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Arendt & Medernach advises on business and finance-related litigation and arbitration for a high-profile roster of banking and corporate clients. ‘Superb’ team head François Kremer (who is ‘an expert in court litigation’) recently obtained an enforcement order of a foreign award against a South American sovereign and successfully defended the order before the Court of Appeal. Other recommended partners include Philippe Dupont and Thierry Lesage, for banking and tax litigation, respectively.

Led by the ‘technical and pragmatic’ Albert Moro, Clifford Chance provides a ‘client-oriented’ service to banks, insurance companies and private equity sponsors, and has the ‘breadth and depth required to handle complex litigation impacting various areas of law’. Olivier Poelmans and Claude Eischen are also recommended.

At Elvinger Hoss Prussen, Elisabeth Omes and Pierre Elvinger are acting for an investment fund management company in the defence of mis-management allegations made by investors into a fund. Elvinger and counsel Nathalie Prüm-Carré spearhead the firm’s well regarded administrative and public law practice, which frequently represents clients in disputes concerning public procurement processes. Marc Elvinger is also recommended.

The ‘responsive and business-oriented’ team at Kleyr Grasso has ‘extensive business litigation knowledge’ and clients appreciate its ‘willingness and ability to explain the intricacies of local law in a timely and comprehensible manner’. ‘Meticulous’ team head Marc Kleyr provides ‘excellent advice’ across a range of corporate and commercial litigation; he is representing HITEC Luxembourg in major shareholder litigation. Key figures include Pascal Sassel, who is an ‘excellent technical lawyer’, the ‘responsive and efficientDonata Grasso and the ‘pragmatic and innovativeFrançois Collot, who has ‘considerable experience in commercial and civil litigation’.

Led by the ‘diligent and strategic’ Guy Loesch, Linklaters provides a ‘responsive service’ to clients engaged in cross-border corporate disputes, where it often works alongside other offices across the firm’s global network. The team has developed a leading reputation in attachment proceedings and the enforcement of foreign judgments; Loesch continues to represent the Russian Federation in the defence of proceedings brought by Noga in relation to the enforcement of an arbitration award granted in its favour.

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’.

Headed by counsel Thomas Berger and aided by a vast network of litigators located across the firm’s offices globally, Allen & Overy Luxembourg handles domestic and cross-border disputes for an impressive range of banking and asset management clients. The ‘responsive and decisive’ Katia Manhaeve provides contentious IP expertise.

At Bonn & Schmitt, Alain Grosjean is active across a range of international commercial and banking litigation. In recognition of his substantive corporate and finance expertise, Alex Schmitt often appears as an independent expert of Luxembourg law before foreign courts and panels of arbitrators.

Headed by Fabio Trevisan, who attracts praise for his ‘great experience dealing with international clients’, and recently strengthened by the arrival of corporate litigator Hervé Michel, Bonn Steichen & Partners is handling a wide array of corporate and commercial disputes. Trevisan recently secured a notable victory for Apax Partners in its high-profile dispute with the liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications concerning allegations that the private equity firm was partly responsible for the Greek wireless operator’s insolvency.

At EtudeWurth Kinsch Azizi, the ‘superb’ Patrick Kinsch excels in administrative litigation.

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.

Headed by the ‘excellentMarielle Stevenot and ‘highly technicalCindy Arces, MNKS is noted for its ‘strong and reliable service’ in corporate and commercial disputes. Leveraging Stevenot and Arces’ substantive employment law expertise, the two regularly advise employers in disputes involving labour law. Stevenot has been acting alongside the ‘analytical and strategic’ Marie-Béatrice Noble for a professional services firm in unfair dismissal claims brought by a former partner.

Brucher Thieltgen & Partners represents domestic and international clients across a range of civil commercial litigation and white-collar crime. Marie Bena heads the team.

Headed by Alban Colson, DSM Avocats A La Cour‘s team represents domestic and international clients across a broad range of civil, real estate and commercial disputes.

Dentons continues to represent investors in investment fund litigation related to the Madoff fraud. The team is also engaged in shareholder disputes and the enforcement of foreign judgments. The ‘excellent’ Guy Perrot is the main contact.

At Luther S.A., Mathieu Laurent combines ‘effective M&A and corporate knowledge’ with ‘brilliance in corporate litigation matters’.

New firm Moyse Bleser Avocats a la Cour has strong credentials in private and administrative litigation. Gabriel Bleser is well versed in competition law. François Moyse is the other name partner.

At Pierre Thielen Avocats, Pierre Thielen excels at shareholder and other corporate disputes.

Thewes & Reuter’s Marc Thewes is ‘very well known for his work in the public sector’ and, in particular, public tendering disputes. Pierre Reuter has considerable experience representing clients in financial services disputes and is currently acting for a private equity firm in charges brought against a new manager alleging double invoicing and mismanagement.

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