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Guy Loesch , Dispute Resolution Partner, Luxembourg 
"I focus on high-stakes, complex litigation with a particular interest in banking shareholder and insolvency disputes. In collaboration with my global litigation colleagues, I provide clients with pragmatic advice on the laws and regulations."

Luxembourg

Linklaters LLP, Avenue John F. Kennedy 35, L-1855

Telephone:+35226088218

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Country of Admission
Luxembourg

OverviewProfessional experienceEducation and qualifications
Overview

Guy has been a partner at Linklaters since 1998 and heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice in Luxembourg.

Guy represents many local and international companies in their litigation and arbitration disputes and has acquired a wealth of experience in several sectors including banking, insurance, media and telecommunications, energy, environment and transport.

Guy practices general commercial litigation, and has advised widely on banking liability, shareholders’ claims, restructuring and insolvency, and private international law cases. He specialises in all forms of urgent injunctive relief, freezing orders and other forms of legal measures that serve to protect our clients’ interests. 

Work highlights

Guy has led the Dispute Resolution team in Luxembourg on a wide range of high-profile disputes. These include advising:

  • Luxair, the national carrier, and its insurers in proceedings before the Luxembourg Supreme Court on indemnification and statue of limitation issues arising from a plane crash in 2002. The trial was broadcast live in different courtrooms, which was a first in Luxembourg judicial history
  • Enel Luxembourg, the subsidiary of Italy's largest power company, in a challenge to prevent a ruling of an Albanian court being enforceable in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg case is part of a multijurisdictional battle involving proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights and proceedings in France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy and the U.S.
  • a subsidiary of the Indian company, ArcelorMittal, in a dispute over carbon emission rights. At the time of writing, the case is likely to result in a landmark decision by the European Court of Justice on the interpretation of EU legislation on the greenhouse gas emissions scheme
  • SOTEL, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, in administrative and Court of Appeal proceedings that resulted in SOTEL succeeding in its bid to build an underground high voltage line against opposition by the environmental activist group, Greenpeace, and local residents
  • Paul Wurth, the Luxembourg-based international engineering company, in its challenge to ministerial decrees that would have resulted in the establishment of a drug rehabilitation centre opposite the company’s global head office in Luxembourg. The company has offered alternative sites at its own expense
  • the Russian Federation in national enforcement proceedings of an ICC Award initiated by the Swiss company Noga before the Luxembourg courts
Professional experience

Guy is a member of a think tank comprising of practising lawyers, judges and academics who are advising the Luxembourg government on a new arbitration law.

Having a particular interest in charity projects, Guy held the role of HR partner and was a founding member of the office’s Community Investment programme which supports and promotes local and international charities initiatives.

He is a board member of SOS Villages d'Enfants du Monde, a charity that helps to build projects, including schools and medical clinics, for children abandoned by their parents.

Guy is also board member and secretary of an environmental group, Association Luxembourgeoise pour le Droit de l'Environnement (ALDE) and was formerly a member of the professional obligations committee of the Luxembourg Banking Association (ABBL).

Education and qualifications

Guy studied law at the University of Aix-en-Provence and Strasbourg.

He speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish.