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Embrace every challenge in a career that brings out the best in your work – and you.

Whatever your area of expertise and wherever your ambitions lie, we can provide you with the scope to develop your career and the challenges to help you realise your full potential.

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Practice areas

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

We advise on complex cross-border financings and domestic transactions in all major financial centres worldwide.

We are placed at the heart of the Luxembourg banking and financial markets and our clients include outward looking banks and finance houses. Few practices can match the quality of our people and our pioneering expertise.

In addition to the major restructurings that took place after the 2008/2009 financial crisis, we are seeing significant changes in the Luxembourg private banking sector, following discussions over Luxembourg banking secrecy and an increase in bank mergers and spin offs.

Corporate

Corporate

Within Luxembourg we are the legal partner of choice for some of the world's most sophisticated financial institutions, sponsors and multinational corporations.

Our clients turn to us for market-leading advice on a full range of corporate matters. These include joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, demergers, restructurings, and equity listings and stock exchange-related work. We also advise on public and private company incorporations, compliance, migrations and general corporate, commercial and contract law matters.

Employment

Employment

We handle both contentious and non-contentious labour law matters for employers, mainly in the banking, industrial and retail sectors, advising clients across the full range of Luxembourg employment issues.

Our lawyers provide commercial advice on contract design for individuals, flex time, retention and bonus agreements, secondment and expatriate agreements, retirement pension supplements and early retirement as well as individual dismissals and settlement agreements.

Intellectual Property - Information Technology

Intellectual Property - Information Technology

Few large, full service firms can match our multinational presence in the intellectual property (IP) field. We have over 90 specialist IP partners and associates working in key European jurisdictions. Their experience in multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution and IP transactions means we are able to offer an integrated service for both our international clients and those who need specialist advice and representation in individual countries.

In Luxembourg, we advise on both litigious and non-litigious issues in relation to intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyrights, know-how, trade secrets, database rights), telecom, media, internet and data protection law. Our expertise also includes advertising and unfair competition matters.

On IT issues, we offer technical support as well as legal expertise, drawing on our deep knowledge of IT security, IT outsourcing, domain names, e-commerce and software issues.

We are particularly strong in sectors such as consumer goods, R&D and life sciences, IT/outsourcing, digital trust and data protection. Our familiarity with the key legal and industry issues in these, and other, sectors gives us an informed, practical understanding of your markets and needs.

Our lawyers regularly advise the Luxembourg government on IP- and IT-related bills and our involvement in the drafting of legislation gives us first-hand knowledge of the underlying issues.

International Capital Markets

International Capital Markets

We advise underwriters, arrangers and issuers on all aspects of international capital markets transactions. Among our clients are all the major international financial institutions and corporations, based in Europe and worldwide. Acting as counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in the US, Europe and Southeast Asia, we are ideally placed to advise our clients on derivate trades involving sophisticated set-off and netting mechanisms and complex collateral arrangements.

Henri Wagner and Frank Mausen head our market-leading Luxembourg ICM team of multinational lawyers with a broad experience of a wide range of ICM products, covering areas such as debt capital markets, securitisation, derivatives and structured finance.

Key players in the banking and corporate sectors rely on us for advice on listings of debt and equity securities on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Our lawyers regularly work on ambitious securitisation and repackaging programmes launched via Luxembourg special purpose vehicles. We also offer high-quality advice on fiduciary bond issues to arrangers and fiduciaries.

Investment Management

Investment Management

Our investment funds practice in Luxembourg is well known for advising on all aspects of structuring, managing, servicing and distributing regulated funds.

The team is part of our specialist Investment Funds Group serving the asset management sector across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

Led by partners Pierre Schleimer and Jean-Christian Six in Luxembourg we have grown continuously over the past five years and have a particularly strong track record in alternative investment strategies funds including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and funds of funds.

Known for handling complex and innovative structures, we have advised on several breakthrough transactions - including the first note issuance programme by a Luxembourg investment fund and the first Risk Capital Investment Company (SICAR) listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange.

Litigation

Litigation

Our international network is ideally placed to handle the growing number of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional disputes requiring highly integrated advice, brought about by the globalisation of business.

