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GSK Stockmann > The Legal 500 Rankings
Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 3The ‘very experienced and responsive’ team at GSK Stockmann has ‘deep knowledge of the Luxembourg funds market’ and provides ‘client-focused’ advice in relation to regulated and non-regulated funds through a myriad asset classes. The ‘approachable’ Marcus Peter has expertise across a range of fund structures and frequently works on deals involving a German nexus. ‘A rising star in the Luxembourg funds market’, Corinna Schumacher displays a ‘responsive, calm and structured approach’ on fund formation and administration matters.
Other key lawyers:
Corinna Schumacher; Marie-Therese Wich
‘The team is very competent, and client focused.’
‘It is a very experienced and responsive team with deep knowledge of the Luxembourg funds market.’
‘The approachable Marcus Peter is a very senior practitioner in the Luxembourg funds market who has worked on countless fund structures.’
‘Corinna Schumacher has longstanding experience in relation to Luxembourg fund formation and administration. She has an excellent manner with clients and her responsive, calm and structured approach and matter management is very successful with clients and colleagues.’
Ethenea / Main First
BayernInvest Luxembourg S.A.
Infrared Capital Partners Limited
EQT Fund Management SARL
Brunswick Real Estate Capital (Leimdörfer)
LRI Invest SA (Apex Group)
- Advising Princeville Capital Group with the set-up of a Luxembourg holding platform for coming and future private equity investments.
- Advising Amundi as a new client with the set-up of a Luxembourg RAIF platform for private equity, infrastructure and other asset classes.
- Advise Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A., the largest third party AIFM and management company within Luxembourg. Several projects were given to us (set-up of new funds, secondment, regulatory advice).
Luxembourg > Tax Tier 3At GSK Stockmann, ‘exceptionally talented’ team head Mathilde Ostertag ‘offers a great combination of technical ability and a commercial outlook’, which she effectively deploys on behalf of a growing roster of funds, in particular. Ostertag regularly works alongside practitioners from the firm’s investment funds, banking and corporate groups and is particular effective at providing the tax structuring associated with work in these areas, including for German clients.
Other key lawyers:
‘Mathilde Ostertag is the most user-friendly tax expert I have ever worked with and deserves particular mention.’
‘Mathilde Ostertag is exceptionally talented. She is extremely clever, has a very good feel for the market sentiment and offers a great combination of technical ability and a commercial outlook.’
Axa Investment Managers
Grand City Properties S.A.
Hauk & Aufhäuser Bank
- Provided comprehensive advice to AXA on the tax and legal structuring of the acquisition of an office building, the implementation of a Luxembourg acquisition structure including Luxembourg investment law and on the financing.
- Advised long-standing client Aroundtown SA, the largest German-listed residential real estate company, in connection with its annual general meeting in 2022. Aroundtown SA offered a scrip dividend to their shareholder following the AGM. This also included Luxembourg tax advice.
- Ongoing Luxembourg tax advisor for the securitisation structures of Universal Investment.
Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4The ‘friendly and professional’ team at GSK Stockmann provides ‘commercially minded’ advice to creditors and debtors across a range of transactional and regulatory matters, including securitisation, equity and debt capital markets and corporate finance. The ‘very commercial’ Andreas Heinzmann is ‘extremely knowledgeable on securitisation structures’ and co-heads the team alongside Philipp Mößner , who is particularly active advising lenders and borrowers on real estate finance mandates, particularly those involving a nexus to Germany.
Andreas Heinzmann; Dr. Philipp Moessner
Other key lawyers:
Valerio Scollo; Dr. Manuel Fernandez; Anna Lindner; Hawa Mahamoud
‘GSK Stockmann’s team in Luxembourg is a hands-on team that has shown full dedication to deal closing. The understand the client’s needs and the relevance to accommodate requests from both sides of a deal to achieve successful execution.’
‘The friendly and professional team is commercially minded with a deep understanding of its clients.’
‘Andreas Heinzmann stands out for his knowledge of securitization structures, his hands-on approach to the deals and full engagement during execution.’
‘Andreas Heinzmann – extremely knowledgeable on securitisation structures. Very commercial in his approach. Always makes himself available to us to bounce ideas off. An ideal partner to our business.’
