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Arendt & Medernach

European firms in London: Benelux Tier 1

The London office of Luxembourg-based law firm Arendt & Medernach is 'outstanding; the team is very responsive and has strong expertise across several areas'. The office advises exclusively on Luxembourg legal, tax and regulatory matters, with the client base including banks, insurance companies, retail fund managers, private equity and hedge funds, multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals. London office head Camille Bourke is a partner in the private equity and real estate practice, and specialises in the formation of alternative investment funds and private equity transactions.

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of 325 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with representative offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York and Paris. The firm’s service to clients is differentiated by the end to end specialist advice offered, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg.

Types of work undertaken:

Administrative Law , Property, Construction & Environment:
The team advises clients on administrative law, urban planning, environmental issues, real estate transactions, domestic development and construction projects.

Bank Lending & Structured Finance:
The team advises on all aspects of domestic and multi-jurisdictional finance and structured finance transactions. Advice includes the structuring of transactions, drafting and negotiation of the relevant contracts and collateral arrangements as well as the issuing of financial instruments.

Banking & Financial Services:
The team advises Luxembourg and international credit institutions and other professionals in the financial services sector on regulatory matters, contractual arrangements and on their dealings with clients.

Capital Markets:
The team advises corporate, institutional, supranational and sovereign issuers on securities laws and capital markets regulation. The team also advises on regulatory compliance including regulatory filings, disclosure obligations and corporate governance issues. The team has a market leading reputation for advising on all aspects of clearing and settlement.

Commercial & Insolvency:
The team advises clients on general commercial matters. They also advise creditors and other stakeholders in situations of financial stress. They provide creative solutions to preserve value for creditors and for the owners of the business, while also being the first choice firm in Luxembourg for insolvency work, including litigation, as well as involuntary reorganisation proceedings, including those involving foreign jurisdictions.

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions:
The team advises clients on all types of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructurings and change of control transactions including tender and exchange offers; going private transactions; acquisitions and disposals of subsidiaries; divisions and assets; joint ventures; strategic alliances; recapitalisations and liquidations.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The team has experience in representing domestic and international clients at all levels of the Luxembourg civil, commercial, arbitration and criminal courts, including commercial and corporate litigation; white-collar; financial and corporate crime; asset tracing and insurance litigation.

Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits:
The team serves domestic and international institutional clients on issues ranging from appointments to terminations; contractual negotiations and work permits; business immigration and expatriation; restructurings and corporate transactions; individual and collective dismissals procedures; collective bargaining negotiations; compensation and benefits schemes; equity schemes; pension schemes; restrictive covenants; discrimination claims; industrial relations; data protection and privacy at work.

EU Financial & Competition Law:
The team advises on EU and national competition law, including State aid and merger control law, European banking and financial law, international and European law of the institutions and EU staff law. Their services include both non contentious matters and contentious matters such as proceedings before the EU and Luxembourg competition authorities and courts. The team represents clients before the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) on a regular basis.

Insurance & Reinsurance Law:
The team advises insurance and reinsurance companies as well as insurance intermediaries and banks on all insurance regulatory matters, including license applications; passporting rules; the launching of new insurance products; portfolio transfers; investment rules; distribution agreements and on mergers and acquisitions involving insurance or reinsurance entities.

Investment Management:
The team advises clients on the structuring and operation of both UCITS and alternative investment structures as well as service providers for Luxembourg and offshore investment funds. The firm works on all issues the funds and their service providers may face, and on the broadest range of funds, structures, strategies and asset classes.

IP, Communication & Technology:
The team advises on commercial and civil law matters and assists clients in the following areas of the law: contracts; technology; media and telecommunications (TMT); intellectual property law (IP); e-commerce; e-archiving; data protection and privacy; advertising; unfair competition and consumer protection; product regulation (pharmaceutical sector, foodstuff, tobacco industry, etc.).

Private Equity & Real Estate:
The team advises on all aspects relating to the structuring and organisation of private equity and real estate funds. The firm works with managers or advisers, as well as the investments and transactions made by private equity and real estate funds, including the crafting of investor codecision rights; carried interest schemes; debt financing arrangements; capital market related aspects and the negotiation of purchase agreements.

Private Wealth:
The team advises wealthy families and entrepreneurs on their wealth and estate planning matters. Advice includes the appropriate use of legal structures for their wealth and investments, whether through the use of corporate vehicles and partnerships or through contractual vehicles such as insurance contracts or fiduciary agreements. The team also provides family office services and supports private clients in their philanthropic activities.

Tax Law:
The team provides bespoke tax advice to a wide range of domestic and international clients, covering all fields of taxation. The team has particular experience in the establishment of tax efficient acquisition and finance structures, VAT and transfer pricing as well as corporate reorganisations in a variety of sectors, with a special focus on the real estate, private equity and investment funds area.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of London office Camille Bourke +44 207 456 9800
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Camille Bourke  photo Ms Camille Bourke
Number of fee-earners in London : 4
Number of partners : 49
Total number of lawyers : 325

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.

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:

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.