Document.