Mediobanca International (Luxembourg) S.A
Vicenda Asset Management
Grand City Properties S.A.
IuteCredit Finance S.à r.l.
Hauck & Aufhäuser Bank
- Advised longstanding client Grand City Properties S.A., one of the largest German-listed residential real estate companies, in connection with their annual general meeting 2022 and the offering of a scrip dividend to its shareholders.
- Regularly advise Aroundtown SA in connection with their ongoing debt management. In addition, the firm advised Aroundtown in connection with the set-up and ongoing management of their share and bond buy-back programme.
- Advised VP Bank in connection with the set-up of a securitisation structure in Luxembourg for the purpose of financing a RE investment in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4GSK Stockmann provides 'effective, clear and results-driven' advice to private equity sponsors, public and private companies on the Luxembourg structuring associated with cross-border M&A mandates. Philipp Mößner , who is particularly effective at handling real estate-related share deals for German clients, heads the team alongside Marcus Peter .
Dr. Philipp Moessner; Dr. Marcus Peter
Other key lawyers:
Mathilde Ostertag; Anna Lindner; Katharina Schiffmann
‘The team provides effective, clear and results driven.’
‘The team is excellent at presenting the issues to us as non-lawyers in a way that we always understand and are therefore extremely helpful to us. Invoices are very fair and transparent.’
‘They were very collaborative, responsive, technically good and a pleasure to deal with.’
Grand City Properties SA
China Three Gorges
Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH
Beijing Enterprise Holdings
Grand City Properties S.A.
Cells Property Investors and Deutsche Finance (co-investment)
Princeville Capital Group
Hines Immobilien GmbH
- Advised long-standing client Grand City Properties S.A, one of the largest German-listed residential real estate companies, in connection with their annual general meeting in 2022.
- Ongoing advisor to Aroundtown SA, the largest German listed commercial real estate company, in connection with all corporate and equity capital markets advice under Luxembourg laws.
- Advised the founders of JOKR S.à r.l., a global platform for instant retail, in connection with their launch and initial investment round.
Germany > Banking and finance > Financial services: regulatoryGSK Stockmann frequently advises on digital and innovative financial products, including BaFin licensing procedures and cooperation agreements. The Munich-based team regularly cooperates with the firm’s Luxembourg location headed by Andreas Heinzmann when assisting with the structuring of new financing platforms and investment matters. In Germany, Robert Kramer is a key contact for funds matters and transactions, while Timo Patrick Bernau covers the fintech intersection. Kramer and Bernau jointly head the team, which also advises on compliance, ESG as well as institutional remuneration issues.
Other key lawyers:
‘Two-way proactive communication. Sound knowledge. Access to relevant decision makers.’
‘GSK Stockmann combines a high level of technical expertise with a very good overview of what is customary in the market. GSK always responds to the needs of the client and offers advice taking into account the individual circumstances.’
‘The good teamwork and the exchange within GSK Stockmann is remarkable.’
‘The precision with which every topic is examined in a timely, thorough and comprehensive manner. In addition, the contact persons can always be reached promptly and can provide initial information quickly if necessary.’
‘Topics are passed on without delay. One of the lawyers always takes on the questions. Good accessibility.’
‘The law firm responds to the needs of the clients and also offers a financially tailored solution if it is not part of a major assignment. Adherence to deadlines is also a priority.’
‘Philippe Lorenz and Patrick Bernau are outstanding specialists in crowd investing platforms and the new ECSP ordinance.’
‘Dr. Timo Bernau is a very pleasant advisor. Always available. Reliable advice. Legally very sound.’
Red Partners LLC., Chicago
ABLV Bank AS
BECKEN Holding GmbH
Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Zweigniederlassung Frankfurt RaboDirect Deutschland
Immutable Insight GmbH
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
Frankfurt School Financial Services GmbH
Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG
IFS Independent Financial Services AG
Lux Kapitalmarkt Management AG
portagon GmbH (vormals CrowdDesk GmbH)
- Legal, regulatory and contractual advice on the planning and implementation of mobile payment concepts with digital payment cards for Apple Pay and on HCE platforms for a large German banking group.
- Advising SolarisBank AG on a number of different new collaborations with other regulated and non-regulated players, including crypto trading and lending, direct lending models, payment solutions and e-money products.
