In its 2020 edition, the Legal 500 legal directory is again ranking our firm in the top leading law firms. Marc Kleyr, Christian Jungers, François Collot, Yasmine Poos and Pascal Sassel are ranked as “leading individuals”. Jeannette Vaude-Perrin is recognised as a “next generation lawyer” and Céline Defay as a “rising star”.
Within Dispute resolution, KLEYR GRASSO is ranked as one of the 7 leading firms. Marc Kleyr and Pascal Sassel are recommended as a “leading individuals” and François Collot as a “next generation partner”.
“Under the leadership of the ‘outstanding and knowledgeable‘ Marc Kleyr, KLEYR GRASSO provides ‘precise and efficient’ advice to local and international corporates, state entities and financial services clients on complex business and commercial disputes, including shareholder litigation. Benefiting from the expertise of six partners with a focus on litigation, the firm’s work extends beyond corporate disputes, to also include a significant flow of real estate, administrative and employment litigation. Pascal Sassel provides ‘insightful advice‘ to clients, particularly as it relates to corporate finance and insolvency disputes and is a key member of the team that also includes ‘the very knowledgeable‘ François Collot, whose primary focus is on real estate and construction cases.”
‘The team is very professional and empathetic.‘
‘The availability and experience of the team is a strength and very valuable for clients.‘
‘The sharp and experienced Marc Kleyr has a smart and pragmatic approach on complex cross-border issues.‘
‘François Collot has deep knowledge and provides very appropriate advice on litigation and contractual matters.‘
Within Real estate and construction, KLEYR GRASSO is also ranked among the 7 top firms. François Collot and Yasmine Poos are ranked as “leading individuals”.
Jointly headed by the ‘client-focused‘ François Collot and ‘extremely practical‘ Yasmine Poos, KLEYR GRASSO’s three-partner team has ‘excellent knowledge of the Luxembourg real estate rules‘. Work includes advice to funds on their real estate investments, as well as for developers and corporates on major commercial real estate projects. The team also handles real estate and construction litigation and is noted for its ‘great know-how of market practice and case law in Luxembourg‘.
‘The team is extremely efficient, precise and to-the-point.‘
‘The firm is able to quickly provide you with a practical analysis and is also able to follow up with litigation in the Luxembourg courts when necessary.‘
‘François Collot is reliable and competent and provides very appropriate advice on litigation and contractual matters.‘
‘Yasmine Poos has a lot of expertise in the Luxembourg real estate and commercial property market.‘
‘Yasmine Poos and Mélanie Trienbach are very technical and have an excellent knowledge of the real estate Luxembourg rules. They are able to assist their clients in negotiation with the authorities.‘
‘Henry de Ron provides very good support.‘
Within Employment, KLEYR GRASSO is considered being on of the top 5 law firms. Christian Jungers is recognised as a “leading individual” and Céline Defay as a “rising star”.
Jointly headed by Christian Jungers and Philippe Ney, KLEYR GRASSO’s two-partner team provides ‘reactive and practical advice‘ to domestic and multinational corporates across the waterfront of contentious and non-contentious matters, including as it relates to terminations, social plans, immigration and restructuring. ‘Brilliant‘ counsel Céline Defay ‘always tries to find the best solution for the employer‘; she is particularly strong advising on matters relating to dismissals and settlement agreements, harassment and discrimination issues.
‘The firm’s advice is always straight to the point and immediately applicable.‘
‘Sandra Rapp is always reachable and reactive; her advice is very practical and can be implemented very easily.‘
‘Céline Defay is very empathetic to the requirement of clients.‘
Within Commercial, corporate and M&A, KLEYR GRASSO is also ranked among the 12 best firms in the Luxembourg market.
Benefiting from an ‘in-depth knowledge of the Luxembourg market and its key stakeholders‘, KLEYR GRASSO’s four-partner team is well placed to advise institutional investors and multinational companies across a range of corporate transactions (including M&A, takeovers and buyouts) and day-to-day commercial matters. The ‘excellent‘ Rina Breininger has extensive M&A capability and takes the lead on behalf of core private equity client, TA Associates, on its downstream investments and disposals. Delphine Tempé is ‘absolutely outstanding‘ and has enhanced the firm’s capability on the private equity front following her arrival in July 2018 from Dentons.
‘The team is proactive in its efforts to deliver a higher quality work product than the standard practices you find on the market.’
‘Delphine Tempé is very focused, hardworking, diligent and fun to work with.‘
‘Renata Jokubauskaite is extremely reliable and is always available to support her clients.‘
Within Insurance, KLEYR GRASSO is ranked among the top 8 firms.
KLEYR GRASSO is active on both the corporate and disputes front for insurance. Recently promoted partner Henry de Ron handles insurance disputes, relating to inter alia coverage and liability, as part of his broader commercial litigation offering.
Within Investment funds, our firm is now ranked in Tier 3, with Jeannette Vaude-Perrin ranked as a “next generation partner”.
Considerably strengthened by the arrival in January 2019 of ‘wise and seasoned professional‘ Jeannette Vaude-Perrin from Bonn & Schmitt, KLEYR GRASSO provides ‘very knowledgeable and helpful‘ advice to domestic and international clients across the spectrum of regulated and unregulated alternative investment fund structures. Leveraging its strong corporate and M&A offering, the team is also regularly engaged on significant downstream investment activity in the private equity space.
‘Any fund-related questions are answered swiftly and with great insights.‘
‘Rina Breininger and Jérôme Burel have a wealth of experience across transactional and regulatory matters servicing top-tier private equity clients.‘
‘Jeannette Vaude-Perrin has a strong industry knowledge and is able to provide precise and adding value advice to her clients.‘
‘The very wise Jeannette Vaude-Perrin has deep investment funds expertise.‘
‘Jeannette Vaude-Perrin has a 360 degree knowledge of the investment funds industry.‘
‘Jeannette Vaude-Perrin possesses unsurpassed technical expertise and especially benefits from her long term relationship to the regulatory administration of the Luxembourg CSSF.‘
Within Private equity, KLEYR GRASSO is among the best 15 firms in Luxembourg.
KLEYR GRASSO is ‘very knowledgeable of the Luxembourg private equity market‘. Praised for its ‘high-quality service‘, clients appreciate the firm’s partner-led approach which enables it to handle complex and often bespoke mandates. The firm handles a significant amount of work for global growth private equity firm, TA Associates. Rina Breininger is noted for her private equity-related M&A work.
‘Fantastic quality, availability and intelligence.‘
‘Rina Breninger and Jérôme Burel work well together and provide a proactive and solution-oriented service.‘
Within Banking, finance and capital markets, KLEYR GRASSO is one of the leading firms in Luxembourg.
KLEYR GRASSO regularly acts for corporates and funds on their financing and regulatory requirements. Spearheaded by Pascal Sassel, the team also has strength in relation to restructuring and refinancing matters. Although she is primarily involved in corporate and M&A work, the ‘knowledgeable and commercial‘ Delphine Tempé regularly advises on capital markets matters. Rina Breininger is another key name for capital markets work.