KLEYR GRASSO > Luxembourg, Luxembourg > Firm Profile
KLEYR GRASSO Offices
7 rue des Primeurs
KLEYR GRASSO > The Legal 500 RankingsKLEYR GRASSO provides a ‘very skilled’ offering to local and international clients across a diverse mix of disputes, involving conventional litigation strategies as well as arbitration. Particular strengths include contentious corporate, finance and insolvency matters, with the firm benefiting from strong advocacy experience before the courts, as well as willingness to settle and avoid unnecessarily high costs, should the terms be correct for the client. Donata Grasso is ‘always pleasant to deal with and demonstrates a great attention to the details’, including on document heavy cases relating to shareholder dispute and banking liability cases. Other recommended partners include Rosario Grasso for white-collar matters; Marc Kleyr for insolvency-related disputes; and Pascal Sassel for corporate and finance disputes.
Marc Kleyr; Donata Grasso; Pascal Sassel; Rosario Grasso
Other key lawyers:
Henry De Ron
‘The firm has a very good knowledge of the Luxembourgish market and is very skilled in disputes. They perfectly understand clients’ needs and are very responsive.’
‘The experienced Donata Grasso is always very pleasant to work with and demonstrates a great attention to the details.’
Aerobic MidCo S.àr.l.
A&G Banca Privada SAU
- Defending Luxembourg entities of the Triton Group, in proceedings brought inter alia before the Luxembourg courts following the completion of a €1bn multi-jurisdictional financial restructuring of the Luxembourg-incorporated industrial group Galapagos.
- Successfully defended the interest of Aerobic MidCo S.àr.l. in proceedings brought before the Luxembourg courts by a dissenting investor claiming over €8m.
- Defending A&G Banca Privada SAU as an €18m investor in Luxembourg Life Fund.
Luxembourg > Employment Tier 1The 'client-oriented' team at KLEYR GRASSO provides 'very commercial advice' directly to clients, as well as in the context of referral work from international law firms, across a broad swathe of contentious and non-contentious social and employment law issues. Team head Christian Jungers is 'responsive and has great technical expertise', including as it relates to collective bargaining matters. Other key members of the team include counsel Sandra Rapp, who provides 'very pragmatic and knowledgeable' advice particularly in a cross-border context, and Céline Defay, whose varied workload includes advice to employers on terminations and the drafting of settlement agreements.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is client-oriented, committed and reactive.’
‘The team provides very commercial advice.’
‘There are several factors that set the employment practice apart from its competitors: the availability of the partner or counsel combined with high expertise in our sector, a strong understanding of immediate needs and the ability to provide prompt assistance and advice in several languages (which is important for us in Luxembourg, but also for our mother house in another country) and, last but not least, excellent value for money.’
‘Christian Jungers is responsive and has great technical expertise.’
‘Sandra Rapp is very knowledgeable and pragmatic.’
‘Celine Defay was helpful and practical in providing legal advice.’
Vodafone Procurement Company S.à r.l.
Cargolux Airlines International S.A.
François Collot; Yasmine Poos
Other key lawyers:
Henry De Ron; Fanny Mazeaud; Mélanie Trienbach
‘They have deep knowledge of the real estate sector and collaborate well with other departments.’
‘The team is extremely reliable and responsive.’
‘Jasmine Poos is an excellent lawyer who has specialized knowledge across many real estate topics. She is very reactive and provides high quality and realistic advice to her clients.’
‘François Collot has always been very responsive and competent.’
IKO Real Estate
Fonds du Logement
Les Jardins du Luxembourg / Thomas & Piron
Ministère de la Mobilité et des Travaux Publics
Other key lawyers:
Delphine Tempe; Pascal Sassel; Jean-Paul Spang; Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag; Pierre-Alexandre Degehet
‘They have exceptional skills and experience.’
‘The team is very responsive, reactive, and pragmatic.’
‘They deliver timely and effective advice.’
‘The team has a prudent approach when suggestion solutions.’
‘Renata Jokubauskaite is really committed to delivering high level support. Renata inspires confidence and easily manages to reassure and convince a sometimes sceptical audience.’
‘Renata Jokubauskaite is client-focused and understands very well the specific needs of its clientele. She provides knowledgeable advice and is capable of adapting when there are changes ahead.’
