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Loyens & Loeff
18-20 RUE EDWARD STEICHEN
2540 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Led by the 'excellentVéronique HoffeldLoyens & Loeff's 'well co-ordinated and approachable' three-partner team provides domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration expertise to corporates, financial services entities and directors. Particular areas of expertise include shareholder disputes and banking and finance litigation before the civil and commercial courts. Tax controversy and real estate-related matters also feature heavily in the firm's workload, while it continues to place increased weight on international arbitration matters out of Luxembourg and its Benelux corridor of offices.

Testimonials

Loyens & Loeff’s litigation practice in Luxembourg provides a quality of service, a diligence in replies and an attention to the client’s needs that is rarely matched.

Henri Dupong is very attentive to the client.

Private equity Tier 1

Private equity work is one of the cornerstones of Loyens & Loeff's activities in Luxembourg. With 12 partners focusing on work in the sector from across the corporate, fund formation and tax practice groups, and also able to leverage the expertise of practitioners throughout the Benelux region, the team has excellent credibility among a plethora of leading sponsors, including Bain Capital and Blackstone. The team has recently handled numerous disposals for KKR, including on its €2.6bn sale of European cable and pay-TV operator to BC Partners. Guy Palmaers has strong market credibility for private equity-led M&A. The 'smart, calm and diligentMichael Scott has an excellent reputation among US and UK-based private equity sponsors. Thibaut Partsch  left for Elvinger Hoss Prussen in January 2020.

Testimonials

Michael Scott is a real star.

Key clients

AlpInvest Partners

AMP Capital Investors

Anchorage Capital

Ares Management

Astorg Partners

Avenue Capital

Bain Capital

Blackrock

Blackstone

Brookfield Asset Management

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

CCMP Capital

Cinven

Elliott Capital Management

EMG (The Energy and Minerals Group)

EQT Partners

Francisco Partners

Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Private Equity

King Street Capital Management

KKR

Maddison Dearborn Partners

Magnum Capital

Novalpina Capital

Oaktree Capital Management

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP)

Park Square Capital Partners

Partners Group

Strategic Value Partners

Summit Capital Partners

The Carlyle Group

Tax Tier 1

Led by the 'excellent' Jochem van der WalLoyens & Loeff's seven-partner team has the strength-in-depth to act for clients across a wide range and volume of tax mandates, including on compliance, VAT, transfer pricing and in tax litigation matters. It also handles a considerable amount of fund structuring work for private equity sponsor clients relating to their investment strategies. Peter Moons is noted for his cross-border tax structuring expertise and also heads up the firm's transfer pricing team.

Testimonials

The team keeps abreast of key local government and EU Initiatives.

Key clients

EQT Partners

Jack Wolfskin

Round Hill Capital

Summit Partners

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Leveraging the firm's 'very strong private equity ties', with the likes of KKR and Tristan Capital Partners, and also regularly receiving bank-side mandates from clients including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, Loyens & Loeff is well placed to provide 'solution-oriented advice', which is conversant with market norms on both the borrower and lender side. As well as his excellent track record on the securitisation and real estate financing front, Vassiliyan Zanev has also been pivotal to the firm's growing reputation in the fund financing sector. Cédric Raffoul heads up the capital markets offering and recently advised global medical technology company, Becton, Dickinson and Company, on a €2bn bond issuance via a Luxembourg société à responsabilité limitée.

Testimonials

The team provides out of the box thinking and really goes the extra mile.’

Anne-Marie Nicolas is very knowledgeable and hands-on.

Key clients

Banco Santander

Bank of America

Becton Dickinson

Citigroup

Goldman Sachs

Hayfin Capital Management

JP Morgan

KKR

Lionsgate Entertainment

Morgan Stanley

OMERS

Simon Property Group

SMBC

Tenneco

Tristan Capital Partners

Wells Fargo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Often working closely with the firm's market-leading tax group, Loyens & Loeff provides a 'strong service' to corporates and funds across a range of work, including on restructurings, joint venture structuring and M&A matters. The team is perhaps best-known for its private equity-related work and it continues to advise leading sponsors, including EQT Partners and KKR, on the Luxembourg aspects of their downstream investment work. Team head Guy Palmaers regularly takes the lead on the highest-profile private equity-led mandates handled by the office. The 'smart and diligentMichael Scott is also recommended for private equity M&A work, as well as distressed debt restructurings.

