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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.

Our Capital Markets practice_

Corporate powerhouse with a deep bench of practitioners advising on high-value cross-border deals. Frequently assists with acquisitions, sales, joint ventures and restructuring mandates. Clients include private equity funds and financial institutions. Increasingly active for clients from the TMT sector.

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.

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 which require Luxembourg law input. Clients praise the firm's collaborative work with partner firms in 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.

A client reports:  "Arendt was chosen to deal with this complex matter due to its size and experience with similar projects, involving complex regulatory and cross-border issues.The client also praises the team's  "high level of understanding of cross-border legal matters, ability to co-ordinate input and involvement of several advisers at Arendt’s side but still provide an aligned and co-ordinated service to us as a client."

Another client enthuses: "Arendt intervenes very comfortably in cross-border contexts, without second thought and very reliably."A further interviewee says it is  "among the best experts in Luxembourg, wide knowledge, efficient team, large network and client base."

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 real estate financing, debt instrument programmes, structured finance transactions and fraud and money laundering matters. Clientele includes a number of banks and insurance providers.

Clients enthuse:  " It is  an absolute top firm," emphasising:  "The lawyers are pragmatic and easily accessible."

Further sources highlight the firm's  "vast knowledge and understanding of a large amount of areas."

Our Banking & Financial services practice_

Our Bank Lending & Structured Finance 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.

Our Capital Markets practice_

Corporate powerhouse with a deep bench of practitioners advising on high-value cross-border deals. Frequently assists with acquisitions, sales, joint ventures and restructuring mandates. Clients include private equity funds and financial institutions. Increasingly active for clients from the TMT sector.

One client praises the team's ability to "work with cross-border service providers."

Clients also highlight the firm's responsiveness, reporting that the lawyers are "easily reachable" and praising their "availability on short notice."

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.

One client highly values the "experienced and reactive litigation team," particularly the "pragmatic approach, accessibility and partnership with clients."

Another client further praises the team's ability to "think outside the box."

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.

One client appreciates that it is a "strong team, making the client feel from the start that matters are being taken care of thoroughly."

Clients enthuse that the team is "available and flexible and provides a high added value and a very good sense of humour."

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.

Commentators laud the team's client-centric approach: "The lawyers try to find solutions to all the issues we have."

Clients also praise the firm's "high understanding of the Luxembourg fund industry and how fund business is carried out in Luxembourg," as well as highlighting the "high level of understanding of cross-border legal matters."

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.

Clients speak highly of the lawyers, praising "their capacity to solve problems, analyse the specific issues we pose to them and present solutions to us."

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.

A client hails the team as "the leading tax team in Luxembourg."

Clients also applaud the firm's "very good knowledge of the regulatory environment of Luxembourg."

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.

Clients commend the firm, stating that it has "experts for all relevant issues," who provide "quick responses in urgent matters and not only legal explanations, but practical advice."

Our IP, Communication & Technology practice_

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.

"They have a great roster in terms of banking clients."

"Arendt's service has been fully satisfactory, to be honest. I would go back to them if I had to do it all over again. They helped us, were useful and the human relationship went very well."

Our Banking & Financial Services practice_

Arendt & Medernach is widely recognised as one of the top firms in Luxembourg. "I often work with Luxembourg counsel," says one European lawyer, "and I find that Arendt has a predominant situation in that legal market, especially in the tax and private client fields." Another interviewee adds: "They are clearly among the truly genuine Luxembourg-based firms - they continue to stand out as one of the leaders and are fairly unchallenged in that space."

Arendt has a strong practice in tax and fund structuring work for ultra high net worth clients, and it is a popular choice among international firms looking for Luxembourg co-counsel in these matters. One such source reports that "the firm is very helpful and ready to react to any unexpected questions from the client. What is more, they can recommend other professionals whose services are necessary in the case."

Our Private Clients practice_