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Hogan Lovells (Luxembourg) LLP
52 BOULEVARD MARCEL CAHEN
L-1311 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Tax Tier 2

The 'responsive, insightful and commercial' team at Hogan Lovells (Luxembourg) LLP 'understands the issues at play in all aspects of Luxembourg tax and also the incorporation of various structures', including as it relates to real estate funds. Much of the work is of a cross-border nature and in this regard the team 'interfaces well with other international offices' spread across the firm's large global network. Team head Gérard Neiens provides 'responsive, cost-effective and efficient solutions' in the context of international tax planning, cross-border M&A/financing transactions and investment fund structuring.

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Testimonials

‘The team is very proactive and affirms its position of a comprehensive and pragmatic boutique. It delivers a high-quality service on a daily basis and manage the clients’ projects in a timely and efficient way.’

‘The team is responsive, insightful, commercial and understands the issues at play in all aspects of Luxembourg tax and also incorporation of various structures. They provide a guiding hand for both managers and administrators and are crucial for activities going through the jurisdiction.’

‘The team has been excellent and has helped us on several transactions in Luxembourg. The whole team was very smart subject matter experts; they were capable, responsive and always professional.’

‘Each member of the team is always available for any question. Their solutions are always based on a clear text or latest jurisprudence.’

‘Gerard Neiens provides responsive, cost-effective and efficient solutions.’

‘HL Luxembourg have readily stepped in to assist where some other Luxembourg service providers have fallen down. It also interfaces well with other international offices for various cross-border issues.’

Key clients

ACE & Company

Cheyne Capital

CPI Property Group

Garbe Industrial Real Estate

Intermediate Capital Group

LaSalle

Pantheon Ventures

RiverRock

Sequoia Capital China

YESSS

Work highlights

  • Advised LaSalle in the setting-up of a REITs structure in Spain to invest in residential properties for rent and the first acquisition, a six-storey residential property in Madrid financial district.
  • Advised Sequoia Capital China on its majority stake in ready-to-wear brand Ami Group, alongside founder and artistic director Alexandre Mattiussi, and its Managing Director Nicolas Santi-Weil.
  • Advised Santander Consumer Bank AG on its €5bn programme for the issuance of asset backed fixed rate notes, arranged by Société Générale S.A.

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Although it is relatively small compared to some of its peers in the ranking, Hogan Lovells (Luxembourg) LLP is able to 'punch above its weight', in part by virtue of its ‘willingness to collaborate across subject matters and across jurisdictions to complete complex transactions’. ‘Very responsive‘ team head Alexander Koch has ‘strong intellectual capabilities‘, which he deploys to good effect, particularly in the context of corporate real estate work.

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‘They have a real international network. One contact point managing several countries for you. It is a real service as you have only one interlocutor in one country managing everything for you. They provide a really amazing service!’

The professionals at Hogan Lovells demonstrate both a high quality of subject matter expertise in their area of the law, as well as a willingness to collaborate across subject matters and across jurisdictions to complete complex transactions.’

On top of being very qualified professionals, they have great values and are very nice.’

Alexander Koch has strong intellectual capabilities and is very responsive.’

Key clients

Garbe Industrial Real Estate

M&G Real Estate

RiverRock

Sequoia Capital China

Intermediate Capital Group

LaSalle

YESSS

Bourbon Group

ACON

Alliance Data

Work highlights

  • Advised Garbe Industrial Real Estate on the acquisition of a portfolio of four modern logistics properties located in Regensburg, Beselich, Halle and Flieden, totalling over 110,000 sqm.
  • Advised the BOURBON Group, leader in the offshore marine services market, on the restructuring of €3bn in equity and debts.
  • Advised Sequoia Capital China in its majority stake in ready-to-wear brand Ami Group.

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 3

Led from Luxembourg by Pierre Reuter and also able to draw upon the resources of its international network, Hogan Lovells (Luxembourg) LLP‘s three-strong team excels in advising international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and operation of regulated and unregulated funds. Although it does handle some retail funds work, the team’s core strength lies in the alternative asset sector with a strong focus on real estate and hedge funds.

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Key clients

Timberland Investment Resources Europe

InfraCapital (M&G)

ACE & Company

Work highlights

  • Assisted ACE & Company on the full set up of a new Luxembourg investment vehicle, under the form of a Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), sponsored by the client.
  • Advised Versicherungskammer Group on its first direct infrastructure investment, from a European infrastructure fund managed by First Sentier Investors.
  • Assisted numerous UK AIFM on several closings and Brexit consequences, in relation to the Luxembourg Regulation Authority directives.

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 5

Lauded for its ‘excellent market and legal knowledge’, and also able to leverage significant resources across the firm’s wider European network, Hogan Lovells (Luxembourg) LLP is perhaps best-known for its cross-border real estate finance expertise. In this regard, team head Pierre Reuter is particularly well regarded and regularly advises funds and lenders on work relating to German commercial property assets.

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‘Excellent market and legal knowledge of the team.’

Key clients

ContourGlobal

Hines

Intermediate Capital Group

Garbe Industrial Real Etate

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

CPI Property Group

Volkswagen (Volkswagen Bank and Volkswagen Leasing)

Nord/LB

AccorInvest

RiverRock

Work highlights

  • Advised Intermediate Capital Group plc on the cross-border financing of the office complex “Energy II” located in Berlin-Moabit.
  • Advised ContourGlobal on two high yield issuances for a combined total of €710m.
  • Advised AccorInvest on its existing debt of €4.5bn and has secured additional financing, in the form of debt and equity.

The firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Luxembourg office: Luxembourg stands out because of its stable yet continuously modernised legal, regulatory and tax framework. Many international corporations and technology companies choose it as their European or global headquarters. And it is the European jurisdiction of choice for financial institutions, fund sponsors and asset managers.

When clients need practical, commercially focused legal advice, they turn to Hogan Lovells in Luxembourg. Able to respond to an increasingly complex international business environment, the firm thrives on understanding your legal needs and business goals. The lawyers have multicultural and multilingual backgrounds – they speak the language of their clients. The office in Luxembourg provides integrated advice in the areas of corporate, finance, regulatory and tax. The multidisciplinary team develops innovative yet practical solutions for even the most challenging business issues. Hogan Lovells understands your business and how your industry works.

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PhotoNamePositionProfile
Alexander Koch photo Alexander KochPartner
Emmanuel Lamaud photo Emmanuel LamaudSenior Associate
Valérie Laskowski photo Valérie LaskowskiSenior associate
Ariane Mehrshahi Marks photo Ariane Mehrshahi MarksCounsel
Jean-Philippe Monmousseau photo Jean-Philippe MonmousseauCounsel
Gérard Neiens photo Gérard NeiensAs the head of our Tax practice, Gérard Neiens’ focus is in…
Simon Recher photo Simon RecherSenior associate
Pierre Reuter photo Pierre ReuterOffice Managing Partner
Benoit Serraf photo Benoit SerrafCounsel
Kim Tang photo Kim TangSenior associate
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