Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm's international team of more than 290 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York.
Our philosophy is expressed through our five values: vision – commitment – people – independence – energy. We strive for excellence in order to achieve the best results for our clients and we always look for creative solutions.
Our specialised practice areas allow us to offer a complete range of Luxembourg legal services tailored to client's individual needs across all areas of business law.
Administrative Law, Property & Construction, Environment
Our team advises clients on administrative law, urban planning, environmental issues, real estate transactions, domestic development and construction projects.
Bank Lending & Structured Finance
Our team advises on all aspects of domestic and multijurisdictional finance and structured finance transactions. Advice includes the structuring of transactions, drafting and negotiation of the relevant contracts and collateral arrangements as well as the issuing of financial instruments.
Banking & Financial Services
Our team advises Luxembourg and international credit institutions and other professionals in the financial services sector (PFS) on regulatory matters, contractual arrangements and on their dealings with clients.
Our team advises corporate, institutional, supranational and sovereign issuers in securities laws and capital markets regulation. We also advise on regulatory compliance including regulatory filings, disclosure obligations and corporate governance issues. The team has leading reputation for advising on all aspects of clearing and settlement.
Commercial & Insolvency
Our team advises clients on general commercial matters.We also handle contentious matters and spend much of their time in a strategic counselling role, working with clients to achieve their aims. The team advises creditors and other stakeholders in financially troubled entities in relation to insolvency, bankruptcy and forced reorganisation proceedings.
Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Our team advises clients on all types of domestic and cross- border mergers and acquisitions, complex multijurisdictional corporate restructurings, change of control transactions including tender and exchange offers, going private transactions, acquisitions and disposals of subsidiaries, divisions and assets, joint ventures, strategic alliances, recapitalisations and liquidations.
Our team has experience of representing domestic and international clients at every level of the Luxembourg civil and commercial courts, including arbitrations, both in relation to commercial and corporate disputes and in fraud and insurance litigation.
Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits
Our team advises clients on restructurings, collective bar- gaining negotiations, work permits, individual contractual negotiations, dismissal procedures, compensation and benefits schemes, pension schemes and related litigation.
EU & Competition Law
In addition to EU & national competition law, including State aid and merger control law, our team advises on European banking and financial law; International & European law of the institutions and EU staff law. Our services in this field include both non-contentious matters and contentious matters such as proceedings before the EU and Luxembourg competition authorities and courts. We also represent clients before the CJEU on a regular basis.
Insurance & Reinsurance Law
Our team advises insurance and reinsurance companies as well as insurance intermediaries and banks on all insurance regulatory matters, including license applications, passporting rules, the launching of new insurance products, portfolio transfers, investment rules, distribution agreements and on mergers & acquisitions involving insurance or reinsurance entities.
Our team advises clients on the structuring and operation of both UCITS and alternative investment structures as well as service providers for Luxembourg and offshore investment funds. We have developed significant experience and expertise in relation to all issues the funds and their service providers may face, always focusing on business-oriented and pragma- tic solutions.
Private Equity/Real Estate Investments
Our team advises on all the aspects relating to the structuring and organisation of private equity and real estate funds, managers or advisers, as well as on the investments and transactions made by such private equity and real estate funds, including in particular the crafting of investor co-decision rights, carried interest schemes, debt financing arrangements and capital market- related aspects, and the negotiation of purchase agreements.
IP, Communication & Technology
Our team advises clients in the IP, communication and technology sectors on these specific matters, including e-commerce, and on all aspects of IP, IT and TMT law. We also handle contentious matters and spend much of our time in a strategic counselling role, working with our clients to achieve their aims.
Our team advises wealthy families and entrepreneurs on their wealth and estate planning matters. Advice includes the appropriate use of legal structures for their wealth and investments, whether through the use of corporate vehicles and partnerships or through contractual vehicles such as insurance contracts or fiduciary agreements. The team also provides family office services and supports private clients in their philanthropic activities.
Our team provides bespoke tax advice to a wide range of domestic and international clientele, covering all fields of taxation. The team has particular experience in the establishment of tax efficient acquisition and finance structures, as well as corporate reorganisations in a variety of sectors, with a special focus on the real estate, private equity and investment funds area.