Firm Profile > KLEYR GRASSO > Luxembourg, Luxembourg

7 rue des Primeurs
L-2361 Strassen

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Praised for its 'pragmatic approach to disputes', KLEYR GRASSO is regularly instructed by major multinational corporates and financial services entities to represent them in their most significant litigation. Managing partner Marc Kleyr is recognised as an 'excellent strategist' who excels in handling complex shareholder disputes and finance litigation; he recently successfully defended HITEC Luxembourg against a minority shareholder action initiated before the Luxembourg commercial court. The 'highly knowledgeablePascal Sassel is heavily engaged in financial services litigation, and is representing Deutsche Bank in a multi-million-euro damage claim brought against it by DP Immobilier, following the termination of a multi-million-euro facility and the subsequent enforcement of its guarantees. Other recommended partners include Rosario Grasso, for white-collar matters; Donata Grasso, for financial services and insolvency litigation; Yasmine Poos, for procurement litigation; and the 'reliable and proactive' François Collot , for real estate and construction disputes.

Leading individuals

Employment Tier 1

Praised for its 'thorough understanding of complex international organisations', KLEYR GRASSO's two-partner team is 'capable of presenting solutions in an understandable way, while also taking into consideration the complex labour law requirements in Luxembourg'. Christian Jungers has 'excellent knowledge of labour law and collective agreements', and is noted for his 'pithy and accurate advice'. The 'responsive and thoroughPhilippe Ney provides very 'clear advice', across both individual and collective employment issues. At counsel level, both Sandra Rapp and Céline Defay  are also recommended, with the latter a recent recruit from specialist employment firm Castegnaro, member of Ius Laboris.

Leading individuals

Real estate and construction Tier 1

The 'flexible and supportive' team at KLEYR GRASSO has a strong reputation in the real estate sector across both funds-related corporate matters and "bricks and mortar" mandates, including advice on lease agreements. Real estate investment firm Corestate Capital is a client. Yasmine Poos is regarded as 'an expert on commercial tenant law', and is a key member of the team that also includes the 'reliable and proactive' François Collot. Patrick Chantrain left the firm.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Now with four partners who focus on corporate and commercial matters, following the arrival in July 2018 of the 'knowledgeable and responsiveDelphine Tempé from DentonsKLEYR GRASSO has the strength-in-depth to handle a tremendous volume and range of work for a growing roster of corporates and funds. The 'highly skilled and practicalRina Breininger regularly handles work for TA Associates, including on its partial acquisition, via a Luxembourg holding structure, of the France-based Solabia Group. Jean-Paul Spang and counsel Jérôme Burel are also recommended. Patrick Chantrain left the firm.

Insurance Tier 2

Although it was considerably weakened in relation to pure insurance regulatory expertise following the departure in October 2018 of Karine Vilret to WildgenKLEYR GRASSO still has insurance capability on the M&A and litigation fronts by virtue of the expertise of Rina Breininger and Rosario Grasso, respectively.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The 'knowledgeable and hardworking' team at KLEYR GRASSO provides 'accurate and responsive advice' to a loyal cadre of corporates and private equity firms on their financing requirements, including as it relates to their M&A activity. The team recently  advised GSO Capital Partners on the financing in connection with Bridgepoint's acquisition of Miller Homes. The 'highly skilled and proactive' Rina Breininger regularly advises TA Associates, including on the financing and structuring of its recent investment into the Solabia Group. Counsel Jérôme Burel is also recommended. Patrick Chantrain left the firm. Sophie Arvieux is now at Dentons.

Private equity Tier 3

At KLEYR GRASSO, the team recently advised GSO Capital Partners in connection with the financing of Bridgepoint's acquisition of Miller Homes. Rina Breininger is also recommended and handles a significant amount of investment work for TA Associates. Patrick Chantrain left the firm.

Investment funds Tier 4

The 'dynamic and professional' team at KLEYR GRASSO provides 'accurate and in-depth advice on the structuring and establishment of funds, as well as  associated regulatory matters'. The team is particularly accomplished in relation to the private equity and real estate spaces. Counsel Renata Jokubauskaite is appreciated for her 'flexible, responsive and professional advice'. Patrick Chantrain left the firm.

Founded in 1994, the firm built up a strong reputation in litigation and advisory services to local clients. As of 2000, the firm turned towards international clients and cross-border business. Today, it advises local and multinational companies from all industry sectors, leading institutional investors, prestigious private equity houses and numerous other businesses in almost all practice areas, including key areas such as corporate M&A, restructuring and insolvency, private equity, banking and finance, real estate and construction, social and employment, dispute resolution and insurance and reinsurance.

Boasting some 50 lawyers of six different nationalities, the multilingual, flexible and accessible team is pro-active, responsive and offers personalised legal services of the highest quality. The firm has a total staff of approximately 70 persons, including 12 partners.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Rina Breininger
Banking and finance Jean-Paul Spang
Capital markets Rina Breininger
Capital markets Jean-Paul Spang
Corporate M&A Rina Breininger
Corporate M&A Jean-Paul Spang
Restructuring and insolvency Marc Kleyr
Restructuring and insolvency Pascal Sassel
Private equity Rina Breininger
Dispute resolution Marc Kleyr
Dispute resolution Pascal Sassel
Dispute resolution Donata Grasso
Insurance and reinsurance Rosario Grasso
Insurance and reinsurance Rina Breininger
Real estate and construction François Collot
Real estate and construction Yasmine Poos
Social and employment Christian Jungers
Social and employment Philippe Ney
Social and employment Sandra Rapp
Tort and criminal Rosario Grasso
Investment funds Rina Breininger
Photo Name Position Profile
Me Rina Breininger  photo Me Rina Breininger
Me François Collot  photo Me François Collot
Me Donata Grasso  photo Me Donata Grasso
Me Rosario Grasso  photo Me Rosario Grasso
Me Renata Jokubauskaite  photo Me Renata Jokubauskaite
Me Christian Jungers  photo Me Christian Jungers
Me Marc Kleyr  photo Me Marc Kleyr
Me Philippe Ney  photo Me Philippe Ney
Me Yasmine Poos  photo Me Yasmine Poos
Me Pascal Sassel  photo Me Pascal Sassel
Me Jean-Paul Spang  photo Me Jean-Paul Spang
Me Delphine Tempé  photo Me Delphine Tempé
Number of lawyers : 50
Contact : Marc Kleyr (managing partner)