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Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Well-established independent heavyweight Elvinger Hoss Prussen has a 'deep knowledge of Luxembourg law and the market, as well as international considerations', enabling it to effectively advise local and international lenders, corporates and funds across myriad banking and finance mandates. On the capital markets front, the team, under the guidance of Philippe Prussen, has handled some large-scale bond issuances for major international corporates, including Richemont International Holding, which Prussen advised on the Luxembourg law aspects of its €2bn issuance of Guaranteed Notes. Pit Reckinger and André Hoffmann have vast experience advising on regulatory and transactional work in the sector, including as it pertains to banking M&A, and co-head the overarching team that also includes Karl Pardaens (who excels at handling capital markets work, as well as fintech-related matters).

Practice head(s):

Pit Reckinger; André Hoffmann

Other key lawyers:

Karl Pardaens; Philippe Prussen; Thierry Kauffman; Cintia Martins Costa


‘Excellent availability, thorough analysis and, compared to other law firms, quick turnarounds.’

‘The firm is rated for the outstanding quality of partners, senior associates, associates and entire team, which has a law firm environment with international breadth. It also has deep knowledge of domestic Luxembourg law and the market, as well as on international considerations. Summing up, Elvinger Hoss Prussen is the ideal partner for every deal.’

‘The team provides very precise and to-the-point advice.’

Key clients

The European Investment Fund

ArcelorMittal SA

Richemont International Holding


Ternium Investments

Advanzia Bank

Crystal Almond


Nexa Resources




Quilvest Capital Partners

Avenue Europe

Ardagh Group

Wecan Group

Azimut Private Equity

TDR Capital

Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland)Ltd, Luxembourg Branch

Société Générale Bank & Trust

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The 'very responsive' team at Elvinger Hoss Prussen provides 'clear and concise advice' to clients across a range of domestic and cross-border corporate and commercial matters, including on joint venture structuring, M&A mandates, restructurings and ongoing corporate housekeeping. The team regularly acts for high-profile private equity firms, including Apax Partners and Cinven, on the Luxembourg law structuring elements of their M&A activity, with the 'very helpful and hands-onToinon Hoss particularly strong in the area. Pit Reckinger and Philippe Hoss co-head the team and are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Pit Reckinger; Philippe Hoss

Other key lawyers:

Toinon Hoss; Thierry Kauffman; Frédéric Clasen


‘The team is very responsive and provides clear and concise advice.’

‘Toinon Hoss is extremely helpful in legal negotiations.’

‘Toinon Hoss is extremely hands on, with a high level of control on the quality. It is better to have her with you than against you in a negotiation.’

Key clients



Apax Partners

Apollo Global Management

Assicurazioni Generali

atHome Group

Avenue Europe



Commerz Real

Corsair Investments






ProSiebenSat 1

Vitruvian Partners

Lafayette S.A.

Luxembourg > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The 'experienced, effective and focused' team at Elvinger Hoss Prussen handles corporate, commercial, civil and administrative litigation for a range of companies, financial institutions and individuals. As well as handling purely domestic matters, the team is also well-versed at representing clients in multi-jurisdictional mandates and is praised for its understanding of 'what is required when working with demanding Common Law lawyers and their clients'. Marc Elvinger and Pierre Elvinger are 'two of the most experienced and respected litigators in Luxembourg' and co-head the team that also includes the 'responsive and technically strongElisabeth Omes, who is noted, in particular, for her financial services-related expertise.

Practice head(s):

Marc Elvinger; Pierre Elvinger

Other key lawyers:

Léon Gloden; Elisabeth Omes; Michel Nickels


‘It is an experienced, focused and effective team.’

‘They are attuned to the needs of international clients.’

‘One of the best-regarded litigation teams in Luxembourg. On the matter we are working with them on, they have a team that comprises both litigators and transactional lawyers. They all work well together and it is a well-managed team providing a seamless service. They understand what is required when working with demanding Common Law lawyers and their clients!’

