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MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL
PO BOX 690

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Litigation remains one of the core areas of focus for MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL. Led by the 'highly educatedMichel Molitor, who himself is 'very well linked to Luxembourg and has a lot of international relations', the team provides 'attentive and highly professional advice' across the panoply of commercial, financial and banking cases. Armel Waisse was a new arrival in April 2020 from Bonn & Schmitt.

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Francois Cautaerts was responsive, had the required expertise in his field and his advice was written clearly and with a practical resolution in mind.

Francois Cautaerts’ advice was clearly written, practical and delivered on time and on budget.

Michel Molitor always has a smart idea and solution to a problem.

Stephanie Juan: has a lot of knowledge and can apply this to tricky subjects. She is brilliant in researching the doctrine and the jurisprudence.

Virginie Liebermann: manages to synthesize a complicated subject to the essential. She is very diligent and efficient in the treatment of complicated files.

Sophie Lamothe: very pugnacious and smart in solving complicated problems.

Employment Tier 2

Independent local firm MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL has a core focus on employment matters, and provides an 'attentive and professional service' to employers (particularly from the retail, hotel and catering sectors) across a range of mandates, including on the creation and negotiation of social plans, transfer of contracts, and privacy and data protection issues. The team also has a strong reputation acting for senior executives in the financial sector, with work including advice on redundancy situations and unfair dismissal cases. Recently promoted partner Régis Muller heads the team.

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The responsive team provides an excellent quality of written reports.

The team is highly professional.

Insurance Tier 2

Headed by the 'experiencedMichel MolitorMOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL handles a considerable amount of insurance work out of its banking and finance and commercial litigation practice groups. 'Responsive and practical' commercial litigator François Cautaerts has experience in insurance disputes; he recently acted for a global company in a dispute relating to the amount payable to the beneficiaries following the death of an employee under a life insurance policy.

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IP and IT Tier 2

Led by 'practical and responsive' counsel Virginie LiebermannMOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL's three-strong team provides 'highly knowledgeable and reliable' advice across a range of IP, IT, media and e-commerce matters.

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The firm provides very comprehensive, high level and practical advice.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

'Very well connected both domestically and internationally', MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL provides 'proactive and tailor-made advice' to investors, developers, owners and public authorities on all facets of real estate matters. Leveraging the firm's strong commercial litigation pedigree, the firm is also regularly engaged in contentious real estate and construction matters. Stéphanie Juan and Paulo Lopes Da Silva are the practice co-heads.


All the people that work on a case are well informed about the content. This is due not only to excellent internal organisation but also a good working climate within the team.

Stéphanie Juan: has a lot of knowledge and can apply this to tricky subjects. She is brilliant in researching the doctrine and the jurisprudence.

Counsel Sophie Lamothe is very pugnacious and smart in solving complicated problems.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL 'combines practical experience with a very good knowledge of the law in Luxembourg', enabling the firm to provide a 'professional and high-quality service' to clients from a range of industry sectors, including real estate, on ongoing corporate support, as well as M&A mandates. 'Responsive and knowledgeable' team head Chan Park is particularly strong at handling the Luxembourg aspects of cross-border M&A mandates, including those with a Korean nexus.

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The firm comes up with creative solutions to complex issues.

Michel Molitor has great standing in the market.’

Michel Molitor is a seasoned lawyer with many years’ of experience.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 6

Although MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL is best-known for its litigation work within the banking and finance sector, under the guidance of Chan Park it also regularly handles finance work for US, European and Asian  financial institutions and funds. Armel Waisse was a new arrival in April 2020 from Bonn & Schmitt.

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Founded in 1996, MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour is an independent law firm in Luxembourg with a wide international network. It has secured a reputation for innovative, responsive and robust solutions to complex and high-value cases in frequently uncharted legal territory. Much of the firm’s work is referred by top international law firms. The firm’s lawyers are specialists in their chosen practice areas and work closely together to ensure that all the relevant disciplines applicable to any case are fully covered. As a result, the firm continues to maintain and expand a loyal client base who benefit from consistent high-level advice and results.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance:  MOLITOR has developed a strong portfolio of local and international clients including banks and financial institutions. The banking and finance team regularly advises domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies and other professionals of the financial sector on matters arising from their business activities including banking regulation, banking secrecy, portfolio management, credit agreements, white collar crime, contract law, offering and listing of securities. In insurance law, the firm’s expertise includes drafting and reviewing insurance contracts, policy working and interpretation ensuring compliance with the legal regulations of supervisory bodies. MOLITOR also represents clients in banking and insurance litigation matters.

Corporate & M&A:  MOLITOR has extensive experience in counselling and assisting a broad range of companies in all areas of corporate law ranging from incorporation or business start-up to daily business operations. The firm advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, reorganisation and restructuring, real estate acquisition and corporate governance. MOLITOR provides all necessary incorporation or restructuring documents, assemblies and minutes, related credit or shareholders’ agreements and legal opinions and coordinates the incorporation process on behalf of its clients and liaises with local notaries and other corporate service providers chosen by the client. The team has been involved in a number of cross-border merger and acquisition deals arising from public takeover bids, as well as purchases and sales of privately owned companies and businesses.

