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Elvinger Hoss Prussen
2, PLACE WINSTON CHURCHILL
1340 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

At the forefront of the financial industry’, Elvinger Hoss Prussen provides ‘market oriented and very precise’ advice to local/international banks, corporates and funds across a wide array of financing/advisory mandates. Capital markets work is a particularly strong suit for the firm, where a balanced issuer and underwriter client roster ensures that it picks up sizeable deal flow from both sides of the table, including on sustainable bonds. Notably, Philippe Hoss advised the underwriters to the Luxembourg government on its recent €2.5bn bond issuance. Karl Pardaens co-heads the firm’s capital markets initiative alongside Hoss and as well as handling conventional debt and equity work in the space, is also abreast of cutting-edge fintech-related developments, including in the context of tokenised bond offerings. André Hoffmann is vastly experienced across pure financial services regulatory matters and provides ongoing corporate governance advice to clients on their day-to-day activities, as well as assisting international entities on the necessary compliance/regulatory issues associated with establishing a presence in Luxembourg. The team also has ‘exceptional knowledge of fund finance transactions’, an area in which Cintia Martins Costa is particularly accomplished. Pit Reckinger is also recommended.

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Testimonials

‘Despite its size, the firm has maintained its independence and a strong set of values built around client dedication, diversity and perfection. The firm has largely contributed to the development of Luxembourg as a financial centre and remains at the forefront of the financial industry, which ultimately benefits the client.’

‘What always strikes me when working with the firm is the availability and the level of dedication of the senior partners. Their high degree of involvement combined with their industry experience leads to above par solutions for the client.’

‘Solutions provided are workable, pragmatic and add real value. The practice is also well-connected to a set of like-minded international firms, which is very helpful when working on trans-border transactions.’

‘The team is market oriented and very precise in its advice.’

‘The team has exceptional knowledge of fund finance transactions.’

‘Cintia Martins Costa finds simple solutions to complex issues and has the great benefit of realising when issues are material.’

Key clients

Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) SA

Société Générale

Elavon Financial Services DAC / US Bank

The European Investment Bank

The European Investment Fund

Revantage Europe

Bregal

ArcelorMittal SA

Chanel Ltd

TDR Capital Managers Limited

Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A.

Goldman Sachs & Co LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised the joint lead managers (Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État, Luxembourg, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, Barclays Bank plc, BGL BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank) on a €2.5bn bond issuance by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
  • Advised the ad-hoc committee of lenders on the Luxembourg law aspects of the financial restructuring of the AccorInvest group, which operates 880 hotels worldwide and employs around 26,000 employees in 28 countries.
  • Advised Ardagh Metal Packaging on its business combination with Gores Holdings V, Inc.

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Elvinger Hoss Prussen provides ‘incredibly responsive and very creative‘ advice to local and international entities across a range of commercial matters, as well as in a transactional context, including as it pertains to M&A, joint venture structuring and large-scale reorganisations. Benefitting from a ‘great understanding of the tax and economic side of deals’, Toinon Hoss has an excellent reputation among private equity funds for M&A work, where she is noted for her ‘hands-on approach‘ and willingness to really fight to protect her clients' needs. Philippe Hoss is a stalwart of the local market and as well as handling conventional M&A and capital markets work, is also at the cutting edge of developments, as was recently exemplified by his representation of Alussa Energy Acquisition on its business combination with Norway-based energy company FLEYR, in what was one of the first de-SPAC transactions involving Luxembourg. Pit Reckinger is also recommended.

Testimonials

The team is incredibly responsive and very creative.’

‘The firm has deep knowledge, network and roots with Luxembourg law.’

‘It is always very proactive and ready to help at any time and in the best manner.’

‘Toinon Hoss is a unique character, totally involved and hands on. Smart, innovative and fighting for her clients. Great understanding of tax and economic side of deals, beyond pure legal.’

Key clients

Volkswagen

Batipart Invest

Sixth Street Partners

atHome Group SA

DataThings

Cleversoft GmbH

Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp.

Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A.

