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BSP
11, rue du Château d’Eau
Leudelange
Luxembourg
L-3364
Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Drawing upon a ‘good knowledge of how the Luxembourg system works‘, the ‘strong disputes practice’ at BSP provides ‘responsive and very client friendly’ advice to clients engaged in complex financial and corporate litigation. ‘Hugely experienced and imaginative’ team head Fabio Trevisan takes the lead on much of the highest profile mandates handled by the team and is particularly well regarded in relation to international arbitration matters, including on matters regarding the enforceability of judgments in Luxembourg. The ‘extremely responsive and very analytical’ Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez is also a key member of the team and is noted for aptitude in handling corporate, finance and real estate-related disputes throughout the process from pre-litigation to the enforcement of the decision obtained.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Trevisan

Other key lawyers:

Anne Morel; Laure-Hélène Gaicio Fievez; Hervé Michel; Elodie Vincent; Audrey Risser; Harmonie Méraud; Magedeline Mounir; Carolina Vasselli; Pauline Wirtzler; Alexeji Nickels; Alexandra Simon

Testimonials

‘The lawyers are determined, responsive and very client friendly.’

It is a strong disputes practice with good knowledge of how the Luxembourg system works.’

What I like most about Fabio Trevisan are his experience, practicality and availability.’

‘Fabio Trevisan is a quick thinker with a strong client focus. Fabio excels in complex cross-border matters, especially international arbitration and related litigation.’

‘Fabio Trevisan is hugely experienced and imaginative in his approach.’

‘Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez is excellent in international private law and related issues. We’ve worked with Laure-Hélène in arbitration related matters, and her knowledge and responsiveness were very convincing.’

‘Laure-Helene Gaicio-Fievez is extremely responsive and very analytical – a great legal mind providing an excellent service.’

 

Key clients

Novalpina

Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran

Viorel MICULA

Republic of Kazakhstan

Work highlights

Luxembourg > Tax Tier 1

The ‘very responsive and commercial’ team at BSP provides ‘practical advice’ directly to clients, as well as on a considerable amount of referral work from international law firms, where its independent status and expertise in the space are strong selling points. The scope of the work is broad covering tax structuring advice associated with company migrations to Luxembourg, advice on hot-button legislative developments and in the context of transactional work. A ‘thought leader’ in the field, team head Alain Steichen regularly provides advice on various European tax law questions including on EU State aid, which he combines with his work providing the structuring associated with major global restructurings and M&A/financing mandates. Steichen also handles contentious tax matters, and alongside Pol Mellina continues to represent the Luxembourg in various VAT-related disputes. Counsel Daniel Riedel is a ‘pleasure to deal with’ for clients seeking day-to-day advisory work, as well as it pertains to tax planning and transaction-related structuring.

Practice head(s):

Alain Steichen

Other key lawyers:

Gaëlle Felly; Pol Mellina; Daniel Riedel

Testimonials

‘Very responsive and commercial, always provide practical advice.’

Alain Steichen is a thought leader.’

‘Daniel Riedel understands the landscape and is very practical in his advice. A pleasure to deal with.’

 

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Global Infrastructure Partners

Luxembourg State

Catalyst Capital

Index Ventures

Apax

B2Holding ASA

DDM Group

JR AMC Co. Limited

Cromwell Property Group

Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Intelsat S.A. et al.

Takeda A/S

Cipriani Group

Oriens Fund

Transalliance Group

Work highlights

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Led by Laurent Lazard , the ‘diligent and responsive’ three-partner team at BSP provides a ‘high quality and cost-effective service‘ to lenders and borrowers engaged in a wide range of capital markets, bank lending and highly structured mandates. Real estate finance is a particular strength, an area that Nuala Doyle excels, in addition to her regulatory and transactional capital markets expertise for issuers engaged in private placements, public offerings and exchange offers. ‘Pragmatic’ senior counsel Nicolas Widung has ‘very good legal expertise in Luxembourg financing’, across a range of domestic and cross-border transactions. Pierre-Alexandre Degehet left the firm for KLEYR GRASSO in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Laurent Lazard

Other key lawyers:

Nuala Doyle; Nicolas Widung

Testimonials

‘The team is diligent and responsive.’

They provide a high quality and cost-effective service.’

The very client friendly team is collaborative and innovative in its approach.’

