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Arendt & Medernach
HEAD OFFICE
41A AVENUE JF KENNEDY
2082 Luxembourg
L-2082
Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Co-headed by Glenn Meyer and François Warken, Arendt & Medernach‘s ‘highly analytical and responsive’ seven-partner team has the strength-in-depth to handle a significant volume of banking, finance, insurance and related regulatory matters. Meyer is ‘extremely dedicated and hardworking‘ and spearheads the firm’s efforts on the regulatory front, which includes complex licensing application (approval) work, fintech-related advice, financial services M&A and Brexit-related advice. Other key members of the regulatory offering include Philippe Dupont, who is noted, in particular, for his contentious expertise; Marc Mouton, who is a ‘knowledgeable strategic advisor‘ on both traditional bank regulatory concerns and fintech matters; and Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger, whose ‘experience and knowledge in insurance law is unique in Luxembourg’. On the transactional front, Matthieu Taillandier and Grégory Minne provide a broad offering to lenders and borrowers on mandates throughout the credit spectrum, including as it relates to asset finance, a particular strength of Minne’s. The ‘very knowledgeable and friendly‘ Warken combines regulatory and transactional expertise to good effect for capital markets participants engaged in both the debt and equity space. He is aided in this regard by the vastly experienced Laurent Schummer, who combines ‘in-depth knowledge of the Luxembourg capital markets laws and the market practice and views of the regulator with pragmatic guidance’.

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Testimonials

‘The team has the right balance in understanding and managing the desired outcomes of the client and plainly laying out the risks and potential consequences in a way management can understand.’

‘The highly analytical and responsive team has vast knowledge and understanding in all areas related to banking law.’ 

‘They are very responsive, proactive and thorough. They provide analysis we can trust with our eyes closed.’

‘We really appreciated Pierre-Michael de Waersegger’s expertise, excellence, high sense of responsibility and reliability.’

‘Glenn Meyer manages to explain very complicated regulatory issues in simple language and is very pro-active in finding solutions.’

‘Gregory Minne is a very good lawyer and is available at short notice.’

Laurent Schummer combines excellent in-depth knowledge of the Luxembourg capital markets laws and the market practice and views of the regulator with pragmatic guidance.’

‘Philippe Dupont provides advice at the highest level and has proven to be a great asset in complex cases.’

Key clients

Clearstream Banking

Pictet

Credit Suisse

UBS

Goldman Sachs

Crédit Agricole

HBSC

Citibank

AIG

Northern Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising a leading independent Luxembourg private portfolio manager on its gradual acquisition by a leading Swiss private bank.
  • Advised Allied Universal, a leading American provider of security systems and services backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus and Canadian pension fund Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec with respect to the financing aspects of its acquisition of the UK private security services G4S plc.
  • Assisted L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm part-owned by LVMH, together with Financière Agache, the family investment firm of Bernard Arnault, the French billionaire who controls the designer brand conglomerate LVMH, on the acquisition (and financing) of global lifestyle brand BIRKENSTOCK.

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Benefitting from a ‘full understanding of local and international laws and regulations’, the ‘incredibly knowledgeable‘ team at Arendt & Medernach is well-equipped to provide a ‘friendly and pragmatic service‘ across a tremendous volume and range of matters for multinational corporates, SMEs, private equity firms and financial services entities. As part of his broad offering, ‘incredible‘ team head Laurent Schummer regularly handles work for start-ups and venture capital firms and is noted for his ability to ‘find innovative solutions’. Bob Calmes is also regularly engaged in start-up-related work, while at the other end of the spectrum he regularly advises major financial sponsors and is also recognised as being ‘very knowledgeable about SPACs’. Guy Harles ‘excels at complex business matters‘ and is a key member of the team that also includes the ‘pragmatic and solutions-orientedAlexander Olliges and Carsten Opitz, who provides ‘precise but flexible‘ advice on corporate structuring and governance.

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Testimonials

‘ We enjoyed the innovative solutions they proposed in challenging situations.’

‘The team is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They not only  have a full understanding of local and international laws and regulations, but also understand the start-up technology world and advise us on what is best for a company of our size.’

‘The practice stands out due to its friendly and pragmatic service.  At Arendt, we find that we can always rely on the team to provide us with advice that is easy to understand and apply, without complex legalese.’

‘Laurent Schummer is well-connected in Luxembourg and has an international background. We find innovative solutions together and he is a very good advisor for future contractual business needs.’

‘Laurent Schummer is incredible. He is very proactive and in general already has the answer before you ask the questions. He is really a pleasure to work with.’