Otto GmbH

Belron

Work highlights

  • Advised Volkswagen on the Luxembourg law aspects of its planned takeover offer for Europcar Mobility Group.
  • Advised Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Island exempted special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), on its business combination with Norway-based energy company Fleyr, in what was one of the first de-SPAC transactions involving Luxembourg.  
  • Advised Cleversoft Group GmbH, backed by Main Capital, on the 100% acquisition of CDDS, a Luxembourg-based leading software and data provider for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know your Customer (KYC) solutions, in order to accelerate international expansion and product innovation in the RegTech industry.

Luxembourg > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Elvinger Hoss Prussen is adept at handling corporate, commercial, civil and administrative litigation for corporates, financial institutions and individuals. As well as its excellent procedural understanding of the Luxembourgish civil litigation landscape, the team, which is headed by the ‘friendly and sincere’ Pierre Elvinger and Marc Elvinger, is also seamlessly able to draw upon the subject matter knowledge of lawyers from across the firm’s market-leading full-service business law offering. Elisabeth Omes is also recommended, particularly in the context of financial services-related disputes.

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Testimonials

‘Pierre Elvinger is very friendly and sincere.’

Key clients

Kierchefong

Work highlights

  • Represented Kierchefong in an action initiated by it requesting the annulment of certain lease agreements, which have been entered into between the Association and the former church factory of Hollerich, as well as between the Association and former lessors of the Church Factory of Hollerich in order to recover the payment of the rents.

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 1

With an ‘in-depth knowledge’ of the market and ‘an excellent relationship with the regulator’, Elvinger Hoss Prussen‘s 14-partner team which is led by Jacques Elvinger is well-placed to provide ‘very professional and responsive‘ advice to fund managers across the full spectrum of retail and alternative funds. UCITs-related work still accounts for a significant proportion of the workload handled by the team, however, this should not detract from the team’s strength in the alternative space, an area in which the ‘knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic’ Joachim Cour particularly excels. The ‘very well-connectedJérôme Wigny is ‘a superb all-round investment funds’ partner and regularly advises international asset managers on the establishment of Luxembourg-based AIFMs. Sophie Laguesse is particularly well-versed in structuring private equity and real estate funds (as well as advising them on JV projects and corporate governance matters) and is recognised for her aptitude at handling ‘complex projects with time constraints’. Gast Juncker has longstanding expertise in the retail space, including work for Asian clients, which is also enhanced by the firm’s Hong Kong-based office, headed by the ‘bright and technically competent’ Xavier Le Sourne.

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Testimonials

‘They have in-depth knowledge and experience and an excellent relationship with the regulator, which can help enormously in preventing any undue delay in getting funds set up, or amendments needed etc.’

‘It is a highly respected practice with a very strong pedigree and long client list, which means they can give a view on what clients’ peer firms are doing.’

‘Joachim Cour – knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic trusted advisor – really excellent.’

‘Jerome Wigny is a superb all-round investment funds partner – his reputation speaks volumes.’ 

‘Jerome Wigny stands out on the strategic side, and is very well connected.’

‘Sophie Dupin is a great technical practitioner.’

‘The responsive Sophie Laguesse has great expertise especially for complex projects with time constraints.’

‘Xavier Le Sourne is bright, technically competent, quick on his feet and responsive.’

Key clients

Blackstone

Brookfield

Cube Infrastructure Managers

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

NN Investment Partners B.V.

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

Oaktree Capital Management

Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV)

Aberdeen Standard Investments

AZIMUT Investments S.A.

Elavon Financial Services S.A.

Lyrical Value Funds

Ossiam

Saudi Economic & Development Co. Ltd(SEDCO)

Franklin Templeton

Apollo

Work highlights

  • Represented Blackstone as to matters of Luxembourg law in the establishment of its most recent real estate debt fund, Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies IV (Lux) SCSp, the Luxembourg parallel fund of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies IV L.P. (“BREDS IV”).
  • Advised Azimut Investments S.A. in connection with the extension of its alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) licence to manage alternative investment funds (AIFs) which indirectly invest in virtual assets.
  • Assisted Franklin Templeton Group on its recent acquisition of Legg Mason by merging the Legg Mason Irish Management Company in the Franklin Templeton Luxembourg Management Company, including the amalgamation of the various Legg Mason EU branches.

