Chambers Europe 2019

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Chambers Europe 2019

In its 2019 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
First-class practice renowned for dealing with complex litigation and arbitration. Specialises in high-value real estate and construction disputes, alongside a dedicated focus on banking cases, shareholder disputes and insolvency matters. Acts for state entities and private companies on a local and international level. Offers additional experience in product liability claims.

Strengths Appreciative sources describe a client-friendly team, underlining it as “fast, accurate and responsive.
Other commentators highlight the “good, solid advice” offered by the team.

Notable practitioners
Donata Grasso wins praise for her skill in oral pleadings. She assists clients with the enforcement of international arbitral awards and commercial disputes, acting for banks and investment groups.
Marc Kleyr represents both domestic and multinational clients active in the financial services, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. He often acts on insolvency-related disputes, as well as shareholders’ litigation. One client admires his “strategic thinking” during mandates.
Pascal Sassel is picked out by clients for his “very precise” approach to mandates. He represents banks, investment houses and pharmaceutical companies, with particular experience in shareholder disputes and damages claims.
Rosario Grasso advises on insurance-related litigation, as well as anti-money laundering and anti-corruption mandates. One client underlines his “great availability” and “excellent” expertise in criminal law.

Within Employment, our firm is also ranked in the top 4 law firms (Tier 1). Christian Jungers is individually ranked in Band 1 and Sandra Rapp is ranked as “Up and coming”.

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 firms. Advises on terminations, social plans, immigration and restructuring, with a particular emphasis on collective bargaining agreements. Offers the capability to handle cross-border matters as a member of the L&E Global network.

Strengths “They are very responsive and are always available,” explains one pleased client, adding that “they always give very clear advice.
Another client comments: “They are very knowledgeable on the technical legal points and combine that with a pragmatic approach to solving issues.

Notable practitioners
Christian Jungers is the department head and his broad employment practice encompasses negotiations over collective bargaining agreements and terminations. “His advice is to the point, he is very fast in responding and he looks for solutions,” says one impressed client.
Sandra Rapp has an extensive corporate clientele in shipping and telecommunications. She assists clients with the employment aspects of corporate restructures and is described as “pragmatic, patient and highly articulate.”

In Real Estate, we are again ranked in the top 8 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 on development and construction projects, with particular strength in public procurement mandates. Clients include real estate investment managers, construction companies and public authorities.

Strengths Clients appreciate the client-oriented approach of the team, highlighting it as “very reactive and always reachable.

Notable practitioners
François Collot represents clients in real estate disputes, as well as assisting with construction projects. He advised ArcelorMittal on the contractual aspects of its new headquarters in Luxembourg. He is noted by sources for his strength in contentious mandates, with another client highlighting him as “pragmatic and exceptionally available.”
Yasmine Poos enters the rankings backed by significant client support and is described as a “dynamic and proactive” lawyer. She is particularly active in construction matters, including public procurement aspects, as well as real estate disputes.

Within Corporate/M&A, our firm is again ranked among the leading Luxembourg law firms. Jean-Paul Spang is ranked in Band 2 and Delphine Tempé in Band 4.

What the team is known for
Independent domestic practice with a broad corporate offering. Advises private equity houses, institutional investors and multinational companies on corporate transactions, including M&A, takeovers and buyouts. Also acts on restructuring and insolvency matters and assists with corporate governance and shareholder agreements. Works in close collaboration with its prominent dispute resolution practice to assist clients with contentious mandates.

Strengths The firm receives praise for its “high-level quality,” as well as its “highly committed multilingual staff.
Another satisfied source confirms that “the team is flexible, easy-going and helpful,” adding: “They are knowledgeable of the industry and of the client.

Notable practitioners
Delphine Tempé acts on cross-border sales and acquisitions, and is particularly active within the real estate and technology sectors. One client lauds her “extensive knowledge of the regulatory and corporate environment in Luxembourg,” adding that “her diligence, firmness and tenacity have enabled us to move the project forward.” Another interviewee describes Tempé as being “very helpful and hard-working,” while also praising her “attention to detail.”
Jean-Paul Spang is respected for his deep knowledge and is lauded as “a very good technician who knows every corner of the law.” He advises on a broad remit of corporate issues, including corporate set-ups and conversions, as well as takeovers.

In Banking & Finance, our firm is also ranked among the best law firms in the Luxembourg legal market.

What the team is known for
Assists a variety of domestic and cross-border clients with corporate, project and real estate financing matters. Represents private equity houses, asset managers and manufacturers. Often acts on financial restructuring matters and refinancing packages.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the team’s efficiency, noting: “All points and questions are answered and completed in a very short period of time.
Clients also value the lawyers’ dedication, saying: “We always have a go-to person.

Notable practitioners
Rina Breininger, Jean-Paul Spang and Pascal Sassel are all points of contact for the practice’s clients.

In Private Equity, our firm is also ranked among the top Luxembourg law firms.