Arendt & Medernach


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Independent Luxembourgian law firm Arendt & Medernach was established in 1988. Besides its Luxembourg office the firm has representative offices in Hong Kong, London, New York and Paris.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm has a credible banking and finance offering which, besides handling all aspects of financing and securitisation transactions, is well versed in advising start-ups, fintech and e-payment/ e-commerce businesses on business structuring and regulatory aspects.

The capital markets team at the firm is active and regularly advises issuers and lenders on prominent equity and debt issuances.

In investment funds the firm has advanced capabilities to support the establishment and operation of a range of funds in Luxembourg including microfinance investment funds, social impact funds, ELTIF, evergreen funds and loan funds.

The firm is visible in M&A and is especially strong in advising clients in emerging areas such as start-ups, venture capital, fintech and space.


Key clients

Key clients include Nordea, Goldman Sachs International, Amundi, Clearstream Banking, UBS, Crédit Agricole, Alrosa, Mohawk Industries, Natixis, Iliad, Bain Capital, Alberta Investment Management and Lakestar.


Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

In banking the firm was involved with financings for large cross-border transactions but also advised on financial regulatory issues.

In investment funds the firm worked mainly on fund formation work.

In M&A the firm advised on a range of investments and acquisitions linked to financial services, technology and investment management.

In restructuring and insolvency, the firm’s work focused on corporate restructurings and bankruptcies for clients in financial services.


Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Bain Capital €3 billion acquisition of Fedrigoni

CVC Advisers €2.7 billion acquisition of La Liga stake

Orpea Group €1.7 billion financial restructuring


Client Feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Banking and finance

“Excellent support on the Luxembourg law issues which arose in the deal.”