Luxembourg > IP and IT Tier 1

The ‘highly experienced and skilled’ team at Elvinger Hoss Prussen remains best-known for the ‘pragmatic approach’ it provides to financial services and insurance clients on IT-related contractual matters. The ‘very responsive and skilled’ Gary Cywie is pivotal to this work, including in the context of IT outsourcing agreements. Cywie is also very well-versed on data protection/privacy mandates, in addition to fintech-related matters, including as it relates to blockchain and virtual currencies. Linda Funck co-heads the team alongside Cywie and is particularly well-regarded for her advice on technology-related M&A transactions.

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Testimonials

‘The firm provides an excellent pragmatic approach combined with a high level of expertise.’

‘The value and attention to detail received is undeniable.’

‘Gary Cywie is a very responsive and skilled professional.’

‘Gary Cywie is very accessible and has a hands-on approach to files. He nailed the assignment we gave him by providing 100% what we expected to receive while being able to meet the deadline.’

Key clients

Advanzia Bank S.A.

Cogent Europe S.àr.l.

Cleversoft GmbH

Losch Services S.àr.l.

Maana Electric S.A.

RSS-HYDRO S.àr.l.-s

Seqvoia S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised RegTech provider for financial services, Cleversoft, backed by Main Capital, on the acquisition of software and data provider for AML and KYC solutions CDDS.
  • Advised Alter Domus in relation to regulatory requirements for outsourcing in the financial sector.
  • Advised a multinational asset management company present in 32 jurisdictions on GDPR matters, including questions on the appointment of a data protection officer and on the determination of their lead supervisory authority for cross-border personal data processing activities.

Luxembourg > Private equity Tier 1

Benefiting from strong M&A, fund structuring and regulatory expertise, the ‘tightly integrated and highly co-ordinated team’ at Elvinger Hoss Prussenhas an extensive knowledge of the applicable standards for the industry’ and provides ‘commercially savvy and legally accurate advice’ to many leading sponsors across the full range of their Luxembourg-based needs associated with big-ticket international mandates. The ‘smart and innovative‘ Toinon Hoss has a fiercely loyal client base that is appreciative of her ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of the law’ and her ‘great understanding of the tax and economic side of deals‘.

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Testimonials

‘The private equity team is very efficient, has an extensive knowledge of the applicable standards for the industry and always provides high-value advice to clients.’

‘The well-resourced and responsive team has strong technical capability.’

‘When working with the firm I have noticed their capacity to adapt to changes in the transaction in a great pace which is great when you have the closing tension. They are also innovative to propose alternatives when needed.’

‘Tightly integrated and highly co-ordinated team offering first rate, commercially savvy and legally accurate advice at all times.’

‘The team provides advice with a permanent objective to achieve solutions for the clients.’

‘Toinon Hoss is a unique character, totally involved and hands on. Smart, innovative and fighting for her clients. Great understanding of tax and economic side of deals, beyond pure legal.’

‘Toinon Hoss is a market-leading partner in this area, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, a quick mind and a strong voice on our behalf. We do not want to work with anyone else!’

Key clients

BC Partners

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Providence Equity

Sixth Street Partners

Oakley Capital

Hellman & Friedman

Cinven

CVC

NREP

Silver Lake

Work highlights

  • Advising Hellmann & Friedman on the Luxembourg aspects of the €7.8bn all-share merger of Nets into Nexi, a leading payment services provider.
  • Advised Cinven and Bain Capital on the Luxembourg aspects of the acquisition of Lonza Specialty Ingredients, a division of Lonza AG.
  • Advised BC Partners in connection with the setting up of the co-investment structure established for the purpose of acquiring a stake in I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. (BIT: IMA) and the related MTO.

