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Arendt & Medernach
2082 Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Led by the 'knowledgeable and practicalGlenn MeyerArendt & Medernach's seven-partner team has the strength-in-depth and critical mass to knit together a 'great diversity of skills' across the waterfront of regulatory and transactional work for banks, funds, corporates and sovereign entities. 'Very well connected with public authorities and decision-makers', the team has 'excellent knowledge of the banking environment' and is effectively able to gauge the expectations of the regulator, enabling it to provide a true value-added service to clients. Laurent Schummer provides 'business-oriented advice' on banking M&A and is also one of the go-to-practitioners at the firm in relation to venture capital work, for both start-ups (including fintech operations) and investors. Grégory Minne has 'impressive legal knowledge and capacity to deal with complex matters in a client-friendly way' and is consequently regularly instructed by significant financial institutions and asset management firms across a myriad of debt financing work, including for the purposes of cross-border M&A, asset finance and fund finance. Matthieu Taillandier is also key to the firm's success on the transactional front, with expertise not only in core bank lending mandates but also complex structured financing matters, as well as fund financing. Philippe Dupont has vast experience across both banking litigation and M&A, while on the capital markets front François Warken is a key contact for issuers and underwriters engaged in debt and equity mandates. The team is rounded out at partner level by Paul Mousel, who provides 'superior judgement and strategic advice' across a range of contentious and non-contentious financial services regulatory matters. At associate level, the 'impressiveNicolas Tintanne has a 'clear understanding of the legal issues' associated with a range of banking and finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Glenn Meyer

Other key lawyers:

Philippe Dupont; Paul Mousel; François Warken; Laurent Schummer; Matthieu Taillandier; Grégory Minne; Marc Mouton; Nicolas Tintanne


‘The practice is composed of several very experienced and knowledgeable experts, who regularly provide us with legal expertise, as well as market and regulator insight about new regulations.’

‘The team is very well co-ordinated and ensures a prompt reply at any time. Very high skilled in regulatory matters as well as in any other matter that may be relevant for the transaction.’

‘They provide great advice on secured financing transactions from a Luxembourg perspective. They are able to provide sound advice from the fund side as well, which can be very helpful for a lender.’

‘The practice values insight into the client’s business needs in order to propose practical and business-oriented legal solutions, rather than providing the standard lawyer input. Overall, the practice is very well connected with public authorities and decision-takers, enabling matters to be processed in a professional, efficient and timely manner. ’

‘The practice distinguishes itself from its competitors by virtue of its client-oriented approach, deep knowledge of the market, sound legal advice and hands-on approach.’

‘Good availability and quick reply. Very good knowledge of the banking environment (can provide comparison/benchmark with what is done in other firms). Good knowledge of the expectations of the regulator.’

‘Philippe Dupont and Glenn Meyer are our main points of contact, but also their partners and associates are always very efficient and helpful as well.’

‘Glenn Meyer has an outstanding knowledge of the market and always provides practical solutions to the problems raised.’

‘Glenn Meyer has a deep and very good knowledge of banking matters. He can remain pragmatic and achieve a balance between legal requirements and operational banking constraints.’

‘Paul Mousel and his team provide not just solid legal analysis, but superior judgement and strategic advice.’

‘Paul Mousel is not just a great lawyer and terrific person, but a strategic adviser at a level few lawyers ever attain.’

‘Laurent Schummer is a partner who is available on short notice and does not fail to call back on request. He values quick and practical answers which go above and beyond the “typical standard lawyer’s answer”.’

‘Grégory Minne provides excellent advice and is able to put together a great team to meet our transaction-specific needs.’

Key clients

Clearstream Banking


Credit Suisse


Goldman Sachs

European Investment Bank (EIB)



Nestlé S.A.

Toyota Motor Financial Services

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

With ten partners focused on corporate transactional work and also aided by a large team of paralegals, housed under the 'Arendt Services' umbrella, Luxembourg-headquartered leviathan Arendt & Medernach has the strength-in-depth to handle a tremendous volume and range of matters for multinational corporates, SMEs, private equity firms and financial services entities. Team head Laurent Schummer is 'a great strategist and an excellent negotiator' and is regularly at the forefront of the most significant M&A activity handled by the firm, including within the financial services sector. Alongside Bob Calmes, Schummer has also been pivotal to the firm's growing visibility within the venture capital ecosystem and is regularly instructed by start-ups within the fintech space, in particular, on the corporate and commercial aspects of their growth strategies. Founding partner Guy Harles remains a pivotal member of the team and is able to provide multinational corporates with the necessary combination of local law expertise administered through the prism of an international mindset, garnered through many years' experience in the market. 'Wonderful' German and Luxembourg-qualified partner Carsten Opitz not only excels at advising funds and corporates on transactional matters but is also a font of knowledge in relation to corporate governance issues.

