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Prominent outfit with a large team offering both domestic and cross-border expertise in a broad range of banking and finance matters. Assists with matters relating to debt refinancing and acquisition financing, as well as representing clients in contentious matters. Clientele includes a number of banks and investment funds. Regularly advises issuers on EMTN programmes. Also offers expert advice on equity capital markets mandates, in particular assisting clients from the technology sector with IPOs. Highly active in cross-border matters, with particular involvement in mandates relating to Germany and Italy. (This content is provided by Chambers)

Our Banking & Financial services practice_

Our Bank Lending & Structured Finance practice_

Arendt & Medernach is a corporate powerhouse with a deep bench of practitioners advising on high-value cross-border deals. The team frequently assists with acquisitions and joint ventures, representing multinational private equity houses and corporate entities from a variety of industries, including financial services, aviation and security services. Arendt & Medernach also represents special purpose acquisition companies in cross-border mergers. The law firm also has notable experience acting for clients on satellite and space law transactions. (This content is provided by Chambers)

Our Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions practice_

Top-rated practice with a formidable reputation for investment funds expertise. Advises on a range of funds including UCITS, private equity, AIFs and real estate funds. Specialises in complex structuring and assists international asset managers with investment platforms and funds domiciled in Luxembourg. Additionally acts for fund managers on regulatory and tax matters, often acting alongside members of the firm's market-leading tax team. (This content is provided by Chambers)

Our Investment Management practice_

Market-leading independent law firm with a formidable worldwide reputation. Arendt & Medernach offers exceptional international and cross-border capabilities and is regarded as a counsel of choice for international matters that require Luxembourg law input. Clients praise the firm's collaborative work with partner firms on cross-border issues, and the firm maintains good relationships abroad via a number of small offices around Europe and in New York, Dubai and Hong Kong. The law firm is also the sole member of the Lex Mundi network for Luxembourg, playing a significant role advising many international clients on Luxembourg aspects of deals.
 
Arendt & Medernach provides a distinguished full-service practice for international legal work. It excels across a range of areas, which include transactional and contentious work, particularly financing, investment structuring and fund formation. The team routinely adopts international roles, acting for a multitude of national and global companies and financial institutions.
 
Strengths

According to an impressed client Arendt & Medernach has "particular knowledge of the local market and its functioning in an international environment."
 

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Prominent outfit with a large team offering both domestic and cross-border expertise in a broad range of banking and finance matters. Assists with matters relating to debt refinancing and acquisition financing, as well as representing clients in contentious matters. Clientele includes a number of banks and investment funds. Regularly advises issuers on EMTN programmes. Also offers expert advice on equity capital markets mandates, in particular assisting clients from the technology sector with IPOs. Highly active in cross-border matters, with particular involvement in mandates relating to Germany and Italy.
 
Strengths
 
"The lawyers have extensive practical experience, which means that you know you are always getting a solution to your problems," enthuses one client.
 
Another client stresses that "Arendt & Medernach is an excellent firm that offers a large range of competencies," with "a particular knowledge of the local market and its functioning in an international environment."
 

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Our Banking & Financial services practice_

Our Bank Lending & Structured Finance practice_

Arendt & Medernach is a corporate powerhouse with a deep bench of practitioners advising on high-value cross-border deals. The team frequently assists with acquisitions and joint ventures, representing multinational private equity houses and corporate entities from a variety of industries, including financial services, aviation and security services. Arendt & Medernach also represents special purpose acquisition companies in cross-border mergers. The law firm also has notable experience acting for clients on satellite and space law transactions.
 
Strengths
 
One client appreciates Arendt & Medernach's full-service approach, which means clients can "always find the specialist you need."
 
Another client praises the team's "excellent advice on related matters to the transaction,'' enthusing: "I have tremendous trust in the advice."
 

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Our Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisition practice_

Arendt & Medernach has a market-leading practice frequently retained by clients hailing from the financial industry, as well as public sector clients, including sovereign states. The law firm boasts particular expertise in advising on high-profile shareholder disputes and international securities litigation. It further acts on insurance and real estate disputes, as well as representing clients in fraud-related mandates and the enforcement of arbitral awards. Arendt & Medernach often acts alongside international law firms on cross-border disputes.
 

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Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice_

Arendt & Medernach has an esteemed labour law team advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues for clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, automotive and the public sector. The law firm frequently advises on employment aspects of cross-border mergers, including work for international clients looking to relocate to Luxembourg. This practice is well equipped to advise on a broad range of employment law matters, including corporate restructuring, collective and individual dismissals, social plans, immigration and social security policy. The team has a reputable employment litigation practice representing clients in court on contractual, harassment and abusive dismissal disputes.
 
Strengths
 
One client comments: "We have built a strong and trusting relationship with the lawyers from Arendt & Medernach which results in efficient and effective handling of complex matters."
 
