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Stibbe
6, RUE JEAN MONNET
2180 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The ‘very knowledgeable‘ three-partner team at Stibbe provides ‘practical and pragmatic‘ advice to private equity firms on the Luxembourg corporate structuring associated with their M&A activity and in this context frequently collaborates with lawyers from the firm’s Benelux network on cross-border deals. Gérald Origer displays a ‘hands-on approach‘ and heads up the team that also includes Bernard Beerens, who ‘has an exceptional business acumen and understands not only complex legal questions, but also operational aspects and underlying business drivers’. 

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Testimonials

‘Stibbe Luxembourg is one of the outstanding law firms in Luxembourg with an excellent quality, dedicated and commited people with a “best of class” customer orientation.’

‘The team provides creative solutions for tricky problems.’

‘Response time to customer demands is excellent, the quality of advice is very high and helped us to resolve the questions coming up during the year in projects of liquidation of corporate structures and other corporate problems to be solved.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable, always providing practical and pragmatic advice.’

‘Gérald Origer is easy to work with and has a hands-on approach.

‘Bernard Beerens has an exceptional business acumen and understands not only complex legal questions, but also operational aspects and underlying business drivers. He is very approachable and makes himself available.’

‘Bernard Beerens is experienced and reliable.’

Key clients

Investindustrial

IQ-EQ

Beaufort Investments

KKR

EFG Hermes

Wright Medical Group N.V. / Wright Luxembourg S.A.

Almacantar

Oaktree Capital Management

Agro Merchants Group

InPost

AE Industrial Partners

Third Bridge Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Assisted Wright Medical Group, a global medical device company focused on Extremities and Biologics, in its acquisition by Stryker.
  • Advised InPost S.A. on its IPO and listing on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Assisted Investindustrial on various private equity and corporate matters, including inter alia: the exit from its portfolio investment in luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda and its acquisition of a participation in Knoll.

Luxembourg > Private equity Tier 2

Stibbe’s ‘flexible and dynamic’ three-partner team has an ‘excellent understanding of the industry’, as a result of many years’ experience handling private equity-led M&A mandates. The firm’s established presence in the Netherlands and Belgium ensures that the team is also well-suited to advising clients on regional Benelux mandates. Gérald Origer is, according to one client, ‘one of the best market participants in Luxembourg’.

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Testimonials

‘It is a very responsive team with lawyers specialised and acquainted with the needs and requirements of private equity clients.’

The team is very responsive, flexible and dynamic. Excellent understanding of the industry with receptiveness to client’s individual particular needs.’

‘Gerald Origer has turned this firm into one of the best market participants in Luxembourg.’ 

Key clients

Investindustrial

IQ-EQ

Beaufort Investments

KKR

EFG Hermes

Wright Medical Group N.V. / Wright Luxembourg S.A.

Almacantar

Oaktree Capital Management

Agro Merchants Group

InPost

AE Industrial Partners

Third Bridge Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Assisted global medical device company Wright Medical Group N.V. with its acquisition by Stryker.
  • Advised InPost on its IPO and listing on Euronext Amsterdam;  the IPO consisted of an offering of existing shares held by Advent International and other shareholders.
  • Assisted Investindustrial with various private equity and corporate matters, including the exit from its portfolio investment in luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda and its acquisition of a participation in Knoll.

Luxembourg > Tax Tier 2

Acting on its own, as well as being able to leverage a strong global tax team throughout Benelux, the 'very knowledgeable, efficient and pragmatic' team at Stibbe is well-versed at handling standalone local advisory or compliance matters, as well as structuring in the context of cross-border transactional work. Team head Johan Leonard is praised for his 'responsiveness and openness when dealing with complex issues', including in the context of funds and capital markets-related work.

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Testimonials

‘A great team to work with. Passionate and knowledgeable, they take client service very seriously and are always ready to go the extra mile.’

‘Stibbe has a very solid tax team, with a deep expertise in the structures and vehicles that are used to invest in Spanish real estate assets.’

‘It is a very knowledgeable, efficient and pragmatic team. They have strong knowledge in international tax matters and their team is always available to advise appropriately.’

They always look for proactive solutions and are ready to think outside of the box.’

‘Johan Leonard and his team are practical but sound and always on top of the most recent developments.’

‘I work with Johan Leonard, tax partner. I value his expertise, responsiveness and openness when dealing with complex issues.’

