Arendt & Medernach

Luxembourg

Address:
41A avenue JF Kennedy
L-2082 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

+352 40 78 78 1

+352 40 78 04


Key contacts:

Founding Partner & Chairman: Philippe Dupont
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Partner and Chairman: Claude Niedner
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Managing Partner: Jean-Marc Ueberecken
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 50
Number of attorneys firmwide: 350
More than 30 languages, including: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Luxembourgish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish etc.


About Arendt
We are lawyers, regulatory consultants, business advisors, tax,corporate and funds services experts.
We bridge the gap between legal advice and its implementation.
We adopt an integrated approach to solving your business issues.
We are Arendt - the leading legal, tax and business services firm in Luxembourg.

About Arendt & Medernach
Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg.
The firm’s international team of 350 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with representative offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York and Paris.
 
Our service to clients is differentiated by the end to end specialist advice we offer, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg. 

"Technical advice and assistance are on a very high level."

"Arendt really understands where we stand and what we wish to achieve."

"They take a commercial approach and do not just look at what we ask them to review but they also check if it makes sense and keep the bigger picture in mind."

Administrative law, Property, Construction & Environment
Key contacts: Christian Point, Marianne Rau
Our team advises clients on administrative law, urban planning, environmental issues, real estate transactions, domestic development and construction projects.

Bank lending & Structured finance
Key contacts: Philippe Dupont, Grégory Minne, Matthieu Taillandier
Our team advises on all aspects of domestic and multi-jurisdictional finance and structured finance transactions. Advice includes the structuring of transactions, drafting and negotiation of the relevant contracts and collateral arrangements as well as the issuing of financial instruments.

Banking & Financial services
Key contacts: Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger, Philippe Dupont, Glenn Meyer, Grégory Minne, Paul Mousel, Marc Mouton
Our team advises Luxembourg and international credit institutions and other professionals in the financial services sector on regulatory matters, contractual arrangements and on their dealings with clients.

Capital markets
Key contacts: Laurent Schummer, Matthieu Taillandier, François Warken
Our team advises corporate, institutional, supranational and sovereign issuers on securities laws and capital markets regulation. We also advise on regulatory compliance including regulatory filings, disclosure obligations and corporate governance issues. The team has a market leading reputation for advising on all aspects of clearing and settlement.

Commercial & Insolvency
Key contacts: François Kremer, Clara Mara-Marhuenda, Grégory Minne, Paul Mousel, Sophie Wagner-Chartier
Our team advises clients on general commercial matters. We also advise creditors and other stakeholders in situations of financial stress. We provide creative solutions to preserve value for creditors and for the owners of the business, while also being the first choice firm in Luxembourg for insolvency work, including litigation, as well as involuntary reorganisation proceedings, including those involving foreign jurisdictions. 

Corporate law, Mergers & Acquisitions:
Key Contacts: Pierre Beissel, Sébastien Binard, Bob Calmes, Guy Harles, Alexander Olliges, Carsten Opitz, Laurent Schummer, Jean-Marc Ueberecken, Sophie Wagner-Chartier, Astrid Wagner
Our team advises clients on all types of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructurings and change of control transactions including tender and exchange offers; going private transactions; acquisitions and disposals of subsidiaries; divisions and assets; joint ventures; strategic alliances; recapitalisations and liquidations.

Litigation & Dispute resolution:

Key contacts: Louis Berns, Philippe Dupont, Bruno Gasparotto, Ari Gudmannsson, François Kremer, Thierry Lesage, Glenn Meyer, Paul Mousel, Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch, Christian Point, Philippe Schmit, Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger, Marianne Rau, Marc Mouton, Clara Mara-Marhuenda

Our team has experience in representing domestic and international clients at all levels of the Luxembourg civil, commercial, arbitration and criminal courts, including commercial and corporate litigation; white-collar; financial and corporate crime; asset tracing and insurance litigation.

Employment law, Pensions & Benefits:
Key contacts: Louis Berns, Philippe Schmit
Our team serves domestic and international institutional clients on issues ranging from appointments to terminations; contractual negotiations and work permits; business immigration and expatriation; restructurings and corporate transactions; individual and collective dismissals procedures; collective bargaining negotiations; compensation and benefits schemes; equity schemes; pension schemes; restrictive covenants; discrimination claims; industrial relations; data protection and privacy at work.