Another client reports: "Each time we faced tight deadlines the lawyers never failed to deliver their part on time."
 
Work highlights
 
Assisted a financial services company with resolving a harassment complaint.
 

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Our Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice_

Top-rated practice with a formidable reputation for investment funds expertise. Advises on a range of funds including UCITS, private equity, AIFs and real estate funds. Specialises in complex structuring and assists international asset managers with investment platforms and funds domiciled in Luxembourg. Additionally acts for fund managers on regulatory and tax matters, often acting alongside members of the firm's market-leading tax team.
 
Strengths
 
The team is praised by a client for being "very responsive" and for "making a point to understand our needs and goals."
 
Another interviewee believes that "in terms of the quality of the work, Arendt & Medernach is the best in the market."
 

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Our Investment Management practice_

Arendt & Medernach has an outstanding team delivering a full service to clients on domestic and cross-border deals, with notable work in the residential and office sectors. The law firm is a popular choice for developers for advice on development projects and joint venture agreements. Team members additionally represent clients in negotiating lease agreements. The real estate team collaborates closely with members of the firm's corporate, tax and investment funds departments.
 
Strengths
 
A client praises the team's "perfect mastery of different problems."
 

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Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_

Arendt & Medernach is widely recognised for providing a strong VAT offering, assisting clients with both contentious and advisory matters. The team is particularly active in the tax structuring and transfer pricing aspects of transactions, acting alongside the firm's market-leading corporate team. The law firm is popular with private equity clients and regularly advises on the taxation aspects of fund formation. It additionally represents clients in tax audits.
 
Strengths
 
The firm receives praise for its capabilities, with one client enthusing: "We consider Arendt to be the best in terms of in-depth legal knowledge andunderstanding of the approach of the local tax administration."
 
Another client adds: "The team can anticipate our needs and issues."
 

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Our Tax Law practice_

Arendt & Medernach advises on a range of IP matters, with an active litigation practice representing clients in disputes over cybersquatting and misleading advertising. The law firm handles data protection issues, including GDPR compliance, data breaches and data transfers. The practice also assists clients with e-commerce, service agreements and cloud outsourcing projects, as well as geo-blocking issues. It is particularly active for clients in the financial sector, as well as international clients from the technology and automotive industries, and public sector clients. Additionally, the firm assists with issues around the classification of hate speech.
 
Strengths
 
The law firm is lauded by clients, who report that "the Arendt team was quickly up to speed in a highly complex case."
 
Work highlights
 
Assisted a global financial services company with data protection compliance, including issues around data breaches and the use of geo-tracking.
 

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Our IP, Communication & Technology practice_

Our Fintech team has achieved Band 1 for the second year in a row.

According to the guide

As comfortable advising established institutional players as it is disruptive startups, Arendt & Medernach serves a substantial stable of FinTech clients. With over 30 years of work in related legal practice areas, the firm has created a robust, multidisciplinary team of lawyers who can guide clients across the spectrum of legal services. Notably, the firm has been involved in major mandates involving the implementation and regulation of distributed ledger technology.

Strenghts (2021 and 2022 guides)

"We chose this firm because they're experts in FinTech and payments in Luxembourg and we needed that local expertise. They've got a very good understanding of how the regulator thinks there; they clearly have the experience of advising similar FinTechs in Luxembourg."

"These guys are very active. They're so involved in the startup market it's almost like they're venture capitalists."

"They are a good firm across FinTech."

Meet our 'e-money' and Fintech experts_
Our Banking & Financial Services practice_

Arendt & Medernach "are specialised in working with high net worth individuals," explains a peer. The firm has a deep bench, with noted strengths in the handling of tax, succession, relocation, civil law, philanthropy and dispute resolution matters. The firm is sought after by high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, as well as family offices.
 
A wealth commentator says: "They have different expertise in the private wealth team. There is someone who is very good in tax and someone who is very good in civil law." 
 
An interviewee adds: "They are extremely client-oriented. They are very responsive. They can address client issues really well." 
 
Another source enthuses: "I strongly believe A&M is the best choice of local law firms to deal with Luxembourg originated cases."
 

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Our Private Clients practice_

Our team advises corporate, institutional, supranational and sovereign issuers on securities laws and capital markets regulation. We also advise on regulatory compliance including regulatory filings, disclosure obligations and corporate governance issues. The team has a market leading reputation for advising on all aspects of clearing and settlement.

(Chambers rankings of 2020)

Our Capital Markets practice_

Top-tier team popular amongst a wide range of issuers. Regularly advises on bond and note issuances and loan securitisations. Also offers expert advice on equity capital markets, in particular assisting clients from the furniture and automotive sectors with IPOs. Highly active on cross-border matters, with particular involvement in mandates relating to Germany and Italy.

Interviewees highlight the firm's experience acting for the issuer's side on capital markets transactions.

(Chambers rankings of 2020)

Our Capital Markets practice_