Practice head(s):

Laurent Schummer

Other key lawyers:

Guy Harles; Bob Calmes; Carsten Opitz; Alexander Olliges


‘Laurent Schummer is a great strategist and an excellent negotiator.’

‘Carsten Opitz is especially wonderful.’

Key clients

Deutsche Bank


Procter & Gamble


Keurig Dr Pepper


Made in Space


Microsoft Corporation


Dispute resolution Tier 1

Led by the 'experienced and diligentFrançois KremerArendt & Medernach's four-partner team is 'very knowledgeable' across a range of business disputes, including those relating to funds, asset tracing and tax controversy. Although it handles some purely domestic litigation, including on employment and real estate matters, the team is most visible on multi-jurisdictional mandates, where it is praised for its 'effective collaboration with other law firms'. Christian Point is 'extremely well-prepared and has an excellent understanding of client needs', particularly on insurance and real estate-related disputes. Praised for her 'excellent technical knowledge', Clara Mara-Marhuenda has wide-ranging commercial litigation expertise, including on international disputes relating to the enforcement of collateral against insolvent debtors.

Practice head(s):

François Kremer

Other key lawyers:

Christian Point; Clara Mara-Marhuenda; Marianne Rau; Philippe Dupont; Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch; Thierry Lesage


‘Arendt & Medernach has always been reliable and attentive to our needs. They focus on the problem you actually have to deal with and do not create virtual problems.’

‘A very experienced and capable team with particular strength in fund disputes.’

‘François Kremer served as an expert on Luxembourg law in a case we had here in Sweden, he provided testimony in court, and had a fantastic presence in the courtroom, managed to quickly establish an excellent connection with the judges and provided persuasive testimony which our adversary was unable to challenge during cross-examination.’

‘François Kremer and Clara Mara-Marhuenda are very diligent and experienced.’

‘Clara Mara-Marhuenda: Excellent technical knowledge, combined with patience and understanding when assisting international litigants with understanding and planning for litigation in the Luxembourg court system.’

‘Christian Point is an extremely prepared lawyer in the field of real estate and connected projects. He knows everything connected with the matter and is a fantastic negotiator who is capable of understanding the real needs of the clients and assisting them in negotiations.’

Key clients


Clearstream Banking S.A., Luxembourg

The Luxembourg State

European Investment Fund

Employment Tier 1

Arendt & Medernach is 'extremely reliable in terms of quality of work and responsiveness' and has an excellent reputation among private and public sector employers across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Benefiting from a 'very large knowledge of legislation and case law', team head Louis Berns is appreciated by clients for his employment litigation prowess in particular, including in claims for abusive dismissal. Philippe Schmit has strong credentials among financial services clients, which he advises across a range of matters, including on the drafting of bespoke remuneration policies.

Practice head(s):

Louis Berns

Other key lawyers:

Philippe Schmit


‘Robust, scaleable and extremely reliable in terms of the quality of work, persistent availability and responsiveness regardless of the complexity or value of the request.’

‘Louis Berns has a very large knowledge of legislation and case law. He is known in Luxembourg as one of the leading labour lawyers.’

Key clients

Euromobiliare Asset Management



BGL BNP Paribas S.A.

Guardian Industries

Bain Capital

Northern Trust Management Services Limited

Carlyle Group


Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Insurance Tier 1

Benefiting from core sector-focused regulatory knowledge and also effectively able to leverage the firm's market-leading M&A and litigation functions, Arendt & Medernach is well-placed to advise on standalone regulatory matters, as well as to provide the overarching insurance advice pursuant to transactions in the sector. Team head Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger provides regulatory advice in the context of insurance M&A, and also advises insurers on the development of new products and services. Litigation partner Christian Point often represents clients in coverage disputes and provides advice on policy wording.