‘Alexander Ollliges is pragmatic and solutions-oriented.’

‘Bob Calmes is very knowledgeable about SPACs.’

The outstanding Carsten Opitz provides precise but flexible advice.’

Key clients

468 Capital

Spotify

Lakestar

AIG

Macquarie

Bertelsmann

Keurig Dr Pepper

Tokeny

Microsoft Corporation

Freyr

Work highlights

  • Advised the Luxembourg shareholders of the Luxembourg headquartered Ceratizit S.A. (“Ceratizit”), the fourth largest carbide manufacturer in the world, in the context of a takeover by the Austrian Plansee Group.
  • Advised French global beauty and cosmetics company listed at the NY stock exchange (NYSE) Coty Inc. on its strategic partnership with leading global NYSE-listed investment company KKR & Co. Inc.
  • Advised FREYR, a Norway-based developer of clean, next-generation battery, cell production capacity, in the context of its strategic business combination with Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp.

Luxembourg > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Benefiting from a sizeable core litigation offering and also able to draw upon the substantive law strength of lawyers from across other practice areas, including banking and finance, the ‘knowledgeable and efficient’ team at Arendt & Medernach has ‘broad experience that covers all areas of domestic and international litigation’. Led by the ‘well-connected, pragmatic and experiencedFrançois Kremer, the team is ‘able to manage very complex cases’, including high-stakes shareholder disputes, funds-related litigation and white-collar matters. The ‘diligent, hardworking and responsiveClara Mara-Marhuenda is an integral part of the team and is recognised for her corporate and finance disputes expertise, including in contentious insolvency matters and asset tracing. Leveraging his overarching real estate expertise, Christian Point is regularly involved in commercial property/construction disputes.

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Testimonials

‘The team demonstrates an incredible responsiveness and exceptional ability to understand issues and deliver a legal response of exceptional quality.’

‘The team is one of the best on the market.’

‘All the team members are professional, attentive and helpful.’

‘We have worked with the team on different cross-border cases and they are knowledgeable and experienced. The team is goal-oriented and is ready to put time on working our global litigation strategies.’

‘The team has an excellent profile and reputation internationally. They are regarded as market leaders in investment fund and related disputes. The partners are very knowledgeable and experienced in the local market, which demands on-the-ground knowledge. They are a pleasure to work with.’

‘The highly professional team is very educated and able to manage very complex cases.’

‘The biggest impression was made partner by François Kremer with whom I have been working mostly. I like his matter-of-fact approach. I believe his strength is in strategic thinking. He is very effective in identifying and focusing on important stuff.’

‘Francois Kremer is very knowledgeable, well connected, pragmatic and experienced.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted a UK-based investment firm in the context of two consecutive bond issuances carried out by an Italian company; Luxembourg was a key jurisdiction in this cross-border transaction as the issuances were secured through the set-up of a Double Luxco structure.
  • Represented a Russian bank in a dispute regarding the exequatur of a Russian judgment against a foreign citizen.
  • Assisting a trustee of an American company in Chapter 11 proceedings, in a major international financial fraud case.

Luxembourg > Employment Tier 1

Arendt & Medernach is a popular choice across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious advice, including as it relates to strategically important matters and guidance on the employment law ramifications heralded by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ‘responsive and commercialPhilippe Schmit is ‘able to distil complex legal concepts into simple language’, while his ‘internationally-minded approach‘ makes him particularly well-suited to work on behalf of global employers, including within the financial services sector. Noted for his ‘sympathetic and pragmatic’ approach, team head Louis Berns is justifiably regarded as ‘one of the best labour lawyers in Luxembourg’ as a result of his longstanding expertise, work which has recently included the provision of employment law advice in the context of large-scale company reorganisations.

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Testimonials

‘The responsive team provides well-thought through advice and in a very timely manner.’

The team as a whole are clear experts in their field but are also attuned to the needs of large commercial banks and organisations – their advice is consistently clear, practical and pragmatic.’

‘The team is efficient, competent, and customer-oriented.’

‘Louis Berns is one of the best labour lawyers in Luxembourg, with an outstanding experience. The advice is always very good and precise.’

‘Where Louis is concerned, I will say that he is an extremely brilliant, intelligent, careful, sympathetic and pragmatic lawyer.’

‘Philippe Schmit is internationally-minded, responsive, commercial and a great resource for the global employers we advise.’