Nicolas Widung will take the time to share knowledge which always helpful.’

Key clients

Oaktree Capital Management

Goldman Sachs – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc – Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Natwest Markets PLC

Commerzbank AG

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

LaSalle Investment Management

Sierra Wireless, Inc

Bank of Ireland

Novus Capital Luxembourg S.A. (SPV set up by Nomura)

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

IFU – Investment Fund for Developing Countries

Solutions 30 SE

IVS

Biotoscana Investments SA

APERAM

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

Work highlights

Luxembourg > Employment Tier 2

BSP is well-versed across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including as it relates to day-to HR advisory matters and employment contract drafting, as well as work on specific projects, including advice on TUPE-related considerations pursuant to corporate reorganisations.                   Team head Anne Morel provides 'very responsive and practical' advice to an employer-focused client base, including many within the IT and financial services sectors, across a wide range of their employment concerns, often involving a multi-jurisdictional angle.

Practice head(s):

Anne Morel

Other key lawyers:

Harmonie Meraud; Pauline Wirtzel; Alexandra Simon

Testimonials

Anne Morel is very responsive and practical.’

Work highlights

Luxembourg > Private equity Tier 2

Although it lacks the resources of some of its peers, independent firm BSP has built up a strong track record in the market as a result of its partner-led approach to work for some large private equity sponsors on the Luxembourg corporate structuring associated with their cross-border M&A mandates. Emblematic of this is team head Linda Harroch's longstanding relationship with Advent International.

Practice head(s):

Linda Harroch

Other key lawyers:

Christele Pierre-Alexandre; Jean Steffen; Michael Kitai; Axel Voisard

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Global Infrastructure Partners

Advent International

Biotoscana Investments SA (listed company)

GBL (Groupe Bruxelles Lambert)

Work highlights

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Independent Luxembourg-based firm BSP ‘delivers high-quality work’ directly for corporates and private equity firms, as well as in the context of referrals from international law firms, in relation to the local law aspects of cross-border M&A mandates. As well as transactional work, the firm is also well regarded for its corporate governance expertise, and advice on issues related to shareholders’ rights. The ‘very good‘ team includes Linda Harroch, who excels in handling private equity-backed M&A. Pierre-Alexandre Degehet departed for KLEYR GRASSO in June 2023.  

Other key lawyers:

Linda Harroch; Christel Pierre-Alexandre; Jean Steffen; Cecile Jager; Axel Voisard

Testimonials

‘The team is very good and delivers high-quality work.’

Key clients

Solutions 30 SE

IVS

EBURY

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets, and Crédit Agricole Assurances

Paul Wurth SA

Biotoscana Investments SA

Pfizer

Procaps Group

Goldman Sachs

Aperam

Taleo Group

Work highlights

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 3

Employing an integrated approach to work in the investment fund sector which draws upon corporate, banking, tax and regulatory expertise, BSP is a popular choice for fund managers in the alternatives space who appreciate its ability to provide a one-stop-shop service in relation to work throughout the entire fund life cycle. Team head Evelyn Maher has 'an in-depth knowledge of the Luxembourg investment funds regime', which she deploys to good effect on private equity/venture capital fund formation matters, in particular, as well as on AIFMD-related regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Evelyn Maher

Other key lawyers:

Isabel Høg Jensen; Elena Bassi; Laurie Masson; Marylou Poncin

Testimonials

‘BSP is well established to work with Luxembourg fund industry. They are knowledgeable about the legal framework. They are suitable also for the smaller fund managers outside Western Europe.’

‘Evelyn Maher has a deep knowledge of the private equity fund industry and its legal framework, and she keeps on top of its ever-evolving complex new requirements, reporting and trends.’

‘Evelyn Maher has an in-depth knowledge of the Luxembourg investment funds regime.’

 

Key clients

NIO

Work highlights

BSP is an independent full-service law firm based in Luxembourg.

We are committed to providing the best legal services to our domestic and international clients in all aspects of Luxembourg business law.

Talented and multilingual, our teams of lawyers work side by side with our clients to help them reach their objectives and support them with tailor-made legal advice, creating in the process professional relationships based on mutual trust and respect.

