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Wildgen
69 BOULEVARD DE LA PÉTRUSSE
2320 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Insurance Tier 1

The arrival in October 2018 of the 'responsive and knowledgeableKarine 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.

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Testimonials

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.

Key clients

Cattolica Assicurazioni

Bâloise Group Luxembourg

La Mondiale Europartner

CAMCA Assurance SA (Groupe Credit Agricole)

Chubb

Tokio Marine

CNI

Barents RE

AON

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.

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Key clients

Excellium Services Luxembourg

Investment funds Tier 2

Jointly headed by the 'proactive and skillfulMevlüde-Aysun Tokbag and the 'excellentSamia 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.

Testimonials

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'.

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Testimonials

Romain Viard provides high quality and efficient advice on real estate matters.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Jointly headed by Michel Bulach  and the 'skillful and knowledgeable' Mevlüde-Aysun TokbagWildgen 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.

Testimonials

‘The team provides workable solutions rather than only merely formal analysis.

The team provides to the point and practical advice.

Key clients

Bank of Beirut

Christofferson, Robb & Company

Platinum Equity

Pacific Drilling

WFS Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Jointly headed by François Brouxel and Isabelle CharlierWildgen'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.

Testimonials

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.

Key clients

Schneider Electric

Crescent Heights

Platinum Equity

National General Holding Corp

Innit International

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.

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Testimonials

The team is very responsive and prioritizes matters.

Key clients

Innit International

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:

Banking and Finance, headed by Michel Bulach and Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag

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 and M&A, headed by François Brouxel and Isabelle Charlier

Corporate Law | Cross-border Mobility | European Structures (SE, EEIG, SCE) | Insolvency and Restructuring | Joint Ventures | Liquidation | Mergers and Acquisitions | Transfers of Seats and Recapitalisations

Dispute Resolution and Litigation, headed by Karine Vilret

Advisory | Banking, Finance and Insurance Litigation | Civil and Commercial Disputes | Corporate Disputes | Debt Collection and Recovery

Employment, headed by Karine Vilret

Advisory and Litigation | Contracts | Crisis Management | Employee Management | GDPR Compliance | TUPE

Insurance and Reinsurance, headed by Karine Vilret and Michel Bulach

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

Investment Funds, headed by Samia Rabia, and Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag

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

IP/TMT, headed by David Maria

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

Tax, headed by David Maria

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

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OFFICES:

Luxembourg Office
69 boulevard de la Pétrusse – L-2320 Luxembourg
T: +352 40 49 601 – F: +352 40 44 09
E: luxembourg@wildgen.lu

London Office
33 St James’s Square – London SW1Y 4JS
T: +44 20 3875 0182 – M: +44 7894803757
E: london@wildgen.lu

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate François Brouxel, Managing Partner francois.brouxel@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Investment Funds Samia Rabia samia.rabia@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Banking & Finance, Insurance & Reinsurance Michel Bulach michel.bulach@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Tax, IP/TMT David Maria david.maria@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Banking & Finance, Investment Funds Mevlude-Aysun Tokbag mtokbag@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Corporate, Tax Lionel Bonifazzi lionel.bonifazzi@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Corporate, Transport Isabelle Charlier isabelle.charlier@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Head of our London Office Mark Shaw mark.shaw@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Insurance & Reinsurance, Litigation Karine Vilret karine.vilret@wildgen.lu +352 40 49 601
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Lionel Bonifazzi  photo Mr Lionel Bonifazzi Partner
 François Brouxel photo François Brouxel Managing Partner, Head of the Corporate Practice Group
 Michel Bulach photo Michel Bulach Partner, Head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group
 Isabelle Charlier photo Isabelle Charlier Partner
 David Maria photo David Maria Partner, Head of the Tax Practice Group
 Samia Rabia photo Samia Rabia Partner, Head of the Investment Funds Practice Group
 Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag photo Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag Partner, Head of the German Desk
 Karine Vilret photo Karine Vilret Partner, Head of the Litigation Practice Group
Partners : 9
Fee Earners : 55
Total Staff : 85
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