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Luther S.A.
AEROGOLF CENTER, 1B, HEIENHAFF
1736 SENNINGERBERG
Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The ‘practical and user-friendly‘ team at Luther S.A. handles corporate and commercial work throughout the project life cycle, including advice on incorporation issues for foreign companies setting up in Luxembourg, as well as in the context of M&A transactions. The scope of the client base is broad and includes SMEs, corporates and private equity funds. Eric Sublon is ‘at the top of his game’ and is consequently the ‘trusted advisor to a serious array of clients’, which he assists on M&A work, JV structuring and reorganisations. Appreciated for his ‘hands-on approach‘, Mathieu Laurent not only advises on transactional matters but also provides very effective advice across a range of commercial contract matters, including shareholder agreements, which are drafted through the prism of his litigation expertise – thereby afforded extra risk management protection. The team also has a particular focus on servicing Germany-based clients, by dint of its strong German roots and its broader network.

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Testimonials

‘Highly effective lawyers capable of working on very high powered transactions while remaining down-to-earth.’

‘We have been working with Luther M&A team for almost ten years and we are satisfied with their service. They are always very prompt and practical in their responses.’

‘Top flight commercial team. Practical, user-friendly and can handle transactions much larger than their size might suggest.’

‘It is a very professional team, showing lots of resilience and is calm in difficult negotiations.’

‘Eric Sublon: at the top of his game, Eric is trusted advisor to a serious array of clients and it’s easy to see why. No safer pair of hands.’

‘Selim Souissi is responsive, understands all issues including the French aspects, and proposes innovative solutions.’

‘Mathieu Laurent is a prominent individual within the firm. His “always hands-on” approach and the ability to precisely see the business needs of the client make him stand out.’

‘Anna Gassner is an experienced M&A lawyer who is used to negotiating complex M&A deals. She is business oriented and pragmatic and always open to find balanced solutions to get the deal done.’

Key clients

Altice Group

Serb Group

Dynamica

Breuninger

Neuheim Lux Group Holding V S.à r.l. (affiliate of Sun Capital)

Acofi Gestion

NAS Invest

BentallGreenOak

IK Investment Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising on the offer to take Altice Europe private in a €2.5bn buyout and namely advising Next Alt S.à.r.l, a company wholly owned by Patrick Drahi, the founder and majority shareholder of Altice Europe, a leading European cable, telecommunications and entertainment company, on the overall structuring and corporate and financing aspects of its agreement with Altice Europe of an all cash offer valuing the company at €4.9bn.
  • Advising Dynamica, an independent Belgium private equity investor, on the Luxembourg corporate and regulatory aspects related to its acquisition of a majority stake in ICT provider System Solutions.
  • Advising the Stuttgart-based fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger on its acquisition of the fashion store KONEN and its Luxembourg branch Bram.

Luxembourg > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Combining ‘deep technical knowledge with a practical solutions-oriented approach’, Luther S.A. provides a ‘high-calibre service’ to clients engaged in business disputes, including as it relates to shareholder litigation and debt recovery. In this context, the team is ‘attentive to the needs of the client’, and consequently is particularly appreciated for its ability to provide ‘tailor-made solutions’, be it in or out of court. Team head Mathieu Laurent is appreciated for his ‘business litigation skills both to analyse legal problems and to find practical solutions’. 

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Testimonials

‘The litigation team combines deep technical knowledge with a practical solution-oriented approach. They are flexible with respect to billing while consistently providing high-calibre service.’

‘The team is composed of competent and dedicated people who have a huge experience in Luxembourg. I have been always happy with their technical and pragmatic approach.’

‘The practice is cost-efficient, sharp on the details and mindful of the timelines. The ability to be proactive in analysing the case details and coming up with practical solutions is noteworthy.’

‘The litigation team includes many talents who have an innovative approach to legal issues and is attentive to the expectations of its clients and knows how to offer them tailor-made solutions. The team works closely with its clients, listens to their needs and defines with them the appropriate litigation strategy.’

‘I am specially impressed by the work of Mathieu Laurent who has real business litigation skills both to analyse legal problems and to find practical solutions. Mathieu is one of the best litigation lawyers in Luxembourg and he is fully aware of the procedural rules and recent Luxembourg case law.’

Mathieu Laurent, ably supported by Robert Goerend, never fail to give us concise and customised advice, exactly tailored to each circumstance.’

Raphael Schindler who leads our case is exceptionally organised, efficient, always maintains a good connection with the client and provides timely feedback.’

Luxembourg > Employment Tier 3

Led by Marie SinnigerLuther S.A. provides ‘client-oriented and efficient‘ advice across a range of contentious and non-contentious labour law matters, for standalone and existing clients of the firm, including multinational corporate leviathan Altice.

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Testimonials

‘The partners are always happy to discuss and share ideas.’

They listened to our needs and were able to provide appropriate advice.

‘This firm is very attentive to their clients. I was pleased with the outcome of our case and would highly recommend them.’