Luxembourg > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Benefitting from a 'deep knowledge of both the theoretical and practical sides of real estate’, Elvinger Hoss Prussen provides a 'solutions-oriented' approach – effectively drawing upon complementary areas including tax, funds, corporate and finance – across a range of real estate projects relating to retail, office space, residential and hospitality. The team is, however, perhaps best-known for its development expertise and in this context it adds value to developers and end-users through the high level of knowledge it has in relation to urban zoning and environmental issues. 'Responsive and empathetic' counsel Stéphanie Pautot 'does her best to solve issues with balanced solutions' and is recommended alongside zoning/environmental expert Nathalie Prüm-Carré and team head Léon Gloden.

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Testimonials

‘The team works quickly to find a solution, and if none is existing, they create it. The have a deep knowledge of both the theoretical side (laws and regulations, literature…) and the practical side (best practices…) of real estate.’

‘Main contact was Stéphanie Pautot a very good professional dedicated to completion of work.’

‘Stéphanie Pautot is responsive, empathetic and does her best to solve issues with balanced solutions.’

‘Michel Nickels is highly competent.’

Key clients

Lafayette SA

Batipart Invest

Codic Luxembourg SA

Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise

BGL BNP Paribas

AGORA S.àr.l. & Cie s.e.c.s.

Codic – Project Royal Hamilius

Work highlights

  • Advised Batipart Invest on the restructuring of its Luxembourg subsidiaries holding the Sofitel, Novotel, Novotel Suites and Mama Shelter hotels located in Kirchberg and near to the station.
  • Advised the Red Cross Luxembourg on the construction of the new Red Cross Building, which will include new premises for blood transfusions and other services in Howald for approximately 13.400 sqm.
  • Advised BGL BNP Paribas in connection with the financing of a real estate development project carried out by CDCL and Giorgetti and consisting in the construction of residencies for approximately 27,000 sqm included in the PAP Arquebusiers in Luxembourg city centre.

Luxembourg > Tax Tier 1

Although its work extends beyond the asset management space to also include tax advice to high-net-worth individuals and large employers establishing or moving into new offices in Luxembourg, Elvinger Hoss Prussen remains best-known for the 'efficient and responsive' service it provides to collective investment schemes and alternative funds. Elisabeth Adam  provides 'responsive and solutions-oriented advice' and recently provided the tax structuring pursuant to Brookfield Asset Management's merger with Oaktree Luxembourg AIFM. Isabelle Gervais  co-heads the team alongside Adam and is noted, in particular, for her transfer pricing expertise.

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Testimonials

‘Good team that is efficient and responsive.’

Very engaged and motivated team members who are keen to secure a good support also for mid-size engagements.’

The responsive and solutions-driven Elisabeth Adam is an outstanding tax and corporate lawyer who efficiently helped us out with a cross-border project and tax advice.’ 

Key clients

Brookfield Asset Management

Kronos Investment Group

Mirabaud Asset Management (Europe) S.A.

Suntech Global Solar Fund Partners S.à r.l.

AMC Capital IV S.C.Sp

atHome Group S.A.

ArcelorMittal S.A.

Red Cross Luxembourg

Keystone Group Holding AG

Providence Equity LLP

Storebrand Alternative Investments S.A. SICAV-RAIF

Work highlights

  • Advised Storebrand in connection with the setting up of Storebrand Infrastructure Fund, expanding Storebrand activities into infrastructure assets.
  • Advised transfer pricing on fund management services to a Luxembourg fund of hedge funds.
  • Advised Kronos on new co-investment structures.

