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 2022, 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 ‘highly analytical and responsive seven-partner team has the strength-in-depth to handle a significant volume of banking, finance, insurance and related regulatory matters.

Testimonials

– ‘The team has the right balance in understanding and managing the desired outcomes of the client and plainly laying out the risks and potential consequences in a way management can understand.’

– ‘The highly analytical and responsive team has vast knowledge and understanding in all areas related to banking law.’

– ‘They are very responsive, proactive and thorough. They provide analysis we can trust with our eyes closed.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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

Benefitting from a ‘full understanding of local and international laws and regulations’, the ‘incredibly knowledgeable‘ team at Arendt & Medernach is well-equipped to provide a ‘friendly and pragmatic service‘ across a tremendous volume and range of matters for multinational corporates, SMEs, private equity firms and financial services entities.

Testimonials

– ‘We enjoyed the innovative solutions they proposed in challenging situations.’

– ‘The team is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They not only have a full understanding of local and international laws and regulations, but also understand the start-up technology world and advise us on what is best for a company of our size.’

– ‘The practice stands out due to its friendly and pragmatic service. At Arendt, we find that we can always rely on the team to provide us with advice that is easy to understand and apply, without complex legalese.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions practice_

Benefiting from a sizeable core litigation offering and also able to draw upon the substantive law strength of lawyers from across other practice areas, including banking and finance, the ‘knowledgeable and efficient’ team at Arendt & Medernach has ‘broad experience that covers all areas of domestic and international litigation’.

Testimonials:

– ‘The team demonstrates an incredible responsiveness and exceptional ability to understand issues and deliver a legal response of exceptional quality.’

– ‘The team is one of the best on the market.’

– ‘All the team members are professional, attentive and helpful.’

– ‘We have worked with the team on different cross-border cases and they are knowledgeable and experienced. The team is goal-oriented and is ready to put time on working our global litigation strategies.’

– ‘The team has an excellent profile and reputation internationally. They are regarded as market leaders in investment fund and related disputes. The partners are very knowledgeable and experienced in the local market, which demands on-the-ground knowledge. They are a pleasure to work with.’

– ‘The highly professional team is very educated and able to manage very complex cases.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice_

Arendt & Medernach is a popular choice across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious advice, including as it relates to strategically important matters and guidance on the employment law ramifications heralded by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Testimonials:

– ‘The responsive team provides well-thought through advice and in a very timely manner.’

The team as a whole are clear experts in their field but are also attuned to the needs of large commercial banks and organisations – their advice is consistently clear, practical and pragmatic.’

– ‘The team is efficient, competent, and customer-oriented.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice_

The ‘responsive, credible and attentive’ team at Arendt & Medernach has ‘excellent legal knowledge and a very good understanding of the insurance business’, enabling it to effectuate ‘solutions-oriented’ advice in a standalone advisory context, pursuant to M&A, and in a contentious setting.

Testimonials:

– ‘The firm offers legal counselling and legal defence in insurance claims in a very professional manner. In particular, we appreciate its approach in seeking a pre-court/extrajudicial solution.’

– ‘The team is very responsive and makes a real effort to understand our operations and the factors affecting our business. Reliable, credible and attentive.’

– ‘They are solutions-oriented, and understand the nuances of the Luxembourg law.’

– ‘They have an excellent legal knowledge and a very good understanding of the insurance business. Their answers are always competent, clear and friendly.’

– ‘The Arendt insurance team shows a thorough understanding of international life insurance issues. They provided us not only with Luxembourg legal input, but also challenged positions taken by foreign lawyers and gave valuable strategic input.’

– ‘The firm has built a leading pool of practitioners with high level of expertise in a broad range of legal areas. They have a good knowledge of the regulators’ expectations and offer seamless legal services.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our Insurance & Reinsurance Law practice_

Benefitting from a 'profound knowledge in the investment fund area', Arendt & Medernach is 'very much on top of all market and regulatory developments' and able to provide an 'exceptionally high level of advice' for clients establishing Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS, as well as other Luxembourg-based fund structures.

Testimonials:

– ‘Arendt & Medernach has a long-established track record of being the leading firm in fund registration in Luxembourg. The firm is very much on top of all market and regulatory developments in many jurisdictions.’

– ‘The department exhibits profound knowledge in the investment fund area. This combination (of knowledge and experience) allows the department to render advice on an exceptionally high level.’

– ‘The team at Arendt is very client-friendly, responsive and has a great insight into the regulator’s views and the best way to proceed.’

–‘Depth of knowledge of Luxembourg funds and willingness to explore novel solutions to issues.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our Investment Management practice_

The ‘very knowledgeable and responsive team’ at Arendt & Medernach has the strength-in-depth to handle a wide range of work, running the gamut from large-scale digitalisation projects and the IP due diligence associated with M&A mandates, 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.

Testimonials:

– ‘It is a very knowledgeable and responsive team.’

The team is attentive and responsive.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our IP, Communication & Technology practice_

With ten partners dedicated to transactional private equity work, and also benefitting from the requisite regulatory, tax and fund structuring expertise, Arendt & Medernach is a popular choice among global private equity heavyweights to provide the requisite Luxembourg structuring advice pursuant to many big-ticket mandates. The practice is not, however, limited to advising on large-scale international acquisitions/disposals; in addition, it advises local/regional funds, and is also well-plugged in to the venture/growth capital ecosystem.

Testimonials:

‘The team provides very up-to-date advice and really know their business. For significant transactions and strategic advice they are one of the best firms in the market.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our Private Equity & Real Estate practice_

Leveraging the firm's broader asset management and corporate/M&A capabilities, Arendt & Medernach has a market-leading real estate funds reputation, work which includes the structuring of investment vehicles and the pursuant real estate transactions.

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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

'Extremely sophisticated and accomplished in both its technical expertise and its attention to client service', Arendt & Medernach's six-partner team has the strength-in-depth to handle a tremendous range and volume of advisory, transactional and contentious tax advice. 

Testimonials:

‘The tax practice at Arendt & Medernach is extremely sophisticated and accomplished in both its technical expertise and its attention to client service.’

– ‘Team members are highly responsive and demonstrate exceptional understanding of the business considerations and needs that underlie and coexist with tax matters; this makes their advice accurate, timely and practical.’

Source: The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Our Tax Law practice_