Firm Profile > Wildgen > Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Wildgen > The Legal 500 Rankings
Insurance Tier 1
The arrival in October 2018 of the 'responsive and knowledgeable' Karine Vilret from KLEYR GRASSO has marked a huge step change in Wildgen's ability to provide overarching insurance expertise in both the contentious and non-contentious side. 'A highly skilled expert for life insurance and international life insurance', Vilret's broad-ranging expertise runs the gamut from complex product structuring and wealth management solutions to international freedom of services issues. Michel Bulach is active in the reinsurance field for SMEs, international groups, financial firms, and high-net-worth individuals.
‘I had several important issues to discuss, starting from company set-up, to governance to fiscal and even social security points, the firm always introduced me to the right specialist for all my questions.‘
Bâloise Group Luxembourg
La Mondiale Europartner
CAMCA Assurance SA (Groupe Credit Agricole)
BGL BNP Paribas
IP and IT Tier 1
The 'agile and proactive' team at Wildgen advises domestic and international clients from a range of industry sectors - including pharmaceutical, technology and financial services - across the spectrum of IP and IT matters. David Maria heads the IP team. Emmanuelle Ragot left the firm in February 2020.
Investment funds Tier 2Jointly headed by the 'proactive and skillful' Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag and the 'excellent' Samia Rabia , Wildgen's ten-strong team has 'profound market knowledge' and excels in providing 'tailor-made advice' across the gamut of matters relating to UCITS and alternative investment funds. Clients also appreciate the firm's 'excellent synergies and collaboration between the firm's different practice areas', in addition to its German desk which enables it to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for German-related funds matters.
‘Wildgen’s investment fund practice is a pretty small team (not too small), which means that you get a tailor-made service and speak with a limited number of persons, all with a very good level of seniority.‘
‘The lawyers at the firm have a very good commercial and entrepreneurial culture.‘
‘The partners have great technical skills.‘
‘The quality of the advice, the document drafting and the solutions for the specifics of the fund were always good and never caused problems in the process with the other stakeholders involved.‘
‘The pragmatic Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag benefits from an in-depth knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework of the financial industry in Luxembourg.‘
‘Samia Rabia can guide you easily through complex matters.‘
‘Davide Giacomoni and Emma Massicard are solid and experienced lawyers you can rely on.‘
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Leveraging the firm's banking and funds offering, Wildgen has a particular strength handling funds-related real estate mandates and real estate finance matters. Romain Viard provides 'high-quality and efficient advice on real estate matters'.
Jointly headed by Michel Bulach and the 'skillful and knowledgeable' Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag, Wildgen provides 'practical and solution-oriented advice' to international corporates, SMEs, and high-net-worth individuals across a range of transactional work, including as it relates to acquisition finance and securitisations. Bulach is also noted for his regulatory expertise.
‘The team provides workable solutions rather than only merely formal analysis.‘
‘The team provides to the point and practical advice.‘
Bank of Beirut
Christofferson, Robb & Company
Jointly headed by François Brouxel and Isabelle Charlier, Wildgen's team has a 'very strong M&A practice' on behalf of domestic and international corporates and private equity clients. Praised for its 'ability to navigate a complicated Luxembourg legal and compliance landscape', the team also has significant experience advising on corporate reorganisations and migrations, and assists clients with compliance and corporate governance matters.
‘Wildgen has experience in working with international clients on complex M&A matters.‘
‘The firm has deep knowledge of the relevant practices and legal framework.‘
‘The team is very responsive and provides excellent advice on current practices and most importantly has given us very good suggestions on different fiscal and corporate issues.‘
‘The firm has done an exceptional job and successfully helped us navigate a complicated Luxembourg legal and compliance landscape.‘
‘David Maria is absolutely recommended for his responsiveness and substantive and pragmatic advice to clients.‘
National General Holding Corp
Pharol / Bratel
Media Modern Acquisition
Tax Tier 3
Led by David Maria , Wildgen's five-strong team provides 'practical and commercial advice' to international clients on the tax aspects associated with cross-border corporate finance mandates. Clients include corporates, funds and high-net-worth individuals.
‘The team is very responsive and prioritizes matters.‘
Wildgen > Firm Profile
Since 1923, Wildgen has been at the heart of legal practice in Luxembourg serving its clients as an independent full-service business law firm. It is today known as one of the best law firms in the country, possessing a strong track record and offering sound technical expertise. In 2018 Wildgen opened its first international representative office in London.