Practice head(s):

Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger

Other key lawyers:

Christian Point

Key clients

RSA Insurance Group


FWU Life



Liberty Mutual Specialty Market

Tokio Marine

Foyer Assurance

Crédit Agricole Life Insurance

Hyperion Group

Credit Suisse

Edmond de Rothschild group

West of England


CNA Hardy



Investment funds Tier 1

Arendt & Medernach has 'an outstanding grip on the market and deep knowledge of investment funds and cross-border structures'. With 15 partners active in the space, as well as a raft of associates and counsel, the team has the economies of scale and expertise to provide a 'responsive and capable service' to clients establishing Luxembourg domiciled UCITS, as well as other Luxembourg-based fund structures. Benefiting from 'broad and deep technical expertise and amazing contacts in the Luxembourg funds industry', team head Gilles Dusemon stands out for his regulatory expertise within the alternative space and is able to provide very pertinent and commercial advice, not only by dint of his practical fee-earning experience but also his work with leading trade associations, including the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). Isabelle Lebbe provides 'thorough and strong analysis' on the structuring of regulated funds, and also handles disputes with or between investors, funds and their service providers. Other key contacts include senior statesman Claude KremerMichèle Eisenhuth, who is an 'invaluable advisor, given her industry experience and appreciation of Luxembourg's intricate regulatory framework'; Adrian Aldinger, who is 'very involved and hands-on', particularly with regard to alternative investment funds; and Florence Stainier, who excels at advising on retail funds, including UCITS and ETFs.

Practice head(s):

Gilles Dusemon

Other key lawyers:

Claude Niedner; Claude Kremer; Michèle Eisenhuth; Isabelle Lebbe; Pierre Beissel; Florence Stainier; Adrian Aldinger; Yves Laxroix; Camille Bourke; Francis Kass; Henning Schwabbe; Stéphane Karolczuk; Rodrigo Delcourt; Nicolas Bouveret


The team has an outstanding grip on the market and deep knowledge of investment funds and cross-border structures.’

They are often engaged in cutting-edge products and at the forefront of the fund industry.’

‘The funds team is a critical partner to our business, helping us to navigate the Luxembourg regulatory framework. It shows an excellent ability to connect with and appropriately challenge the regulator.

Arendt & Medernach provides a tailor-made service, with an excellent knowledge of the Luxembourg legal and regulatory environment. They are reactive and listen to the client’s needs.’

Isabelle Lebbe showed availability, commitment, and reliability. She provides thorough and strong analysis on difficult subjects.’

Michèle Eisenhuth is a lynchpin, connecting the Luxembourg funds industry with regulators for the CSSF. She is an invaluable advisor given her industry experience, role within ALFI and appreciation of Luxembourg’s intricate regulatory practice.’

‘Adrian Aldinger is very involved and hands-on.’

Gilles Dusemon is a stand-out practitioner: charming, likeable, easy-going with broad and deep technical expertise and amazing contacts in the Luxembourg funds industry, particularly on the regulatory side.’

Key clients





Goldman Sachs International



Partners Group AG


Morgan Stanley

IP and IT Tier 1

Arendt & Medernach's broad expertise runs the gamut from large-scale digitalisation projects and the IP due diligence associated with M&A mandates handled by the firm, 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. Co-headed by Sophie Wagner-Chartier and Astrid Wagner, the team has also been advising clients on IP/IT-related issues/challenges in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, including in relation to the admissibility of electronically signed documents and the heightened potential data protection exposure as a result of increased levels of at home working.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Wagner-Chartier; Astrid Wagner


‘The team provides straightforward and responsive advice, keeping even short term deadlines.’

Key clients

Bain Capital



Made in Space


Nordea Bank

European Investment Bank




Private equity Tier 1

The 'committed and solution-minded' multi-disciplinary team at Arendt & Medernach offers 'pragmatic advice', and is 'well-placed to provide a view on market trends', for an impressive roster of financial sponsors including Blackstone and Apax Partners. Team head Pierre Beissel embodies the firm's overarching strength in the sector, adept as he is at advising on the structuring of the fund, as well as on the subsequent downstream investment/exit work. Laurent Schummer is 'a great strategist and an excellent negotiator'; he regularly advises private equity firms on their M&A activity.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Beissel

Other key lawyers:

Laurent Schummer; Sébastien Binard; Alexander Olliges; Carsten Opitz; Rodrigo Delcourt; Bob Calmes


The lawyers provide pragmatic advice and are well-placed to provide a view on market trends.’

The team is committed, available and solution-minded.’

Laurent Schummer is a great strategist and an excellent negotiator.’

Alexander Olliges stands out for thinking outside the box and giving practical solutions to intricate problems.’