- Advising an IT service provider, which belongs to the corporation of a fund issuing house, in the BaFin licensing procedure for acquiring a license as crypto securities registrar according to the German Banking Act (KWG), including the creation of technical documentation as well as internal and external compliance documentation.
GSK Stockmann > Firm Profile
The firm: GSK Stockmann is a leading independent European corporate law firm with over 250 professionals across our offices in Germany, Luxembourg and the UK.
GSK Stockmann is the law firm of choice for real estate and financial services. In addition, we have deep-rooted expertise in key sectors including funds, capital markets, public, mobility, energy and healthcare.
Our advice combines an economic focus with entrepreneurial foresight. That is what is behind: Your perspective.
For international transactions and projects, we work together with selected reputable law firms abroad.
More about us: www.gsk-lux.com
Areas of practice: In Luxembourg, GSK Stockmann is the trusted adviser of leading financial institutions, asset managers, private equity houses, insurance companies, corporates and FinTech companies, with both, a local and international reach.
Our lawyers advise domestic and international clients in relation to banking and finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A and private equity, investment funds, real estate, regulatory and insurance as well as tax.
|Corporate | M&A and Private Equity; Investment Funds; Real Estate||Dr Marcus Peterfirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 271802-50|
|Capital Markets; Banking & Finance||Andreas Heinzmannemail@example.com||+352 271802-30|
|Corporate | M&A and Private Equity; Banking & Finance||Dr Philipp Moessnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 271802-40|
|Tax; Investment Funds; Real Estate||Mathilde Ostertagemail@example.com||+352 271802-60|
|Capital Markets; Banking & Finance||Dr Manuel Fernandezfirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 271802-31|
|Capital Markets; Banking & Finance||Valerio Scolloemail@example.com||+352 271802-31|
|Corporate | M&A; Finance||Anna Lindnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 271802-43|
|Investment Funds||Corinna Schumacheremail@example.com||+352 271802-81|
|Tax; Investment Funds; Real Estate||Katharina Schiffmannfirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 271802-61|
|Dr Manuel Fernandez||Local Partner | GSK Stockmann||View Profile|
|Andreas Heinzmann||Partner | GSK Stockmann||View Profile|
|Anna Lindner||Local Partner | GSK Stockmann||View Profile|
|Dr Philipp Mößner||Partner | GSK Stockmann||View Profile|
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|Katharina Schiffmann||Counsel | GSK Stockmann||View Profile|
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|Valerio Scollo||Local Partner | GSK Stockmann||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers (Germany and Luxembourg) : 250 Number of lawyers (Luxembourg) : + 30
LanguagesEnglisch German French Luxembourgish Chinese Italian Greek Turkish Russian Portugese Spanish Somali Finnish
MembershipsABBL – www.abbl.lu ALFI – www.alfi.lu AMCHAM Luxembourg – www.amcham.lu CHINALUX – china-lux.lu LPEA – www.lpea.lu LUXREAL – www.luxreal.lu CCIL – www.ccillux.eu LILLA – www.lilla.lu LuxCMA - www.luxcma.com
OtherOther offices : Berlin Other offices : Frankfurt Other offices : Hamburg Other offices : Heidelberg Other offices : Munich Other offices : London
As a European corporate law firm GSK Stockmann is strongly committed to diversity in order to meet client expectations, attract talented individuals and drive innovation. We believe that diversity is integrally intertwined with corporate citizenship as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects.
In terms of gender diversity, we enable flexible work solutions to promote female leadership. Our Luxembourg office stands for cultural diversity: Our legal practice and international client base benefit from the diverse backgrounds of our lawyers and our staff, enabling us to speak our clients’ language and relate to their cultural background.
As good corporate citizens in Luxembourg, we aim to support local activities. As corporate members of the Philharmonie Luxembourg, we have decided to address our corporate Christmas donation to the Fondation EME founded by the Philharmonie, connecting the vulnerable with music, which is more important than ever during these challenging times. We regularly offer local artists a platform to present contemporary Luxembourgish art in our premises; each exhibition is highlighted by a vernissage, which has become a regular event for many of our clients, friends and colleagues.
