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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."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Guy Loesch has been a litigation partner since 1998. He heads the dispute resolution practice of Linklaters in Luxembourg and has significant experience of litigation and arbitration. He has a general commercial litigation practice and has advised widely on banking liability, shareholders’ claims and private international law cases. Guy specialises in all forms of urgent injunction relief, freezing orders and other forms of conservatory measures. He advises in complex insolvency and restructuring cases. He has advised large financial institutions in all sort of investigations.

Work highlights

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

  • Enel (Italy’s largest power company and the second largest utility listed in Europe), who is challenging an ex-parte exequatur order to prevent a ruling of an Albanian Court obtained by the Albanian company Albania Beg Ambient (ABA) to become enforceable in Luxembourg.
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos, S.A. in a largely publicly debated criminal matter and its subsequent civil proceedings. The Bank has suffered a material damage of several millions of euros as the consequence of the embezzlement of an ex-employee. The Bank’s money which have been embezzled, have been laundered internationally through a very complex process with the help of ten or so accomplices. We represent the Bank as victim having filed a civil claim within the pending criminal proceedings and as claimant and defendant in linked civil proceedings against its client and insurer.
  • Propertize B.V. in a largely publicly debated criminal matter. The Bank, as many other companies, has suffered both a material and a moral damage as the consequence of fraudulent behaviours (fraud, embezzlement, money laundering) of an individual in the context of the financing of a large real estate construction project in the south of the country.

Professional experience

Guy is an active member of a number of associations and working groups in Luxembourg. He is notably involved in the "Professional Obligations" committee of the Luxembourg Banking Association (ABBL), as well as in the creation of a think-tank in favour of the development of international arbitration in Luxembourg. He is also a member of a working group which prepared a draft bill for the implementation into national legislation of the European Commission’s Regulation no. 655/2014 of May 15, 2014, establishing the European Account Preservation Order to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters.

Education and qualifications

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

He speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish.