A global team

Linklaters is a leading global law firm with some 2,800 lawyers based in 31 offices and operating in 21 countries. This international network of knowledge offers extensive expertise, spanning jurisdictions and continents. It offers instant access to professional advice and first-class support around the world. We focus on our clients’ dynamic needs and aim to build relationships that endure through all business cycles and all economic climates.

Leading the way

Linklaters Luxembourg plays a vital and fully integrated role in the global firm. With more than 90 lawyers and 12 partners, Luxembourg’s multi-practice firm represents a diverse client base. From blue-chip names and multinationals to leading financial institutions, asset managers, sponsors and private investment companies, we offer intelligent solutions and clear strategies. We are at the forefront of legal innovation and at the centre of Luxembourg’s regulatory environment. An active participant in a number of advisory committees and industry bodies, we deliver precision results with a clear vision.

A sustainable vision

Linklaters Luxembourg is recognised for its commitment to innovation and diversity. We have embraced new ways of thinking and aim to set ground-breaking standards and encourage sustainable behaviours. As a responsible business, we seek to represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We have created an inclusive culture in which everyone - regardless of background, identity and circumstances - can reach its full potential.

Investment Funds

Linklaters Luxembourg’s investment funds practice is a cornerstone of the Luxembourg office and a key part of the firm’s global offering. Advising on asset management, fund servicing and investment fund structuring for all asset classes and investment types, our diverse team is widely recognised among leading industry players for its extensive expertise in UCITS, alternative investment funds (e.g. RAIFs, SIFs, ELTIFs), impact and ESG-driven fund structures and in particular in the structuring of bespoke complex and innovative investment vehicles covering various sectors such as real estate, private equity, private credit or infrastructure.

A particularity of our practice is that it efficiently combines investment management work and financial regulations work. The team is thus able to provide all-round service including full advice on regulatory structuring and governance issues, change of control notifications as well as obtaining financial sector licenses. In addition, clients value our close relationship with the Luxembourg regulator, the CSSF.

Contacts

Silke Bernard, Partner

Hermann Beythan, Partner

Martin Mager, Partner 

Josiane Schroeder, Counsel

Claire Prospert, Consultant

Sarah Bouazzouz,  Managing Associate 

Raoul Heinen,  Managing Associate

Victor Louvet, Managing Associate

Adrien Timmermans,  Managing Associate

Capital Markets and Banking

Our Capital Markets and Banking group is known for being solution-driven and commercially aware. Our involvement in a wide range of the most complex and high-profile transactions seen in the market over the years has put our team at the cutting edge of financing solutions, ensuring we are familiar with recent developments.

It has also enabled us to offer clients constructive and practical advice, balancing the competing requirements of all involved using our knowledge of market expectations.

We advise lenders, borrowers and other financial players across the full spectrum of banking products, including acquisitions and takeover financings (LBOs, private acquisitions and public takeover offers), bilateral and syndicated plain-vanilla credit facilities, real estate finance and bank/bond financing structures (including green and social bonds) as well as restructuring and insolvency.

Within these areas, our strength lies in our ability to handle the increasingly complex needs of the market in the current financial environment and to integrate our high yield and restructuring expertise. 

Contacts

Patrick Geortay, Managing Partner

Nicki Kayser, Partner

Melinda Perera, Partner

Janine Biver, Of Counsel

Eliane Dejardin Botelho, Counsel

Bart Vermaat, Counsel

Anna Christina Görgen, Consultant

Delphine Horn, Consultant

Diogo Casqueiro, Managing Associate

Tiago Ventura Mendes, Managing Associate

Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions

Our Corporate/M&A group specialises in the full range of corporate and M&A work, particularly active in private equity and involved in the market’s most significant IPO transactions.

Our experts’ range of work comprises:

  • M&A: from deal structuring, legal risk management, due diligence and warranties to transaction organisation, management and documentation, including regulatory consents and clearances
  • Corporate advice: development and implementation of efficient company structures for group holdings or joint ventures; advice on all aspects of corporate structures, including: choice of corporate form, capital creation process, distributions, share right structuring, mergers and de-mergers, liquidation, etc.
  • Corporation restructurings: advising large corporates on the restructuring of their international business via Luxembourg structures, assisting them with all steps from development to implementation
  • Private equity: advising on all stages of a private equity transaction from structuring the acquisition to implementing the exit; assisting with the fund raising process, advising on the structuring and setting up of private equity funds
  • Equity capital markets: advising on the full range of equity and equity-related transactions, such as IPOs, secondary offerings, block trades, capital increases, rights issues, and convertible and exchangeable bonds
Contacts