In relation to ESG considerations, we see a growing demand of investors, asset managers, corporates and institutions and hence an increasing number of “green” transactions. Taking up the green movement as an employer, we have banned plastic bottles and established the use of water dispensers, within both the office and the conference rooms. We have implemented printing processes according to the latest standards to avoid unnecessary waste. Moreover, our office follows the internal firm-wide travel recommendations, e.g. to avoid plane travel where possible and set up video conferences instead. In relation to our office, the materials used comply with modern environmental standards.
GSK Stockmann is a leading independent European corporate law firm with over 250 professionals across our offices in Germany, Luxembourg and the UK.
Advising clients on their international undertakings requires a deep understanding of the legal, economic and cultural aspects of our increasingly globalised market. To support your international activities, we have bundled our many years of international expertise into country desks – our GSK Desks. They pave the way to international markets and to our home markets Germany and Luxembourg.
GSK Stockmann is a leading, independent European corporate law firm, with an international profile. We maintain close relationships with law firms in key jurisdictions around the world, who share our values and approach. Underpinning our international strategy is the flexibility to work with the most suitable international partner for each client and case, whether that is working with our established law firm contacts or the client’s preferred local adviser. We bring together the most effective and experienced team to support our clients’ international projects. Our international Desks are comprised of lawyers with detailed market and cultural knowledge and the range of languages skills required to meet our clients’ international requirements.
Our GSK Desks are:
GSK Desk Austria and Switzerland
GSK Desk Benelux
GSK Desk China
GSK Desk France
GSK Desk Italy
GSK Desk UK
GSK Desk USA
More about our international approach.
Interview with GSK Stockmann – Dr. Marcus Peter | Andreas Heinzmann | Dr. Philipp Mössner | Mathilde Ostertag | Manuel Fernandez | Valerio Scollo | Corinna Schumacher | Anna Lindner | Katharina SchiffmannFounded in 2016, it is time to reflect on the successful development of the Luxembourg office of European corporate law firm GSK Stockmann. Interview with the team of partners and counsel: Marcus Peter, Andreas Heinzmann, Philipp Mössner, Mathilde Ostertag, Manuel Fernandez, Valerio Scollo, Corinna Schumacher, Anna Lindner and Katharina Schiffmann.
How has GSK Stockmann established itself within the Luxembourg legal market?
Opened in March 2016, our office started with 3 partners, 5 associates and 1 staff member; as a result of organic growth we now have more than 50 lawyers – including 8 partners and 1 counsel -, business services and back office staff from more than 10 jurisdictions speaking even more languages which makes the Luxembourg office of GSK Stockmann a truly international workplace. The ongoing growth of our team has led to the increase of our office space. The generous space has been set up to offer individual offices for all our lawyers and business services. Another important aspect is our employer branding which – unlike most law firms – means that we do not impose minimum billable hours on our lawyers. Combined with our focus on culture we have top staff satisfaction and very low staff turnover helping us attract and retain top talent, and continually providing our clients with the highest quality of service. Only recently our office has again been recognized as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The results are based on an anonymous online survey addressed to our lawyers and employees alike and show that our firm is a true collaborative and positive work environment.
What is the main development you have made in the firm that will benefit clients?
In September 2022, GSK Stockmann opened an office in London creating new opportunities to strengthen the firm’s capabilities and international footprint. The London office is the firm’s second international office after the opening of the Luxembourg office in 2016 and is a key element in expanding GSK Stockmann’s business with international clients based in the UK, the USA and Asia and in fostering international relations. The London team focusses on the advice on complex cross-border projects and transactions structured via Luxembourg and Germany with regard to private equity, venture capital and real estate projects with a particular focus on the asset management and financial services industry.
How does GSK Stockmann measure up when it comes to diversity?
Our firm is strongly committed to diversity. In terms of gender diversity, we enable flexible work solutions to promote female leadership. We promote cultural diversity, especially in our Luxembourg office. Our legal practice and international client base benefit from the diverse backgrounds of our lawyers and our staff, enabling us to speak our clients’ language and relate to their cultural background.
How do you describe your approach in relation to sustainability?
