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Bonn & Schmitt
148, AVENUE DE LA FAIENCERIE
L-1511 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Led by the 'responsive, pragmatic and solutions-orientedFrédéric Lemoine and Chantal Keereman, Bonn & Schmitt's two-partner team provides a 'very hands-on service' to private equity firms, in particular on the investment holding structures in Luxembourg to facilitate their global M&A activity. Other work includes advice to clients on corporate governance and restructuring mandates.

Practice head(s):

Frederic Lemoine; Chantal Keereman

Other key lawyers:

Anne Selbert; Francesco del Pesce

Testimonials

‘The team provides hands-on corporate law advice.’

‘Frederic Lemoine is very responsive, pragmatic and solutions-oriented.’

Key clients

EQT

Capvis

Azelis

Zaim

Aggregate

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Although Bonn & Schmitt's litigation offering was weakened somewhat by the departure in April 2020 of Armel Waisse to MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL, it remains a popular choice among corporates, financial services entities and private individuals, by virtue of its 'excellent subject matter knowledge and analytical skills'. Alain Grosjean has a strong track record for clients engaged in corporate litigation and shareholder disputes, often utilising ADR techniques, including mediation, to effectively resolve contentious situations. Senior partner Alex Schmitt has extensive banking law knowledge and is regularly appointed to appear as a Luxembourg expert in relation to issues of banking and finance law arising in the course of international court or arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Alain Grosjean; Alex Schmitt; Pol Steinhauser

Other key lawyers:

Simon Malterre; Elena Arno

Testimonials

‘The firm has excellent subject matter knowledge and analytical skills.’

Key clients

EAM SOLAR ASA

Employment Tier 3

Co-headed by litigators Alain Grosjean and Pol Steinhäuser, unsurprisingly Bonn & Schmitt is particularly focused on representing employers in labour matters with a contentious dimension. However, although some of this work relates to formal legal proceedings, the firm's strong litigation credentials also ensures that it is in a strong bargaining position, for example, in negotiating collective redundancy procedures and settlement agreements.

Practice head(s):

Alain Grosjean; Pol Steinhäuser

Other key lawyers:

Simon Malterre; Elena Arno

Investment funds Tier 3

Bonn & Schmitt provides 'very precise and scrupulous' advice to funds and management companies across the spectrum of their domestic needs associated with alternative and retail funds. The firm is, however, best-known for its UCITS expertise, often in relation to fund structuring and ongoing operational matters, as well as sub-fund mergers and restructurings. Senior partner Alex Schmitt and Amélie Thevenart are the main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Alex Schmitt; Amélie Thevenart

Other key lawyers:

Maria Chiapolino

Testimonials

The team is very precise and scrupulous in treating all the matters brought forward to them.’

Key clients

Banca Generali

Fideuram Group

UBI Banca

Banca Di San Marino

EuroAmerica Administradora General de Fondos/ZC HAM SICAV

CREDEMLUX

IP and IT Tier 3

At Bonn & Schmitt, team head Alain Grosjean has a particular strength advising on data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Alain Grosjean

Other key lawyers:

Simon Malterre; Elena Arno

Key clients

Luxembourg Bar Association

International Association of Lawyers (UIA)

Private equity Tier 3

Led by Frédéric Lemoine and Chantal KeeremanBonn & Schmitt regularly advises core clients EQT and Capvis on the structuring of Luxembourg investment vehicles to facilitate their cross-border M&A.

Practice head(s):

Frederic Lemoine; Chantal Keereman

Other key lawyers:

Anne Selbert; Francesco del Pesce

Key clients

EQT

Capvis

Tax Tier 3

At Bonn & Schmitt, counsel Anne Selbert  has a particular strength advising on international corporate taxation and regularly provides the tax input pursuant to mandates handled by private equity clients of the firm.

Practice head(s):

Anne Selbert

Other key lawyers:

Alex Schmitt

Key clients

EQT

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Although it is relatively small compared to some of its higher-ranked peers, Bonn & Schmitt's two-partner team is 'very responsive and on top of things', and acts for banks and funds engaged in transactional work and litigation in the sector.  Alex Schmitt is a key name. Nicolas Widung left the firm in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Alex Schmitt

Testimonials

‘Very responsive and on top of things. The lawyers never miss a deadline, are always available for a call and comply carefully with any instruction given to them. Finally, their pricing is fair and and they tend to stick to the agreed fee quote. They will always inform us of any possible costs overrun.’

Key clients

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

EQT Partners

Bayerische Landesbank

EDFI MANAGEMENT COMPANY N.V.

CREDEM INTERNATIONAL (LUX)

Capvis Equity Partners

China Development Bank

Cerberus Capital Management

Ad-hoc group of holders of notes issued by Galapagos S.A.

Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

The firm: Bonn & Schmitt is a leading independent Luxembourg law firm with an extensive international practice.

The firm’s attorneys are experienced practitioners in the Luxembourg legal environment and represent a broad spectrum of expertise that allows them to deliver unrivalled legal solutions in one of Europe’s leading financial centres.

Bonn & Schmitt is a trusted legal partner of leading international financial institutions, industrial corporations, national governments, as well as companies listed on the Forbes Global 2000 list.

Having fostered strong links with leading international law firms, the firm’s global client base stretches through Europe, to Russia, the US, South America, South Africa and Asia. The firm aims to nurture strong client relationships and to address the particular business needs of each client in the most efficient manner.

Bonn & Schmitt’s lawyers are registered with the Luxembourg Bar and many are members of several legal associations, including the International Bar Association, the Union Internationale des Avocats and the International Fiscal Association.

Areas of practice: The firm provides broad ranging legal services in the following core areas: corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring; tax, including corporate and international tax advisory, indirect taxes and VAT and tax litigation; banking, finance and regulation, including capital markets, securities and insurance law; investment management covering both asset management and investment funds; and litigation and dispute resolution covering employment, IP, telecommunications and commercial litigation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Alex Schmitt
Private equity and venture capital Alex Schmitt
Private equity and venture capital Frédéric Lemoine
Mergers and acquisitions Frédéric Lemoine
Mergers and acquisitions Chantal Keereman
Capital markets Alex Schmitt
Capital markets Frédéric Lemoine
Investment funds Corinne Philippe
Investment funds Chantal Keereman
Insurance and reinsurance Chantal Keereman
Labour and employment benefits Alain Grosjean
Labour and employment benefits Pol Steinhäuser
Corporate and commercial Chantal Keereman
Media, IT, IP and e-commerce Alain Grosjean
Litigation and arbitration Alain Grosjean
Insolvency and restrucuring Alex Schmitt
Tax Anne Selbert
Banking & Finance Nicolas Widung
Number of lawyers : 30
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