‘We are working with Marc and Pierre Elvinger, two of the most experienced and respected litigators in Luxembourg. Ours is a complex matter involving eight different law firms across seven different sets of proceedings. Marc and Pierre have the authority to be able to co-ordinate all the lawyers on our side. They also have the experience to help us navigate the Luxembourg system, work effectively within the local rules and, to the extent possible, anticipate the outcome.’

‘The very experienced Pierre Elvinger has good judgement regarding options and possible outcomes.’

‘Elisabeth Omes is responsive and technically strong.’

Key clients

Immobilière André Losch SCI

UBS Europe SE

Syniverse Technologies S.àr.l.

Michel Fischer, Bannister Investment SA

Fonds de gestion des édifices religieux etautres bien relevant du culte catholique (FONDS)

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 1

Benefiting from an 'excellent relationship with the domestic financial regulator', Elvinger Hoss Prussen provides trustworthy advice to fund promoters and asset managers that is 'in line with best practices and regulator guidelines'Led by the 'vastly experiencedJacques Elvinger, the 14-partner  investment fund team is perhaps best-known for its UCITS fund-related work and, along with Arendt & Medernach, dominates this part of the market by dint of its "first-mover advantage", an 'excellent skill-set and expertise' in the space, and the ability to resource a huge volume of mandates by virtue of the size of its partner and associate-level offering. Gast Juncker and Jérôme Wigny are also very experienced in the retail funds space, with Juncker also pivotal to the firm's heightened visibility among Asian clients. On the alternative investment front, Sophie Laguesse is 'very competent and efficient' on the structuring of private equity, credit and real estate funds, in particular.

Practice head(s):

Jacques Elvinger

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Laguesse; Xavier Le Sourne; Sophie Dupin; Olivia Moessner; Joachim Cour; Jeffrey Kolbet


At the firm, you will receive as a client the same opinion and advice whether you ask one team or another, and you can be assured that this will correspond to the most up-to-date rules and in line with best practices and regulator guidelines.’

I worked with several partners and associates and what makes them different is their pragmatism while having a very high level of technical knowledge.’

Partners and associates in the investment fund practice are very competent and well aware of Luxembourg regulatory and peer practices.’

The team is very experienced, has good attention-to-detail and looks to add value wherever possible.’

The firm is pragmatic and commercial and has a good working relationship with the regulator and so is able to deliver advice you can trust.’

Jacques Elvinger is vastly experienced.’

In the private equity sector, Sophie Laguesse has shown to be very competent and efficient.’

Sophie Laguesse is very competent and solutions-oriented.’

Xavier Le Sourne and Jeffrey Kolbet make themselves contactable at short notice, provide practical solutions and have deep market insight. They are always willing to think outside-the-box and are pragmatic in their approach.’

Joachim Cour is a stand out partner.’

Key clients

Thomas Lloyd Group




Blue Horizon Management AG

Silverhorn SICAV SIF

Frutas SCSp

DB Platinum

Capital International Management


Luxembourg > IP and IT Tier 1

Elvinger Hoss Prussen provides 'sound and strategically important legal advice' across a range of contentious and non-contentious IP and IT-related matters. Gary Cywie regularly advises financial services clients on IT outsourcing projects, as well as handling data protection mandates and a range of regulatory and commercial work for fintech clients. Although she is primarily focused on corporate and banking work, Linda Funck regularly advises financial sponsors and banks on ICT and data protection work and co-heads the team alongside Cywie.

Practice head(s):

Linda Funck; Gary Cywie

Other key lawyers:

Emmanuèle de Dampierre


‘What made them standout to their competitors, was their immediate understanding of the complexities of the project, its implications and risks, and visualizing it in the national context.’

‘The main quality I appreciate is engagement. The team thinks through the problem or question and proactively comes back asking for more information, in order to understand the bigger picture. The second point is that feedback is explanatory, allowing me to understand the legal position/advice, as well as to act independently, having understood potential pitfalls.’

