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Arendt & Medernach's "responsive and solution-oriented" sizeable team has the critical mass and breadth of knowledge to be able to effectively resource a substantial pipeline of banking and capital markets transactions, as well as financial services M&A and regulatory matters.

"The team is responsive and imaginative and is always looking for a market-driven solution."

Our Banking & Financial Services practice_
Our Bank Lending & Structured Finance practice_
Our Capital Markets practice_

Arendt & Medernach has a "unique experience of the Luxembourg market and regulations", which it exploits to good effect on behalf of clients from a myriad of industry sectors, including those in the highly regulated banking, insurance and asset management spaces.

"The firm’s partners have truly invested their time to get to know our business and to counsel us on direction which is all important within the local Luxembourg environment."

"The firm provides a perfect bridge for a global corporation into the Luxembourg environment."

Our Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions practice_

Benefiting from "excellent all-round strength" across the spectrum of business litigation, Arendt & Medernach's "longstanding local stature is invaluable when trying to get matters progressed through the courts or the regulators."

"I consider Arendt & Medernach to be the leading disputes practice in Luxembourg."

"Rather than requesting you for the relevant information and taking care of it themselves, the lawyers at the firm will actively involve you and ask for your feedback."

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice_

Arendt & Medernach's "very talented" team provides "practical advice" across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, including restructurings and reorganisations, industrial relations, collective dismissals and collective bargaining negotiations for private and public sector clients. The team is best known for its work within the financial services/funds sector. Other recent areas of activity include advice on General Data Protection Regulation implementation and Brexit-related employment matters.

"It houses one of the largest and best employment practices in Luxembourg and is fully integrated with the firm’s other practice areas – which is very handy when the employment question also has a data privacy or regulatory angle."

"The team has deep knowledge of the legal framework and related employment case law."

Our Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice_

Arendt & Medernach's "very able" standalone insurance team has been particularly active of late advising a slew of insurance companies on the establishment of their European hubs in Luxembourg in order to continue to carry out their activities in the EU post- Brexit. Other work includes advice on insurance products and insurance regulatory overlay on M&A in the sector.

"It is a very able insurance team that helped us handle complicated situations with efficiency."

Our Insurance & Reinsurance Law practice_

Benefiting from a "good depth of knowledge in respect of funds, tax, regulatory and compliance", Arendt & Medernach does an "excellent job of applying legal concepts to operational issues" across the gamut of unregulated and regulated funds. "A one-stop-shop for all needs related to Luxembourg funds", the team remains best-known for its prominent UCITS offering.

The sheer size of the firm's offering as well as its ability to provide "extremely commercial and solution-driven advice across the board" ensures that it can handle a tremendously diverse array of work, not just across UCITS matters but also in relation to hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and Islamic funds.

"The team is exceptional in terms of both size and quality."

"The clarity of advice in combination with an embedded and deep industry knowledge across different practice areas makes the firm an easy partner to deal with."

Our Investment Management practice_

The team has "deep industry knowledge" across the TMT sector, in addition to the various IT and IP issues impacting on financial services clients, in particular. The team regularly advises banks on IP due diligence issues associated with M&A handled by the firm, as well as on numerous major GDPR compliance projects.

"We always received quick and professional advice and practical solutions."

"The team is accessible, professional and has excellent knowledge of the political background in Luxembourg."

Our IP, Communication & Technology practice_

Deeply entrenched in the private equity space and also working with many high-profile international law firms, by virtue of its (largely) independent status, Arendt & Medernach provides a one-stop-shop service to a myriad sponsors at every level of the value chain - including on the structuring of the funds, the pursuant M&A activity and any associated regulatory matters.

"The practice runs like clockwork, with transactions executed smoothly and professionally."

Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_

Benefiting from "excellent real estate knowledge" as well as a market-leading investment fund offering, the 'very strong' team at Arendt & Medernach has a pre-eminent reputation for acting for asset managers on the structuring of their funds and on the subsequent real estate investments.

"The team’s innovative and solution-oriented approach is very impressive."

"They have profound knowledge of the market, and good connections with the authorities."

Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_
Our Administrative Law, Property, Construction & Environment practice_

The team has "unsurpassed technical knowledge, commercial understanding and legislative and administrative insight", enabling it to provide 'client-oriented, proactive and solution-driven' advice to clients across the gamut of tax structuring and discrete advisory work.

"The tax team has a solid knowledge of the law and is always supportive in finding a solution when it comes to complex matters."

Our Tax Law practice_