Key clients

Montagu Private Equity

Apax Partners



Platinum Equity

Castik Capital


Summit Partners

Triton Investment Management


Real estate and construction Tier 1

Leveraging the firm's broader investment fund and corporate/M&A capabilities, the 'well-connected' team at Arendt & Medernach has, over the years, been able to devote substantial resources to effectively assist real estate investment management firms on their fund structuring and subsequent investments in the property sector. Claude Niedner is pivotal to work in this segment of the market and recently provided the fund structuring to facilitate Canada-based Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust's $6.2bn sale to Blackstone. The firm is also well-placed to advise on more conventional real estate matters for developers and end-users, and in this regard the 'very shrewdChristian Point excels, both from a transactional and contentious perspective.

Practice head(s):

Christian Point; Pierre Beissel

Other key lawyers:

Claude Niedner; Carsten Opitz; Yves Lacroix; Marianne Rau; Rodrigo Delcourt


The well-connected team has excellent knowledge of the real estate sector and of its functioning, mechanisms, and customs.’

Christian Point is a very shrewd lawyer; he has an extremely quick mind and has the capacity to understand the most complicated cases and legal puzzles. He has a real talent to see through complexity and to develop alternative legal scenarios.’


Key clients

Global Logistic Properties (GLP)


Alliance RE

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

CB Richard Ellis

LCN Capital Partners




Swiss Life

Tax Tier 1

Led by Thierry LesageArendt & Medernach's six-partner team has the critical mass to advise clients across a tremendous range and volume of work, including as it relates to corporate tax, transfer pricing, fund structuring, VAT and litigation. Splitting his time between the firm's Luxembourg and New York offices, Eric Fort is a prominent figure in the market as a result of his vast experience and ability to provide 'relevant, innovative and pragmatic solutions' to private wealth clients, as well as in the context of private equity and real estate transactions handled by the firm. Formerly head of the firm's Luxembourg tax desk out of New York, Jan Neugebauer has developed a particularly strong reputation advising North American clients considering investing or structuring through a Luxembourg corporate vehicle. Vincent Mahler also regularly handles US-related work, as well as tax matters with a nexus to France.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Lesage

Other key lawyers:

Eric Fort; Alain Goebel; Bruno Gasparatto; Jan Neugebauer; Vincent Mahler


The firm has in-depth knowledge about Luxembourg structures.’

They are open to work together as true business partners, understanding and identifying with the client’s needs to propose pragmatic real life solutions.

Eric Fort proposes thoroughly thoughtful, relevant, innovative and pragmatic solutions with excellent follow through, all the way to the end of the implementation process.

Jan Neugebauer is very well-prepared and has outstanding interpersonal skills.

