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Stibbe
6, RUE JEAN MONNET
2180 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Headed by the 'very reliableGérald Origer and strengthened in January 2020 by Bernard Beerens' arrival from AKDStibbe remains best-known for its ability to provide 'high-quality advice' to private equity firms on the Luxembourg corporate structuring associated with their M&A activity. The team's ability to effectively advise on such international M&A mandates is aided by its tax offering, as well as its ability to leverage the expertise of lawyers based across the firm's sizeable Benelux network.

Practice head(s):

Gérald Origer

Other key lawyers:

Claire-Marie Darnand; Bernard Beerens; Michaël Meylan; Vanessa Schmitt

Testimonials

‘The team is reactive and provides high-quality advice.’

‘In addition to having all the required skills to advise you on any commercial, corporate or M&A matter, the team is always available and takes a pragmatic approach in understanding the client’s position and needs.’

‘Gérald Origer has been advising us on Luxembourg matters for years now. We have been and are still always satisfied by his work, availability and legal analysis. He is very reliable and nearly forms part of our firm!’

Key clients

DW Healthcare Partners

Canal+

Zouari family

Investindustrial

KKR

Compagnie Gervais Danone

Astorg

Almacantar

Private equity Tier 2

With three partners now focused on private equity-related M&A work, following Bernard Beerens ' arrival from AKDStibbe has significant resources to deploy on behalf of an impressive roster of fund clients, including KKR and Investindustrial. The 'pragmaticGérald Origer leads the office's sponsor-led transactional offering, which stands out for its ability to 'really understand its clients' needs' and thereby to effectively act as an extension of the client's in-house function. The firm's strong and established presence in the Netherlands and Belgium ensures that the team is also well-suited to advising clients on regional Benelux mandates.

Practice head(s):

Gérald Origer

Other key lawyers:

Claire-Marie Darnand; Bernard Beerens; Michaël Meylan; Vanessa Schmitt

Testimonials

Stibbe provides extremely professional and high-quality advice.’

The team is composed of qualified lawyers who understand the client’s needs and avoid unnecessary discussions.’

Gérald Origer stands out for his availability, legal analysis and pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

DW Healthcare Partners

Canal+

Zouari family

Investindustrial

KKR

Compagnie Gervais Danone

Astorg

Almacantar

Tax Tier 2

Led by Johan Léonard, following his recent arrival from NautaDutilhStibbe's 'young and dynamic' four-strong team provides a 'very client-focused service' to clients in the context of standalone advisory work, as well as on funds-related tax structuring. Praised for his 'proactive and accessible approach', Léonard excels at international tax planning, and is able to effectively advise private equity funds, in particular, on the underlying structuring associated with their M&A activity.

Practice head(s):

Johan Léonard

Other key lawyers:

Christophe Martin-Raynaud

Testimonials

‘The team is very client focused and demonstrates great professional skill in each and every project we have worked on together. The communication is very smooth and practical and the client servicing approach is hands-on and efficient.’

Besides the fact that they are great professionals with cutting-edge competences, they are also very accessible, always available and display a proactive approach.’

‘It is a young, dynamic team with solid competences in tax and corporate.’

Johan Léonard  has a proactive and accessible approach.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

AccorInvest

Ginkgo Advisor

CBRE

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The 'efficient and proactive' two-partner team at Stibbe provides a 'cost-effective and pragmatic service' on financings, directly on behalf of private equity firms/asset managers, as well as in the context of working alongside many large US and UK law firms to provide the local law advice on capital markets and securitisation matters. 'Very pragmatic' counsel Jean-Marc Delcour is the main contact for finance work, including as it relates to high-yield bond issuances and IPOs.

Practice head(s):

Gérald Origer; Jean-Marc Delcour

Other key lawyers:

Audrey Jarreton

Testimonials

‘The firm is efficient, proactive and sensible on fees.’

‘The very pragmatic Jean-Marc Delcour is an excellent lawyer.’

‘Jean-Marc Delcour provides succinct and effective advice.’

Key clients

China Merchant Bank Co, Ltd, Luxembourg Branch

Société Générale

Goldman Sachs International

Investindustrial

Tarkett Group

Hoist Finance

KTB Intestments

Constellium

Topaz Group

B&S Group

Truist Bank

Helaba – Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

DW Healthcare Partners

Prudential Insurance Company of America (PGIM)

Deutsche Bank

Kartesia Management SA

Investment funds Tier 5

Following a brief period without any tangible investment fund offering, in the immediate aftermath of its former co-heads' departures at the beginning of 2019, Stibbe has reasserted itself within the market following the strategic hires of a team of experienced fund practitioners from AKD in January 2020, including Edouard d’Anterroches and Victorien Hémery. Hémery and d’Anterroches co-head the six-strong team and provide a 'very client-focused' service to fund managers, custodians and investors, primarily within the alternative investment space.

Practice head(s):

Edouard d’Anterroches; Victorien Hémery

Other key lawyers:

Dayana Bert

Testimonials

The team is very client-focused and demonstrated great professional skills in each and every project we have been working on together.’

