In its 2015 Edition, Chambers Europe is again ranking our firm in the top leading firms. We are ranked in the 1st Tier in Dispute Resolution and in Employment with two lawyers also individually ranked in Tier 1.
Within Dispute Resolution, we are now ranked among the top 4 law firms (tier one) in the Luxembourg legal market.
What the team is known for Widely acknowledged to be at its strongest in dispute resolution, where it enjoys a formidable reputation for its deep bench of dedicated litigators. Handles an impressive volume of cases, including banking and shareholder disputes, insolvency, employment and real estate. Also highly active in domestic and international commercial arbitrations.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “Very responsive – what I particularly appreciate is that the team is open to new strategies in litigation.”
“Just tremendous – one of my favourite law firms.”
Marc Kleyr manages the firm and remains highly active in corporate and commercial litigation such as shareholder disputes and restructuring and insolvency. “He’s very precise, trustworthy and reliable, and we feel very comfortable with him,” said one client.
Sources say Donata Grasso “is very thorough and has a great legal mind and judgement in litigation.” She focuses on corporate and banking litigation.
Co-founding partner Rosario Grasso is well known for his expertise in white-collar crime cases. He is also adept at insurance litigation and criminal law.
Pascal Sassel is “pragmatic, proactive and persuasive – all the qualities you expect from a litigation lawyer,” sources say. His practice covers corporate, finance and insolvency disputes.
Within Employment, we are now ranked in the Tier 1 among the top 4 law firms.
What the team is known for Outstanding labour law practice providing high-level advice to domestic and foreign clients on a wide range of employment matters, including restructuring, the transfer of employees and terminations. One of the largest employment teams in the Luxembourg market.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “A strong labour law department.”
Sources describe department head Christian Jungers as “very good and extremely responsive.” He regularly advises Microsoft/Skype on employment issues, most recently representing it in litigation regarding stock options.
In Banking & Finance, our firm is ranked among the top 12 law firms in the Luxembourg legal market.
What the team is known for Long-standing experience in the market, acting for large corporate clients on their various transactions including project and real estate financings as well as regulatory issues. Also noted for its restructuring and insolvency expertise, where it is supported by the firm’s leading litigation team.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “Very responsive, hard-working, innovative and responsive.”
Patrick Chantrain co-heads the corporate and finance practice and handles a wide range of transactions. “He’s really responsive, very creative and a very good guy,” says one interviewee.
Real Estate – our firm continues to be ranked in the top 8 law firms in the Luxembourg legal market.
What the team is known for Well-regarded Luxembourg firm advising real estate investors on the acquisition and disposal of property, in addition to project development and construction matters. Also covers lease and rent agreements as well as real estate and construction-related litigation.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “We appreciate the firm’s availability, flexibility and quick support.”
François Collot is particularly well recognised for construction work. Recently, he has been involved in a number of significant Luxembourg development projects, including advising Steinfort Proparco on the construction of its new headquarters.
In Corporate/Commercial, our firm is ranked in the top 11 law firms in the Luxembourg legal market.
What the team is known for Expanding team with expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. Visible representing clients in corporate litigation and shareholder disputes, supported by the firm’s successful disputes practice. Clients include financial institutions and private equity houses.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “Very responsive lawyers who are highly skilled and dedicated.”
“The team has the business expertise to handle complex transactions and has adapted to our company culture very well.”
Jean-Paul Spang focuses on private equity and M&A and is described by sources as “a bright guy with a broad practice.”
Clients say Patrick Chantrain “manages his team really well.” He recently advised Corestate with regard to the cross-border merger of one of its SPVs with BerryHoldco.
Marc Kleyr is the firm’s managing partner. His transactional work is complemented by a strong corporate litigation practice.