Luxembourg, 2 April 2020 – As is the case every three years, the partners of Arendt & Medernach
have decided on the new governance of the law firm. Philippe Dupont and Claude Niedner have been elected as Chairmen of the firm. Jean-Marc Ueberecken has been re-elected Managing Partner.
Philippe Dupont is a Founding Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach. He is a member of both the Bank Lending & Structured Finance and the Banking & Financial Services practices of Arendt & Medernach. He specialises in banking and finance with a focus on bank regulatory, lending, structured finance, securities settlement and litigation in finance matters.
He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1986 and is chairing the working group on credit activities at the level of the Haut Comité de la Place Financière (HCPF).
Philippe was a member of the Luxembourg delegation and of the drafting group of the Unidroit Convention on substantive rules for intermediated securities and of the Luxembourg Protocol to the Convention on international interests in mobile equipment on matters specific to railway rolling stock. He was also a member of various expert groups set up by the European Commission.
He is a Conciliator and Arbitrator at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Claude Niedner is a Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach. He specialises in investment funds and works in the UCITS, hedge funds and real estate areas.
He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1993. He is chairman of the Alternative Investments Committee of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). Claude is also member of the Alternative Investment Funds working group at the level of the Haut Comité de la Place Financière (“HCPF”) where he participates in many initiatives regarding the development of the Luxembourg alternative funds sector. Claude is a regular speaker at international conferences on investment funds related topics.
Jean-Marc Ueberecken is the Managing Partner of Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg's leading legal, tax and business services firm with over 850 professionals. We are lawyers, regulatory consultants, business advisors, tax, corporate and funds services experts. Jean-Marc focuses his leadership on driving innovation at Arendt & Medernach in order to continue creating new services, new products and above all, new ways of providing our services to our clients.
Arendt & Medernach’s technological innovation aims to integrate people and technology, thereby creating new ways of working with the objective of a close connection between our experts and the needs of our clients.
Jean-Marc considers that great lawyers are made, not born and believes that training is essential to allow our people to meet rising regulatory complexity, the requirements of the digital revolutions and changing needs of our clients, while motiving and engaging every one. We thus aim to develop our people’s capabilities, skills and competencies throughout their journey at Arendt with specialised learning plans which are central to our wider learning and development strategy.
Jean-Marc is a corporate law and mergers & acquisitions partner by trade, with wide experience in the provision of advice to multinational corporations, major commercial companies and ambitious domestic entrepreneurs in connection with mergers and acquisitions, complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructurings, change of control transactions including tender and exchange offers, acquisitions and sales of companies, joint ventures, as well as voluntary or forced liquidations.
Jean-Marc has been a lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Luxembourg in leveraged buy-outs from 2007 to 2013, in legal methodology from 2000 until 2006, in finance law from 2003 until 2006, in commercial and corporate law from 2002 until 2004 and in general jurisprudence from 2005 until 2007.
He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1998 and was a member of the Brussels Bar from 2000 to 2008. He served as member and secretary of the governing body (Conseil de l'ordre) of the Luxembourg Bar from 2004 to 2006.