Key clients


Crédit Suisse

Bain Capital

Morgan Stanley


Amethis Finance

Apera Capital

Summit Partners

Tunsdall Real Estate AM


The firm: Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of 350 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with representative offices in Hong Kong, London, Moscow, 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 350 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 Business Advisory (ABA) is Arendt’s dedicated management consulting and advisory firm. ABA assists private organisations, family businesses and public entities, active in sectors ranging from financial services to renewable energy and manufacturing. ABA’s dedicated team leverages on extensive field experience to provide a wide range of services, including strategic and entrepreneurial support, transaction and valuation services, sustainability analysis and new business modelling, crisis negotiation, cost control or performance management. ABA operates locally, as well as abroad, through Arendt’s network and global presence.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Jean-Marc Ueberecken (+352) 40 78 78 297
Chairman Claude Niedner (+352) 40 78 78 515
Chairman Philippe Dupont (+352) 40 78 78 205
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Adrian Aldinger  photo Mr Adrian Aldinger Adrian Aldinger is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Mr Pierre Beissel  photo Mr Pierre Beissel Pierre Beissel is a Partner and a member of both the Corporate…
Mr Louis Berns  photo Mr Louis Berns Louis Berns is the Partner in charge of the Employment Law, Pensions…
 Sébastien Binard  photo Sébastien Binard Sébastien Binard is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate,…
Mr Nicolas Bouveret  photo Mr Nicolas Bouveret Nicolas Bouveret is a Partner in the Investment Management and Private Equity…
Mr Bob Calmes  photo Mr Bob Calmes Bob Calmes is a member of the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions…
Mr Rodrigo Delcourt  photo Mr Rodrigo Delcourt Rodrigo Delcourt is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Mr Philippe Dupont  photo Mr Philippe Dupont Philippe Dupont is a Founding Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach.
Mr Gilles Dusemon  photo Mr Gilles Dusemon Gilles Dusemon is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
 Michèle Eisenhuth  photo Michèle Eisenhuth Michèle Eisenhuth is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
 Eric FORT photo Eric FORT Eric Fort is a Partner in the Tax Law and Private Clients…
Mr Bruno Gasparotto  photo Mr Bruno Gasparotto Bruno Gasparotto is a Principal in the Tax Law practice of Arendt…
Mr Alain Goebel  photo Mr Alain Goebel Alain Goebel is a Partner in the Tax Law practice of Arendt…
Mr Guy Harles  photo Mr Guy Harles Guy Harles is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach.
 Stéphane Karolczuk  photo Stéphane Karolczuk Stephane Karolczuk is a Partner of Arendt & Medernach and the Head…
Mr Francis Kass  photo Mr Francis Kass Francis Kass is a Partner at Arendt & Medernach.
 François Kremer  photo François Kremer François Kremer is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice…
Mr Claude Kremer  photo Mr Claude Kremer Claude Kremer is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach. 
Mr Max Kremer  photo Mr Max Kremer Max Kremer is a Partner in the Private Clients practice of Arendt…
Mr Yves Lacroix  photo Mr Yves Lacroix Yves Lacroix is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Ms Isabelle Lebbe  photo Ms Isabelle Lebbe Isabelle Lebbe is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Mr Thierry Lesage  photo Mr Thierry Lesage Thierry Lesage is a Partner in the Tax Law practice of Arendt…
Ms Clara Mara-Marhuenda  photo Ms Clara Mara-Marhuenda Clara Mara-Marhuenda is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and…
Mr Glenn Meyer  photo Mr Glenn Meyer Glenn Meyer is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services practice…
 Grégory Minne  photo Grégory Minne Grégory Minne is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services, the…
Mr Paul Mousel  photo Mr Paul Mousel Paul Mousel is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach. He is…
Mr Marc Mouton  photo Mr Marc Mouton Marc Mouton is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services practice.He…
Mr Jan Neugebauer  photo Mr Jan Neugebauer Jan Neugebauer is a Partner in the Tax Law practice.
Mr Claude Niedner  photo Mr Claude Niedner Claude Niedner is a Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach.He specialises…
Mr Alexander Olliges  photo Mr Alexander Olliges Alexander Olliges is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate…
Mr Carsten Opitz  photo Mr Carsten Opitz Carsten Opitz is a Partner in both the Private Equity & Real…
Mr Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch  photo Mr Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch is the partner in charge of the EU Financial &…
Mr Christian Point  photo Mr Christian Point Christian Point is a partner and a member of both the Administrative…
Ms Corinne Prinz  photo Ms Corinne Prinz Corinne Prinz is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Ms Marianne Rau  photo Ms Marianne Rau Marianne Rau is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution, in…
Mr Philippe Schmit  photo Mr Philippe Schmit Philippe Schmit is a Partner in the Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits…
 Gaëlle Schneider  photo Gaëlle Schneider Gaëlle Schneider is a Partner at Arendt and Chief Executive Officer at…
Mr Laurent Schummer  photo Mr Laurent Schummer Laurent Schummer is a Partner and a member of the Corporate Law,…
Mr Henning Schwabe  photo Mr Henning Schwabe Henning Schwabe is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Ms Florence Stainier  photo Ms Florence Stainier Florence Stainier is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt…
Mr Matthieu Taillandier  photo Mr Matthieu Taillandier Matthieu Taillandier is a Partner in both the Bank Lending & Structured…
Mr Nicolas Tintanne photo Mr Nicolas Tintanne He specialises in banking and finance, with particular expertise in acquisition finance,…
Mr Jean-Marc Ueberecken  photo Mr Jean-Marc Ueberecken ean-Marc Ueberecken is the Managing Partner of Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg’s leading…
Ms Astrid Wagner  photo Ms Astrid Wagner Astrid Wagner is a Partner in the IP, Communication & Technology practice…
Ms Sophie Wagner-Chartier  photo Ms Sophie Wagner-Chartier Sophie Wagner-Chartier is Partner in the IP, Communication & Technology practice area…
 François Warken  photo François Warken He specialises in securities laws as well as in capital markets and…
 Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger  photo Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger is a Partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance Law…
Number of lawyers : 350
at this office : 286
Number of Partners : 50
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
Spanish etc.
Lex Mundi
World Law Group (WLG)
World Services Group (WSG)
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : London
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Paris

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


Arendt acquires digitalisation and robotisation specialist Mobilu


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


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


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


​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


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


​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


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


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


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


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.