Philippe Schmit  is a pleasure to work with and is able to distil complex legal concepts to simple language which a non-Luxembourg lawyer can understand. He is incredibly responsive and understanding and I always feel as though my matters are in a safe pair of hands.’

Key clients

Stabilus Group

Airbnb

Summit Partners

BGL BNP Paribas

Guardian Industries

Bain Capital

Northern Trust Management Services Limited

Talkwalker

IEE

Bitstamp

Work highlights

  • Advised a leading multinational financial services company, in the context of a moral harassment complaint.
  • Advised a listed company in the context of the management of the overall challenging relationship between the company’s management and staff delegation.
  • Representing a multinational banking group before the Labour Court in the context of a litigation with a former employee claiming the payment of disability pension arrears covering a six-year period in addition to related damages.

Luxembourg > Insurance Tier 1

The ‘responsive, credible and attentive’ team at Arendt & Medernach has ‘excellent legal knowledge and a very good understanding of the insurance business’, enabling it to effectuate ‘solutions-oriented’ advice in a standalone advisory context, pursuant to M&A, and in a contentious setting. Closely attuned to the expectations of the regulator, team head Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger has ‘in-depth knowledge of the domestic market’ and is therefore a very effective resource/sounding board to clients across a range of transactional and advisory work in the sector. Litigation partner Christian Point regularly advises on coverage disputes, as well as on policy wording.

Testimonials

‘The firm offers legal counselling and legal defence in insurance claims in a very professional manner. In particular, we appreciate its approach in seeking a pre-court/extrajudicial solution.’

‘The team is very responsive and makes a real effort to understand our operations and the factors affecting our business. Reliable, credible and attentive.’

‘They are solutions-oriented, and understand the nuances of the Luxembourg law.’

‘They have an excellent legal knowledge and a very good understanding of the insurance business. Their answers are always competent, clear and friendly.’

‘The Arendt insurance team shows a thorough understanding of international life insurance issues. They provided us not only with Luxembourg legal input, but also challenged positions taken by foreign lawyers and gave valuable strategic input.’

‘The firm has built a leading pool of practitioners with high level of expertise in a broad range of legal areas. They have a good knowledge of the regulators’ expectations and offer seamless legal services.’

‘Pierre-Michael de Waersegger is a key practitioner in the insurance sector and has an in-depth knowledge of the domestic market. He is engaged in the local insurance industry and provides legal and regulatory support to various organisations in the market.’

Key clients

RSA Insurance Group

TransRe

FWU Life

AIG

SwissRe

Liberty Mutual Specialty Market

Tokio Marine

Foyer Assurance

Crédit Agricole Life Insurance

Hyperion Group

Credit Suisse

Edmond de Rothschild group

West of England

BarentsRe

CNA Hardy

MunichRe

DARAG

Lombard International Assurance

Work highlights

  • Appointed as special legal counsel as per Luxembourg law to assist Assicurazioni Generali in the context of a recently launched voluntary tender offer on all the shares of Società Cattolica di Assicurazione.
  • Assisted on all Luxembourg insurance law and regulatory aspects regarding the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot S.A. (PSA) merger.
  • Assisted the Bourbon group, a world leader in marine services for offshore oil and gas, in the context of a global financial restructuring process, on the regulatory aspects of the related change in qualifying shareholding triggered at the level of a Luxembourg reinsurance group entity and related required regulatory filings.

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 1

Benefitting from a 'profound knowledge in the investment fund area', Arendt & Medernach is 'very much on top of all market and regulatory developments'  and able to provide an 'exceptionally high level of advice' for clients establishing Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS, as well as other Luxembourg-based fund structures. Led by Gilles Dusemon and with 15 other partners active in the area (many of whom are involved in industry associations and committees), the sheer size of the team enables it to handle a tremendous range and volume of mandates, and to be fully abreast of all regulatory issues affecting the sector. As well as handling fund-related disputes, Isabelle Lebbe is also well-versed on the establishment of regulated funds and 'has an ability to translate exceptional legal knowledge and outstanding business acumen into the most compelling solutions', including as it relates to ESG matters. Other recommended practitioners include the 'very client-focused' Michèle Eisenhuth; the 'intelligent and super responsive' Adrian Aldinger; Florence Stainier; and the 'vastly experienced' Claude Kremer.

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Testimonials

‘Arendt & Medernach has a long-established track record of being the leading firm in fund registration in Luxembourg. The firm is very much on top of all market and regulatory developments in many jurisdictions.’

‘The department exhibits profound knowledge in the investment fund area. This combination (of knowledge and experience) allows the department to render advice on an exceptionally high level.’

‘The team at Arendt is very client-friendly, responsive and has a great insight into the regulator’s views and the best way to proceed.’

‘Depth of knowledge of Luxembourg funds and willingness to explore novel solutions to issues.’

Claude Kremer is vastly experienced.’

‘Michèle Einsehut is very client focused.’

‘Michèle Eisenhuth and Nicolas Bouveret are at the top of their game. Trusted legal advisors with solid in-depth experience and knowledge in the investment funds practice. Client-focused and able to deal with issues with practical solutions.’

‘Francis Kass is thoughtful, effective and willing to think through novel solutions to clients’ issues. He delivers advice in a clear manner and is more responsive than many of his peers in Luxembourg funds practices.’

Key clients

Schroders

Permira

Generali

Nordea

Goldman Sachs International

HSBC

PIMCO

Partners Group AG

Amundi

Morgan Stanley

Work highlights

  • Advised Schroders, in the context of the establishment of the Schroder GAIA Oaktree Credit sub-fund, on the GAIA multi-managers platform, which has nine strategies and $6.2bn of assets under management.
  • Assisted Nordic Capital on the setting up and closing of Nordic Capital Fund X, the largest fund that Nordic Capital has raised since its inception.  
  • Provided fund, regulatory, transactional, employment, finance, capital markets and tax advice to EQT in the context of the sale of their Credit business segment to Bridgepoint and was especially involved in the transfer of the underlying funds managed by Credit, including regulated funds and related entities, obtaining investor and regulatory consents, and reorganising the management structure of the funds.

Luxembourg > IP and IT Tier 1

The ‘very knowledgeable and responsive team’ at Arendt & Medernach has the strength-in-depth to handle a wide range of work, running the gamut from large-scale digitalisation projects and the IP due diligence associated with M&A mandates, through to advice on the commercialisation of IPR and unfair competition and product regulation. Data protection-related work remains a key driver for the practice, and aided by practitioners within the Arendt Regulatory and Consulting group (which bridges the gap between legal advice and its practical implementation), the firm has effectively been able to implement robust compliance procedures for clients. Astrid Wagner is ‘very impressive’ and co-heads the team alongside Sophie Wagner-Chartier.

Testimonials

‘It is a very knowledgeable and responsive team.’

The team is attentive and responsive.’

‘Astrid Wagner is very impressive.’

Key clients

Bain Capital

Volkswagen / Audi

Talkwalker

Made in Space

Spire

Generali

European Investment Bank

Microsoft

Skype

Spotify

Work highlights

  • Assisted a leading real estate investment management firm throughout the whole process of a complex cloud outsourcing project, involving multiple entities of the group contracting with global cloud service providers.
  • Advised an affiliate of a large European banking group being subject of diverse requests and inquiries concerning money laundering allegations and related matters from various US supervisory and law enforcement authorities, including information and documents relating to customers, employees and transactions, as well as information covered by banking secrecy and personal data.
  • Assisted a leading HR consulting firm on IPR infringements and cybersquatting by a direct competitor leading to acts of unfair competition and reputational and moral prejudice.

Luxembourg > Private equity Tier 1

With ten partners dedicated to transactional private equity work, and also benefitting from the requisite regulatory, tax and fund structuring expertise, Arendt & Medernach is a popular choice among global private equity heavyweights, including Warburg Pincus, Bain Capital and Blackstone, to provide the requisite Luxembourg structuring advice pursuant to many big-ticket mandates. In this context the team, which is headed by Adrian Aldinger, is noted for its ability to provide ‘strategic advice’. The practice is not, however, limited to advising on large-scale international acquisitions/disposals; in addition, it advises local/regional funds, and is also well-plugged in to the venture/growth capital ecosystem. Pierre Beissel is a key member of the team and as well as practical knowledge gleaned from his involvement in many key sponsor-led transactions, also gains further insight as a result of his commitment to the industry as whole, including as a board member of the Luxembourg Private Equity Association. The ‘incredibleLaurent Schummer has an ‘excellent understanding of start-ups’ and therefore, as well as his core private equity prowess, is a popular choice in relation to venture capital matters (where his capital markets knowledge can be effectively leveraged on IPO exit strategies).

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Testimonials

‘The team provides very up-to-date advice and really know their business. For significant transactions and strategic advice they are one of the best firms in the market.’

Laurent Schummer is incredible and really understands start-ups.’