Our lawyers have developed particular expertise in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law, dispute resolution, employment law, investment funds, intellectual property, private wealth, real estate and tax. In these practice areas, as in others, our know-how, our ability to work in cross-practice teams and to swiftly adapt to new laws and regulations allow us to provide to our clients timely and integrated legal assistance vital to the success of their business.

Building on the synergy of our different professional experiences and the richness of our diverse cultural background, we stand ready to meet our clients’ legal needs, no matter how challenging they are.

For more information please browse through our site or contact us at mail@bsp.lu.

Department Name Email Telephone
Bank Lending, Structured Finance & Securitisation Laurent Lazard llazard@bsp.lu
Banking & Financial Services Laurent Lazard llazard@bsp.lu
Capital Markets Laurent Lazard llazard@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Laurent Lazard llazard@bsp.lu
Insolvency & Restructuring Laurent Lazard llazard@bsp.lu
Banking & Financial Services Jean Steffen jsteffen@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Jean Steffen jsteffen@bsp.lu
Private Equity Jean Steffen jsteffen@bsp.lu
AML Compliance Anne Morel amorel@bsp.lu
Data Protection & Privacy Anne Morel amorel@bsp.lu
Employment, Compensations & Benefits Anne Morel amorel@bsp.lu
Intellectual Property & General Commercial Anne Morel amorel@bsp.lu
Litigation Anne Morel amorel@bsp.lu
Arbitration Fabio Trevisan ftrevisan@bsp.lu
Insolvency & Restructuring Fabio Trevisan ftrevisan@bsp.lu
Litigation Fabio Trevisan ftrevisan@bsp.lu
Private Wealth & Business Planning Fabio Trevisan ftrevisan@bsp.lu
Real Estate & Construction Fabio Trevisan ftrevisan@bsp.lu
Bank Lending, Structured Finance & Securitisation Linda Harroch lharroch@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Linda Harroch lharroch@bsp.lu
Insolvency & Restructuring Linda Harroch lharroch@bsp.lu
Private Equity Linda Harroch lharroch@bsp.lu
Real Estate & Construction Linda Harroch lharroch@bsp.lu
Banking & Financial Services Evelyn Maher emaher@bsp.lu
Investment Management Evelyn Maher emaher@bsp.lu
Banking & Financial Services Alain Steichen asteichen@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Alain Steichen asteichen@bsp.lu
Private Equity Alain Steichen asteichen@bsp.lu
Private Wealth & Business Planning Alain Steichen asteichen@bsp.lu
Tax Alain Steichen asteichen@bsp.lu
Banking & Financial Services Nuala Doyle ndoyle@bsp.lu
Bank Lending, Structured Finance & Securitisation Nuala Doyle ndoyle@bsp.lu
Capital Markets Nuala Doyle ndoyle@bsp.lu
Startup & Fintech Nuala Doyle ndoyle@bsp.lu
Arbitration Laure-Helene Gaicio lhgaicio@bsp.lu
Litigation Laure-Helene Gaicio lhgaicio@bsp.lu
Real Estate & Construction Laure-Helene Gaicio lhgaicio@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Christèle Pierre-Alexandre calexandre@bsp.lu
Insolvency & Restructuring Christèle Pierre-Alexandre calexandre@bsp.lu
Private Equity Christèle Pierre-Alexandre calexandre@bsp.lu
Private Wealth & Business Planning Christèle Pierre-Alexandre calexandre@bsp.lu
Private Wealth & Business Planning Gaëlle Felly gfelly@bsp.lu
Tax Gaëlle Felly gfelly@bsp.lu
Private Equity Michaël Kitai mkitai@bsp.lu
Intellectual Property & General Commercial Michaël Kitai mkitai@bsp.lu
Real Estate & Construction Michaël Kitai mkitai@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Michaël Kitai mkitai@bsp.lu
Startup & Fintech Michaël Kitai mkitai@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Cécile Jager cjager@bsp.lu
Tax Cécile Jager cjager@bsp.lu
Private Wealth & Business Planning Cécile Jager cjager@bsp.lu
Investment Management Isabel Høg-Jensen ihog-jensen@bsp.lu
tax Pol Mellina pmellina@bsp.lu
Corporate and M&A Pol Mellina pmellina@bsp.lu
Private Wealth & Business Planning Pol Mellina pmellina@bsp.lu
Private Equity Pol Mellina pmellina@bsp.lu
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