Key clients

Xerys

ICAMAP

From its main offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg, together with branch offices in London and New York, Stibbe handles complex legal challenges both locally and cross-border. By understanding the commercial objectives of clients, their position in the market and their sector or industry, Stibbe can render suitable and effective advice. From an international perspective, Stibbe works closely with other top-tier firms on cross-border matters in various jurisdictions. These relationships are non-exclusive enabling Stibbe to assemble tailor-made integrated teams of lawyers with the best expertise and contacts for each specific project. This guarantees efficient coordination on cross-border transactions throughout a multitude of legal areas, irrespective of their nature and complexity.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Gérald Origer gerald.origer@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 11
Commercial, corporate and M&A Gérald Origer gerald.origer@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 11
Commercial, corporate and M&A Claire-Marie Darnand clairemarie.darnand@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 13
Private equity Gérald Origer gerald.origer@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 11
Private equity Claire-Marie Darnand clairemarie.darnand@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 13
Banking, finance and capital markets Bernard Beerens bernard.beerens@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 70
Commercial, corporate and M&A Bernard Beerens bernard.beerens@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 70
Private equity Bernard Beerens bernard.beernes@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 70
Investment funds Edouard d'Anterroches edouard.danterroches@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 60
Private equity Edouard d'Anterroches edouard.danterroches@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 60
Investment funds Victorien Hémery victorien.hemery@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 61
Private equity Victorien Hémery victorien.hemery@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 61
Tax Johan Léonard johan.leonard@stibbe.com +352 26 61 81 90
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Bernard Beerens  photo Mr Bernard Beerens Partner
Ms Dayana Bert  photo Ms Dayana Bert Counsel
Ms Claire-Marie Darnand  photo Ms Claire-Marie Darnand Partner
Mr Jean-Marc Delcour  photo Mr Jean-Marc Delcour Counsel
Mr Victorien Hémery  photo Mr Victorien Hémery Partner
Ms Audrey Jarreton  photo Ms Audrey Jarreton Counsel
Mr Johan Léonard photo Mr Johan Léonard Partner
Mr Benjamin Marthoz  photo Mr Benjamin Marthoz Counsel
Mr Michael Meylan  photo Mr Michael Meylan Counsel
Mr Gérald Origer photo Mr Gérald Origer Partner.
Mr Frédéric Pilorget  photo Mr Frédéric Pilorget Counsel
Ms Vanessa Schmitt  photo Ms Vanessa Schmitt Counsel
Mr Tom Storck  photo Mr Tom Storck Counsel
Mr Edouard d'Anterroches photo Mr Edouard d'Anterroches Partner
Number of lawyers Benelux : 419
at this office : 34
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Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : London
Other offices : New York

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a reputable, international law firm, we feel a strong sense of responsibility for the development of a more sustainable society. This is why we ensure that CSR remains an integral part of our firm and culture.

First and foremost, our CSR contribution to society is rooted in effective legal advice and relevant pro bono work. We use our knowledge and expertise to advise organisations that otherwise do not have access to high-quality legal advice. In doing so, we opt for the more complex legal issues with social relevance, or cases that set a legal precedent.

Furthermore, we believe that when people are able to develop to their full potential, this contributes to a better, safer, more diverse and prosperous society. Therefore, we enable young people to seize opportunities, pursue their dreams and ambitions, and overcome any obstacles that stand in the way of their personal growth. We do this by entering into partnerships with organisations that help children and young adults develop knowledge and skills they can use to build a good future. In addition, we work with institutions that enable young talent to develop to the highest level.

Diversity & Inclusion

The world around us is changing rapidly. A greater variety of skills is needed, both in society and in the workplace, to find solutions to increasingly complex problems. We must therefore look beyond cultural, financial, religious, political and regional boundaries and be able to work and live alongside people who are different from each other.

Diversity and inclusion have been high on Stibbe’s agenda for years. To provide our clients with high-quality legal advice, we need people who bring in different views, ideas and experiences. In addition to people’s qualities and skills, a diverse composition of teams in areas such as gender, sexual orientation, skin colour, cultural and socio-economic background, religion, disability and age is indispensable. An inclusive culture is essential so that everyone feels at home and can be themselves at Stibbe, and has the opportunity to develop to their full, unique potential.

Both in the legal sector and within our own firm there is still much to be gained in this area. To further embed diversity and inclusion in our culture, services and working methods, we set up activities and partnerships that focus on attracting, retaining and growing diverse talent and on working together in an inclusive way, both internally and externally. In addition, we support initiatives aimed at promoting diversity within our sector and in the business community as a whole, and we participate in social debate where necessary and relevant.

Stibbe is pleased to be one of the founding members of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), a collective effort by several law firms in Belgium. By joining the LDIA, member firms affirm their commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, exchanging good practices on diversity and inclusion, and raising awareness of non-discrimination and diversity issues by combining efforts in organising events, workshops, trainings, etc


Stibbe is an independent international law firm with deep roots in its three home jurisdictionsFrom our main offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg, together with our branch offices in London and New York, we handle our clients’ complex legal challenges both locally and cross-border. In addition to our own international presence, as an independent law firm, Stibbe can cooperate closely with other international top-tier firms. These relationships are non-exclusive and enable us to assemble a tailor-made, integrated team of lawyers with the best expertise and contacts for each specific matter.  

This top-tier network guarantees the best quality in each and every one of the jurisdictions with premium reputations in all of the business areas relevant for our clients. Our network enables us to connect you with the individual specialists our clients are looking for in almost all jurisdictions. When we do so, we will always see to it that we contact the individual lawyer we would be referring our client to, in order to ensure through a personal touch that they also provide the best client service. 

We exchange ideas and experiences with a number of preferred firms in our international network regarding new developments and trends in the legal sector and concerning the use of technology in the workplace.