The Legal 500 – 2017

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In its 2017 edition, the Legal 500 legal directory is again ranking our firm in the top leading firms. Patrick Chantrain and Christian Jungers are both ranked as a “leading individual” and Sophie Arvieux as a “next generation lawyer”.

Within Dispute resolution, KLEYR GRASSO is one of the 6 leading firms.

The ‘responsive and business-oriented’ team at Kleyr Grasso has ‘extensive business litigation knowledge’ and clients appreciate its ‘willingness and ability to explain the intricacies of local law in a timely and comprehensible manner’. ‘Meticulous’ team head Marc Kleyr provides ‘excellent advice’ across a range of corporate and commercial litigation; he is representing HITEC Luxembourg in major shareholder litigation. Key figures include Pascal Sassel, who is an ‘excellent technical lawyer’, the ‘responsive and efficient’ Donata Grasso and the ‘pragmatic and innovative’ François Collot, who has ‘considerable experience in commercial and civil litigation’.

Within Real estate and contruction, KLEYR GRASSO is among the 7 best firms. Patrick Chantrain is a “leading individual” in this area.

At Kleyr Grasso, ‘knowledgeable and pragmatic’ team head Patrick Chantrain has a leading reputation for real estate related corporate and private equity matters. The firm handles a raft of work for Corestate Capital including advising it on the purchase of four German shopping centres. Key figures include the ‘knowledgeable and proactive’ Yasmine Poos, who has an excellent reputation for transactional and contentious real estate and construction matters, and the ‘solution-oriented’ François Collot, who has a particular focus on construction-related contractual issues and litigation.

Within Employment, KLEYR GRASSO is among the top 6 law firms. Christian Jungers is recognised as a “leading individual” in this area.

Headed by the ‘knowledgeable and customer-oriented’ Christian Jungers, Kleyr Grasso’s ‘excellent and responsive’ ten-lawyer team has the critical mass and breadth of expertise to handle a significant volume and variety of employment mandates for clients including JP Morgan and Swiss Re. ‘Responsive and helpful’ counsel Sandra Rapp has advised numerous clients including Mercedes-Benz on the employment law ramifications of restructuring processes. Counsel Philippe Ney is also recommended.”

Within Insurance, KLEYR GRASSO is now in the first tier, which places the firm in the top 4 law firm within this area.

Kleyr Grasso’s ‘excellent team’ handles contentious and non-contentious work for local and international insurers. Team head Rina Breininger advised Hochtief-owned Builders Insurance Holdings on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Cowen Group. The team was further enhanced by the arrival of Karine Vilret from her own firm Vilret-Avocats in October 2016.”

Within Corporate, commercial and M&A, KLEYR GRASSO is again ranked among the best firms in the Luxembourg market.

The ‘knowledgeable, pragmatic and solutions-oriented’ Patrick Chantrain at Kleyr Grasso regularly handles real estate sector related corporate deals and recently advised Corestate Capital on the €90m sale of a real estate portfolio located in Germany. Rina Breininger and Jean-Paul Spang are also recommended.

Within Banking, finance and capital markets, KLEYR GRASSO is one of the leading firms. This year, Sophie Arvieux was also recognised as a “next generation lawyer” by the directory.

At Kleyr Grasso, Rina Breininger assisted TA Associates with the refinancing and restructuring of a French/Luxembourg group of companies and the ‘knowledgeable’ Patrick Chantrain advised Corestate Capital on a €15m loan facility with HSH Nordbank. ‘Excellent’ counsel Sophie Arvieux is also recommended.

Within Private equity, KLEYR GRASSO is among the best firms.

Key figures at Kleyr Grasso include the ‘pragmatic and solution-oriented’ Patrick Chantrain, counsel Sophie Arvieux, Jean-Paul Spang and Rina Breininger. GSO Capital Partners is a client.

For Investment funds, the editorial says:

At Kleyr Grasso, the ‘knowledgeable and pragmatic’ Patrick Chantrain and counsel Sophie Arvieux are regularly instructed by major US-based credit-oriented alternative asset manager GSO Capital Partners on the Luxembourg elements of its investment strategies.

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