‘Very client-oriented and efficient.’

Key clients

Altice Group

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Despite lacking the resources of some of the higher-ranked firms, Luther S.A.‘s  ‘lean and agile structure’ and its effective use of legaltech enable it to provide an effective service to borrowers and a growing lender client base on partner-led bespoke banking and capital markets matters. Benefiting from ‘vast knowledge of all banking, finance and regulatory’ matters, Bob Scharfe is at the forefront of the most significant mandates handled by the team and is appreciated for his ability to provide a ‘holistic, full-picture view on issues’.

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Testimonials

‘The team provides a lean and agile structure and service like a boutique/independent firm with hands-on partners. At the same time it belongs to a network/alliance with access to lawyers worldwide and thus has all advantages of big firms.’

‘Bob Scharfe has an incredibly vast knowledge of all banking, finance, regulatory and corporate matters. He is also a very good listener which allows him to always have a holistic, full-picture view on issues and to always provide a correspondingly precise advice. But above all he’s an incredibly friendly and humble guy.’

Key clients

BentallGreenOak

Altice/Next Alt S.à.r.l

Altamir SCA

NAS Invest

Natixis

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited

DZ HYP AG

AIB Group (UK) P.L.C.

AM Alpha

LD Education

Serb Group/Stark International

Dynamica

Banor Capital Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising on the offer to take Altice Europe private on the €2.5bn buyout and namely advising Next Alt S.à.r.l, a company wholly owned by Patrick Drahi, the founder and majority shareholder of Altice Europe, a leading European cable, telecommunications and entertainment company, on the overall structuring and corporate and financing aspects of its agreement with Altice Europe of an all cash offer valuing the company at €4.9bn.
  • Advising Altamir on the financing aspects of its acquisition of all the shares of THOM Group’s holding company, together with the management team and new shareholders for approx  €514m.
  • Advising NAS Invest on the financing and corporate aspects of the sale of the high rise tower SPREETURM in Berlin to Ampega Real Estate GmbH.

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 4

Working on its own as well as often in collaboration with complementary practice areas, including corporate, banking and real estate, Luther S.A.‘s four-strong team provides a ‘solutions-oriented‘ approach for alternative funds, which traverses all aspects of regulatory, compliance and transactional work. The team’s ‘cost efficiency’ and its ‘amicable and collegiate tone’ are attractive traits, as well as its ‘excellent coverage‘ of the sector on behalf of mid-market asset managers and first-time entrants, which remain the staple constituents of the firm’s client base. The practice also has an ‘excellent cross-border setup’ working alongside its extensive German network. Team head Hervé Leclercq has ‘great skills when it comes to pedagogically explaining the intricacies of different structures to clients who are not knowledgeable of Luxembourg regulations’. 

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Testimonials

‘They have excellent coverage across relevant aspects within the investment fund practice.’

‘Excellent cross-border setup both within Luther Law firm (Germany and Luxembourg) as well as external partners (partnering with top-tier legal and tax advisers in Germany).’

‘Ability to think outside the box and can lean on excellent industry network.’

‘As an authorised AIFM, we value the service and expertise of Luther Luxembourg, especially when it comes to advising on the creation of investment funds, with a focus on alternative investments.’

‘Their team is absolutely on top of each matter and drives towards a solution.’

‘A strong dedication to finding the best solution for the client, including cost efficiency, is much appreciated by my advisory clients who are often small or new to Luxembourg. Pricing is very competitive too. A hassle-free interaction in combination with amicable and collegiate tone in discussions makes this firm a good match for the Nordic clients I have and for small/start-up organisations.’

‘Hervé Leclercq’s competences, knowledge of the fund industry and devotion to his clients are remarkable.’

‘Hervé Lexlercq stands out because of his long and wide experience. He has great skills when it comes to pedagogically explaining the intricacies of different structures to clients who are not knowledgeable of Luxembourg regulations.’

Key clients

Nordic Credit Partners

Innpact

Luxembourg > Insurance

Luther S.A. has established itself as a go-to firm in the insurance field following the arrival of renowned practitioner Karine Vilret in summer 2022.

Luther in Luxembourg is a leading business law firm that was established in 2010. The firm’s multilingual professionals advise domestic and international clients across numerous practice areas, particularly corporate/M&A, banking and finance, dispute resolution, investment management, employment, and real estate.

Our clients, ranging from multinational corporations, investment funds, financial institutions to private equity firms, have placed their trust in our interdisciplinary legal advice that aims to hit the mark.