‘Pierre-Alexandre Degehet is an outstanding professional who is well-connected and knows the market he operates in.’
‘Pierre-Alexandre Degehet is very knowledgeable in capital markets and has sound experience in this field.’
- Advised TA Associates, on the financing of its strategic growth investment in Adcubum AG, a leading Swiss health and property & casualty (P&C) insurance software provider, and tech11 GmbH, a fast-growing insurance software provider serving the P&C market in Germany and across Europe.
- Advised TA Associates in the financing of its reinvestment in the P.O. Söderberg & Partner Group, being one of the Nordic region’s and the Netherlands’ leading financial advisers and intermediaries for insurance and financial products and services.
- Assisted TA associates on the finance aspects of the listing of the Czech company WAG Payment Solutions.
Jean-Paul Spang; Delphine Tempe; Renata Jokubauskaite; Pierre-Alexandre Degehet
Other key lawyers:
Jérôme Burel; Sylvain Lesaffre
‘The team provides sound, clear, and practical advice.’
‘They deliver timely and effective advice.‘
‘The very knowledgeable Renata Jokubauskaite is an excellent lawyer who really goes above and beyond for her clients.’
‘Renata Jokubauskaite stands out for her talent in bringing clarity on complex legal deals or issues, and always strives to offer efficient solutions.’
‘Delphine Tempe is very responsive and understands the commercial/practical requirements of the matter on which she is advising as well as the law.’
‘Delphine Tempe provides practical advice and solutions on a timely basis.’
Samsonite International S.A.
- Advised TA Associates on strategic growth investment in Adcubum and tech11 to create leading health and P&C insurance software provider in Europe.
- Assisted TA associates with the Luxembourg banking and finance and corporate aspects of the listing of the Czech company WAG Payment Solutions.
- Advised Samsonite International S.A. on its sale of Speck to Telementum Global.
Luxembourg > Private equity Tier 3Although lacking connections with large buyout firms, KLEYR GRASSO has gained significant traction in the growth private equity market, including advising core client TA Associates on its acquisitions and disposals. Delphine Tempé and Renata Jokubauskaite are ‘dedicated to their clients’, and regularly collaborate on work for TA Associates. Luc Courtois was a new arrival in January 2023. Jean-Philippe Drescher left the firm.
Delphine Tempe; Jean-Paul Spang; Renata Jokubauskaite; Luc Courtois
Other key lawyers:
‘Their knowledge and experience of the private equity world in Luxembourg is a major contributing factor to our success as a business.’
‘It is an enthusiastic team.’
‘Jerome Burel is our key contact at the firm. He has worked directly on our structures from the beginning. There isn’t anything he does not know and this really adds to the success of business. He is an absolute integral part of our setup.’
‘Delphine Tempe and Renata Jokubausaite work closely together and are dedicated to their clients.’
IK Investment Partners
Mevlüde Aysun Tokbag; Luc Courtois
Other key lawyers:
Lionel Bonifazzi; Fabian Frankus; Garry Reuland
‘The firm has broad knowledge in the funds area.’
‘Outstanding dedication to and recognised track record in the Luxembourg investment fund hub. The team is always up-to-date on current fund industry developments as well, which makes them stand out from some of its peers in the Grand Duchy.’
‘The team provides pragmatic and sensible advice that is delivered promptly at cost effective rates.’
‘Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag has been a trusted legal business partner for many years now. There was never any negative fluctuance in her performance as a top tier lawyer in the Grand Duchy.’
KLEYR GRASSO > Firm Profile
KLEYR GRASSO is a long established independent law firm with high professional standards and entrepreneurial culture. Teams of strongly committed partners and lawyers of different nationalities, support local and international clients throughout their projects from inception to implementation. Our multilingual lawyers advise local and multinational companies from all industry sectors, leading institutional investors, private equity houses, banks, investment funds and numerous other businesses in corporate M&A, restructuring and insolvency, private equity, capital markets, banking and finance, investment management, real estate and construction, social and employment, dispute resolution, insurance and reinsurance, and tax.