Our lawyers actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution available, helping clients select the most appropriate method for the matter we’re handling.

We also have significant expertise in alternative dispute resolution, capital markets litigation (derivatives & structured products), competition litigation, employment & social security law litigation, energy, natural resources and infrastructure litigation, fraud & white-collar crime litigation, international arbitration, IP & IT litigation and tax litigation.

Merger & Acquisitions

Merger & Acquisitions

Our corporate practice has huge experience in mergers and acquisitions involving Luxembourg law aspects. We advise on all kinds of M&A deals, across all sectors, with a particular focus on the financial and services sectors.

Our lawyers are experienced negotiators, deal managers and draftsmen and this, combined with our responsiveness and client orientation and our wider expertise across all major disciplines results in a level of service that few law firms in Luxembourg can match.

Partners Marc Feider and Fabian Beullekens lead our award-winning team. We also have three Counsel, each of whom has extensive experience.

Real Estate

Real Estate

We offer strategic legal solutions on the full range of property related transactions to some of the most ambitious organisations in the world.

In Luxembourg we deal with all legal and tax aspects of the construction, lease, purchase, and sale of commercial properties and associated financing transactions.

Five major areas of expertise define our core business:

  • Advising banks on their own real estate needs and projects.
  • Advising real estate funds on the sale or purchase of property in Luxembourg.
  • Advising on procedures for granting trade licences to department stores, supermarkets and retailers in relation to real estate.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts, including sales, purchases, leases, long leases, financial leases, management and joint ventures.
  • Advising on the tax structuring of real estate transactions and the set-up of acquisition vehicles and real estate funds in Luxembourg.
Tax

Tax

We are a preferred tax adviser to the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, known for our innovative approach to providing practical and commercially viable advice globally and in Luxembourg. With over 100 tax lawyers across our global network working closely together we have the expertise to handle domestic and cross-border transactions and reorganisations.

In Luxembourg, our enterprising and knowledgeable tax team advises clients on tax aspects for Luxembourg investments and the structuring of international transactions via Luxembourg regulated and non-regulated vehicles. We also have significant expertise in cross-border investments for institutional investors, private equity and real estate funds, acting for clients throughout Europe, the United States and Asia.

Working environment

Join us and you’ll be impressed by the state-of-the-art building, the comfortable facilities offering a fitness centre and concierge services, the technical infrastructure, the variety of social events, the modern working conditions and the lively atmosphere. We provide free fruit, coffee, tea and mineral water to all our staff.  Achieving a work life balance is a reality for us.

Allen & Overy Luxembourg has a Comité des fêtes elected on a two-year basis that organises various events during the year, such as the Christmas party, the family day, the ski weekend and many other events.

Learning and development

The A&O Business School will provide you with the commercial and personal skills that you need to navigate through an ever-changing business landscape. We offer exceptional professional and personal development, training, mentoring and practical support – all of which will allow you to progress in your career.

The A&O Business School offers a variety of excellent courses relevant to your career stage, with an emphasis on practical skills and business insight, to complement our advanced legal knowledge training. The school also offers a unique opportunity to interact with, and learn from experts, peers and partners and gain valuable insights from the world of business. From cutting-edge content to world-class coaches, our partners work on the design of the courses and act as faculty members to share their experience and expertise.

The A&O Leadership Centre equips our partners with the leadership skills to inspire others, encourage innovation and develop strong and enduring relationships with our clients. The Centre offers a combination of programmes, master classes, personal coaching, mentoring and access to relevant experience and opportunities, so you can tailor your personal development to your own needs and aspirations.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

  • Lawyers are given the opportunity to go on secondment to one of our offices abroad for six months to a year.
  • Allen & Overy Luxembourg has agreements with banks which offer staff specific financial benefits.
  • For the peace of mind and security of permanent members of the practice and their families, Allen & Overy Luxembourg provides life assurance cover.

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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Claire Danda
Claire Danda

Senior HR Business Partner, Human Resources

Luxembourg

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Alysia  Amaglio
Alysia Amaglio

Senior HR Business Partner, Human Resources

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