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DLA Piper > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.‘
Kleos Space S.à.r.l.
Sotheby’s Real Estate
Paragon Customer Communications
Sonae Investment Management
Middle Game Ventures
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.‘
Credit Suisse Infrastructure Partners AG
Generali Real Estate S.p.A
SONAE Investment Management – Software and Technology
Qumei Home Furnishing Group
Medtronic Global Holdings
Covidien International Finance
Koramco Asset Management
Nordic Wind Power
Kleos Space S.A
DH Europe Finance S.A.
Led by funds expert Catherine Pogorzelski, DLA 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.‘
Axalta Coating Systems
DLA Piper > Firm Profile
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.
|Investment funds||Catherine Pogorzelski|
|Investment funds||Caroline Pimpaud|
|Private equity/real estate||Catherine Pogorzelski|
|Private equity/real estate||Ambroise Foerster|
|Banking, finance and regulatory||Xavier Guzman|
|Banking, finance and regulatory||Laurent Massinon|
|International tax||Jacques Wantz|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 4,000 at this office : 27
LanguagesEnglish French German Luxembourgish Spanish
OtherOther 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.
For more information on our specific D&I initiatives please see www.dlapiper.com
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