The Legal 500 – 2013

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In its 2013 Edition, our firm is again ranked among the top law firms in the Luxembourg legal market.

Dispute Resolution – the editorial says: “KLEYR | GRASSO | ASSOCIES is ‘absolutely first-rate’, and its clients ‘are pleased with the level of engagement and speed of communication with the team’. It acted for Axus Luxembourg in over 20 litigation cases during 2011, and more recently represented Calidris 28 in a shareholder dispute. François Collot is ‘proactive, reliable, professional, client-focused, and provides clear and useful advice’. Marc Kleyr and Rosario Grasso are also recommended.”

Real estate – the editorial says: “KLEYR | GRASSO | ASSOCIES’ real estate practice is described by one client as ‘perfect, absolutely perfect’. This prolific practice spans corporate finance, real estate transactions, advisory work, and litigation. Patrick Chantrain ‘always finds the answer and presents his results in a timely manner’. François Collot and litigator Yasmine Poos are also recommended.”

Employment – the editorial says: “Christian Jungers is ‘one of the best labour law lawyers in Luxembourg’. Recent work includes advising a client on the negotiation of an employment safeguard plan; and the establishment of a social plan regarding the redundancy of 140 staff.

Banking and finance – the editorial says: “KLEYR | GRASSO | ASSOCIES’ team is ‘very responsive, keen to be involved and well versed in local law and commercial issues’. It advised Jefferies and its affiliates on Klöckner Pentaplast’s €255m senior secured notes issuance. Other clients include BlackRock and Lehman Brothers Holdings. Patrick Chantrain and Pascal Sassel ‘know when to push on points and when to move on’. Capital markets expert Rina Breininger is also recommended. Managing partner Marc Kleyr specialises in insolvency and restructuring”.

Corporate and M&A – the editorial says: “KLEYR | GRASSO | ASSOCIES has a strong reputation for restructuring and insolvency matters, and corporate and M&A work including litigation. It provides ‘a very high quality of service’, and is ‘one of the best firms in this area’. Clients include BlackRock, Otkritie Financial Corporation and Van Eck Group. Patrick Chantrain provides ‘a timely service that is accurate and of a good quality’. Rina Breininger and managing partner Marc Kleyr are also recommended.”

Insurance – the editorial says: “KLEYR | GRASSO | ASSOCIES advises on insurance regulations, contractual issues and, when necessary, litigation. Litigator Rosario Grasso has ‘extensive knowledge’ of this practice area.”

Investment funds – the editorial says: “KLEYR | GRASSO | ASSOCIES advises private equity fund clients, and is involved in both regulated and unregulated private equity transactional structures. It advised GSO Capital Partners LP on its $780m private equity buyout of Tekelec. Other clients include Steinfort Capital Growth SICAV-SIF and BlackRock. Rina Breininger and Patrick Chantrain are recommended.

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