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: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

The banking team was primarily active in the acquisition financing, asset financing and financial restructuring domains.

In M&A the firm worked primarily as local counsel on a high number of acquisitions, investments and divestments for such reputable clients as EQT. The firm was especially active in real estate.

The firm is also visible in equity capital markets where it worked on several IPOs and delisting.

In the funds area the firm worked for, typically multinational, clients on a wide range of matters including fund set-up, funds restructuring and assistance on regulatory matters.

The firm recruited Caroline Petit into the M&A team and Erwin Sotiri into the banking and finance team while Nicolas Widung departed the firm during the research period.


Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

Azelis Euronext IPO


SUSE $130 million acquisition of NeuVector


Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)


Bank lending : Lender side

"Good topic analysis and timely and precise communication."


Investment funds : Private equity funds

"Strong overall knowledge of industry and its legislation."


Investment funds : Registered funds

"Very responsive team of lawyers. Good subject expertise on legal (fund specific) and tax."

"The firm provides documentation of a high quality. Also their advice on Luxembourg regulation law is quite full."


Investment funds : Retail funds

"Attention to detail, flexibility."


Private equity

"Strong legal analysis and concrete practical advice on implementation in complex matters."

"Proactivity. Competence centre. Link with the regulator. Support in amending/set up offering documents. Legal advice when negotiating agreements with counterparties. Legal support for the ordinary and extraordinary business of the company and managed investment funds."

"Very responsive and reliable. Hands-on solution-oriented advice."


Restructuring : Bond holder and fund representation

"Commitment, support, solving-problem oriented, business-oriented, very good technical level, team willing to collaborate and support the company in any circumstance and at any moment. "


Elena Arno

"Good communicator."


Maria Chiapolino

"Involved and responsive."


Frédéric Lemoine

"Strong skill set combined with practical and concrete advice in complex matters."

"Very knowledgeable and pragmatic. Solution-oriented and fast."


Margaux Monami

"Excellent oral and written communication, technically very prepared, leadership, meets deadlines. Responsible, proactive and always willing to help. I can only congratulate her for the job."


Francoise Pfeiffer

"She is attentive to details and has deep knowledge of the market and regulations."


Anne-Caroline Plé

"Proactivity. Problem-solving. Fund restructuring. Very strong knowledge of market practices and standards."


Alex Schmitt

"Very service minded."


Amelie Thevenart

"Responsiveness, attention to detail."