Arendt & Medernach


41A avenue JF Kennedy
L-2082 Luxembourg

+352 40 78 78 1

+352 40 78 04

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Co-chair: Michèle Eisenhuth
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Co-chair: Claude Niedner
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Managing Partner: Jean-Marc Ueberecken
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 61
Number of attorneys firmwide: 450
More than 30 languages, including: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Luxembourgish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish etc.

  • About Arendt

Arendt combines the entire value chain of services dedicated to Asset Managers, Banks, Insurers, Public Institutions and Private Clients operating in Luxembourg.
- Legal & Tax
- Regulatory & Consulting
- Investor Services

  • Legal & Tax

We assist clients in structuring and running their business from a legal and tax standpoint across Luxembourg. Our teams directly serve international clients or work in close collaboration with foreign partner law firms.

Together with our regulatory consultants and investor services experts, we bridge the gap between legal/tax advice and its implementation. We deliver best-in-class services along our clients’ business life cycles.

The 450 legal experts of Arendt & Medernach have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of specialisations. Together, they are able to advise on a complete range of 15 complementary practice areas, including Investment Management, Private Equity, Banking and Corporate Law.

"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
The team advises clients on administrative law, urban planning, environmental issues, real estate transactions, domestic development and construction projects.

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

Business Crime
Key contacts: Jean-Luc Putz, Ari Gudmannsson
The team advises domestic and international clients, in particular from the banking, financial, industrial and commercial sectors at all levels, on matters including: preliminary criminal risk assessments, avoidance of criminal risks, assistance during the investigation and prosecution phase, including international rogatory letters, plea bargaining (criminal settlement), assistance during criminal trials and cross-border coordination in criminal cases with international ramifications

Commercial & Insolvency
Key contacts: François Kremer, Clara Mara-Marhuenda, Grégory Minne, Paul Mousel, Sophie Wagner-Chartier
The team advises clients on general commercial matters. They also advise creditors and other stakeholders in situations of financial stress. They 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
The team advises clients on all types of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructurings, 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, Marc Mouton, Clara Mara-Marhuenda

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

Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits:
Key contacts: Louis Berns, Philippe Schmit
The 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
In addition to EU and national competition law, the team advises on European banking and financial law, International and European law of the institutions and EU staff law. The firm also represents clients before the EU and Luxembourg competition authorities and courts and the CJEU.

Finance & Capital Markets
Key contacts: Lynn Alzin, Philippe Dupont, Grégory Minne, Laurent Schummer, Matthieu Taillandier, François Warken
The team provides legal, tax and regulatory advice to clients across debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, securitisation, corporate trust and agency.

IP, Communication & Technology:
Key contacts: Sophie Wagner-Chartier, Astrid Wagner
The team advises on commercial and civil law matters and assists clients in the following areas of the law: contracts, technology, media and telecommunications, intellectual property law, e-commerce, e-archiving, data protection and privacy, advertising, unfair competition and consumer protection, product regulation.

Insurance & Reinsurance law:
Key contacts: Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger, Guy Harles, Paul Mousel, Christian Point
The 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
The 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. The firm has developed significant experience and expertise in relation to all issues the funds and their service providers may face.

Private Clients:
Key contacts: Eric Fort, Guy Harles, Max Kremer
The 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.

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
The team advises on all aspects relating to the structuring and organisation of private equity and real estate funds, managers or advisers, as well as on their investments and transactions, including the crafting of investor co-decision rights, carried interest schemes, debt financing arrangements and capital market-related aspects, and the negotiation of purchase agreements.

Tax Law:
Key contacts: Eric Fort, Bruno Gasparotto, Alain Goebel, Thierry Lesage, Jan Neugebauer, Vincent Mahler
The team provides bespoke tax advice on all fields of taxation. The team has particular experience in the establishment of tax efficient acquisition and finance structures, VAT, 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.