Nicolas Gauzès, Partner

Manfred Müller, Partner

Rémy Bonneau, Partner

Anton Cox, Counsel

Maxime Bertomeu-Savalle, Consultant

Florence Forster, Consultant

Catherine Kremer, Managing Associate

Aurélie Mounier, Managing Associate

Laurence Ouverleaux, Managing Associate

Simone Schmitt, Managing Associate

Claudia Wagner, Managing Associate

Tax

Our Tax group, advising on cross-border and transactional tax matters: M&A, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds structuring, capital raisings, structured finance, real estate and restructuring.

The team further deals with all aspects of international tax planning using Luxembourg holding and financing vehicles, with an emphasis on:

  • tax planning for investment funds (including in particular real estate funds, private equity funds, and debt funds)
  • tax aspects of financial instruments used in structured finance
  • real estate taxation

Contacts

Olivier Van Ermengem, Partner

Joakim-Antoine Charvet, Partner

Guido De Wit, Partner

Aurélie Clementz, Counsel

Danièle Buchler, Consultant

Hadrien Brémon, Managing Associate

Litigation

Our Litigation team of experts offers a first-class dispute resolution service, in particular in relation to:

  • banking and financial regulation, having assisted retail and investment banks as well as asset managers in some of the largest and most complex recent financial disputes
  • advice on high-stakes shareholder disputes and corporate litigation
  • bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring
  • international arbitration
  • injunctive reliefs and international enforcement issues
  • fraud and white collar crime
Contact

Guy Loesch, Partner

Katrien Baetens, Managing Associate

Employment

Our employment specialists help our clients anticipate and implement changes before they impact on their business. The team provides leading advice across all aspects of employment law:

  • pensions
  • employee incentives
  • transfer of undertakings
  • collective and individual dismissal and social security
  • anti-discrimination
  • surveillance at the workplace
  • negotiations with labour unions
  • outsourcing project 
  • whistleblowing

Our practitioners further handle negotiations with labour unions, establishments of European works councils, as well as all employment-related aspects of outsourcings, restructurings and transfers of businesses.

Contacts

Guy Loesch, Partner

Audrey Bertolotti, Counsel, Head of Employment

Raphaëlle Carpentier, Managing Associate

IP and Technology Media and Telecommunications

Luxembourg is at the front-line of developments as the new wave of technology emerges, particularly within mobile, e-commerce and cloud computing. The fast-moving nature of the TMT sector requires a cutting edge approach to key issues such as regulation, data protection and consultancy.

Our IP/TMT experts regularly deal with these issues, advising on:

  • outsourcing, offshoring and insourcing projects (in particular in the financial sector, also leveraging the knowhow of our financial regulatory and corporate/M&A specialists)
  • innovative e-commerce and e-payment solutions
  • intellectual property (IP) law, providing pragmatic solutions on copyright, trademark and patent issues
  • data protection compliance (notably for large banks, investment vehicles, technology and telecommunications companies, including advice on trans-border data transfers)
  • due diligence on technology and telecommunications companies (in particular in the context of international M&A transactions and joint ventures)
    regulatory compliance in the TMT sector
  • complex TMT related litigation
Contacts

Guy Loesch, Partner

Real Estate

Our clients can rely on a cross-practice Real Estate team of lawyers specialised in financing, corporate, Real Estate law, construction, letting, permissions, licensing and litigation, as well as Real Estate funds specialists, who work in a fully integrated approach on our downstream and upstream Real Estate matters, including on a cross-border basis.

Across the different practices the team comprises a total of 22 fee earners (partners and associates), and is continuously growing in line with increasing demand.

Our track record in Luxembourg Real Estate matters clearly reflects the success of our cross-practice and cross-border strategy. The team regularly advises institutional investors on acquisitions and developments in Luxembourg through asset and share deals, institutional building owners and users on lettings, property disposal, and sale and leaseback transactions, as well as international Real Estate funds on the structuring and day-to-day matters.

Contacts

Patrick Geortay, Managing Partner

Hermann Beythan, Partner

Manfred Müller, Partner

Melinda Perera, Partner

Olivier Van Ermengem, Partner

Aurélie Clementz, Counsel

Anton Cox, Counsel