Key clients

Montagu Private Equity

Warburg Pincus

Ardian

Permira

Bain Capital

Castik Capital

Blackstone

Summit Partners

Triton Investment Management

Milestone

Work highlights

  • Avised Milestone, an independent investment company based in Luxembourg, on the disposal of Swania International SA to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, one of the largest players in the household and hygiene markets.
  • Advised longstanding client Bain Capital, as sponsor of Diversey Holding Ltd, an American provider of cleaning and hygiene products, in the context of Diversey’s IPO in the US.
  • Assisted L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm part-owned by LVMH, together with Financière Agache, the family investment firm of Bernard Arnault, the French billionaire who controls the designer brand conglomerate LVMH, in the acquisition of global lifestyle brand BIRKENSTOCK.

Luxembourg > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Leveraging the firm's broader asset management and corporate/M&A capabilities, Arendt & Medernach has a market-leading real estate funds reputation, work which includes the structuring of investment vehicles and the pursuant real estate transactions. Team head Pierre Beissel and founding partner Claude Niedner are pivotal to work in this segment of the market, with Beissel recently advising Marcol Europe on a joint venture with Angelo Gordon on the establishment of a self-storage platform called "Space Plus". Christian Point has more of a conventional leaning to his practice and regularly advises developers and construction companies in their domestic real estate work, in both a contentious and non-contentious setting.

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Key clients

Leasinvest

Primonial

Alliance RE

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

CB Richard Ellis

LCN Capital Partners

Dream Global REIT

SIGNA

Skandia

Hines

Work highlights

  • Assisted a South-European family office on the acquisition of a landmark office building located in one of Luxembourg City’s primary arteries and home of much of Luxembourg’s large financial services industry, owned by one of the largest family offices in the country.
  • Assisted real estate and private equity-focused fund Marcol Europe SA on a joint venture with Angelo Gordon, with the set-up a self-storage investment platform called “Space Plus”, which intends to become a predominant player in one of Europe’s most undersupplied markets.
  • Assisted GLP, one of the longest standing fully integrated logistics investors, developers and operators, on the setting up of GLP Europe Income Partners II, a closed-ended pan-European fund focusing on the acquisition and management of institutional-quality logistics properties, and the company’s fourth Europe-focused investment vehicle.

Luxembourg > Tax Tier 1

'Extremely sophisticated and accomplished in both its technical expertise and its attention to client service', Arendt & Medernach's six-partner team has the strength-in-depth to handle a tremendous range and volume of advisory, transactional and contentious tax advice. Team head Thierry Lesage combines technical knowledge with a 'deep understanding of the commercial and non-tax legal considerations at stake in every situation', ensuring that he is a popular choice among clients seeking to navigate the national or international tax considerations pursuant to private equity, finance and real estate transactions. Having spent several years as head of the firm's New York office, Eric Fort has strong connections with North America-based clients and is known for his expertise at handling tax matters associated with real estate and private equity transactions, as well as work relating to private wealth structuring. Other recommended partners include Vincent Mahler, who heads up the practice's Paris desk and Jan Neugebauer, who regularly provides the tax input pursuant to unregulated and regulated real estate structures. At an associate level, Alexandra Clouté is 'very technically skilled and provides timely and practical advice'.

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Testimonials

‘The tax practice at Arendt & Medernach is extremely sophisticated and accomplished in both its technical expertise and its attention to client service.’

‘Team members are highly responsive and demonstrate exceptional understanding of the business considerations and needs that underlie and coexist with tax matters; this makes their advice accurate, timely and practical.’

‘Thierry Lesage is an exemplary advisor. His technical knowledge is unmatched and he pairs it with a deep understanding of the commercial and non-tax legal considerations at stake in every situation. He is also highly engaged within the Luxembourg tax practitioner community, making him a valuable resource for market insights and intuition.’

Alexandra Cloute is very technically skilled and provides timely and practical advice.’ 

Key clients

Spotify

Crédit Suisse

Bain Capital

Morgan Stanley

Aerium

Amethis Finance

M7 Real Estate

Summit Partners

Tunsdall Real Estate AM

Amundi

Work highlights

  • Acted as Luxembourg counsel to the committee of senior secured creditors of Swissport, one of the world’s leading air cargo handling specialists, on the successful completion of its comprehensive financial restructuring.
  • Assisted BlackFin Capital Partners and its portfolio company BlackFin Financial Services Fund II in its disposal of FundRock Management Company S.A. and FundRock Partners Ltd, the largest third-party manager of UCITS funds in Luxembourg.
  • Advised the sponsors of LakestarSPAC1SE (the very first SPAC to focus on an acquisition in the technology sector in Europe) on its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The firm: Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of 380 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with representative offices in Hong Kong, London, New York and Paris.