|Banking and finance||Jean-Paul Spang|
|Banking and finance||Renata Jokubauskaite|
|Capital markets||Jean-Paul Spang|
|Capital markets||Delphine Tempé|
|Commercial, Corporate And M&A||Jean-Paul Spang|
|Commercial, Corporate And M&A||Delphine Tempé|
|Commercial, Corporate And M&A||Renata Jokubauskaite|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Marc Kleyr|
|Private equity||Delphine Tempé|
|Private equity||Renata Jokubauskaite|
|Dispute resolution||Marc Kleyr|
|Dispute resolution||Donata Grasso|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Rosario Grasso|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Henry De Ron|
|Real estate and construction||François Collot|
|Real estate and construction||Yasmine Poos|
|Real estate and construction||Henry De Ron|
|Social and employment||Christian Jungers|
|Social and employment||Anissa Bali|
|Social and employment||Céline Defay|
|Social and employment||Philippe Ney|
|Social and employment||Sandra Rapp|
|Tort and criminal||Rosario Grasso|
|Investment funds||Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag|
|Banking & Finance||Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag|
|Investment funds||Luc Courtois|
|Private Equity||Luc Courtois|
|Commercial, Corporate And M&A||Pierre-Alexandre Degehet|
|Banking, Finance And Capital Markets||Pierre-Alexandre Degehet|
|Me Lionel BONIFAZZI||Partner – Tax||View Profile|
|Me Anissa Bali||Partner – Employment and social law||View Profile|
|Me Luc COURTOIS||Partner – Investment Funds / Private Equity||View Profile|
|Me François Collot||Partner – Real Estate & Construction, Leasing, Distribution law, Civil & Commercial…||View Profile|
|Me Henry De Ron||Partner – Real estate & construction, general commercial, insurance, dispute resolution with…||View Profile|
|Me Céline Defay||Partner – Employment and social law||View Profile|
|Me Pierre-Alexandre Degehet||Partner in Corporate, M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets||View Profile|
|Me Donata Grasso||Partner – Banking and finance litigation, corporate litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes,…||View Profile|
|Me Rosario Grasso||Co-founder and Senior Partner – Anti-Corruption & Anti Money Laundering legislation, White…||View Profile|
|Me Renata Jokubauskaite||Partner – Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Private…||View Profile|
|Me Christian Jungers||Partner – Employment and social law||View Profile|
|Me Marc Kleyr||Managing Partner – Corporate finance and insolvency related litigation, restructuring and insolvency.||View Profile|
|Me Philippe Ney||Partner – Employment and social law||View Profile|
|Me Yasmine Poos||Partner – Real estate and construction, public procurement procedures, civil and commercial…||View Profile|
|Me Jean-Paul Spang||Partner – Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and equity offerings.||View Profile|
|Me Delphine Tempé||Partner – Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets||View Profile|
|Me Mevlude-Aysun Tokbag||Partner in Banking and Finance, Investment funds, head of German Desk||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 55
LanguagesDutch English French German Italian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Russian Spanish Turkish Polish
OtherContact : Marc Kleyr (managing partner)
Our German Desk is a team consisting of members of various practice groups and provides comprehensive advice to our clients in the D-A-CH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) in all areas of Luxembourg law relevant to their private and business activities. All our lawyers have several years of experience in providing legal advice in Luxembourg and/or in the D-A-CH region and are also admitted to the Luxembourg Bar (Barreau de Luxembourg).
The German Desk focuses on investment funds for institutional investors and initiators from the GSA region. In particular, the team successfully advises on structuring, setting up, investing in and advising on alternative structures. Not to be neglected, however, is the topic of structuring family assets (incl. asset succession, pro bono, optimisation of business units). We are also very active in cross-border labour law, commercial law and corporate law.
Particularly in cross-border projects, where the ever-increasing regulation at the European level is of high importance, we are able to provide our clients with optimal advice in their own language and with knowledge of the business customs and corporate culture. This includes, but is not limited to, issues that are of particular importance in cross-border activities.
Legal and regulatory conditions from the various countries are not only recognised during the ongoing project, but are proactively analysed in advance and thus flow directly into the legal advice. This ensures that cross-border, German-language projects of our German Desk are carried out and completed smoothly and in accordance with the legal framework. The client’s needs are always of paramount interest. Upon request, any transaction documents can be drawn up in German without additional effort and without any problems.