Dispute resolution and litigation: MOLITOR’s specialist dispute resolution lawyers are recognised both locally and internationally (including in the main legal directories) for their expertise and experience in protecting their clients’ interests in complex and high-value cases, often in untested areas of law. In addition to the large number of high-profile local disputes that the firm works on, many of the cases MOLITOR handles are referred by other top-tier law firms and international corporations where there is a Luxembourg angle to the dispute. MOLITOR’s extensive litigation experience gives the firm the valuable ability to create structures and agreements so as to avoid future disputes. MOLITOR regularly represents its clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters in, for example, the following sectors: banking, corporate, commercial, insolvency, bankruptcy and debt recovery, real estate, employment and IP, IT and media.

Employment, pensions and immigration: MOLITOR has concentrated on employment law since its foundation and has consistently maintained its position as a leading employment and immigration law specialist in Luxembourg. The firm has many large corporate clients, who refer all their legal requirements to the firm including issues surrounding, e.g., dismissal, competition, remuneration, confidentiality, privacy and data protection. MOLITOR’s employment services include individual and collective employment law, transfer of undertakings, restructuring and international mobility including immigration, pensions and social security, and labour litigation and dispute resolution.

Insurance: MOLITOR’s insurance practice is highly sought after in Luxembourg, retaining very large national and international clients and working regularly with the main insurance companies operating in Luxembourg and across borders. The team regularly advises clients on insurance and coverage issues, including acquisitions of insurance companies, drafting and reviewing policy wordings, advising on policy interpretation, warranties and the handling of any indemnity issues across all types of policies, supported by its proven strength in litigation and mediation.

IP, IT and media: MOLITOR launched its IP, IT and Media practice group in 2007, following an increasing demand for legal advice in this area of law. The firm’s lawyers advise on the full range of IP matters, including copyright, databases, registered design, trademark (infringement, management and registration), domain names and unfair competition issues. They also cover information technology issues such as software development and licensing, Internet policies, website creation and maintenance, e-commerce, data protection issues and GDPR compliance. MOLITOR’s media lawyers represent clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters, in marketing and advertising projects for all kind of media. They also advise on labeling requirements, advertising campaigns and promotional games, and compliance with Luxembourg laws and regulations.

Real estate, zoning and environment, public procurement: MOLITOR has been involved in many major real estate projects in Luxembourg in recent years. Its team assists real estate investors, construction companies, developers and operators of commercial property on construction law regulations and administrative procedures, real estate projects and related contracts, lease, franchise and facility management agreements, sales and leaseback, as well as tax optimisation issues. The firm handles complex domestic construction and engineering projects, international acquisitions, common ownership rights, constructor and developer’s liability, transfer of property rights, and securities over real estate. MOLITOR has a litigation edge in real estate. The firm provides the appropriate structures and helps clients to create real estate holding structures so as to avoid future litigation and liability. Should litigation become unavoidable, MOLITOR’s powerful dispute resolution team is on hand.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Michel Molitor
Business regulations Michel Molitor
Insurance Michel Molitor
Litigation and dispute resolution Michel Molitor
Banking and finance Chan Park
Corporate and M&A Chan Park
Investment funds Chan Park
Insolvency and restructuring Chan Park
Litigation and dispute resolution Paulo Lopes da Silva
Employment, pensions and immigration Paulo Lopes da Silva
Real estate, zoning and environment Stéphanie Juan
Corporate and M&A Philippe Thiebaud
Litigation and dispute resolution Philippe Thiebaud
Restructuring and insolvency Philippe Thiebaud
IP, IT and media Virginie Liebermann
Employment, pensions and immigration François Cautaerts
Employment, pensions and immigration Régis Muller
Insurance Jacques Wolter
Real estate, zoning and environment Jacques Wolter
Business regulations Jacques Wolter
Photo Name Position Profile
 François Cautaerts photo François Cautaerts François joined MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour in November 2014 as a…
Mr Claude Feyereisen  photo Mr Claude Feyereisen Claude Feyereisen is Avocat à la Cour, Member of the Luxembourg Bar,…
 Stéphanie Juan photo Stéphanie Juan Partner in MOLITOR’s Real Estate, Zoning & Environment practice
Ms Virginie Liebermann  photo Ms Virginie Liebermann Virginie is Avocat à la Cour, Member of the Luxembourg Bar since…
Mr Paulo Lopes Da Silva  photo Mr Paulo Lopes Da Silva Paulo is a Partner at MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour. He co-heads…
Mr Michel Molitor  photo Mr Michel Molitor Managing Partner of MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour. Head of the Financial…
 Régis Muller photo Régis Muller MOLITOR is Avocat à la Cour, admited to the Luxembourg Bar since…
Mr Chan Park  photo Mr Chan Park Chan Park is Avocat à la Cour, Member of the Luxembourg Bar,…
Mr Philippe Thiebaud  photo Mr Philippe Thiebaud Thiebaud is Partner at MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.
Mr Jacques Wolter  photo Mr Jacques Wolter Jacques is a Partner at MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour
Number of lawyers : 35

Régis Muller joins MOLITOR as Counsel

Luxembourg, 10 July 2017 - MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour announces the arrival of Régis Muller to its Employment, Pensions & Immigration Department.

MOLITOR increases firm’s focus on Construction Litigation and ex-pands in areas of ADR

Luxembourg, 9 January 2017 - MOLITOR is delighted to announce the arrival of Jacques Wolter as a partner of the firm. Jacques Wolter joined MOLITOR with his team on 1 January 2017.

MOLITOR announces a major boost to its funds and financial services practices

Luxembourg, 13 January 2017 - MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour continues to strengthen their practice with the appointment of Augustin de Longeaux as partner, hot on the heels of the recent announcement of the arrival of Jacques Wolter who’s practice merged with MOLITOR on 1st January 2017.