EU Financial & Competition law:
Key contacts: Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch
Our team advises on EU & national competition law, including State aid and merger control law, European banking and financial law, international and European law of the institutions and EU staff law. Our services include both non contentious matters and contentious matters such as proceedings before the EU and Luxembourg competition authorities and courts. We represent clients before the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) on a regular basis.

Insurance & Reinsurance law:
Key contacts: Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger, Guy Harles, Paul Mousel, Christian Point
Our team advises insurance and reinsurance companies as well as insurance intermediaries and banks on all insurance regulatory matters, including license applications; passporting rules; the launching of new insurance products; portfolio transfers; investment rules; distribution agreements and on mergers and acquisitions involving insurance or reinsurance entities.

Investment management:
Key contacts: Michèle Eisenhuth, Stéphane Karolczuk, Claude Kremer, Francis Kass, Isabelle Lebbe, Claude Niedner, Gaëlle Schneider, Henning Schwabe, Florence Stainier, Nicolas Bouveret
Our team advises clients on the structuring and operation of both UCITS and alternative investment structures as well as service providers for Luxembourg and offshore investment funds. We work on all issues the funds and their service providers may face, and on the broadest range of funds, structures, strategies and asset classes.

Social & Environmental impact finance:
Key contacts: Anne Contreras-Muller, Gilles Dusemon, Isabelle Lebbe 
Our team advises on social and environmental impact finance, including microfinance. We advise domestic and international clients on the corporate and regulatory aspects of the creation, structuring and distribution of impact finance investment funds. In addition, we assist our clients in the structuring and follow-up of their investments. We have also developed technical assistance programs for microfinance institutions and other social and environmental businesses.

IP, Communication & Technology:
Key contacts: Sophie Wagner-Chartier, Astrid Wagner
Our team advises on commercial and civil law matters and assists clients in the following areas of the law: contracts; technology; media and telecommunications (TMT); intellectual property law (IP); e-commerce; e-archiving; data protection and privacy; advertising; unfair competition and consumer protection; product regulation (pharmaceutical sector, foodstuff, tobacco industry, etc.).

Private equity & real estate:
Key contacts: Adrian Aldinger, Pierre Beissel, Sébastien Binard, Bob Calmes, Camille Bourke, Gilles Dusemon, Guy Harles, Yves Lacroix, Claude Niedner, Alexander Olliges, Carsten Opitz, Laurent Schummer, Rodrigo Delcourt, Nicolas Bouveret
Our team advises on all aspects relating to the structuring and organisation of private equity and real estate funds. We work with managers or advisers, as well as the investments and transactions made by private equity and real estate funds, including the crafting of investor codecision rights; carried interest schemes; debt financing arrangements; capital market related aspects and the negotiation of purchase agreements.

 

Private clients:
Key contacts: Eric Fort, Guy Harles, Max Kremer, Marianne Rau
Our team advises wealthy families and entrepreneurs on their wealth and estate planning matters. Advice includes the appropriate use of legal structures for their wealth and investments, whether through the use of corporate vehicles and partnerships or through contractual vehicles such as insurance contracts or fiduciary agreements. The team also provides family office services and supports private clients in their philanthropic activities.

Tax law:
Key contacts: Eric Fort, Bruno Gasparotto, Alain Goebel, Thierry Lesage, Jan Neugebauer, Vincent Mahler
Our team provides bespoke tax advice to a wide range of domestic and international clients, covering all fields of taxation. The team has particular experience in the establishment of tax efficient acquisition and finance structures, VAT and transfer pricing as well as corporate reorganisations in a variety of sectors, with a special focus on the real estate, private equity and investment funds area.

Accounting law:
Key contacts: Yvan Stempnierwsky
Our team advises clients on the accounting treatment of complex transactions (such as hybrid financial instruments; derivatives; revenue recognition issues; consolidation; leasing transactions; real estate; restructuring; acquisition of shares; share buy-backs; accounting requirements for funds and FX transactions) under Luxembourg Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Belgian GAAP, European Accounting Law, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Not-for Profit Accounting Law and Public Sector Accounting Law.

Transfer Pricing:
Key Contacts: Alain Goebel, Danny Beeton
Our team provides strategic transfer pricing advice for all kinds of controlled transactions in all industries, including complex financial transactions, asset management structures and restructures. Our transfer pricing experts establish the transfer pricing documentation, including conducting the  value chain analysis, the  functional/risk analysis and  benchmarking the  transaction. They also file uni-, bi- or multilateral APAs with the Luxembourg tax authorities and liaise with them in contentious or non- contentious transfer pricing issues, including MAP or transfer pricing audits.