The firm’s service to clients is differentiated by the end-to-end specialist advice the firm offers, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg: a European hub: The Luxembourg office of Arendt & Medernach, which is also the head office of the firm, was founded in 1988. Since its establishment with four founding partners, the firm has expanded considerably and now counts more than 380 legal experts. The teams are multi-cultural with more than 30 languages spoken.

As the largest Luxembourg law firm, Arendt & Medernach provides clients with high-quality advice combining an in-depth understanding of the financial markets with specialised knowledge of the law. The service is characterised by a flexible approach and a responsive attitude to client relationships

Work undertaken: The firm’s specialised practice areas allow it to offer a complete range of legal, tax and regulatory services, tailored to the client’s individual needs across all areas of Luxembourg business law, ranging from fund formation, private equity, real estate and corporate to banking, finance, insurance and tax matters.

The firm works with…
Arendt Services (AS), a business facilitator offering a full range of services to businesses for the setting up and management of their operations in Luxembourg. Arendt Services offers in particular services related to business creation, accountancy and the comprehensive management of tax returns. They are also authorised to act as central administration and transfer agent for regulated and non-regulated investment funds.

Arendt Regulatory and Consulting (ARC), a Luxembourg advisory company offering practical complementary services to the law firm’s legal expertise. This extends to all other aspects of a business (regulatory, compliance, and project management) by using an efficient delivery model to ensure cost efficiency. Arendt Regulatory and Consulting brings project management expertise to complex issues, bridging the gap between legal advice and its implementation.

Arendt Institute (AI), which offers specialised and tailor-made training, aiming to satisfy the increasing needs of clients on key topics regarding Luxembourg legislative and regulatory developments.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Jean-Marc UebereckenJean-Marc.Ueberecken@arendt.com(+352) 40 78 78 297
Chairman Claude Niednerclaude.niedner@arendt.com(+352) 40 78 78 515
Chairman Philippe Dupontphilippe.dupont@arendt.com(+352) 40 78 78 205
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Mr Adrian Aldinger photo Mr Adrian AldingerAdrian Aldinger is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Mr Pierre Beissel photo Mr Pierre BeisselPierre Beissel is a Partner and a member of both the Corporate…
Mr Louis Berns photo Mr Louis BernsLouis Berns is the Partner in charge of the Employment Law, Pensions…
Mr Sébastien Binard photo Mr Sébastien BinardSébastien Binard is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate,…
Mr Nicolas Bouveret photo Mr Nicolas BouveretNicolas Bouveret is a Partner in the Investment Management and Private Equity…
Mr Bob Calmes photo Mr Bob CalmesBob Calmes is a member of the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions…
Mr Rodrigo Delcourt photo Mr Rodrigo DelcourtRodrigo Delcourt is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Mr Philippe Dupont photo Mr Philippe DupontPhilippe Dupont is a Founding Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach.
Mr Gilles Dusemon photo Mr Gilles DusemonGilles Dusemon is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Ms Michèle Eisenhuth photo Ms Michèle EisenhuthMichèle Eisenhuth is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Mr Eric Fort photo Mr Eric FortEric Fort is a Partner in the Tax Law and Private Clients…
Mr Bruno Gasparotto photo Mr Bruno GasparottoBruno Gasparotto is a Principal in the Tax Law practice of Arendt…
Mr Alain Goebel photo Mr Alain GoebelAlain Goebel is a Partner in the Tax Law practice of Arendt…
Mr Guy Harles photo Mr Guy HarlesGuy Harles is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach.
Mr Stéphane Karolczuk photo Mr Stéphane KarolczukStephane Karolczuk is a Partner of Arendt & Medernach and the Head…
Mr Francis Kass photo Mr Francis KassFrancis Kass is a Partner at Arendt & Medernach.
Mr François Kremer photo Mr François KremerFrançois Kremer is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice…
Mr Claude Kremer photo Mr Claude KremerClaude Kremer is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach. 
Mr Max Kremer photo Mr Max KremerMax Kremer is a Partner in the Private Clients practice of Arendt…
Mr Yves Lacroix photo Mr Yves LacroixYves Lacroix is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Ms Isabelle Lebbe photo Ms Isabelle LebbeIsabelle Lebbe is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Mr Thierry Lesage photo Mr Thierry LesageThierry Lesage is a Partner in the Tax Law practice of Arendt…
Ms Clara Mara-Marhuenda photo Ms Clara Mara-MarhuendaClara Mara-Marhuenda is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and…
Mr Glenn Meyer photo Mr Glenn MeyerGlenn Meyer is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services practice…
Mr Grégory Minne photo Mr Grégory MinneGrégory Minne is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services, the…
Mr Paul Mousel photo Mr Paul MouselPaul Mousel is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach. He is…
Mr Marc Mouton photo Mr Marc MoutonMarc Mouton is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services practice.He…
Mr Jan Neugebauer photo Mr Jan NeugebauerJan Neugebauer is a Partner in the Tax Law practice.
Mr Claude Niedner photo Mr Claude NiednerClaude Niedner is a Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach.He specialises…
Mr Alexander Olliges photo Mr Alexander OlligesAlexander Olliges is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Mr Carsten Opitz photo Mr Carsten OpitzCarsten Opitz is a Partner in both the Private Equity & Real…
Mr Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch photo Mr Philippe-Emmanuel PartschPhilippe-Emmanuel Partsch is the partner in charge of the EU Financial &…
Mr Christian Point photo Mr Christian PointChristian Point is a partner and a member of both the Administrative…
Ms Corinne Prinz photo Ms Corinne PrinzCorinne Prinz is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Ms Marianne Rau photo Ms Marianne RauMarianne Rau is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution, in…
Mr Philippe Schmit photo Mr Philippe SchmitPhilippe Schmit is a Partner in the Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits…
Ms Gaëlle Schneider photo Ms Gaëlle SchneiderGaëlle Schneider is a Partner at Arendt and Chief Executive Officer at…
Mr Laurent Schummer photo Mr Laurent SchummerLaurent Schummer is a Partner and a member of the Corporate Law,…
Mr Henning Schwabe photo Mr Henning SchwabeHenning Schwabe is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Ms Florence Stainier photo Ms Florence StainierFlorence Stainier is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Mr Matthieu Taillandier photo Mr Matthieu TaillandierMatthieu Taillandier is a Partner in both the Bank Lending & Structured…
Mr Nicolas Tintanne photo Mr Nicolas TintanneHe specialises in banking and finance, with particular expertise in acquisition finance,…
Mr Jean-Marc Ueberecken photo Mr Jean-Marc Uebereckenean-Marc Ueberecken is the Managing Partner of Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg’s leading…
Ms Astrid Wagner photo Ms Astrid WagnerAstrid Wagner is a Partner in the IP, Communication & Technology practice…
Ms Sophie Wagner-Chartier photo Ms Sophie Wagner-ChartierSophie Wagner-Chartier is Partner in the IP, Communication & Technology practice area…
Mr François Warken photo Mr François WarkenHe specialises in securities laws as well as in capital markets and…
Mr Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger photo Mr Pierre-Michaël de WaerseggerPierre-Michaël de Waersegger is a Partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance Law…
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Within Arendt Group we value and support diversity and inclusion. We value any difference in our workforce, whether this is related to age, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin colour, ethnicity, disability or medical condition, social or economic class, education, or any other characteristic that makes a person unique.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to all practice areas and business services and is applicable, but not limited to all decisions relating to recruitment, hiring, training, placement, mobility, advancement, compensation, benefits and termination, and social events.

We have established the following strategic objectives:

  • Diversity – Improve the representation of women and different nationalities at all levels of the organisation and integrate people by driving talent acquisition and management practices to support this aim
  • Inclusion – Create an inclusive work environment that fosters creativity and innovation and promotes colleague engagement through awareness and inclusive leadership skills training and promote Work Life Flexibility
  • Communications – Ensure that diversity and inclusion initiatives, actions and results are transparent to all key stakeholders
  • Accountability – Hold leadership accountable for diversity and inclusion goals and objectives

All our staff are encouraged to embrace the benefits of diversity and we run diversity workshops throughout the year; diversity is also one of the key subjects within our compulsory on-boarding training for new employees. Our strategy board has diversity as a standing part of their agenda where the focus is on assessing how successful we have been in promoting and achieving diversity.

The SPAC is on the map – investment with a view to acquisition

Arendt & Medernach advised the sponsors of Lakestar SPAC 1 SE in its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Arendt has been crowned European Law Firm of the Year

WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT ARENDT HAS JUST WON TWO MAJOR AWARDS AT THE THE LAWYER EUROPEAN AWARDS 2020: EUROPEAN LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AND LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR: BENELUX.

