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Laurent Lazard

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Bonn Steichen & Partners

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Bank Lending, Structured Finance, Securitisation | Capital Markets | Corporate


Partner, Head of the Chinese desk


  • Laurent Lazard has long been advising clients, which include large institutional lenders and investors, on a wide range of banking and finance matters.
  • As an expert in structured finance, in particular securitisation, he has advised many regulated and unregulated securitisation vehicles in Luxembourg. He has represented major banks in setting up multi-billion Euro platforms for the issuance of structured finance instruments and has worked on countless securitisation transactions for both originators and sponsors.
  • Laurent Lazard is also recognised for his capital markets work, acting for issuers and underwriters of debt and equity securities. On the equity side, he was recently involved in the IPO and listing of a Luxembourg company operating in the German residential real estate market.
  • Laurent Lazard’s practice covers also restructuring and insolvency matters.
  • In addition, as the head of BSP’s Chinese desk, he assists Chinese clients who are looking to invest in or through Luxembourg.


English, French, German, Luxembourgish.


  • Member of the Luxembourg Supervisory Commission of the Financial Sector (CSSF) Securitisation Committee
  • Lecturer in Structured Finance at the University of Luxembourg
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • Admitted to the Luxembourg Bar, 1990.
  • University of Chicago Law School, LL.M., 1993.
  • Université Paris II-Assas, France, DESS en Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité des Entreprises (Post-Graduate Degree in Business Law and Tax Law), 1991.
  • Université Paris II-Assas, France, Maîtrise en Droit des Affaires (Master in Business Law), 1989.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

At Bonn Steichen & PartnersLaurent Lazard has an excellent reputation in the market across a range of banking and capital markets work for institutional lenders and investors. He is, however, best-known for structured finance matters and recently established a Luxembourg securitisation vehicle to issue debt securities to a Cyprus company owned by a Guernsey partnership, and list the securities on a recognised stock exchange. Jean Steffen regularly handles equity capital markets work, and is also recommended, as is Pierre-Alexandre Degehet, whose broad-ranging corporate and banking practice includes debt capital markets matters.

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