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Laurent Schummer

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Arendt & Medernach

Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions ; Private Equity & Real Estate ; Capital Markets

Position

Laurent Schummer is a Partner and a member of the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, the Private Equity & Real Estate and the Capital Markets practices of Arendt & Medernach.

Career

In addition to general company law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and group restructuring matters, Laurent also handles takeover, equity offering and listing matters.

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, he was a partner at Linklaters LLP, Luxembourg which he joined in 1997.

Languages

English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Member

He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since May 1998.

Laurent is a standing member of the Mergers and Acquisition commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats. He is a lecturer in corporate law at the University of Luxembourg.

Education

Laurent Schummer holds a Master's degree in law from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School (U.S.A.).


Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

With two distinct teams (numbering eight partners in total) focusing on regulatory and transactional work in the banking and finance sector, Arendt & Medernach has the strength-in-depth to provide an all-encompassing service to an impressive roster of financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, UBS, Natixis and HSBC. The 'excellent' Paul Mousel and Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger are well regarded for their regulatory knowledge and have been providing high-level strategic advice to a raft of insurance companies, including AIG Insurance and RSA Insurance Group, on their relocation strategies in light of Brexit. On the transactional front, Grégory Minne recently advised HSBC and Barclays on the £420m English-law governed margin facility granted to Global City Theatres in order to facilitate its investment in Cineworld's rights issue. François Warken is 'very strong on the capital markets/structured finance front', and is a key practitioner that also includes debt capital markets experts Matthieu Taillandier and the 'vastly knowledgeable' Philippe Dupont, and Laurent Schummer, who specialises in equity capital markets matters. Other recommended practitioners include Marc Mouton, who has developed a strong reputation for fintech regulatory issues, and Glenn Meyer, whose broad-ranging regulatory expertise frequently sees him instructed on discrete standalone matters as well as on the regulatory issues concomitant to financial services M&A.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Laurent Schummer  - Arendt & Medernach

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With critical mass and expertise across a myriad of sectors, including financial services and technology, Arendt & Medernach remains extremely visible in the market for Luxembourg-related structuring aspects of cross-border M&A mandates. The 'solution-focused' Laurent Schummer recently advised Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille on its acquisition of a majority stake in Caffitaly from Alpha Private Equity. Guy Harles has an excellent perspective on international M&A mandates, particularly on matters with an Asian nexus; he recently represented Deutsche Bank on the sale of Sal. Oppenheim’s Luxembourg-integrated white-label asset servicing and depositary bank business to Hauck &AufhĂ€use, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading Chinese investment firm Fosun. The return of Bob Calmes to Luxembourg in July 2017, following several years heading up the New York office, bolsters the team's offering across a range of industry sectors, including space and satellites, where alongside Schummer he has developed a strong reputation. Other clients include Audi, Apax Partners, CrĂ©dit Suisse and Rocket Internet.

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