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Linklaters

AVENUE JOHN F. KENNEDY 35, L-1855 LUXEMBOURG
Tel:
Work +352 2608 1
Fax:
Fax +352 2608 8888
Web:
www.linklaters.com
Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters

Linklaters’ four-partner team provides ‘real insight’ to banks, private equity firms and corporates on their financing requirements across the spectrum of general banking, restructuring, structured finance and capital markets transactions. Nicki Kayser recently handled numerous China-related deals, including acting for China Construction Bank on the establishment of a €3bn medium-term note programme and the issuance of €500m notes thereunder. Nicolas Gauzès recently advised JPMorgan as underwriter on the €204m IPO of Balta Group. Patrick Geortay, Melinda Perera, ‘solutions-oriented’ of counsel Janine Biver and managing associate Eliane Dejardin Botelho are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Patrick Geortay - Linklaters

Next generation lawyers

Eliane Dejardin Botelho - Linklaters

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters

Led by Nicolas Gauzès, Linklaters’ three-partner team handles private and public M&A and benefits not only from the ‘strong expertise’ of its lawyers in Luxembourg but also those throughout the firm’s international network of offices. Gauzés has notable expertise handling downstream private equity work and recently advised The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of a majority stake in the Logoplaste Group. Peter Goes and Manfred Müller are also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters

Headed by the ‘excellent’ Guy Loesch, Linklaters’ six-strong team is particularly well equipped to handle big-ticket multi-jurisdictional corporate disputes where it can effectively leverage its international network as well as its knowledge of the often complex substantive law underpinning such disputes. The team has a leading reputation in the enforcement of foreign judgments and is representing Enel Luxembourg in a challenge to prevent the ruling of an Albanian court becoming enforceable in Luxembourg.

Leading individuals

Guy Loesch - Linklaters

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Linklaters

Linklaters is particularly effective in advising on the local law employment aspects of multi-jurisdictional restructuring and M&A mandates. Consultant Yuri Auffinger is the principal contact and also regularly handles standalone employment matters including on behalf of Oaktree, which he is advising on numerous matters including the implementation of a staff delegation.

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 2

Linklaters

Linklaters provides ‘a client-oriented service’ across IP and TMT issues affecting the e-commerce, telecoms and financial services industries including data protection, regulatory and IT outsourcing advice. ‘Technical and detail-oriented’ team head Olivier Reisch advised KBL European Private Bankers on the drafting and negotiation of the contractual documentation covering data centre-related services entrusted to the European Business Reliance Centre in Luxembourg, which is a leading provider of ICT solutions including cloud services.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters

Linklaters has ‘in-depth knowledge of complex fund structures’ for investment banks, asset managers and global custodians. Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion excels in real estate fund work and recently advised Valad Investment Management Service on the structuring of its first open-ended real estate investment fund in Luxembourg. Silke Bernard, who is regularly involved in complex and novel fund structures, recently assisted Partners Group with the establishment of its first European long-term investment fund. Hermann Beythan and Freddy Brausch are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Hermann Beythan - Linklaters

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters

Employing a multi-disciplinary approach utilising practitioners from across the firm’s M&A, tax, investment management and finance practices, Linklaters’ team acts for sponsors across all stages of the investment life-cycle and is aided in this regard by its vast international network. Led on the corporate front by Nicolas Gauzès and on the finance side by Melinda Perera, the team recently advised BC Partners and Public Sector Pension Investment Board on their acquisition of a majority stake in Keter Group. Hermann Beythan, Patrick Geortay and Peter Goes are also recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Linklaters

Linklaters’ four-partner team provides ‘an excellent service’ to clients across financing, investment management and corporate real estate transactions. Counsel Anton Cox is ‘a rising star’ and leads on many of the most significant downstream real estate transactions handled by the team. Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion has ‘excellent knowledge of all fund structures’ and is regularly involved in upstream real estate fund structuring including advising BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Services on the implementation of its first semi-open-ended real estate investment fund in Luxembourg.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Linklaters

Linklaters’ Olivier Van Ermengem, who provides ‘clear and practical tax advice’ on real estate transactions, advised BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management on the structuring of its first semi open-ended real estate investment fund in Luxembourg. Other clients include Oaktree, Triton and AG Real Estate.

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United Arab Emirates

Offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Angola

Belgium

Offices in Brussels and Antwerp

China

Offices in Shanghai and Beijing

Germany

Offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, and Dusseldorf

Spain

Offices in Madrid

France

Offices in Paris

Hong Kong

Offices in Hong Kong

Iran

Indonesia

India

Italy

Offices in Rome and Milan

Japan

Offices in Tokyo

London

Offices in London EC2Y and London EC2Y

Luxembourg

Offices in Luxembourg

Myanmar

Morocco

Malaysia

Mozambique

Netherlands

Offices in Amsterdam

Philippines

Poland

Offices in Warsaw

Portugal

Offices in Lisbon

Russia

Offices in Moscow

Sweden

Offices in Stockholm

Singapore

Offices in Singapore

South Korea

Offices in Seoul

Saudi Arabia

Offices in Riyadh

Thailand

Offices in Bangkok

Tunisia

United States

Offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

Vietnam

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