Hogan Lovells

Luxembourg

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

International firm Hogan Lovells expanded into Luxembourg in 2013 after hiring a team from NautaDutilh.

Today the firm employs around 30 lawyers domestically and has access to greater resources through it international network. Its branches are mostly concentrated in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States but it also has offices in the Mexico, UAE and South Africa.

 

Focusses / specialisms

In Luxembourg the firm focusses on banking, capital markets, M&A corporate, private equity and tax work.

The firm has experience advising clients in the financial services, investment management, real estate, and telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

 

Key clients

Some of the firm’s key clients include Hilton and Swissport.

 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

During the research period the firm was active in banking, debt capital markets, funds and M&A.

In the banking area the firm advised on several large cross border financings for borrowers.

In capital markets work the firm advised on a number of notable debt issues, several in the context of debt restructurings for issuers, and an innovative covered green bond issue.

In M&A the firm secured some buy and some sell side work on high profile deals involving Luxembourg targets or sellers based there.

In staffing changes corporate partner Marc Elvinger left he firm in early 2020

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Convergint acquisition of RealConnect

América Móvil $905 million acquisition of Nextel

Nord LB €300 million 0.05% covered green bond issue

Swissport €1.635 billion debt restructuring

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Financial and corporate

“The team is knowledgeable, hard-working and extremely helpful in suggesting key changes to deal structure.”

 

Investment funds

“Very responsive. Gives succinct practical and commercial advice. Very user-friendly and pleasant to deal with Pierre Reuter and Simon Recher are particularly helpful.”

“Very good understanding of the business, good cooperation with the FSA and the authorities in general and are doing exactly what's needed. Very customer focused.”

 

Real estate

“They are prompt, pragmatic, cost-effective and give sensible day to day commercial advice.”