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Jacques Graas

Partner

Luxembourg

Graas Jacques
Jacques Graas

Partner

Luxembourg

Jacques has experience of a wide range of cross-border public and private M&A and corporate transactions across all sectors with a specific focus on financial institutions (including insurance), real estate and private equity. Jacques also regularly advises actors from the public sector in Luxembourg. He is an active member of our Space & Satellites practice group as well as our FinTech task force, supporting clients from established financial institutions, incumbents and start-ups.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy in 2013, Jacques worked for five years at two major U.S. law firms in New York and Paris where he gained significant experience in capital markets and financing transactions in addition to working on corporate matters. He was a lecturer in corporate law at the University of Paris II-Assas from 2010 to 2013 and has published various articles on the subject.

“Jacques Graas is lauded by his clients for his dedication, with one interviewee stating:  ‘I am extremely satisfied with his work. He has a very hands-on approach, he follows up on all our projects and he is extremely reliable.’ Graas is very active on M&A transactional work, acting on both the seller and the buyer side.” (Chambers and Partners)

Experience highlights

Office

Luxembourg

Allen & Overy
5 Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 
Luxembourg

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as Avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg bar , 2013

Admitted as Avocat, Paris bar, 2010

Admitted as Attorney at Law, New York bar, 2009

Academic

LLM, Harvard Law School, 2008

Master 2, Droit des Affaires, Université Paris II - Assas, 2007

Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires – DJCE, Université Paris II - Assas, 2007

Published work

  • "Luxembourg Space Resources Act: Paving the legal road to space", Allen & Overy, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Les pactes d’actionnaires et la loi du 10 août 1915: Réflexions et perspectives” in Un siècle d'application de la loi du 10 août 1915 concernant les sociétés commerciales, Kluwer, 2015, pp. 69 à 101
  • "Les parts bénéficiaires en droit luxembourgeois" in Mélanges en l’honneur du Professeur Michel Germain, LexisNexis, 2015, pp. 363 à 379
  • “Share pledge under Luxembourg law”, Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, n. 3, 2012, p. 75
  • “The poison pill: a cross-analysis under French and Luxembourg law”, International Business Law

News & insights

Publications: 11 JUNE 2020

Luxembourg M&A Market: Dealmaking in the time of covid-19 coronavirus

Partner Jacques Graas and senior associate Pol Theisen discuss the continuing impact of Covid-19 on the Luxembourg M&A market and the key legal issues that should be considered by sellers and buyers.

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Allen & Overy announces new global Banking and Corporate practice leaders

News: 29 MAY 2020

Lombard International Group names Allen & Overy on global legal panel

Global leader in insurance-based wealth and succession planning for high net worth individuals, families and institutions, Lombard International Group, has announced its global external legal advisory…

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Allen & Overy assists Eurofins in recent equity and debt capital market transactions

News: 22 MAY 2020

A&O assists Eurofins in recent equity and debt capital market transactions

Allen & Overy has advised Eurofins Scientific (Eurofins) on a successful fundraising through the issuance of new shares and a bond issuance. 

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: key considerations from a Luxembourg corporate law perspective

Covid-19 coronavirus has had a very significant impact on businesses across all sectors and many questions have arisen as regards the application of Luxembourg corporate law in this situation. 

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