Luther employs over 420 lawyers and tax advisors and is present in ten German economic centers and has ten international offices in European and Asian financial centers. Luther is a founding member of unyer (www.unyer.com), a global organisation of leading professional services firms that cooperate exclusively with each other.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Bob Scharfebob.scharfe@luther-lawfirm.com
Corporate/M&A Eric Subloneric.sublon@luther-lawfirm.com
Dispute resolution Mathieu Laurentmathieu.laurent@luther-lawfirm.com
Employment Marie Sinnigermarie.sinniger@luther-lawfirm.com
Investment management Hervé Leclercqherve.leclercq@luther-lawfirm.com
Real estate and property transactions Aurélien Latoucheaurelien.latouche@luther-lawfirm.com
Corporate/M&A Anna Gassneranna.gassner@luther-lawfirm.com
Corporate/M&A; Dispute resolution Robert Goerendrobert.goerend@luther-lawfirm.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Edouard Albaret photoMr Edouard AlbaretEdouard Albaret is a Senior Associate and a member of the Investment…
Thomas Alberti photoMr Thomas AlbertiThomas Alberti is a Senior Associate and a member of the Employment…
Sonia Bellamine photoMs Sonia BellamineSonia Bellamine is a Counsel and a member of the Corporate/M&A practice…
Christoph Dahlgrün photoMr Christoph DahlgrünChristoph Dahlgrün is a Senior Associate and a member of the Corporate/M&A…
Euryale Didillon photoMs Euryale DidillonEuryale Didillon is Counsel and a member of the Corporate/M&A practice at…
Anna Gassner photoMs Anna GassnerAnna is a Partner and a member of the Corporate/M&A practice at…
Robert Goerend photoMr Robert GoerendRobert Goerend is a Partner and a member of the Corporate/M&A and…
Anneleen Hofkens photoMs Anneleen HofkensAnneleen Hofkens is a Counsel and a member of the Corporate/M&A practice…
Daniel Krauspenhaar photoDr Daniel KrauspenhaarDaniel Krauspenhaar is a Counsel and a member of the Investment Management…
Marion Lanne photoMs Marion LanneMarion Lanne is a Senior Associate and a member of the Banking,…
Aurélien Latouche photoMr Aurélien LatoucheAurélien Latouche is a Partner of the Corporate/M&A practice and heads the…
Mathieu Laurent photoMr Mathieu LaurentMathieu Laurent is a Partner of the Corporate/M&A practice and heads the…
Hervé Leclercq photoMr Hervé LeclercqHervé Leclercq is a Partner and heads the Investment Management Group practice…
Antoine Matter photoMr Antoine MatterAntoine Matter is a Senior Associate and a member of the Real…
Marie Romero photoMs Marie RomeroMarie Romero is a Senior Associate of the Dispute Resolution practice at…
Bob Scharfe photoMr Bob ScharfeBob Scharfe is a Partner and heads the Banking, Finance and Capital…
Raphaël Schindler photoMr Raphaël SchindlerRaphaël Schindler is a Senior Associate and a member of the Dispute…
Marie Sinniger photoMs Marie SinnigerMarie Sinniger is a Partner of the Corporate/M&A practice and head of…
Selim Souissi photoMr Selim SouissiSelim Souissi is a Partner and a member of the Corporate Law/M&A…
Yann Spiegelhalter photoMr Yann SpiegelhalterYann Spiegelhalter is a Counsel and a member of the Corporate/M&A practice…
Eric Sublon photoMr Eric SublonEric Sublon is the Managing Partner and the Head of the Corporate/M&A…
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Luther advises Antalis on acquisition of BB Pack Group

Cologne – Antalis, a leading B2B distributor of paper and industrial packaging products and services in Europe and Latin America, has acquired the BB Pack Group, allowing it to strengthen its market position in the fast-growing packaging market. Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft provided full legal advice to Antalis throughout the whole transaction process.The BB Pack Group, based in Drei Gleichen (Thuringia), includes BB Pack, cr8 Packaging and printmate. The group, with a consolidated turnover of EUR 42 million in 2021, is a packaging distributor specialised in the e-commerce sector, offering a wide range of packaging materials, design and printing solutions. By joining the Antalis group, BB Pack sees the potential to grow its customer portfolio and to expand internationally.The advice rendered by the team of Luther in the transaction comprised, among other things, the legal due diligence process, drafting and negotiating the transaction documents as well as regulatory filings.

On behalf of Antalis:

  • Luther, Corporate/M&A: Philipp Dietz (Partner). Falco Rohrberg (Associate), Dr Madeleine Martinek (Associate).
  • Luther, Commercial: Volker Steimle (Partner), Svenja Schwarze (Senior Associate)
  • Luther, Employment Law: Katharina Müller (Partner)
  • Luther, Real Estate: Michael Kunkel (Partner)
  • Luther, IP/IT: Dr Katharina Preuss (Senior Associate), Franziska Neugebauer (Associate)
  • Luther, Competition: Dr Sebastian Janka (Partner), Dieter Engel (Associate)

Luther advises Gurit on the sale of aerospace business to Isovolta

Frankfurt am Main – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft advised the listed Gurit Holding AG, headquartered in Wattwil (Switzerland), on the sale of its Aerospace business unit to Austrian Isovolta Group.