Luxembourg > Employment Tier 2

Elvinger Hoss Prussen is adept at handling the full range of individual and collective employment issues, including advice on contract drafting/amendments and renumeration, for an employer-focused client base that includes many within the banking and asset management space. Pierre Elvinger co-heads the team alongside Florence Apostolou and is particularly noted for his employment litigation expertise, including as it relates to unfair dismissal and data theft.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Manou Hossmanouhoss@elvingerhoss.lu
Chairman of the Board Jacques Elvingerjacqueselvinger@elvingerhoss.lu
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Elisabeth Adam photoMs Elisabeth AdamPartner
Florence Apostolou photoMs Florence ApostolouPartner
Ana Bramao photoMs Ana BramaoPartner
Sophie Bronkart photoMs Sophie BronkartCounsel
Charlotte Chen photoMs Charlotte ChenCounsel
Frédéric Clasen photoMr Frédéric ClasenPartner
Joachim Cour photoMr Joachim CourPartner Joachim Cour advises clients on a wide range of fund and…
Gary Cywie photoMr Gary CywieCounsel
Claire De Boeck photoMs Claire De BoeckCounsel
Azadeh Djazayeri photoMrs Azadeh DjazayeriPartner
Sophie Dupin photoMs Sophie DupinPartner
Jacques Elvinger photoMr Jacques ElvingerPartner
Marc Elvinger photoMr Marc ElvingerPartner
Pierre Elvinger photoMr Pierre ElvingerPartner
Yves Elvinger photoMr Yves ElvingerPartner
Luc Frieden photoMr Luc FriedenPartner
Linda Funck photoMs Linda FunckPartner
Isabelle Gervais photoMs Isabelle GervaisPartner
Léon Gloden photoMr Léon GlodenPartner 
Thomas Göricke photoMr Thomas GörickeCounsel
Anna Hermelinski-Ayache photoMs Anna Hermelinski-AyachePartner
André Hoffmann photoMr André HoffmannPartner
Manou Hoss photoMrs Manou HossManaging Partner
Philippe Hoss photoMr Philippe HossPartner
Toinon Hoss photoMs Toinon HossPartner
Gast Juncker photoMr Gast JunckerPartner
Thierry Kauffman photoMr Thierry KauffmanPartner 
Jeffrey Kolbet photoMr Jeffrey KolbetPartner
Sophie Laguesse photoMs Sophie LaguessePartner 
Xavier Le Sourne photoMr Xavier Le SournePartner  
Frédérique Lifrange photoMrs Frédérique LifrangePartner
Michel Marques Pereira photoMr Michel Marques PereiraCounsel
Cintia Martins Costa photoMs Cintia Martins CostaPartner
Jean-Pierre Mernier photoMr Jean-Pierre MernierCounsel
Olivia Moessner photoMs Olivia MoessnerPartner
Cheikh Ndiaye photoMr Cheikh NdiayeCounsel
Michel Nickels photoMr Michel NickelsPartner
Elisabeth Omes photoMs Elisabeth OmesPartner
Katia Panichi photoMs Katia PanichiPartner 
Karl Pardaens photoMr Karl PardaensPartner 
Thibaut Partsch photoMr Thibaut PartschPartner
Stéphanie Pautot photoMs Stéphanie PautotCounsel 
Myriam Pierrat photoMs Myriam PierratPartner
Nathalie Prüm-Carré photoMrs Nathalie Prüm-CarréPartner
Yves Prussen photoMr Yves PrussenFounding Partner
Philippe Prussen photoMr Philippe PrussenPartner
Pit Reckinger photoMr Pit ReckingerPartner
Patrick Reuter photoMr Patrick ReuterPartner
Dirk Richter photoMr Dirk RichterOf Counsel
Benjamin Rossignon photoMr Benjamin RossignonPartner
Patrick Santer photoMr Patrick SanterPartner
Anouck Schneider photoMs Anouck SchneiderCounsel
Nicolas Steichen photoMr Nicolas SteichenPartner
Katrien Veranneman photoMs Katrien VerannemanCounsel
Jérôme Wigny photoMr Jérôme WignyParnter
Céline Wilmet photoMrs Céline WilmetAdvisory Counsel
Emmanuèle de Dampierre photoMrs Emmanuèle de DampierreCounsel
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Number of counsel : 17
Number of lawyers : 170
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ELVINGER NEW YORK

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.

More about Elvinger New York, please visit : www.elvinger.us More about Elvinger Hoss Prussen, please visit: www.elvingerhoss.lu