Rankings by The Legal 500

The Legal 500 analyses the capabilities of law firms around the world, with a comprehensive research programme that is reviewed each year to provide the most up-to-date overview of the global legal market.

In 2024, Arendt & Medernach is again the firm with the most top-tier rankings in Luxembourg, for eleven practice areas.

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The ‘deal oriented’ team at Arendt & Medernach provides a ‘high-quality’ service to a loyal and large pool of lenders and borrowers across the spectrum of new money financings, restructurings and regulatory matters.


– ‘The team is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and solutions-oriented.’

– ‘The firm has outstanding expertise in all major finance and capital markets areas, including financial restructuring. The team has built a loyal and large client base which allows them to advise clients on almost all major Luxembourg finance and restructuring transactions.’

– ‘The team provides continuous high-quality services and relies on highly accessible team members. They are well organised and particularly adept at handling a high volume of complex cross-border finance transactions.’

– ‘I would highlight their in-depth knowledge of the banking market, as well as their expertise in complex margin loans and other banking products. They are deal oriented.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Banking & Financial Services practice_
Our Finance & Capital Markets practice_

The ‘client focused and efficient’ team at Arendt & Medernach provides a ‘very pragmatic’ service to domestic and international clients across a wide array of transactional and ongoing corporate governance and commercial work. As well as advising major multinational corporates, financial institutions and asset managers, the team has also gained a strong reputation within emerging sectors, including fintech and digitech.


‘I truly believe that this is the best commercial, corporate and M&A team in Luxembourg. They are very client focused and efficient.’

– ‘The team is very reactive, professional and provides a very pragmatic approach.’

‘- The team was innovative in identifying practical solutions to certain issues acceptable to the regulators and all parties involved.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions practice_

Arendt & Medernach is a popular choice for large multinational corporates, funds and banks seeking to resolve complex matters, often with an international complexion.


‘Excellent creative team with in-depth knowledge of litigation both on procedural matters as well as it relates to substantive tactics and strategic advice.’ 

– ‘An extremely skilled and focused team with multiple expertise and diversified experiences and backgrounds which make them all the more relevant when put together. As convincing in setting up a broad and long term strategy as in the necessary meticulousness of brief drafting or the impact of court appearance.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice_
Our Business Crime practice_

Appreciated by clients for their ‘measured, careful and empathetic’ approach, Arendt & Medernach excels in providing strategic and tailored advice to an employer-focused client base which appraises both the purely legal as well as the business considerations of the client.


– ‘They are measured, careful and empathetic. They are also very flexible, always available and attentive to customer needs even in emergency situations.’

– ‘What makes the Arendt team unique is firstly their competence and expertise and their great mastery of employment law. For me, they are the best in Luxembourg.’

– ‘The legal advice which is given comes in a very timely manner and is concise, easy to understand.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice_

Attuned to legislative/industry developments, Arendt & Medernach is well-positioned to provide ‘responsive and thorough advice’ to insurance and reinsurance companies on standalone regulatory issues and ongoing operational matters, as well as on M&A in the sector. 


‘It is a strong team that provides responsive and thorough advice.’

– ‘The lawyers are experts of major insurance laws and regulations, issue flash news on relevant topics, and provide a great oversight of all regulators’ guidelines and how to implement them. They are up to date with industry trends, in particular with topics such as ESG or data protection.’

– ‘Lawyers I work with from Arendt demonstrate high knowledge, and strong client commitment.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Insurance & Reinsurance Law practice_

The ‘commercially focused’ team at Arendt & Medernach has ‘an excellent understanding of market practice as well as local regulation and CSSF expectations’, ensuring that it is a very popular choice among fund managers on their structuring and regulatory requirements. Although retail funds (including UCITS) continue to inform a significant proportion of its workflow, the team is also adept at advising across a range of alternative strategies, including as these relate to private debt and private equity. Here, the firm has been at the vanguard of developments in the market, which has seen it very well-placed to generate work from clients on newer structures including “Evergreen Funds”, as well as the continued push towards impact investing.


– ‘Intimate knowledge of our structures and the Luxembourg landscape across tax, finance and funds.’

– ‘I work closely with the investment funds practice at Arendt & Medernach and find them very helpful and responsive as well as having a strong relationship with the Luxembourg regulator. The team are commercially focused and have an excellent understanding of market practice as well as local regulation and CSSF expectations.’

– ‘A very professional and highly skilled way of working combining a very down-to-earth and nice personality of the whole team.’

– ‘Arendt is excellent in the regulatory field and in their knowledge of both the legal technicalities and market practices in the investment fund arena. With Arendt I know that I am in safe hands in what is a foreign jurisdiction to me, and in what is from a regulatory perspective a potential minefield.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Investment Management practice_

Drawing upon ‘highly extensive legal know-how’ but also able to frame advice in a ‘solutions-oriented’ manner, Arendt & Medernach is a popular choice across a range of IP and IT-related mandates, including large-scale digitalisation projects for financial services entities. Data protection is a particular area of strength, with clients benefiting not only from the group’s core legal expertise in the area but also its ability to provide a multi-disciplinary approach, should the need arise – often working alongside litigators and forensics experts, as well as the firm’s in-house regulatory and consulting arm.


– ‘They have highly extensive legal know-how but they can also think like a client and deliver a solutions-oriented approach.’

– ‘The lawyers are polite, well educated, multilingual and display a lot of patience.’

– ‘They are very knowledgeable and capable of providing actionable, pragmatic advice on data protection matters.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our IP, Communication & Technology practice_

The ‘proactive and responsive’ team at Arendt & Medernach has ‘extensive knowledge of the industry’ and provides ‘a business-oriented approach’ to a myriad of large global sponsors, including Bain Capital and Oaktree Capital, across the spectrum of work throughout the value chain, including on their downstream investment activity.


– ‘The proactive and responsive team works towards the best interest of its clients.’

– ‘The team has a business-oriented approach.’

– ‘The Arendt & Medernach PE team has extensive knowledge of the industry. As they serve many clients, they can leverage on it and provide meaningful insights. As they have various departments, they can tackle many aspects of a project with the same quality.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_

With ‘excellent knowledge of the Luxembourg market’ gleaned over many years’ experience handling work at the very top end of the market, Arendt & Medernach provides a ‘very diligent and effective’ service for “bricks and mortar” mandates as well as corporate and finance work in the space.


‘Easily accessible and very responsive on short-term high-stake issues. They have excellent knowledge of the Luxembourg market.’

– ‘The team is capable of carefully listening to the outline of the situation at hand before identifying different ways of delivering the required legal support for framing the situation or solving a conflict by clearly presenting the pros and cons of each of the suggested paths. Eventually the team effectively and diligently implements the chosen path.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_
Our Administrative Law, Property, Construction & Environment practice_
Let’s Real Estate_

The seven-partner team at Arendt & Medernach has ‘exceptional breadth and depth in all aspects of Luxembourg tax’, including as it relates to transactional planning and negotiation, fund structuring, transfer pricing and controversy.


‘The team provides extremely high quality advice. What sets them apart is their ability to apply a very high level of technical knowledge in a flexible and commercial way to achieve a good outcome.’

– ‘The team has exceptional breadth and depth in all aspects of Luxembourg tax and tax-related practice areas, including transactional planning and negotiation, transfer pricing and controversy.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our Tax Law practice_

Arendt & Medernach is well-versed across the plethora of cutting-edge technology impacting the financial services sector and provides ‘very skilled and responsive’ advice to traditional funds and banking clients on the adoption of fintech products, as well as for start-ups and entrepreneurs delivering the technology.

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Our e-money and fintech expertise_