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 2021, Arendt & Medernach is again the firm with the most top-tier rankings in Luxembourg, for ten practice areas.

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Arendt & Medernach's seven-partner team has the strength-in-depth and critical mass to knit together a 'great diversity of skills' across the waterfront of regulatory and transactional work for banks, funds, corporates and sovereign entities. 'Very well connected with public authorities and decision-makers', the team has 'excellent knowledge of the banking environment' and is effectively able to gauge the expectations of the regulator, enabling it to provide a true value-added service to clients.

Testimonials

– ‘The practice is composed of several very experienced and knowledgeable experts, who regularly provide us with legal expertise, as well as market and regulator insight about new regulations.

– ‘The team is very well co-ordinated and ensures a prompt reply at any time. Very high skilled in regulatory matters as well as in any other matter that may be relevant for the transaction.

– ‘They provide great advice on secured financing transactions from a Luxembourg perspective. They are able to provide sound advice from the fund side as well, which can be very helpful for a lender.

– ‘The practice values insight into the client’s business needs in order to propose practical and business-oriented legal solutions, rather than providing the standard lawyer input. Overall, the practice is very well connected with public authorities and decision-takers, enabling matters to be processed in a professional, efficient and timely manner.

– ‘The practice distinguishes itself from its competitors by virtue of its client-oriented approach, deep knowledge of the market, sound legal advice and hands-on approach.

– ‘Good availability and quick reply. Very good knowledge of the banking environment (can provide comparison/benchmark with what is done in other firms). Good knowledge of the expectations of the regulator.

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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

With ten partners focused on corporate transactional work and also aided by a large team of paralegals, housed under the 'Arendt Services' umbrella, Luxembourg-headquartered leviathan Arendt & Medernach has the strength-in-depth to handle a tremendous volume and range of matters for multinational corporates, SMEs, private equity firms and financial services entities.

Team is regularly at the forefront of the most significant M&A activity handled by the firm, including within the financial services sector.

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions practice_

Team is 'very knowledgeable' across a range of business disputes, including those relating to funds, asset tracing and tax controversy. Although it handles some purely domestic litigation, including on employment and real estate matters, the team is most visible on multi-jurisdictional mandates, where it is praised for its 'effective collaboration with other law firms'.

Testimonials:

– ‘Arendt & Medernach has always been reliable and attentive to our needs. They focus on the problem you actually have to deal with and do not create virtual problems.’

– ‘A very experienced and capable team with particular strength in fund disputes.

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice_

Arendt & Medernach is 'extremely reliable in terms of quality of work and responsiveness' and has an excellent reputation among private and public sector employers across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Benefiting from a 'very large knowledge of legislation and case law', team is appreciated by clients for his employment litigation prowess in particular, including in claims for abusive dismissal.

Testimonials:

Robust, scaleable and extremely reliable in terms of the quality of work, persistent availability and responsiveness regardless of the complexity or value of the request.

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice_

Benefiting from core sector-focused regulatory knowledge and also effectively able to leverage the firm's market-leading M&A and litigation functions, Arendt & Medernach is well-placed to advise on standalone regulatory matters, as well as to provide the overarching insurance advice pursuant to transactions in the sector. Team provides regulatory advice in the context of insurance M&A, and also advises insurers on the development of new products and services

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our Insurance & Reinsurance Law practice_

Arendt & Medernach has 'an outstanding grip on the market and deep knowledge of investment funds and cross-border structures'. With 15 partners active in the space, as well as a raft of associates and counsel, the team has the economies of scale and expertise to provide a 'responsive and capable service' to clients establishing Luxembourg domiciled UCITS, as well as other Luxembourg-based fund structures.

Testimonials:

– ‘The team has an outstanding grip on the market and deep knowledge of investment funds and cross-border structures.’

– ‘‘They are often engaged in cutting-edge products and at the forefront of the fund industry.’

– ‘‘The funds team is a critical partner to our business, helping us to navigate the Luxembourg regulatory framework. It shows an excellent ability to connect with and appropriately challenge the regulator.’

– ‘‘Arendt & Medernach provides a tailor-made service, with an excellent knowledge of the Luxembourg legal and regulatory environment. They are reactive and listen to the client’s needs.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our Investment Management practice_

Arendt & Medernach's broad expertise runs the gamut from large-scale digitalisation projects and the IP due diligence associated with M&A mandates handled by the firm, through to advice on the commercialisation of IPR and unfair competition and product regulation.

Data protection-related work remains a key driver for the practice, and aided by practitioners within the Arendt Regulatory and Consulting group (which bridges the gap between legal advice and its practical implementation), the firm has effectively been able to implement robust compliance procedures for clients.

The team has also been advising clients on IP/IT-related issues/challenges in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, including in relation to the admissibility of electronically signed documents and the heightened potential data protection exposure as a result of increased levels of at home working.

Testimonials:

The team provides straightforward and responsive advice, keeping even short term deadlines.

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our IP, Communication & Technology practice_

The 'committed and solution-minded' multi-disciplinary team at Arendt & Medernach offers 'pragmatic advice', and is 'well-placed to provide a view on market trends'.

Testimonials:

– ‘The lawyers provide pragmatic advice and are well-placed to provide a view on market trends.’

– ‘The team is committed, available and solution-minded.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_

Leveraging the firm's broader investment fund and corporate/M&A capabilities, the 'well-connected' team at Arendt & Medernach has, over the years, been able to devote substantial resources to effectively assist real estate investment management firms on their fund structuring and subsequent investments in the property sector.

The firm is also well-placed to advise on more conventional real estate matters for developers and end-users.

Testimonials:

‘The well-connected team has excellent knowledge of the real estate sector and of its functioning, mechanisms, and customs.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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

Arendt & Medernach's six-partner team has the critical mass to advise clients across a tremendous range and volume of work, including as it relates to corporate tax, transfer pricing, fund structuring, VAT and litigation.

Testimonials:

– ‘The firm has in-depth knowledge about Luxembourg structures.’

– ‘They are open to work together as true business partners, understanding and identifying with the client’s needs to propose pragmatic real life solutions.‘

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our Tax Law practice_