‘The team is very well-informed, smart and thorough.’

‘This practice is a one-of-a-kind, exceptionally integrated national law firm offering the quality work of a top-tier international law firm. Key strengths are sound and strategically important legal advice adapted to the local specificities, adaptability and availability.’

‘Gary Cywie quickly understood the intricacies of the subject matter.’ 

Key clients



Swiss Life (Luxembourg)

Losch Services S.à r.l.

Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois

CBP Quilvest


Advanzia Bank S.A.

Property Token

Kartesia Management

La Mondiale Europartner

Robert Koch- Institu

Luxembourg > Private equity Tier 1

Led on the corporate front by the 'very helpful and hands-onToinon Hoss and also able to draw upon the expertise of lawyers in complementary practice areas including finance, investment funds and tax, Elvinger Hoss Prussen is a popular choice among many leading sponsors to provide advice across the full range of their Luxembourg-based needs associated with big-ticket international mandates. Hoss continues to handle a significant amount of M&A work for Cinven, either on its own or as part of an investment consortium.

Practice head(s):

Toinon Hoss

Other key lawyers:

Thibaut Partsch; Frédéric Clasen; Azadeh Djazayeri


The team assisted in a very complex matter in a thoughtful and pragmatic way.’

‘Toinon Hoss is very helpful and hands-on.’

Key clients

Cinven Partners LLP


Cinven / Advent

Hellman & Friedman

Bregal Unternehmerkapital II LP

Frutas SCSp

BC Partners Limited

Galileo Global Education Luxco Sàrl

SK Capital Partners

Vitruvian Partners LLP

CVC Capital Partners

Luxembourg > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Led by Léon GlodenElvinger Hoss Prussen's three-partner team is well-versed at handling local "bricks and mortar" real estate matters, including work relating to urban development projects, in addition to more transactional instructional, including acquisitions and disposals of commercial property for real estate funds. Counsel Stéphanie Pautot is 'a valuable asset on any real estate deal' and provides 'practical advice' to clients across all facets of real estate investment projects involving acquisition, disposal, financing, lease negotiations and due diligence.

Practice head(s):

Léon Gloden

Other key lawyers:


The firm’s real estate and construction practice has broad legal knowledge, a solid track record for major transactions in Luxembourg and a proactive approach on the files.’

Stéphanie Pautot has strong legal knowledge, displays fine legal reasoning, and is able to tackle complex legal issues. Her track record and experience enables her to provide practical advice and she is consequently a valuable asset on any real estate deal.’

Key clients

Batipart Invest

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

AGORA S.àr.l. & Cie s.e.c.s.

IKO Real Estate


Codic Luxembourg S.A.

Luxembourg > Tax Tier 1

Benefiting from a 'fair view and understanding of market practice and trends', Elvinger Hoss Prussen is able to provide 'solution-oriented and clear tax advice on complex matters', including as it relates to the design and implementation of international tax structures for the Luxembourg financial sector. Although former head Jean-Luc Fisch's departure to Dentons in August 2020 was clearly impactful, the team's pipeline of transactional work, track record in the space and longevity in the market, has ensured that it remains a leader in the field. The 'very client-oriented and agileElisabeth Adam is now one of the most senior members within the three-partner team and is appreciated by funds and private clients/family offices clients for her ability 'to provide advice and implement complex transactions, while ensuring legal security at the same time'. 

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Adam; Isabelle Gervais; Dirk Richter


‘Dedicated to their clients. Deep knowledge of the relevant issues. Ability to propose tailor made solutions.’

‘Ability to listen and then suggest workable solutions. Extremely well connected.’

‘Very strong connection with the tax authorities. The firm is one of the leading practices in Luxembourg which helps them to get a fair view and understanding of market practice and trends.’

‘The team provides solutions-oriented and clear tax advice on complex matters.’