Key clients

Allergan Group

Astorg Partners

CPP Investment Board Europe

EQT Partners

GDF Suez Global LNG Supply/Total

Ingersoll Rand

Jack Wolfskin

KKR

Lionsgate Entertainment

Magnum Capital

Nippon Steel

Novalpina Capital

Riverwood Capital

Trinseo SA

Investment funds Tier 2

Despite some recent departures, including Max Welbes , who joined Norton Rose Fulbright in June 2019, and Thibaut Partsch  who left for Elvinger Hoss Prussen in January 2020, Loyens & Loeff maintains a significant offering in the alternative investment funds space and has recently reconfigured its team to provide a multi-disciplinary approach which draws upon fund formation, regulatory, finance and tax experts. Led by Marc Meyers, the team has strong market penetration among many leading global asset management firms, including EQT Partners and Brookfield Asset Management, and is regularly called upon to advise on the necessary structuring, regulatory and operational aspects associated with the establishment of funds across the private equity, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Key clients

AlpInvest Partners

AMP Capital Investors

Astorg Partners

EQT Partners

KKR

Macquarie Group

Triton Partners

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Led by Véronique HoffeldLoyens & Loeff's real estate team provides overarching expertise across the spectrum of real estate matters, including as it relates to investment, management, development, taxation and regulatory matters. With experts based in Netherlands and Belgium, the team also excels in providing holistic Benelux-related real estate advice.

Key clients

Brookfield Asset Management Inc

European Investment Bank

Morgan Stanley

Partners Group

Revetas Capital

IP and IT Tier 3

Benefiting from significant synergies with other practice areas, including tax, corporate and employment, Loyens & Loeff handles a range of e-commerce, data protection and IP-related commercialisation work. The scope of work runs the gamut from M&A-related IP due diligence through to trade mark and copyright litigation. Véronique Hoffeld is the key name.

The firm: As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice for a legal and tax partner if you do business in, or from, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the firm’s home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of its advisers based in one of the firm’s offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to its full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, its advisers comprehend exactly what you need.

Independent and international: as a fully independent law firm, Loyens & Loeff is excellently positioned to co-ordinate international tax and legal matters. The firm has a network of offices in major financial centres, staffed with specialists in Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law. Through these offices, clients have access to Loyens & Loeff’s full-service legal expertise in their own time zone. The firm’s office network is complemented by its numerous country desks, all of which are experienced in structuring investments all over the world. It’s this winning combination that enables the firm to assist international clients in the most efficient of ways. Moreover, the firm is on excellent terms with other leading independent law firms and tax consultants. That way, Loyens & Loeff guarantees you top-level advice in every part of the world.

Innovative and pragmatic: each problem requires a customised solution. The firm’s pragmatic approach and drive to devise innovative solutions allow it to effectively address the demands of its clients’ domestic and international businesses. Thanks to the broad range of the firm’s legal experience, know-how and the size of its practices, the firm can offer you top-level advice, locally and internationally. The firm is committed to meeting your needs at the highest quality level in the most efficient way.

Focused and engaged: entrepreneurship, client focus, quality awareness and social engagement all characterise the firm’s culture. Loyens & Loeff offers a challenging work environment and equal opportunities for all its employees. The firm is mindful of the environment and helps charities with the support and knowledge of its employees.

Areas of practice: The firm offers expertise in the fields of tax, corporate law, financial law and capital markets, cross-border financing, private equity, real estate, VAT, EU, regulatory issues, employment law and employment taxes.

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Information, communication and technology
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Number of lawyers : 984
at this office : 140
Contacts : Executive team: Pieter Stalman (tax)
Contacts : Véronique Hoffeld (legal)
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