Sustainability is a key driver for the future transformation of the EU economies and Luxembourg is well placed to support this process as a leading center for sustainable finance in the heart of Europe. In this field, we see a growing demand of investors, asset managers, corporates and institutions in the ESG sector and hence an increasing number of “green” transactions. Taking up the green movement as an employer, we have banned plastic bottles and established the use of water dispensers, within both the office and the conference rooms. We have implemented printing processes according to the latest standards to avoid unnecessary waste. Moreover, our office follows the internal firm-wide travel recommendations, e.g. to avoid plane travel where possible and set up video conferences instead. In relation to our enlarged office space, the materials used comply with modern environmental standards.
What are the main drivers for your current and future activities?
At the heart of the European Union, our office is ideally positioned to provide advice to national and international clients in Luxembourg, Europe and worldwide. This integrates well in GSK Stockmann’s international strategy with international desks relating to key jurisdictions around the world in order to highlight cross-border capabilities to international clients as well as the recent opening of the London office.
We have managed to achieve a consolidated profile amongst our peers, in the national and international media, and as sponsors and speakers at numerous national and international conferences. Our development is increasingly considered in national and international rankings. As good corporate citizens in Luxembourg, we aim to support local activities. As corporate members of the Philharmonie Luxembourg, we support the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Academy fostering the education of talented young musicians. We regularly offer local artists a platform to present contemporary Luxembourgish art in our premises; each exhibition is highlighted by a vernissage, which has become a regular event for many of our clients, friends and colleagues. To learn more about GSK Stockmann in Luxembourg go to: www.gsk-lux.com
GSK Stockmann advises IMAXXAM on purchase of office portfolio28th March 2023 GSK Stockmann advised IMAXXAM Asset Management GmbH on the acquisition of a portfolio of eight office buildings valued at approximately EUR 180 million.
GSK Stockmann advises the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Baltic Sea LNG project7th March 2023 GSK Stockmann has been advising the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on the planning procedure under German energy law with the Stralsund Mining Authority for the construction and operation of the sea and land-based sections of the “Ostsee LNG” project, including the pig receiving station for keeping the pipeline as well as the Baltic Sea connection pipeline clean.
GSK Stockmann advises Siemens on crypto securities bond16th February 2023 GSK Stockmann advised Siemens AG on the legal structuring and issuance of a crypto securities bond under the German Electronic Securities Act (eWpG) with a volume of EUR 60 million. This is the first issuance of a crypto security by a DAX 40 company in the million euro range.
GSK Stockmann advises DKW on sale of land to Palfinger15th February 2023 GSK Stockmann provided comprehensive advice to DKW Deutsche Kapitalwert AG on the sale of more than 11,000 sqm of land in Poing near Munich to Palfinger AG.
GSK Stockmann opens new office in London and welcomes York-Alexander von Massenbach as partner and office co-head16th September 2022 As part of its continued international strategy, GSK Stockmann announces the opening of an office in London, one of the world’s leading business and financial centres, creating new opportunities to strengthen the firm’s capabilities and international footprint.
GSK Stockmann berät Real I.S. beim Kauf des Frankfurter Marienbogens von Hines22nd March 2022 GSK Stockmann hat die Real I.S. AG mit Sitz in München beim Kauf des Frankfurter Bürogebäudes Marienbogen vom Immobilienkonzern Hines umfassend beraten.
Healthcare real estate investments in Germany – opportunities and challengesThe German real estate market continues to be a strong focus for (international) investors. According to CBRE, a transaction volume of around €111bn was achieved in the real estate investment market in 2021, which corresponds to an 40% increase compared to the previous year. International investors accounted for a market share of around 32%.
Published: October 2022
Authors: Mathilde Ostertag Katharina Schiffmann Adrien Kleinschmidt
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Tax laws and regulations that may occur in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg: Real Estate
Published: December 2022
Authors: Dr. Philipp Mössner Chara Papagiannidi
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Real Estate laws and regulations that may occur in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg: Corporate Governance
Published: February 2023
Authors: Dr. Philipp Mössner Anna Lindner
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Corporate Governance laws and regulations that may occur in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg: Banking & Finance
Published: February 2023
Authors: Andreas Heinzmann Hawa Mahamoud Marina Daniel
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Luxembourg.
Published: March 2023
Authors: Andreas Heinzmann Valerio Scollo Dr. Manuel Fernandez Hawa Mahamoud Christoforos Naziroglou
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Securitisation laws and regulations that may occur in Luxembourg.