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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 financing and restructuring, as well as regulatory matters such as licensing applications. Clientele includes a number of banks and investment funds. Regularly advises issuers on bond and note issuances and securitisation transactions. Also offers expert advice on equity capital markets, in particular assisting clients from the fashion 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_

Corporate powerhouse with a deep bench of practitioners advising on high-value cross-border deals. Frequently assists with acquisitions and public takeovers, representing multinational private equity houses and corporate entities from the financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. Offers expertise in multi-jurisdictional restructuring mandates. Also advises domestic startups on fund-raising rounds. (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. (This content is provided by Chambers)

Our Investment Management practice_

Market-leading independent 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 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.

The firm provides a distinguished full-service practice for international 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.

Clients acknowledge the firm's ability to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions and investments. An interviewee says: "By definition our work is international, and all assignments entail the need to be in a position to advise on Luxembourg law but also being able to understand links into international law or into the law of other jurisdictions."An additional source notes: "Arendt are very strong in Russia or Kazakhstan because they have an office there. So I would advise the clients to go there.A further commentator maintains:"They have a very good understanding of cross-border issues."

A source claims: "They are a leading firm in Luxembourg for complex, cross-border fraud and asset recovery litigation."

A commentator praises the disputes team for its handling of "an arbitral award which is being enforced simultaneously in a couple of countries around the world," further noting: "The firm's ability to assist clients with work involving multiple countries is certainly good given their large team, worldwide presence and language abilities."

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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 financing and restructuring, as well as regulatory matters such as licensing applications. Clientele includes a number of banks and investment funds. Regularly advises issuers on bond and note issuances and securitisation transactions. Also offers expert advice on equity capital markets, in particular assisting clients from the fashion sector with IPOs. Highly active in cross-border matters, with particular involvement in mandates relating to Germany and Italy.

One interviewee regards the team as "top of the Luxembourg market."

Clients praise the team for being "knowledgeable, friendly and conscientious."

Another commentator reports: "We always find that the team is very responsive and supportive."

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Our Banking & Financial services practice_

Our Bank Lending & Structured Finance practice_

Corporate powerhouse with a deep bench of practitioners advising on high-value cross-border deals. Frequently assists with acquisitions and public takeovers, representing multinational private equity houses and corporate entities from the financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. Offers expertise in multi-jurisdictional restructuring mandates. Also advises domestic startups on fund-raising rounds.

A client highlights the firm's "highly diversified and developed expertise."

Another source reports that the lawyers "work well together and have in-depth knowledge in their areas."

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Our Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisition practice_

Market-leading practice frequently retained by clients hailing from the financial and pharmaceutical industries, as well as public sector clients, including sovereign states. Boasts particular expertise advising on high-profile shareholder disputes, enforcement of pledges and international securities litigation. Further acts on insurance and fraud-related mandates, as well as representing clients in construction arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards. Often acts alongside international law firms on cross-border disputes.

The firm's holistic approach is underlined by clients, one suggesting that it "covers many fields and has the ability to draw on rich internal cross-department expertise."

Another deems the team "attentive and prompt."

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Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice_

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. Frequently advises on employment aspects of cross-border mergers, including work for UK clients looking to relocate to Luxembourg. Advises on a broad range of employment law matters, including corporate restructuring, dismissals, social plans, immigration and social security policy. Reputable employment litigation practice representing clients in court on contractual and abusive dismissal disputes. Also involved in handling all procedures related to social elections for staff delegates.

Clients praise the firm's "proactive approach, "noting that they are "always high-level."

Another rates the firm for its "reactivity and availability."

Work highlights Assisted an automotive supplier with a collective dismissal procedure following the closing down of its Luxembourg operations.

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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.

Strengths Clients laud the team for its "profound knowledge, as well as a broad experience in the investment funds area. This combination of knowledge and experience allows the department to render advice on an exceptionally high level."

One client reports: "Arendt & Medernach's funds team is very strong and a market leader in Luxembourg."

Another client praises the firm for its "knowledge, experience, proactiveness, pragmatism and broad coverage in the same firm to provide one-stop legal support."

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Our Investment Management practice_

Outstanding team delivering full service to clients on domestic and cross-border deals, with notable work in the commercial, infrastructure and residential sectors. Experience includes advising international investment funds and companies on the structuring of joint ventures, acquisitions and development projects. Also acts on the planning and regulatory elements of real estate transactions. Represents clients in contentious real estate matters.

Strengths Clients endorse the practice for its scope, one referring to its "interdisciplinary expertise," adding that the "ability to work internationally is one of their strengths."

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Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_

Outstanding tax practice widely recognised for advising multinational corporations and financial institutions on direct and indirect tax. Provides a strong VAT offering. Particularly active on the tax structuring and transfer pricing aspects of transactions, acting alongside the firm's leading corporate team. Popular with private equity clients and regularly advises on the taxation aspects of fund formation.

Strengths Interviewees cite the team's user-friendly style, one claiming that it is "able to communicate the issues clearly."

Another rates the firm's willingness to take the initiative, citing its "often proactive approach with ideas, alternative views and solutions instead of just replying to what has been required."

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Our Tax Law practice_

Advises on a range of IP matters, with an active litigation practice representing clients in disputes over trade marks, patents and copyrights. Handles data protection issues, including GDPR compliance and data transfers. Also assists clients with e-commerce, authors' rights and anti-counterfeiting measures. Particularly active for clients in the banking sector, as well as international clients from the technology and automotive industries, and public sector clients. Additionally assists with the transfer of intellectual property licences and distribution mandates.

The firm's communication skills are higlhighted by clients, one noting that "they know how to explain complex matters in a way which is understandable for clients with no experience in these subjects."

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Our IP, Communication & Technology practice_

Arendt & Medernach reaches the Band 1 for FinTech Legal this year!

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

"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."

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

Our firm is highly rated by an interviewee as  "a strong local player and a real star law firm in Luxembourg." The private client team assists wealthy individuals and families with a range of issues, including wealth planning, cross-border tax planning and relocation matters.

"They are our first choice firm in Luxembourg for private client matters," states a source. "They are very responsive, very supportive and they always have time to speak to the client," comments a source, adding: "They are always at the end of the phone to answer any questions you have." Another commentator notes: "They are efficient, they are friendly and they have competence across the board. They have a good mix between know-how and experience, which makes things speedy."

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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_