Key clients

AccorInvest

CBRE

Ginkgo Advisor

Icamap

InPost

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

Xerys

Zaoui & Co. Ltd (Michael and Yoel Zaoui)

Work highlights

  • Advised InPost S.A., valued at $8bn, in relation to its IPO and listing on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Advised one of the first Luxembourg SPACs on its setting up and listing on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
  • Advised one of Belgium’s largest banks in relation to the setting up of an investment platform investing in sustainable businesses.

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Benefiting from ‘in-depth market and financial sector knowledge’, Stibbe provides ‘pragmatic and deal-oriented’ advice to private equity funds on their downstream financing work and also regularly receives referrals from high-profile US and UK-based law firms. Jean-Marc Delcour is ‘extremely prolific’ and provides a  ‘service-minded’ approach to borrowers and lenders across a range of new money financing and restructuring mandates, including debt and equity capital markets matters. Gérald Origer heads the team.

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Testimonials

‘The team is competent, reactive and pragmatic.’

‘The firm has in-depth market and financial sector knowledge.’

‘Very fast and reliable. Reasonable pricing. Better service and attention than competitors.’

‘Jean-Marc Delcour – a prolific lawyer. Extremely service minded. Always fast to respond and to the point.’

‘Jean-Marc Delcour is an excellent lawyer. Very hands-on.’

Key clients

Deutsche Bank

Zedra

PGIM

Odyssey Acquisition S.A.

Proparco

Morgan Stanley

JP Morgan

InPost

SBM Offshore

Catella

Allied Irish Bank

Tarkett

Work highlights

  • Advised Adevinta ASA in connection with a listing and admission to trading of notes of the Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted Odyssey Acquisition S.A., a Luxembourg SPAC, on its IPO on Euronext Amsterdam, including the drafting of the prospectus and approval by the Luxembourg regulator (the CSSF).
  • Assisting Erste Group Bank AG on a state supported rescue financing for Austrian Airlines.

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 4

The ‘technically strong‘ two-partner team at Stibbeis extremely knowledgeable’ within the alternative space in particular, both on behalf of fund managers and on the buy side for institutional investors. ‘Responsive, smart and clear in his advice‘, Victorien Hémery has ‘strong relevant experience in European funds structures’,  particularly in relation to private equity and real estate. Edouard d’Anterroches co-heads the team alongside Hémery and has a focus on private debt and sustainable finance.

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Testimonials

‘The team is extremely knowledgeable – knowing what is market and what is not, and able to steer their client in the right direction.’

‘Technically very strong, eager to win work and add value to the client. Competitive on pricing and very responsive.’

‘Great hands-on advice; ability to deal with “difficult clients”; great knowledge’

‘Victorien Héméry is an excellent fund-lawyer with strong relevant experience in European funds structures.’

‘Victorien Hémery is very responsive, smart and clear in his advice.’

‘Victorien Hémery is able to advise you on the vehicle/set up for private equity and real estate strategies. He is also capable of helping you in adjusting your investment strategy in line with your target investors.’

‘Edouard d’Anterroches is an industry leader with broad knowledge enabling him to offer tailored, spot-on advice.’

Key clients

Xerys Gestion

Frontera Capital Group Ltd

Cube Infrastructure Managers

Debtstone Capital AG

DLE Group AG

Henderson Park

Moorfield Group

Luxempart

Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity

ICAMAP

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the structuring and setup Ginkgo Fund III, an alternative investment fund focusing on brownfield sites remediation.
  • Assisted Moorfield Group on all Luxembourg legal, regulatory and tax advice relating to the set-up and launch of Moorfield Residential Income Fund, an open-ended real estate fund.
  • Provided legal, regulatory and tax assistance regarding the establishment of a Luxembourg investment fund focusing on real estate (senior living and nursing homes) in the DACH area for a German fund initiator.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Gérald Origergerald.origer@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 11
Commercial, corporate and M&A Gérald Origergerald.origer@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 11
Commercial, corporate and M&A Claire-Marie Darnandclairemarie.darnand@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 13
Private equity Gérald Origergerald.origer@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 11
Private equity Claire-Marie Darnandclairemarie.darnand@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 13
Banking, finance and capital markets Bernard Beerensbernard.beerens@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 70
Commercial, corporate and M&A Bernard Beerensbernard.beerens@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 70
Private equity Bernard Beerensbernard.beernes@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 70
Investment funds Edouard d'Anterrochesedouard.danterroches@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 60
Private equity Edouard d'Anterrochesedouard.danterroches@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 60
Investment funds Victorien Hémeryvictorien.hemery@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 61
Private equity Victorien Hémeryvictorien.hemery@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 61
Tax Johan Léonardjohan.leonard@stibbe.com+352 26 61 81 90
Number of lawyers Benelux : 419
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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.