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Bonn & Schmitt

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Co-led by Alex Schmitt and Armel Waisse, Bonn & Schmitt's two-partner team provides a 'pragmatic and responsive service' across a range of new money financings, restructurings and regulatory matters. The team handles a significant amount of work for private equity sponsors, including Capvis, which it advised on the financing to facilitate the purchase from DBAG of a majority stake in the ProXES Group. Nicolas Widung and the 'reliable and pragmaticLaurent Henneresse are also recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Praised for its ability 'to understand the needs of foreign clients', Bonn & Schmitt has excellent traction among numerous international private equity firms, including Capvis and Cerberus, and acts for them on their M&A activity and disposals. Frédéric Lemoine has recently handled a number of matters for EQT, including on its $2.5bn acquisition, via a Luxembourg investment platform, of SUSE from Microfocus Group. 'Very committed' senior counsel Chantal Keereman is also recommended.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Led by Alain Grosjean and Armel WaisseBonn & Schmitt has a particularly strong reputation for representing financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals in commercial litigation. Waisse is singled out for her 'expertise in commercial cases relating to financial collateral', and the 'very strategicAlex Schmitt has a 'particularly strong knowledge of the financial services sector and is able to identify quickly the issues that really matter'.

Employment Tier 2

Led by Alain GrosjeanBonn & Schmitt's four-strong team handles a diverse range of non-contentious and contentious work for international corporates, including on the drafting and amendments of employment contracts, collective redundancies and data protection matters.

Insurance Tier 2

At Bonn & Schmitt, the 'very strongArmel Waisse has significant  insurance law expertise (across both general and life insurance policies) and is regularly instructed by insurance companies to ensure that documentation is in accordance with local and EU laws. Senior counsel Chantal Keereman is also recommended.

Investment funds Tier 2

Strengthened by the recent arrival of the 'highly professionalJeannette Vaude-Perrin  from DentonsBonn & Schmitt's three-partner team has significant strength-in-depth, enabling it to handle the structuring and ongoing operational needs of clients across the spectrum of retail and alternative regulated and unregulated funds. Alex Schmitt and senior counsel Philippe Corinne have provided ongoing advice to BG Fund Management Luxembourg and its three Luxembourg funds, including on the creation of new UCITS’ sub-funds and the merger of nine UCITS’ sub-funds. Other clients include Fideuram Group, UBI Banca and Carnegie.

IP and IT Tier 2

At Bonn & SchmittAlain Grosjean has an excellent reputation for data protection matters and has consequently been in high demand from clients from a range of industry sectors to advise them on the implications of GDPR law.

Tax Tier 2

As well as funds structuring and M&A-related tax advice, Bonn & Schmitt has developed an increasingly visible presence in exchange of information areas, including on Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act matters. Counsel Gaëlle Felly is recommended.

Private equity Tier 3

At Bonn & Schmitt, Frédéric Lemoine provides a 'high-quality service' to numerous private equity sponsors, including EQT, which he recently advised on the sale of Bureau van Djik group to Moody’s Corporation.

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
Banking and finance Armel Waisse
Private equity and venture capital Alex Schmitt
Private equity and venture capital Frédéric Lemoine
Taxation and tax planning Gaëlle Felly
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
Insurance and reinsurance Armel Waisse
Labour and employment benefits Alain Grosjean
Labour and employment benefits Pol Steinhäuser
Corporate and commercial Chantal Keereman
Corporate and commercial Candice Wiser
Media, IT, IP and e-commerce Alain Grosjean
Litigation and arbitration Alain Grosjean
Litigation and arbitration Armel Waisse
Insolvency and restrucuring Alex Schmitt
Insolvency and restrucuring Armel Waisse
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Chantal Keereman  photo Mrs Chantal Keereman
Mr Frédéric Lemoine  photo Mr Frédéric Lemoine
Mrs Corinne Philippe  photo Mrs Corinne Philippe
Mr Alex Schmitt  photo Mr Alex Schmitt
Mrs Armel Waisse  photo Mrs Armel Waisse
Number of lawyers : 30