Arendt acquires digitalisation and robotisation specialist Mobilu

WITH A VIEW TO ACCELERATING ITS DIGITALISATION STRATEGY, ARENDT RECENTLY ACQUIRED A MAJORITY SHAREHOLDING IN MOBILU, A LUXEMBOURG COMPANY SPECIALISING IN OPERATIONAL PROCESSES, DIGITALISATION AND ROBOTISED AUTOMATION.

Introducing the Arendt Insights mobile app: instant access to the legal developments

DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, THE ARENDT INSIGHTS APP BRINGS BUSINESS LAW, TAX AND REGULATORY UPDATES DIRECTLY TO EVERY USER’S SMARTPHONE OR TABLET.

Arendt & Medernach appoints four new Partners

Arendt & Medernach has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of four new Partners.


Arendt & Medernach appoints three new Partners

Luxembourg, 25 January 2018 - Arendt & Medernach has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of three new Partners.


Eric Fort takes over as head of the New York office

Arendt & Medernach is delighted to announce that as of September, Eric Fort will succeed Bob Calmes as head of our New York office. Having successfully worked with institutional and private clients operating in Luxembourg, Eric brings a wealth of experience to the US office where our aim is to continue to provide tailored advice for our clients in this market.


Arendt & Medernach: Luxembourg Law Firm of the Year

Luxembourg, May 2017 – Arendt & Medernach is proud to have been named “Luxembourg Law firm of the year” both by Chambers & Partners and IFLR (International Financial Law Review). The prestigious trophies were both received in April in London at the respective ceremonies of the Chambers Europe Awards 2017 and the IFLR European Awards 2017.


The new year and what’s new regarding labour law

30/12/2016

The year 2017 will kick off with three major changes involving sizeable consequences for both employers and employees: wage indexation (l), an increase of the minimum social wage (II) and a reform of the organisation of working hours (III).


Country-by-country reporting (CBCR) implementation in Luxembourg

29/12/2016

​On 13 December 2016, to ensure compliance with the BEPS Action Plan, the Luxembourg Parliament adopted bill of law No. 7031 (CBCR Law) implementing Council Directive (EU) 2016/881 of 25 May 2016 (DAC IV) as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation and introducing new reporting obligations for multinational companies. Based on the information attached, you should be able to assess the impact of the new legislation on your group companies by:


New Circular Letter on the tax treatment of companies engaged in intra-group financing transactions

28/12/2016

On 27 December 2016 the Luxembourg Tax Authorities (Administration des contributions directes) issued Circular Letter L.I.R. – N° 56/1 – 56bis/1 (the “New Circular Letter”) on the tax treatment of companies engaged in intra-group financing transactions.


Back to 2016 – Forward to 2017

20/12/2016

​2016 was a turbulent and busy year, not least in respect of legal and regulatory changes that may impact your business. We are pleased to provide you with an overview of the major legal and regulatory developments under Luxembourg and EU law.


Societal impact company

15/12/2016

The law of 12 December 2016 (the “Law”) has introduced a new legal framework for companies having a social or societal impact: the société d’impact sociétal (the “SIS”).


Societal impact company

15/12/2016

The law of 12 December 2016 (the “Law”) has introduced a new legal framework for companies having a social or societal impact: the société d’impact sociétal (the “SIS”).


Perfection of the New Market Abuse Regime in Luxembourg

13/12/2016

Today, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted the law (the “New Market Abuse Law”) implementing Directive 2014/57/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on criminal sanctions for market abuse (market abuse directive), also known as the “Market Abuse Criminal Sanctions Directive” (“Directive 2014/57/EU”) and Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2015/2392 of 17 December 2015 on Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards reporting to competent authorities of actual or potential infringements of that Regulation (“Directive (EU) 2015/2392”). With the transposition of Directive 2014/57/EU and Directive (EU) 2015/2392, Luxembourg has ensured the effective implementation of the new market abuse regime deriving from Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (the “Market Abuse Regulation”) and its related implementing and delegated regulations, which had already entered into force on 3 July 2016.


OECD adopts multilateral convention to implement BEPS measures

2/12/2016

On 24 November 2016, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) adopted the multilateral convention composed of the multilateral instrument (“MLI”) and explanatory statements (“ES”). The implementation of the MLI could result in significant changes to the bilateral tax treaties concluded by Luxembourg and may affect amongst other the tax treaty access of tax transparent entities. Unfortunately the MLI does not address the tax treaty access of collective investment funds and uncertainty remains in this respect.