‘Elisabeth Adam is a very client-oriented and agile multi-disciplinary lawyer who provides clear legal advice. Particularly valuable is her competence at providing advice and implementing complex transactions while ensuring legal security at the same time of the corporate, financing and tax aspects of it, both for regulated and unregulated investment entities. She is also very helpful for private individual tax planning and family offices.’

Key clients

Richemont International Holding

atHome Group

Crystal Almond

Wecan Group

Azimut Private Equity I, SCSp

AMC Capital IV

Suntech Global Solar Fund Partners

Mirabaud Asset Management (Europe)


Luxembourg > Employment Tier 2

'Very well-connected within Luxembourg', Elvinger Hoss Prussen provides 'focused' advice to domestic and international companies/financial institutions across a myriad of individual and collective employment law matters. Pierre Elvinger is appreciated by clients for his 'professional and entrepreneurial thinking', in the context of both advisory work and litigation. Léon Gloden co-heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Elvinger; Léon Gloden


‘Very professional and quick. Entrepreneurial thinking, always trying to find a workable solution instead of reason why the answer is no. Very well-connected within Luxembourg.’

‘The experienced team provides focused and judicious advice.’

‘Pierre Elvinger displays professional and entrepreneurial thinking.’

‘Pierre Elvinger is a very experienced, focused and effective employment lawyer with excellent judgement regarding potential outcome of court cases.’

The firm: Independent in structure and spirit, Elvinger Hoss Prussen guides clients in their most critical Luxembourg legal matters.

The firm was founded in 1964 by lawyers committed to excellence and creativity in legal practice. Since then, they have shaped a firm fit for one purpose: to deliver the best possible advice for businesses, institutions and entrepreneurs.

Delivering this responsive service, to an exceptional degree of precision, means working a little differently. The partners are uncommonly supportive of clients and of each other; they form cross-border arrangements with peers based on each case’s demands; and the colleagues are unusually united around the firm’s values.

Elvinger Hoss Prussen is proud to play a unique role in the development of Luxembourg as a financial centre, and they welcome like minds to open opportunities for the future.

