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Our Luxembourg office advises on all types of domestic and cross-border projects, from local matters to pivotal international transactions.

We advise banks, asset management firms and funds, private equity houses, insurance and reinsurance companies, blue chip companies, Luxembourg-based companies, government bodies and public entities, and are the chosen trusted legal adviser to many organisations with international or European headquarters in Luxembourg. While each client is unique, our standards of excellence are universal.

Our office works hand in hand with our wider network of more than 40 offices and is focused on our clients’ ambitions, providing them with pragmatic and commercial solutions that can withstand a more complex global environment. This means providing them with intelligent advice across banking/finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, investment funds, tax, employment, intellectual property and information technology, and insurance law. All of our teams are top tier, and our individual partners are market-leading. In addition, we are one of the few international law firms in Luxembourg providing a full service, across all practice areas.

Our clients are at the heart of our strategy, culture and the way we work. This is why we have always anticipated the needs of our clients, from becoming the first international law firm in Luxembourg to establishing Luxembourg desks dedicated to the U.S., Latin America, and the China/APAC regions. Our clients appreciate our flagship Luxembourg events such as our General Counsel Forum and AIForum, as well as a myriad of technical seminars, conferences and trainings organised throughout the year.

2019/2020 marks an important period for Allen & Overy Luxembourg as in November 2019 we moved into our new office building at Porte de l’Europe, the gateway to Luxembourg’s financial district – Kirchberg, and will also be celebrating our 30th anniversary as a law firm in Luxembourg in April 2020.

Please note, as of 1 November 2019, the Luxembourg office has a new address.

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Business and investment relations between Luxembourg and other major global financial centres are intensifying more than ever, and there is continuous growing interest from organisations based outside of Luxembourg for Luxembourg legal structures.

News & insights

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Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2019

Important clarifications for the Luxembourg fund industry on AML CFT requirements

Taking into account the results of the Luxembourg national risk assessment which classifies the fund industry as high ML/FT risk, the CSSF clarifies that Luxembourg regulated funds, like Luxembourg investment fund managers (IFMs), are required to appoint two persons in charge of AML/CFT. 

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Publications: 20 NOVEMBER 2019

PLUS: a new service offered by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange to comply with the hyperlink requirements of the EU Prospectus Regulation

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has launched a new service, named PLUS for Perma Link Upload Service, to help issuers in referencing their documents via hyperlinks in their prospectuses, as required by the Prospectus Regulation. We have summarised the practical information relating to this new service below.

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Publications: 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Strong customer authentication for e-commerce card payment transactions: an EU harmonised extension of 14 months to be compliant

Following its June opinion on the possibility for national competent authorities to work with payment service providers and relevant stakeholders and agree on limited additional time for compliance with the strong customer authentication requirements in respect of e-commerce card payment transactions, the European Banking Authority issued an additional opinion last month in which it set an harmonised deadline and transitioning process for SCA migration.

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Publications: 08 NOVEMBER 2019

Extension of the deadline for Brexit notifications

On 6 November, the CSSF released a new press release 19/54 which is intended to replace the reference date to a hard Brexit (i.e. 31 October 2019) in all previous CSSF communications with the new Brexit date, 31 January 2020.

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Awards & accolades

  • Luxembourg Tax Firm of the Year, ITR European Tax Awards (2010, 2011 & 2016)
  • Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe, FT Innovative Lawyers Awards (2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 & 2018)
  • Europe Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Europe Awards (2016)
  • Benelux Legal Advisor of the Year, Mergermarket European M&A Awards (awarded eight times over the past 12 years)

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Our clients face complex opportunities and threats that cross borders. They require high quality and tailored legal advice, quickly.


 

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