VANDENBULKE > Luxembourg, Luxembourg > Firm Profile

12C Impasse Drosbach
L-1882 Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 6

The ‘small but motivated and dedicated’ team at VANDENBULKE has established a strong reputation among lenders and borrowers for its ability to provide ‘very commercial and cost-effective’ advice across the spectrum of secured and unsecured commercial lending mandates. Benefiting from vast experience, both in-house and in private practice, team head Denis Vandenbulke is regularly at the forefront of the most significant deals handled, including in the context of cross-border real estate finance transactions involving Luxembourg entities.

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The team is extremely responsive, very commercial and cost-effective.’

It is a small but motivated and dedicated team.’

I find this team is always a pleasure to work with, they are very responsive, always available, very commercial and have invested time and effort in getting to know us.

The firm: VANDENBULKE is an independent and specialist firm focusing exclusively on legal practices paramount for the international financial centre of Luxembourg: corporate, banking, finance and tax.

The firm has an unambiguous strategy for delivering high-quality solutions in Luxembourg’s emerging core practices: corporate and structured finance, including securitisation and financial derivatives, venture capital, private equity and investment funds. Today, its expertise is recognised beyond Luxembourg boundaries; ‘The Lawyer’ magazine has shortlisted the firm as Best European Specialist Law Firm for the last six consecutive years.

VANDENBULKE is the forerunner of a new generation of law firms built on a creative organisation, leading-edge technology, cost-efficient services and pragmatic expertise. The firm deliberately pursues a prudent strategy for growth where ‘quality’ prevails over ‘quantity’.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: the firm’s banking and finance practice assists clients in domestic and cross-border structured finance transactions and advises them at all levels across the capital structure. Its polyvalent pan-European and transatlantic expertise makes VANDENBULKE the counsel of choice not only for financial institutions but also for large corporate groups, investment funds, private equity investors or insurance companies. They call on VANDENBULKE for any matters ranging from secured and unsecured lending in acquisition, real estate, structured, project, fund or Islamic financing to high yield notes or bonds either issued or guaranteed by Luxembourg entities. The firm’s expertise includes: securitisation, issuance of large range of equity or debt securities; listing and/or public offering of securities on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange; broker-dealer issues in respect of public and private placements; advising in respect of EU and Luxembourg regulatory compliance.

Corporate: VANDENBULKE has built up a strong and dedicated team praised by some of the most reputable European and US leading financial institutions. The firm also advises investors in re-structuring of their corporate activities, the acquisition and disposition of businesses, through mergers, acquisitions of assets or stock, or leveraged buyouts. The firm advises clients from the setting up of corporate vehicles to meet specific trading and financial needs to the fine tuning of project financing or global joint-ventures. The firm has developed a reputed insolvency practice and in the implementation of strategy in enforcement of security packages and is counsel of choice for the world’s leading debt servicers.

Investment funds: VANDENBULKE provides comprehensive legal assistance to regulated and unregulated funds throughout the entire lifecycle, from inception to implementation. The practice covers the bewildering scope of legal compliance and corporate governance issues that are faced by open and closed-ended funds, their managers and their boards. The team acts as fund counsel, advising on formation, compliance, transactional matters and the development of new products. It also handles work for fund advisors, fund custodians and administrative agents. Capitalising on its intertwined tax, corporate and finance competences, VANDENBULKE structures the latest generation of Luxembourg investment vehicles, such as SIF, SICAR, RAIF. VANDENBULKE has built-up a strong and recognised expertise in real estate, private equity and any funds implementing alternative investment strategies.

Tax: VANDENBULKE provides across-the-board tax expertise in virtually all transactions, focusing on international and cross-borders taxation of investments, financial flows and multi-jurisdictional equity and commercial financing. The firm has also strong expertise in structuring private equity investments, real estate project financing, investment funds, carried interest arrangements, stock option plans and investment management structures.

Capital markets, asset finance, securitisation Denis Van den
Banking Denis Van den
Investment funds Denis Van den
Property financing Valerie
Mergers and acquisitions Denis Van den
Mergers and acquisitions Valerie
Private equity and venture capital Denis Van den
Tax and wealth planning Denis Van den
Valérie Kopéra photoMrs Valérie KopéraValérie is a partner of the Firm, leading VANDENBULKE’s litigation and risk…
Edouard Musch photoMr Edouard MuschEdouard Musch is an associate of the Firm’s corporate and finance department.…
Denis VANDENBULKE photoMr Denis VANDENBULKEDenis Van den Bulke is the current managing partner of the Firm…
Number of lawyers : 15
Other offices : Brussels