The Legal 500 – 2016

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In its 2016 edition, the Legal 500 legal directory is again ranking our firm in the top leading firms. Two of our lawyers, Patrick Chantrain and Christian Jungers, are now ranked as “leading lawyer” in Real estate and construction and Employment respectively.

Within Dispute resolution, KLEYR GRASSO is a first tier firm,

Kleyr Grasso’s litigation practice is ‘very knowledgeable about local court procedures’ and its expertise includes representing clients in shareholder disputes, insolvency-related ligation, administrative law and employment litigation. Marc Kleyr, who is ‘an excellent drafter and pleader’, is defending the Republic of Venezuela against the enforcement of a $713m French arbitration award issued against it. The ‘exceptional’ Donata Grasso has a strong reputation for corporate and banking litigation and is a key practitioner in the team, which also includes François Collot.

Within Real estate and contruction, KLEYR GRASSO is a first tier firm,

Kleyr Grasso has strong coverage across private, commercial and corporate real estate matters. The ‘proactive and commercial’ Patrick Chantrain is regularly involved in corporate real estate transactions and has recently handled a number of deals for real estate investor Corestate Capital, including the sale of a portfolio of urban residential real estate in Germany. François Collot and Yasmine Poos have a focus on real estate and construction litigation.

Within Employment, KLEYR GRASSO is a first tier firm,

‘Top of the market’, Kleyr Grasso fields ten lawyers specialising in employment law, covering the spectrum of non-contentious and contentious issues facing domestic and international clients. ‘Outstanding’ practice head Christian Jungers, who has ‘excellent technical knowledge’, continues to act for numerous international banks and three of the ‘Big Four’ auditing firms across a range of employment issues. Counsel Philippe Ney and the ‘responsive’ Sandra Rapp are also recommended.

Within Corporate, commercial and M&A, KLEYR GRASSO is a second tier firm,

Kleyr Grasso provides ‘an attentive and knowledgeable service’ to corporates and private equity funds. The ‘responsive’ Rina Breininger and Jérôme Burel advised TA Associates on its acquisition of a majority interest in UK-based Access Group. Jean-Paul Spang and Patrick Chantrain are also recommended.

Within Insurance, KLEYR GRASSO is a second tier firm,

Kleyr Grasso handles non-contentious and contentious work for insurance and reinsurance companies. Rosario Grasso and Rina Breininger are the main contacts.

Within Banking, finance and capital markets, KLEYR GRASSO is a third tier firm,

At Kleyr Grasso, Patrick Chantrain and Pascal Sassel are ‘excellent at explaining difficult concepts’ and are regularly involved in the highest profile transactions and regulatory mandates handled by the team. Sassel advised Deutsche Bank on the local law aspects of its financing to facilitate Apollo’s purchase of a real estate property portfolio from RBS. The ‘responsive’ Rina Breininger is also recommended, as is the ‘very knowledgeable and patient’ counsel Sophie Arvieux, who regularly works alongside Chantrain on deals.”

Within Investment funds, KLEYR GRASSO is a third tier firm,

The ‘helpful and knowledgeable’ team at Kleyr Grasso acts for an impressive roster of private equity and hedge funds on their structuring and concomitant regulatory issues. Patrick Chantrain has been advising GSO Capital Partners on AIFMD compliance. Rina Breininger, Jean-Paul Spang and counsel Sophie Arvieux are ‘very responsive and knowledgeable’.”

Within Private equity, KLEYR GRASSO is a third tier firm,

Kleyr Grasso provides a ‘committed and professional service’ to an impressive range of private equity sponsors on their investments and exits, as well as on regulatory matters. The ‘proactive and commercial’ Patrick Chantrain advised Corestate Capital on the sale of a portfolio of urban residential real estate in Germany. Jean-Paul Spang and the ‘responsive and attentive’ Rina Breininger are recommended.

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