Bonn & Schmitt > Luxembourg, Luxembourg > Firm Profile
Bonn & Schmitt Offices
148, AVENUE DE LA FAIENCERIE
Bonn & Schmitt > The Legal 500 RankingsBonn & Schmitt‘s ‘very capable and attentive‘ litigation team has deep and broad experience across formal litigation and in cases utilising ADR techniques in proceedings before the civil, criminal and administrative courts. Many of the partners at the firm handle some litigation, including the ‘very approachable‘ Alex Schmitt, whose transactional banking and finance knowledge is regularly deployed to good effect in relation to disputes in the sector. Alain Grosjean is also a key partner in the team and is particularly well-versed at representing clients in cross-border corporate/shareholder disputes as well as employment litigation.
‘Bonn & Schmitt’s litigation team clearly stands out with its multi-faceted structure that perfectly combines competence and personal client care.’
‘The team is very capable and attentive.’
‘Alex Schmitt is very approachable.’
EAM SOLAR ASA
Other key lawyers:
‘It is a team that accompanies our company at all times and is attentive to our weaknesses and needs.’
‘The team is empathetic, supportive and technical.’
‘Frederic Lemoine – very pragmatic approach and hands on advice. Highly knowledgeable in Luxembourg corporate law.’
Luxembourg > Employment Tier 3Co-headed by litigators Alain Grosjean and Pol Steinhäuser, Bonn & Schmitt remains best-known for its representation of employers in relation to risk management and formal litigation, including as it relates to the defence of unfair dismissal claims. Gabriel Bleser‘s arrival from Moyse Bleser Avocats a la Cour enhances the team, particularly in light of his overarching labour and social security expertise.
Luxembourg > IP and IT Tier 3Co-headed by Alain Grosjean and Gabriel Bleser, the latter who joined in October 2020 following the firm’s absorption of Moyes Bleser, Bonn & Schmitt has a particular focus advising on data protection/GDPR compliance.
Luxembourg > Private equity Tier 3Bonn & Schmitt regularly provides the local law structuring advice on behalf of a small but loyal roster of significant private equity firms, including EQT and Capvis. Frédéric Lemoine co-heads the team alongside Cedric Bellwald and is appreciated for his ‘very pragmatic approach and hands-on advice’.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is empathetic, supportive and very technical.’
‘They are our go-to counsel for all Luxembourg matters. Since many of our investments are made through Luxembourg we have a fair amount of local law work.’
‘Frederic Lemoine has a very pragmatic approach and provides hands-on advice. He is highly knowledgeable on Luxembourg corporate law.’
Luxembourg > Tax Tier 3Bonn & Schmitt regularly provides tax structuring advice pursuant to investments made by core private equity clients (including EQT), as well as in the context of financing facilities on behalf of banks. Senior counsel Anne Selbert is the main contact and has a strong grounding across direct and indirect tax matters, international tax and transfer pricing.
Other key lawyers:
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg
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.
Bonn & Schmitt > Firm Profile
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.
|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||Cédric Bellwald|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Chantal Keereman|
|Capital markets||Alex Schmitt|
|Capital markets||Frédéric Lemoine|
|Investment funds||Alex Schmitt|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Chantal Keereman|
|Labour and employment benefits||Alain Grosjean|
|Labour and employment benefits||Gabriel Bleser|
|Labour and employment benefits||Pol Steinhäuser|
|Corporate and commercial||Cédric Bellwald|
|Corporate and commercial||Chantal Keereman|
|Media, IT, IP and e-commerce||Alain Grosjean|
|Media, IT, IP and e-commerce||Erwin Sotiri|
|Litigation and arbitration||Alain Grosjean|
|Litigation and arbitration||Cédric Bellwald|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Alex Schmitt|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Cédric Bellwald|