IFLR1000 – 2014

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In its 2014 edition, IFLR1000 ranks our firm in the top 9 leading law firms in Investment Funds and in the top 12 in M&A. Our firm is ranked in Tier 3 in both practice areas.

Rina Breininger is recognised as a “leading lawyer” and Sophie Arvieux as a “rising star” by the legal directory.

The assistance of the banking and finance department of Kleyr Grasso Associates has been of the utmost importance to us,” says one client. “This was not only in a legal way but also in explaining our possible actions in a legal system which was not known to us. The service provided has been useful in order to prepare the process in the correct manner. In a cross border operation, where one of the parties does not have a reasonable knowledge of the legal system of a foreign country, this is more than welcome.”
Clients describe the team as “perfect assistants” – citing the commercial nous and willingness to work of its lawyers as particular highlights – and say the excellent service is a result of its strong knowledge of the Luxembourg legal market.
“They provided very thoughtful, practical and helpful advice,” says another client. “They know the Luxembourg market very well and understand the needs of our company.”

The funds team is described as very efficient and proactive by clients. “They provide an excellent service,” says one. “They are very responsive and that is rare in Luxembourg.”
Another says: “Generally it’s quite a good team. They don’t hesitate to ask us questions, they prefer to have a quick call with us in order to sort out issues, which is better than sending a long email and then another. They are really pragmatic.”
This year Rina Breininger and her team assisted Mitsubishi UFJ Global Custody with respect to the inception of a new Luxembourg umbrella fund containing several sub-funds investing in transferable securities and other liquid financial assets.
“They are an efficient, knowledgeable and responsive team,” says one client. “We consider them to be a trusted legal and business adviser with a breadth of expertise and dedication to the success of our companies.”
There is a lot of praise for the partners and associates coming from clients. They are described as priceless by some, while others point to its analytical and organised approach as a particular highlight.
“They offer excellent work products,” says another client. “They delivered a very responsive, successful and smooth implementation of the transaction.”
The team advised on a number of deals this year, including advising a Swiss logistics firm in relation to the acquisition of West Air Luxembourg and assisting LB Dame on the sale of Coeur Défense to Lone Star.

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