Employment in Luxembourg
Allen & Overy Luxembourg
Led by the 'very responsive and knowledgeable' André Marc, Allen & Overy Luxembourg 's ten-strong team provides 'practical and nuanced' contentious and non-contentious advice to employers across all key employment law matters impacting their businesses. The team is particularly active handling matters within the financial services sector. 'Very professional and empathetic' senior associate Sabrina Bodson has developed a market-leading reputation on EU remuneration regulations and is appreciated for her understanding of 'how these interact within the employment arena'. 'Excellent' senior associate Maurice Macchi and counsel Gilles Dall’Agnol are also recommended.
Led by the 'responsive' Louis Berns, Arendt & Medernach's seven-strong team provides 'accurate and timely advice' across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters to domestic and institutional clients, primarily from the financial services and industrial sectors. Berns is advising a global financial services entity on a collective redundancy process and in its negotiations of a social plan agreement with the trade unions. The 'excellent' Philippe Schmit is the other partner within the team and, as well as regularly advising on the employment issues associated with restructurings and reorganisations, is very adept at handling remuneration matters including share option plans.
Employment law boutique Castegnaro, member of Ius Laboris' ten-strong offering has the strength in depth to provide an 'excellent service' to domestic and multinational employers on employment issues associated with business reorganisations, collective bargaining, compensation and benefits, among other sensitive issues. Guy Castegnaro, Ariane Claverie and Christophe Domingos are recommended.
Led by the 'empathetic and technically aware' Albert Moro , Clifford Chance has an 'excellent knowledge of the local environment' and puts this to good use across a wide cross-section of work, including matters relating to collective bargaining and employee benefits. Particularly active in the financial services sector, the team is praised for its 'ability to simplify complex ideas'. Isabelle Comhaire is also recommended.
Praised for its 'thorough understanding of complex international organisations', KLEYR GRASSO's two-partner team is 'capable of presenting solutions in an understandable way, while also taking into consideration the complex labour law requirements in Luxembourg'. Christian Jungers has 'excellent knowledge of labour law and collective agreements', and is noted for his 'pithy and accurate advice'. The 'responsive and thorough' Philippe Ney provides very 'clear advice', across both individual and collective employment issues. At counsel level, both Sandra Rapp and Céline Defay are also recommended, with the latter a recent recruit from specialist employment firm Castegnaro, member of Ius Laboris.
'Very knowledgeable about Luxembourg laws and how to apply them to actual business issues', PwC Legal Luxembourg' eight-strong team provides 'thorough, practical and commercial advice' to domestic and international companies across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Praised for her ability to 'structure the best legal options even under significant time constraints', co-head Marielle Stevenot's 'broad experience enables her to effectively deal with cross-border matters'. 'Flexible, committed and reactive' co-head Cindy Arces regularly assists international clients on staffing and day-to-day employment law compliance issues. Clients include Northern Trust, Delphi and Aviva.
Elvinger Hoss Prussen handles a range of individual and collective employment issues for its impressive roster of multinational clients, many of which are in the financial services sector. Pierre Elvinger handles a significant amount of employment work as part of his broad-ranging practice; he has recently advised numerous clients on GDPR compliance matters.
Co-led by Michel Molitor and Paulo Da Silva, MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL has a particularly strong reputation representing senior executives on dismissal issues, both in a contentious and non-contentious setting. The team was also strengthened by the arrival in June 2017 of Régis Muller from AMMC Law - Avocats à la Cour whose work encompasses disputed redundancies, TUPE matters and social plans.
Adam & Bleser
With six practitioners now at its disposal, CM Law has doubled the size of its employment law team since its establishment towards the end of 2014, reflective of the increase in instructions it has received during that time. The 'responsive and client-oriented' Benoit Maréchal handles a significant amount of work for EFA, including recently counselling it on GDPR matters. The other partner in the team is Catherine Graff, who has 'solid experience in employment and social security law'. Other clients include Abakus IT Solutions, Argenta Bank and Asset Management, and Veritas.
The 'pragmatic' team at CMS handles a mix of standalone domestic human resources advisory matters, as well as often working with practitioners from across the firm's network of offices, on multi-jurisdictional mandates, including as it pertains to the employment law matters associated with big-ticket M&A. Team head Audrey Bertolotti recently advised a multinational corporate on the employment issues associated with establishing nascent operations in Luxembourg.
Leveraging the firm's international network of offices and transactional capabilities, Linklaters 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.
Often working in tandem with offices from across its international offices on Benelux matters, as well as handling purely domestic mandates, Loyens & Loeff is praised for its ability to act as a 'true business partner' and is conversant with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. 'Creative and proactive' team head Annie Elfassi regularly handles matters involving pension benefits, social security aspects and corporate restructuring involving employment law.