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June 2018

Recently promoted in 2018, we are committed to highlighting the achievement of our five collaborators.

Our Corporate-M&A team, experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Corporate Structuring, provides a complete range of services combining expertise and cross-competent approach to meet the global needs of our clients. We have experience in all types of transactions including assistance to start-ups. In 2018, the team counts 3 promoted collaborators. 

Edouard Bubenicek has been promoted as Senior Manager. Edouard passed his law degree in France before being admitted at the Luxembourg Bar in 2010. Edouard advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters with a particular focus on corporate structuring projects, private equity and M&A deals. He has obtained a strong experience in assisting international companies in the restructuring of their group involving a high level of coordination and project management.

Sinead Mannion and Samantha Matthey have been both promoted as Seniors.


Sinead is an English native speaker and started her career in Ireland as a trainee solicitor with a commercial law firm. She is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors both in Ireland and England & Wales. She is also a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2017. Her previous experience in common law is a clear asset to assist a wide range of clients notably based in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


After having started her business and law studies in France and successfully passing the CCDL exams, Samantha is going to be admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in next few weeks. She is mainly involved in corporate structuring projects and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

With the aim of combining extensive technical knowledge of the applicable laws in the relevant industries and a pragmatic approach, our Banking & Capital Markets team is composed of highly specialized lawyers who regularly manage complex international finance transactions.

Two collaborators of the team have been promoted in 2018.


After having joined the team in September 2017, Arnaud Joseph has been promoted as Senior Manager. Prior to joining the firm, Arnaud worked for more than 8 years in the Luxembourg office of a renowned Benelux law firm in the banking and finance department. He assists and advises clients on various financial and regulatory matters. He has gained strong experience in transactional matters with a particular focus on debt capital markets transactions (bonds issuance), loan finance, corporate finance and securitisation transactions. Arnaud mainly advises international and Luxembourg credit institutions as well as large and medium size corporate entities.

Sinan Ulker, promoted as Senior, joined the team in April 2017. Prior to joining MNKS, Sinan worked for several top tier law firms in Luxembourg specializing in banking law. He is specifically involved in cross-border banking transactions. His activity in this area includes the drafting and review of loan agreements, various security interests, legal opinions and negotiating the scope of conditions precedents. He also gained experience in capital market transactions including the listing of debt securities on the Euro MTF.

These experienced top-class teams focuses on pragmatism, responsiveness and delivers high value business results to our clients.

Congrats to all for this great achievement and their valuable contribution to MNKS!

Legal Developments by:


    I. Law of 10 December 2010 relating to the introduction of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) II. Grand-Ducal Regulation of 14 December 2011 relating to the procedure for filing financial information electronically with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register
    - MNKS

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