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DLA Piper

IP and IT Tier 2

Since it was established in April 2018, DLA Piper's IP/IT team has made huge inroads into the market and is appreciated for its ability to leverage 'synergies across the local team and their counterparts worldwide'. 'One of the top IP/IT lawyers in the country', team head Olivier Reisch is noted for his 'excellent technical and commercial command of the IP and licensing issues', as well as data protection matters. David Alexandre , who recently joined from Arendt & Medernach, enhances the team's ability to handle soft IP matters, including trade mark prosecution work.


Great approachable team that is very well-versed in the sector.

Skilled people in a wide range of practice areas, including IP but also data protection (GDPR), EU Privacy legal framework, and service contracts.

The team is a perfect size: small enough to keep individual contact with us, but still capitalising on a strong experience from various backgrounds.

I very much appreciate the practical approach, the vast network and the uncomplicated relationship, notably when it comes to specific needs that are not addressed in “standard” approaches.

The calm and pragmatic Olivier Reisch looks into every detail of the matter.

Olivier Reisch has extensive experience and practical knowledge in his field. He brought a lot of feedback, especially regarding enforcement by data protection authorities (drafting policies and procedures to deal with enforcement actions). Olivier is also a fantastic human being, very approachable and dedicated to his clients: working with him is both professionally and individually rewarding.

David Alexandre – very competent, discussions on an eye-to-eye level, knows his subject.

Key clients

Kleos Space S.à.r.l.

Nomura Bank

Sotheby’s Real Estate

Paragon Customer Communications

BMI Group

Claire’s Accessories

Sonae Investment Management

Middle Game Ventures

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Benefiting from 'solid knowledge and understanding of the Luxembourg banking and financial framework', DLA Piper's team continues to pick up market share since its establishment in 2017. The 'responsive and pragmatic' Laurent Massinon  is 'particularly specialised in capital markets and financial regulatory matters' and jointly heads the team alongside asset-backed finance expert Xavier Guzman .


The highly experienced Laurent Massinon is able to deal with the full spectrum of the banking, finance and capital markets.

‘Laurent Massinon is an outstanding individual in the financial regulatory sphere.

Xavier Guzman is an extraordinarily competent partner in Luxembourg.

Key clients

Credit Suisse Infrastructure Partners AG

FinLab AG

Generali Real Estate S.p.A

SVP Worldwide

SONAE Investment Management – Software and Technology

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Herbalife Ltd.

Qumei Home Furnishing Group

Medtronic Global Holdings

Covidien International Finance

Signature Capital

Koramco Asset Management

Nordic Wind Power

Kleos Space S.A

DH Europe Finance S.A.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Led by funds expert Catherine PogorzelskiDLA Piper's sweet-spot is in relation to handling the Luxembourg structuring aspects of cross-border M&A transactions where the team is able to work closely with the firm's vast international network of offices.


Impressive customer focus and attention to details.

Xavier Guzman never lets us down, which is key to being successful in this changing and challenging environment.

Key clients

Kleos Space

Gates Industrial

Tikehau Capital



Axalta Coating Systems


The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

Areas of practice: Corporate: the corporate team offers comprehensive legal services across the full spectrum of corporate transactions to leading multinational corporations, major commercial companies, ambitious domestic entrepreneurs and smaller businesses. The firm’s involvement in numerous complex transactions has allowed its lawyers to develop extensive experience in all key areas of corporate law.

Private equity and real estate: the dedicated Luxembourg private equity and real estate team assists private equity houses, sponsors, management teams, financial institutions, real estate funds and private/institutional investors in cross-border private equity and real estate transactions. The firm’s experience is deep and varied and covers all aspects of private equity and real estate investment cycles. The firm is able to deliver, in a timely manner, high-quality advice to its clients who benefit from the efficiencies derived from its experience.

Investment funds: the investment funds team combines excellent technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach and legal advice in relation to a wide range of Luxembourg structuring options. The firm’s experience and expertise includes both regulated and unregulated vehicles and extends to both conventional and alternative strategies such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge fund strategies. This also includes start-up funds, expansion capital funds, development and turn-around funds or buy-out funds.

Banking, regulatory and finance: the banking, finance and regulatory team provides advice on all aspects of financing across a broad range of sectors supporting its clients in advancing their strategies today to grow their business tomorrow. The team has expertise in asset and project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, structured finance, debt capital markets, securitisation, alternative credit finance, regulatory and restructuring.

Tax: the firm has a client-tailored approach to developing tax structures that are robust and enable its clients to achieve their commercial objectives in a cost-effective manner.

The firm offers tax expertise and support in corporate financing, holding and financing structures, M&A transactions, fund structuring, venture capital, private equity vehicles, securitisation and real estate investments.

Department Name Email Telephone
Investment funds Catherine Pogorzelski
Investment funds Caroline Pimpaud
Private equity/real estate Catherine Pogorzelski
Private equity/real estate Ambroise Foerster
Corporate/M&A Catherine Pogorzelski
Corporate/M&A Nicolas Marchand
Banking, finance and regulatory Xavier Guzman
Banking, finance and regulatory Laurent Massinon
International tax Jacques Wantz
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr David Alexandre  photo Mr David Alexandre
 Xavier Guzman photo Xavier Guzman
Mr Laurent Massinon  photo Mr Laurent Massinon
Mr Olivier Reisch  photo Mr Olivier Reisch
Number of lawyers : 4,000
at this office : 27
Other offices : Multiple offices throughout:
Other offices : Australia
Other offices : Belgium
Other offices : Canada
Other offices : China
Other offices : Germany
Other offices : Italy
Other offices : New Zealand
Other offices : Scandinavia
Other offices : Russia
Other offices : UAE
Other offices : UK
Other offices : USA
Other offices : Individual offices in:
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Doha
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : Kuwait City
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Madrid
Other offices : Mexico City
Other offices : Muscat
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : San Juan
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Seoul
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.

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