Department Name Email Telephone
Manou Hoss
Jacques Elvinger
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Ms Elisabeth Adam  photo Ms Elisabeth Adam Partner
 Florence Apostolou  photo Florence Apostolou Partner
Ms Ana Bramao  photo Ms Ana Bramao Partner
Ms Sophie Bronkart  photo Ms Sophie Bronkart Counsel
Mr Arnaud Cagi-Nicolau  photo Mr Arnaud Cagi-Nicolau Partner
Ms Charlotte Chen  photo Ms Charlotte Chen Counsel
 Frédéric Clasen  photo Frédéric Clasen Partner
Mr Joachim Cour  photo Mr Joachim Cour Partner Joachim Cour advises clients on a wide range of fund and…
Mr Gary Cywie  photo Mr Gary Cywie Counsel
Ms Claire De Boeck  photo Ms Claire De Boeck Counsel
Mrs Azadeh Djazayeri  photo Mrs Azadeh Djazayeri Partner
Ms Sophie Dupin  photo Ms Sophie Dupin Partner
Mr Yves Elvinger  photo Mr Yves Elvinger Partner
Mr Marc Elvinger  photo Mr Marc Elvinger Partner
Mr Jacques Elvinger  photo Mr Jacques Elvinger Partner
Mr Pierre Elvinger  photo Mr Pierre Elvinger Partner
 François Felten  photo François Felten Partner
Mr Luc Frieden  photo Mr Luc Frieden Partner
Ms Linda Funck  photo Ms Linda Funck Partner
 Thomas Göricke  photo Thomas Göricke Counsel
Ms Isabelle Gervais  photo Ms Isabelle Gervais Partner
 Léon Gloden  photo Léon Gloden Partner 
Ms Anna Hermelinski-Ayache  photo Ms Anna Hermelinski-Ayache Partner
 André Hoffmann  photo André Hoffmann Partner
Mrs Manou Hoss  photo Mrs Manou Hoss Managing Partner 
Ms Toinon Hoss  photo Ms Toinon Hoss Partner
Mr Philippe Hoss  photo Mr Philippe Hoss Partner
Mr Gast Juncker  photo Mr Gast Juncker Partner
Mr Thierry Kauffman  photo Mr Thierry Kauffman Partner 
Mr Jeffrey Kolbet  photo Mr Jeffrey Kolbet Partner
Ms Sophie Laguesse  photo Ms Sophie Laguesse Partner 
Mr Xavier Le Sourne  photo Mr Xavier Le Sourne Partner  
 Frédérique Lifrange  photo Frédérique Lifrange Partner
Mr Michel Marques Pereira  photo Mr Michel Marques Pereira Counsel
Ms Cintia Martins Costa  photo Ms Cintia Martins Costa Partner
Mr Jean-Pierre Mernier  photo Mr Jean-Pierre Mernier Counsel
Ms Olivia Moessner  photo Ms Olivia Moessner Partner
 Cheikh Ndiaye  photo Cheikh Ndiaye Counsel
Mr Michel Nickels  photo Mr Michel Nickels Partner
Ms Elisabeth Omes  photo Ms Elisabeth Omes Partner
Ms Katia Panichi  photo Ms Katia Panichi Partner 
Mr Karl Pardaens  photo Mr Karl Pardaens Partner 
Mr Thibaut Partsch  photo Mr Thibaut Partsch Partner
 Stéphanie Pautot  photo Stéphanie Pautot Counsel 
Ms Myriam Pierrat  photo Ms Myriam Pierrat Partner
 Nathalie Prüm-Carré  photo Nathalie Prüm-Carré Partner
Mr Philippe Prussen  photo Mr Philippe Prussen Partner
Mr Yves Prussen  photo Mr Yves Prussen Founding Partner
Mr Pit Reckinger  photo Mr Pit Reckinger Partner
Mr Patrick Reuter  photo Mr Patrick Reuter Partner
Mr Dirk Richter  photo Mr Dirk Richter Of Counsel
Mr Benjamin Rossignon  photo Mr Benjamin Rossignon Counsel
Mr Patrick Santer  photo Mr Patrick Santer Partner
Ms Anouck Schneider  photo Ms Anouck Schneider Counsel
Mr Nicolas Steichen  photo Mr Nicolas Steichen Partner
Ms Katrien Veranneman  photo Ms Katrien Veranneman Counsel
 Jérôme Wigny  photo Jérôme Wigny Parnter
 Céline Wilmet  photo Céline Wilmet Advisory Counsel
 Emmanuèle de Dampierre  photo Emmanuèle de Dampierre Counsel
Number of partners : 45
Number of counsel : 17
Number of lawyers : 170
Other offices : Hong Kong


Responsive service to the highest precision

Elvinger S.à r.l. PLLC services from New York North American clients on all aspects of Luxembourg law in association with Elvinger Hoss Prussen, the Luxembourg leading law firm in terms of net assets of investment funds for which they act as legal adviser. The position of Elvinger Hoss Prussen in the Luxembourg financial community means our clients will always be ahead of the opportunities and implications associated with legal change.

Luxembourg opportunities for US investors

Luxembourg is a truly competitive and financially stable jurisdiction in the heart of the European Union, with a favorable legal, regulatory and tax environment. We are ready to assist you in exploring the advantages of doing business in Luxembourg, offering advice and seminars on various topics of Luxembourg law and on specific transactions. We are particularly well placed to advise on the benefits of using regulated or unregulated investment structures.

Your dedicated team in New York

The New York office is headed by partner Nicolas Fermaud. Nicolas has a strong experience in regulated and unregulated investment structures. Together with the Elvinger Hoss Prussen team in Luxembourg, the New York team will assist asset managers and US companies on all aspects of their Luxembourg legal requirements.

With a team in residence, clients can receive relevant, timely advice on Luxembourg law during local business hours. We continue to strengthen relationships in the US business community and to challenge ourselves to deliver greater levels of efficiency and excellence in our service.

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