Event Report

Our hotly-anticipated Luxembourg GC Powerlist launch, alongside Loyens & Loeff’s Luxembourg Office, undeniably struck a chord with attendees, who praised the event for bringing together an in-house legal community that has less opportunity to meet with one another than their contemporaries in other jurisdictions. Those in attendance made up of the full range of sectors which represent Luxembourg’s economy, a characteristic of our GC Powerlist publications which leads to excellent conversations and the opportunity for those in attendance to network with people who they would not meet under usual circumstances, building connections that may prove useful in the future.

After welcoming the 70 guests to the event at Loyens Loeff’s stylishly modern Kirchberg office and attendees were liberally provisioned with canapés and beverages, the keynote speeches began after an introduction from Powerlist editor Joe Boswell on behalf of The Legal 500 and lead researcher for the project Elena Lewis. The co-managing partner of Loyens’ Luxembourg Office, Frédéric Franckx, took the stage to give his perspective of the current lay of the land for the Luxembourg legal scene, and how in-house and private practice lawyers can work together to best navigate future challenges before introducing our in-house legal keynote speaker: Christian Dohmen of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. As well as charting a successful path through an in-house legal career, Dohmen spoke eloquently about ESG commitments and how general counsel can do more to ensure progressive policies are skilfully enacted in their organisations.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to every single general counsel who attended our first-ever Luxembourg GC Powerlist launch. Having such an excellent selection of top GCs attending the event made it a huge success, and stands the community in good stead to pursue greater collaboration in the future. Thank you also to our sponsors for the event, Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg, whose cooperative nature and in-depth knowledge of the in-house legal community throughout the project made researching it a pleasure.