Bonn & Schmitt


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Bonn & Schmitt is an independent Luxembourgian law firm.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm boasts strong capabilities in banking, corporate work and investment funds.

In banking the firm is active on a range of financing transactions, domestic and cross-border, as well as financial restructuring mandates.

The firm’s corporate team is strong in advising domestic and international clients in M&A deals, in the context of restructuring of groups of companies, as well as advising in exit strategies following a divestment. The firm is also highly experienced in setting up investment platform for the purpose of acquisitions.

In investment funds the firm advises UCITS, AIF, management companies and AIFM on a host of issues from fund structuring and formation to regulatory issues.


Key clients

Key clients include EQT, Capvis, Aggregate, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, Bayerische Landesbank, Banca Generali, Fideuram Ggoup, UBI Banca, Banca Di San Marino, EuroAmerica Administradora General de Fondos and Credemlux.


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

The banking team was particularly active in real estate financing work.

In investment funds area the firm worked on formation and structuring of funds.

In M&A the firm worked for clients related to real estate and private equity on acquisitions.

During the research period Frédéric Lemoine left the firm for Loyens & Loeff whilst Stéphane Ebel joined the firm from Duvieusart Ebel.


Client Feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Banking and finance

“Very good service, quick reply, appropriate fees.”


Investment funds

“Professionalism. Agility and proactivity. Problem-solving aptitude. Tailor-made service.”

"Professional, reliable.”


Private equity

“Good knowledge and quick handling of things. Knowledgeable around the things we need assistance for.”



“Our company was consulted by a diversity of legal areas (social, corporate. restructuring & litigation, Regulatory). They have a well-established legal knowledge for all the above-mentioned legal areas and did apply this knowledge very well into the problem areas of our company. Very close relationship with the customer. Listen very well to the real problems of a company."


Marcel Bartnik

“Professionalism, proactivity, focused and pragmatic owing to a deep knowledge of the business.”

“Marcel Bartnik is very responsive and knowledgeable.”

“Professional, polite, listens to what we want.”

"Very knowledgeable and responsible. Clear explanations.”


Elena Arno

“She provides very good assistance into the social law area. Helped our company very well during the management changes. Did consider next to the legal issues also human aspect and market related issues and this allowed our company to take the best possible decisions.”


Gabriel Bleser

“Customer's problem understanding. Has an open mind set and will always look for new legal solutions. Is able to put him in the customer's shoes and will based on his legal analysis and findings come up with the adequate solution. If not by himself, he will use his internal legal network to find the solution."


Francoise Pfeiffer

“Excellent legal knowledge, responsiveness.”


Anne Selbert

“She understands our structure and is constructive in solutions. Good knowledge and responsive. Easy to work with.”