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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP is a popular choice for corporates, banks and private equity sponsors, which are appreciative of its 'breadth of knowledge' across the banking and finance sector, as well as its ability to provide an holistic service by dint of its full-service capabilities and huge international network. Appreciated by clients for her 'excellent judgement and expertise', Melinda Perera excels in debt capital matters; she recently advised Triton Partners on its high-yield bond issuance, the proceeds of which were used, in part, to finance its acquisition of Bormioli Pharma. Nicki Kayser is also very well-versed in handling complex debt capital markets and structured finance matters, including his representation of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on the update of its €8bn medium term note programme. Managing partner Patrick Geortay, Janine Biver , and 'practical and approachable' counsel Eliane Dejardin Botelho are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Patrick Geortay - Linklaters LLP

Next generation lawyers

Eliane Dejardin Botelho - Linklaters LLP

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters LLP

Operating with significant strength-in-depth out of Luxembourg and also able to leverage the expertise of practitioners spread across its huge global network, Linklaters LLP's three-partner team is regularly involved in the highest-profile mandates in the market. Manfred Mßller regularly handles investments and exits on behalf of private equity sponsors, including Triton, which he recently advised on the IPO of portfolio company Befesa on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Recently promoted partner RÊmy Bonneau's broad-ranging corporate expertise includes work for corporates, private equity sponsors and sovereign wealth funds. Nicolas Gauzès is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters LLP

Headed by the 'very practical' Guy Loesch, Linklaters LLP's 'well-connected and commercial' five-strong disputes team has an excellent reputation for handling domestic and cross-border litigation and regulatory investigations for the firm's impressive roster of institutional clients. As well as excelling across a range of commercial disputes, including shareholder litigation, Loesch is regularly instructed to enforce foreign judgments before the domestic courts; he continues to represent Italian electricity provider ENEL in a large dispute relating to the enforcement of an Albanian judgment.

Leading individuals

Guy Loesch - Linklaters LLP

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

Linklaters LLP

Leveraging the firm's international network of offices and transactional capabilities, Linklaters LLP is particularly accomplished at handling the employment aspects of M&A mandates. Consultant and team head Yuri Auffinger recently advised NN Group on the TUPE considerations associated with the sale of NN Life Luxembourg to an affiliate of Global Bankers Insurance Group. Auffinger also regularly advises H&M on various Luxembourg employment issues, including dismissal procedures and collective bargaining matters.

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 3

Linklaters LLP

Now headed by 'practical and no-nonsense' commercial litigator Guy Loesch, following the departure in April 2018 of former team head Oliver Reisch to DLA Piper Luxembourg, Linklaters LLP still maintains a credible practice, particularly on data protection, IT and e-commerce matters on behalf of the firm's roster of impressive financial institutions. Linna Biere, formerly a managing associate in the team, left the firm.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters LLP

Deeply integrated within the firm's tax, investment funds and financial services regulatory teams across its vast global network of offices, Linklaters LLP's three-partner practice provides a 'high-quality service' to clients across all types of investment products, including regulated, unregulated, managed accounts and tailored single investor solutions. The team is at the cutting edge of market developments and, led by Hermann Beythan and Silke Bernard, recently advised AnaCap Partners on its first ever-high yield bond issuing reserved alternation investment fund. Bernard has a particular focus on alternative funds, and recently advised Aberdeen Standard on the structuring and set up of a large open-ended Pan-European core real estate fund. Freddy Brausch is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Hermann Beythan  - Linklaters LLP

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP's multi-disciplinary team has excellent credibility among many leading private equity sponsors, including BC Partners, Centerbridge and CVC, which are appreciative of its ability to provide a one-stop-shop offering across fund structuring, regulatory, tax, corporate and capital markets. Nicolas Gauzès and Melinda Perera recently advised BC Partners on the acquisition of Pronovias Group. Manfred Mßller has also been very active for Triton Managers on various disposals and acquisitions, including on the IPOs of Ambea and Befesa. Silke Bernard is recommended on the structuring and regulatory front.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters LLP

Effectively tapping into specialist industry knowledge, in addition to strengths across banking, funds and corporate, Linklaters LLP's multi-disciplinary real estate team is well hedged across the gamut of work in the sector. Counsel Anton Cox and Patrick Geortay recently advised Fidelity International on the acquisition, from Seshat Capital, of all the shares in Seshat airport (which owns the Atoz “Aerogold Center” 13,400 square meter building). Hermann Beythan handles structuring work for real estate funds as part of his broad-ranging investment fund practice; he recently advised CBRE on the establishment of a new closed-end value added real estate investment vehicle, investing in European markets.

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Tax - ranked: tier 2

Linklaters LLP

Headed by Olivier Van Ermengem, Linklaters LLP's two-partner team provides standalone advisory work, as well as advice in coordination with other network offices and complementary practice groups, on big-ticket cross-border transactions. Van Ermengem recently provided the tax input to Blackstone on its €1.06bn sale of the Alliance Automotive Group to Genuine Parts Company Group. Splitting his time between the firm's Luxembourg and Belgium office, Guido De Wit has a focus on VAT matters.

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