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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)

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

News & insights

Abstract technology

Publications: 19 AUGUST 2021

LuxSE issues SPAC listing guidelines

To position itself as an attractive listing venue for the booming European market for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) has created a framework to…

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Publications: 16 AUGUST 2021

The end of a long controversy: Financial assistance regime does not apply to S.à r.l.s

The Luxembourg legislator has just eliminated almost five years of uncertainty by clarifying that the financial assistance regime provided for by the Luxembourg Companies Act does not apply to private…

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Luxembourg Case Law Briefing

Publications: 06 MAY 2021

Luxembourg Case Law Briefing Corporate Law - Highlights

2021 Edition We are very pleased to present our first Luxembourg corporate law focused case law briefing.

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Publications: 26 MARCH 2021

Podcast: Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicles (SPACs) and Luxembourg - a success story in the making?

Jacques Graas, partner in the Luxembourg corporate team, Paul Péporté, a partner in the Luxembourg capital markets team, and Victoria Woestmann, a senior associate in the Luxembourg corporate team,…

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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