Chambers Europe 2020

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Chambers Europe 2020

In its 2020 edition, Chambers Europe is again ranking our firm in the leading Luxembourg firms. Our lawyers are also individually ranked in several practice areas.

Within Dispute Resolution, we are ranked among the top 4 law firms (Tier 1) in the Luxembourg legal market. Marc Kleyr is individually ranked in Band 1, Donata Grasso in Band 2 and Rosario Grasso, as well as Pascal Sassel, in Band 3.

What the team is known for Pre-eminent firm well-known in the market for its focus on high-profile dispute resolution matters, including arbitration. Represents both public and private entities, hailing from the energy, banking, and construction sectors. Active on shareholder disputes, liquidation matters, financial litigation and criminal cases. Also advises on defective product litigation.

Strengths Clients enthuse: “All the team is extremely efficient, precise and to-the-point.”
Another client adds: “I am extremely happy with the client service,” highlighting the team’s willingness to find compromises as a key part of the “perfect service.”

Notable practitioners
Interviewees report that Donata Grasso is a “very technical lawyer.” She acts for clients from the financial services sector on contractual arbitrations, as well as advising on corporate disputes and employment law litigation.
According to clients, Marc Kleyr is “a very strategic person who understands the business,” while another adds: “He is an excellent lawyer with a good understanding of complex issues and a pragmatic flair.” Kleyr advises clients on shareholders’ litigation and joint venture disputes, as well as assisting with liquidation cases.
Pascal Sassel is endorsed by clients, with one stating: “He is highly skilled and comes straight to the point.” Sassel is particularly active on financial sector disputes, advising investment funds and financial institutions.
Rosario Grasso is appreciated by interviewees, who particularly value his work in white-collar crime, commenting: “He is the go-to person for a complex criminal case.” He assists public sector clients with criminal investigations.

Within Employment, our firm is also ranked in the top 4 law firms (Tier 1). Christian Jungers is individually ranked in Band 1.

What the team is known for Established employment practice providing top-tier advisory and litigation services to clients in a wide range of industries, including public sector agencies, financial services companies and IT companies. Advises on terminations, transfers of undertakings and restructuring, with a particular emphasis on collective bargaining agreements. Represents clients in harassment and unfair dismissal claims, as well as assisting with social elections and the employment aspects of mergers.

Notable practitioners
Christian Jungers handles a broad employment practice encompassing a number of contentious and non-contentious labour issues. He advises on sensitive terminations and staff elections, as well as defending clients in harassment disputes.

In Real Estate, we are again ranked in the top 9 law firms in Luxembourg. François Collot and Yasmine Poos are ranked in Band 3.

What the team is known for Well regarded for its extensive experience in real estate dispute resolution, as well as transactions and lease agreements. Also known for its work in construction and renovation projects, as well as public procurement mandates. Clients include real estate investment managers, construction companies and public authorities.

Strengths One client praises the firm for its “huge know-how about the Luxembourg market and really practical approach, especially in terms of contract design.”

Notable practitioners
François Collot represents a portfolio of domestic and international construction companies in real estate disputes, as well as assisting with construction projects. Clients note: “He is client-focused with deep expertise in real estate.”
Yasmine Poos is praised by clients for her reactivity and strength in negotiations. She is particularly active on construction matters, as well as in real estate transactions and disputes.

Within Corporate/M&A, our firm is again ranked among the leading Luxembourg law firms. Jean-Paul Spang is ranked in Band 3 and Delphine Tempé in Band 4.

What the team is known for Independent domestic practice with a broad corporate offering, acting on both the buy and sell sides of corporate transactions. Represents private equity houses and manufacturing companies. Also advises on group restructurings. Assists international clients with establishing businesses in Luxembourg.

Strengths Clients highlight the team’s “good technical knowledge, very good reactivity, flexibility and client-oriented” approach.

Notable practitioners
Delphine Tempé advises international clients from the manufacturing sector on acquisitions. Clients highlight her “dedication to her clients, expertise and knowledge of our files.”
Jean-Paul Spang often assists sellers with cross-border M&A transactions. Sources praise his technical knowledge, describing him as a “very good technician.” He also advises clients on corporate governance matters.