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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

At Molitor Avocats à la Cour, the ‘knowledgeable and pragmaticMichel Molitor regularly handles the local law aspects of cross-border matters, including debt capital markets issuances and bank loans. Of counsel Martina Huppertz is also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

At Molitor Avocats à la Cour, ‘professional and knowledgeable’ team head Chan Park has significant experience handling cross-border transactions for funds and corporates.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

Co-headed by François Cautaerts and the ‘excellentPaulo Lopes Da Silva, Molitor Avocats à la Cour focuses on cross-border disputes. Da Silva has been handling pre-litigation advice to an Italian bank on its potential recourse against two Luxembourg-based specialised investment funds (SIFs). Michel Molitorprovides expeditious advice in procedural matters of a commercial, financial enforcement nature’.

Leading individuals

Michel Molitor - Molitor Avocats à la Cour

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

At Molitor Avocats à la Cour, managing partner Michel Molitor has a longstanding reputation of handling a range of employment matters, including collective bargaining. As well as representing corporates, Molitor regularly advises senior executives on a variety of issues, including unfair dismissal claims.

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 2

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

Molitor Avocats à la Cour handles a range of work, including e-commerce and data protection mandates. The team is now headed by senior associate Claire Denoual following Claire Leonelli’s departure at the end of August 2016 to C law.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

At Molitor Avocats à la Cour, managing partner Michel Molitor handles insurance disputes as part of his broad-ranging litigation expertise.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 5

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

Molitor Avocats à la Cour provides a ‘responsive and knowledgeable service’ to clients engaged in establishing new funds as well as restructuring existing ones. Team head Martina Huppertz regularly represents German clients with their investment fund requirements. Augustin de Longeaux joined from Clifford Chance.

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

Molitor Avocats à la Cour

Molitor Avocats à la Cour’s Stéphanie Juan is the primary contact for real estate work and is active across a range of matters including the leasing, purchasing and sale of land. The ‘technical and responsivePaulo Lopes Da Silva is regularly involved in real estate disputes.

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Luxembourg

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  • Luxembourg IP Tax Regime Repealed

    Bill No 6900 for the budget for 2016, presented on 14 October 2015 by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna, is about to be adopted. It repeals the existing business-friendly tax regime encouraging the exploitation of intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) as from 1 July 2016, with a transitional period beginning on 1 July 2016 and ending on 30 June 2021.
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Legal Developments in Luxembourg

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  • Luxembourg exchange becomes international leader for green securities

    Since the autumn of 2016, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange has operated the first listing and trading platform worldwide reserved exclusively for environment-focused financial instruments. The Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) provides access to securities from a broad range of issuers that are recognised globally as authentically green and offers enhanced information about their environmental characteristics.
  • Luxembourg’s one-euro company provides major incentive for entrepreneurs

    Luxembourg’s law of July 23, 2016, which came into force on January 16, 2017, creates an incentive for entrepreneurs to establish a business in the grand duchy by introducing the simplified private limited liability company (société à responsabilité limitée simplifiée or Sàrl-S) – also known as the one-euro company.
  • ESMA sets out new rules for UCITS share classes

    On January 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority issued an opinion on the minimum principles that management companies must apply when establishing different UCITS share classes. The opinion is aimed at ensuring a harmonised approach throughout the EU, where different national approaches have been observed up to now.
  • UCITS investment limits to be applied to umbrella funds on look-through basis

    The European Securities and Markets Authority has updated its Q&A documents on details of the UCITS rules in November of this year with two additional queries regarding the interpretation of investment limits when a UCITS invests in an umbrella fund.
  • Modernisation of Luxembourg Company Law: changes affecting the S.à r.l.

    The law of 10 August 2016 modernising the law concerning commercial companies of 10 August 1915 and amending the Civil Code as well as the law of 19 December 2002 on the register of commerce and companies and the accounting and annual accounts of companies (the “Law”), entered into force on 23 August 2016. The Law is immediately applicable for all newly incorporated companies. Existing companies have been granted a period of 24 months to adapt their articles of association. The below is a summary of the main changes which affect private limited liability companies (“société à responsabilité limitée” (“S.àr.l.”)):
  • Luxembourg regulator updates rules for UCITS depositaries

    Luxembourg’s Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (CSSF) has issued on October 11, 2016 Circular 16/644, which sets out revised rules applicable to all Luxembourg credit institutions acting as depositary banks for UCITS funds as well as to all Luxembourg UCITS, including self-managed funds, and/or their management companies. The circular sets out regulatory requirements clarifying rules under the updated Luxembourg investment fund law implementing the UCITS V directive, which came into force on June 1, and the European Commission’s Level 2 delegated regulation EU2016/438 regarding the obligations of depositaries, as well as various other matters.
  • UCITS V regulation on depositaries’ obligations comes into force

    The Commission’s delegated regulation (EU) 2016/438 of December 17, 2015, which updates the UCITS regime provisions on the obligations of depositaries, has taken effect as of October 13. The UCITS V Level 2 regulation sets out detailed uniform rules in particular regarding the duties of the depositaries of UCITS funds. The regulation lays down requirements regarding depositaries’ duties, delegation arrangements and the liability regime for UCITS assets under custody, designed to provide a high level of investor protection.
  • New bill on the implementation of the 2017 tax reform package

    27 July 2016
  • Investment Funds: shielding from the new supervision paradigm

    9 August 2016
  • Reserved alternative investment funds (the “RAIF”) for EU and third-country AIFMs

    The RAIF benefits from flexibility in terms of legal structuring, and from all the advantages known to the SIF and SICAR regimes: umbrella structure, toolbox assembly approach and the “well-informed” investor concept. Please refer to our newsflash, to get all the details about the RAIF.