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

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Benefiting from 'strong jurisprudence and analytical skills', Bonn & Schmitt  provides a 'trustworthy and reliable' service to banks, corporates, funds and high-net-worth individuals across the gamut of commercial litigation. As well as being 'excellent advocates in court', the team also has a strong reputation for pre-litigation advice and mediation. 'Very client-oriented and responsive' 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.

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Testimonials

The team is cost-effective and commercial, and has an excellent understanding of common law jurisdictions.

The client-oriented and responsive Alex Schmitt is a very good lawyer.

Key clients

EAM Solar

Investment funds Tier 2

The 'proactive and client-oriented' three-partner team at Bonn & Schmitt handles the structuring and ongoing operational needs of clients across the spectrum of retail and alternative regulated and unregulated funds. The firm is particularly active within the UCITS space, including advice on the creation of sub-funds, and is also well-versed at structuring SICAR vehicles. Recently promoted partner Amélie Thevenart 'has a deep knowledge of the fund industry in Luxembourg, Italy and across Europe'.  

Testimonials

The firm understands the clients’ needs and provides tailored solutions to their requests.

Amélie Thevenart is always available and well organised; she is very pragmatic and goal-oriented without being shallow.

Key clients

BANCA GENERALI

CREDEMLUX

FIDEURAM GROUP

UBI BANCA

CARNEGIE

PENOLA

PROXY P MANAGEMENT AB

FORMUEPLEJE LUX SICAV

BANCA DI SAN MARINO

EuroAmericaAdministradora Generalde Fondos S.A. / ZCH AM SICAV

Open Mind Investments S.C.A. SICAR

360 Capital One S.C.A. -SICAR

IP and IT Tier 2

Bonn & Schmitt continues to be particularly active for domestic and foreign companies in the financial, insurance and healthcare fields on GDPR-related matters. Team head Alain Grosjean has strong credentials across the IP and data protection fields, and advises the Luxembourg Bar Association on various issues relating to the implementation of the GDPR.

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Luxembourg Bar Association

International Association of Lawyers

Tax Tier 2

Led by Patrick AnderssonBonn & Schmitt's two-strong team handles a range of funds structuring and M&A-related tax advice, in addition to advice on exchange of information areas and disputes work.

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CITIC CWEI

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Headed by the ‘superb’ Alex SchmittBonn & Schmitt's team provides a 'cost-effective and commercial service' to banks, debt funds, private equity sponsors and corporates across the spectrum of transactional, regulatory and litigation concerns affecting their businesses. The firm is particularly accomplished at advising borrower clients (including corporates and funds) on real estate-related mandates. Restructuring and insolvency is also a prominent area of focus for the firm, and clients benefit from a strong offering on the financing front, as well as in relation to any contentious matters that may arise, as a result of the firm's 'tremendous understanding of both civil and common law legal systems'. Armel Waisse left the firm.

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Testimonials

Counsel Nicolas Widung was very helpful on a novel restructuring transaction and was prepared to step outside his comfort zone and try something new, having considered the key legal issues.

Tremendous understanding of both civil and common law legal systems‘.

Key clients

EQT Partners

MEDIOBANCA INTERNATIONAL (LUXEMBOURG) S.A.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Jointly headed by Frédéric Lemoine and Chantal KeeremanBonn & Schmitt's seven-strong team advises international corporates and private equity groups on M&A mandates, restructurings and joint ventures across a range of industry sectors, including energy, technology and manufacturing.

Key clients

EQT

Capvis

Cerberus

Fanuc Europe Corporation

Credem International (Lux)

China Three Gorges Corporation

Brady Corporation

Azelis

Huawei Technologies

Signalhorn

Philip Morris

Kinetic

Sthree

Viking

Employment Tier 3

Bonn & Schmitt handles a significant amount of contentious employment work as a part of the firm's overarching litigation expertise. In addition, Alain Grosjean has a strong reputation across the spectrum of advisory work and is particularly noted for his work in relation to collective redundancies. The firm is particularly active advising banks and funds on employment matters.

Private equity Tier 3

At Bonn & SchmittFrédéric Lemoine regularly handles M&A work for private equity firms, including EQT, which he recently advised on its acquisition of Nestlé Skin Health.

Key clients

EQT

Capvis

Adelis Equity Partners

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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