IFLR1000 – 2015

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In its 2015 edition, IFLR1000 ranks our firm in the top 13 leading law firms in Financial and corporate, where it is ranked in the 3rd Tier.

The legal directory recognises Rina Breininger as a “leading lawyer” and Sophie Arvieux as a “rising star”.

Financial and corporate

“I have worked for more than seven years with Kleyr Grasso and I have found them to be very responsive and creative,” says one client. “A prime service. One of the highest quality legal service providers in Luxembourg, no doubt about it.”

One of the key deals completed by the Kleyr Grasso team this year saw a team led by Patrick Chantrain working for GSO Capital Partners to secure a €2 billion credit facility from Credit Suisse.

Pascal Sassel, alongside Chantrain, acted as legal counsel to Signa Property Funds Deutschland with respect to an amendment to its €181.5 million secured facilities agreement with Hypothekenbank Frankfurt. Chantrain was again lead counsel, alongside Sophie Arvieux, as the firm assisted GSO Capital Solutions Fund II (Luxembourg) and GSO Aiguille des Grands Montets (Luxembourg) with the €215 million refinancing of the indebtedness of KP1.

It was also Chantrain and his team who advised Corestate Capital, a specialist private equity real estate investor based in Switzerland, on the sale of a German residential real estate portfolio through the divestment of 11 Luxembourg SPVs.

Elsewhere, a team led by Rina Breininger and Jérôme Burel this year acted for TA Associates on the acquisition of the Access Group, achieved through a Luxembourg specific purpose vehicle via the issuance of hybrid instruments. The same also worked with TA Associates in connection with the purchase of the Ciprés group, which was financed by the issuance of equity, hybrid instruments and subordinated notes.

One other matter saw Chantrain again taking the lead in advising GIC Real Estate International, a fund managed by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, with regard to the acquisition of 25% of the share capital of Rönesans Gayrimenkul Yatirim for €250 million.

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