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Jacques Graas

Partner

Luxembourg

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Jacques Graas

Partner

Luxembourg

Jacques advises on a wide range of cross-border public and private M&A and corporate transactions, including equity capital markets related work, across all sectors, with a specific focus on financial institutions, asset management, private equity and real estate. Over the last years, he has advised on some of the most visible FIG M&A transactions in Luxembourg. Jacques also regularly advises actors from the public sector in Luxembourg. He heads our local FIG/Banking working group and is an active member of our local Real Estate taskforce.

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)

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Everything you need to know about the new procedure for administrative dissolution without liquidation of empty shell companies

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Considerations for a board as Luxembourg M&A activity grows

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Experience highlights

Office

Luxembourg

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