Wildgen’s practice groups offer a complete range of legal, regulatory and tax services and a wealth of experience on domestic and cross-border transactions. They provide integrated services and work closely together so the firm can act as a one-stop shop. Wildgen lawyers think strategically and pragmatically for their clients. They offer first-class service and a client-focused approach, speaking fluent English and a number of other key languages.
While fully independent, Wildgen boasts a wide-ranging and long-established network of experts and like-minded law firms worldwide, enabling the firm to provide the very best advice in each circumstance. The firm is the Luxembourg member firm of the Interlex Group and Lawyers Associated Worldwide, two global non-exclusive associations of leading independent law firms.
The firm is able to achieve the best outcomes for its clients and regularly represents Fortune 500 companies as well as a wide variety of corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses, HNWIs, asset managers and family offices, investment funds, private equity houses, major banking and financial institutions and leading insurance and reinsurance market players.
Wildgen embraces commercial and ethical principles such as being transparent and efficient in the work it delivers, equally flexible and innovative and places an emphasis on excellence, pro-activity, responsiveness and diversity.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Asset and Project Finance | Banking and Financial Law | Capital Markets | Corporate Finance | Fund Finance | Lending and Financial Collaterals | Regulatory and Compliance | Securitisation | Structured Finance
Corporate Law | Cross-border Mobility | European Structures (SE, EEIG, SCE) | Insolvency and Restructuring | Joint Ventures | Liquidation | Mergers and Acquisitions | Transfers of Seats and Recapitalisations
Advisory | Banking, Finance and Insurance Litigation | Civil and Commercial Disputes | Corporate Disputes | Debt Collection and Recovery
Advisory and Litigation | Contracts | Crisis Management | Employee Management | GDPR Compliance | TUPE
Affinity | Captive Reinsurance | Commercial Reinsurance | Contracts and Policies | Freedom to Provide Services and Freedom of Establishment | Insurance Funds | Life | Non-Life | Professional Liability | Regulatory | Surety Insurance | Specialty Lines
AIFM | ELTIFs | European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEFs) | European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECAs) | Islamic Finance | Microfinance | Non-UCITS Retail Funds (Part II Funds) | Private Equity | RAIFs | Real Estate Funds | SICARs | SIFs | UCITS | UCITS Management Companies | Unregulated Alternative Investment Funds | Venture Capital
Competition | Data Protection | Distribution Law and Advertising | E-commerce | Intellectual Property Rights | Regulatory and General Trade Practices | Sports Law | Trademark, Copyrights, Domain Names, Patents, Designs and Models Life Sciences
Luxembourg and International Taxation | Cross-Border Transactions | Financing structures | Mergers and Acquisitions | Regulated or unregulated vehicle | Securitization | Structuring and Restructuring | Tax due diligence | Tax Pre-litigation and Litigation | VAT and indirect taxes | Private wealth
- Data Protection and Governance
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Real Estate
- Sustainable Finance
- London Representative Office, headed by Mark Shaw
- German Desk, headed by Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag
- French Desk, headed by Karine Vilret
69 boulevard de la Pétrusse – L-2320 Luxembourg
T: +352 40 49 601 – F: +352 40 44 09
33 St James’s Square – London SW1Y 4JS
T: +44 20 3875 0182 – M: +44 7894803757
|Corporate||François Brouxel, Managing Partneremail@example.com||+352 40 49 601|
|Investment Funds||Samia Rabiafirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 40 49 601|
|Banking & Finance, Insurance & Reinsurance||Michel Bulachemail@example.com||+352 40 49 601|
|Tax, IP/TMT||David Mariafirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 40 49 601|
|Banking & Finance, Investment Funds||Mevlude-Aysun Tokbagemail@example.com||+352 40 49 601|
|Corporate, Tax||Lionel Bonifazzifirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 40 49 601|
|Corporate, Transport||Isabelle Charlieremail@example.com||+352 40 49 601|
|Head of our London Office||Mark Shawfirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 40 49 601|
|Insurance & Reinsurance, Litigation||Karine Vilretemail@example.com||+352 40 49 601|
|Mr Lionel Bonifazzi||Partner||View Profile|
|François Brouxel||Managing Partner, Head of the Corporate Practice Group||View Profile|
|Michel Bulach||Partner, Head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group||View Profile|
|Isabelle Charlier||Partner||View Profile|
|David Maria||Partner, Head of the Tax Practice Group||View Profile|
|Samia Rabia||Partner, Head of the Investment Funds Practice Group||View Profile|
|Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag||Partner, Head of the German Desk||View Profile|
|Karine Vilret||Partner, Head of the Litigation Practice Group||View Profile|