Elvinger Hoss Prussen

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Managing Partner: Manou Hoss
Number of partners: 46
Number of counsel: 13
Number of lawyers: 180
Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Independent in structure and spirit, Elvinger Hoss Prussen guides clients on their most critical Luxembourg legal matters. The firm was founded in 1964 by lawyers committed to excellence and creativity in legal practice. Since then, they have shaped a firm fit for one purpose; to deliver the best possible advice for businesses, institutions and entrepreneurs. Delivering this responsive service, to an exceptional degree of precision, means working a little differently. The firm’s partners are uncommonly supportive of clients and of each other; they form crossborder arrangements with peers based on each case’s demands; and their colleagues are unusually united around the firm’s values. Partners are proud to play a unique role in the development of Luxembourg as a financial centre. Partners also welcome like-minded people to open opportunities for the future.

Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law
Banking & Financial Services
Capital Markets (Debt & Equity)
Commercial
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Dispute Resolution
Employment & Pensions Law
EU law, Competition & Antitrust
Finance
Foundation, Non-Profit Organisations & Philanthropy
ICT, IP, Media & Data Protection
Insolvency & Restructuring
Insurance & Reinsurance
Investment Firms & Other Professionals of the Financial Sector
Investment Funds
Management Companies & AIFMs
Private Equity
Public Procurement
Real Estate
Regulatory & Compliance
Structured Finance & Securitisations
Tax Advice & Structuring
Tax Litigation
Technology
Transfer Pricing
Urban Zoning
VAT & Indirect Tax

Asset Management & Investment Funds:
The firm advises on a wide range of investment products, with a client base of similar diversity: from boutique investment houses to the largest American, British, continental European and Asian fund promoters. Elvinger Hoss Prussen is the leading firm in Luxembourg in terms of net assets of investment funds for which it acts as a legal adviser. Elvinger Hoss Prussen’s service to clients is based on the firm’s deep understanding of the fund industry and its needs, as well as collective legal and regulatory knowledge. The firm has extensive experience in setting up all types of investment vehicles such as UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities), regulated AIFs (like SIF and SICAR) and non-regulated AIFs. Elvinger Hoss Prussen also has dedicated teams of specialists covering all asset classes, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, debt funds and microfinance funds. Teams guide fund promoters and asset managers on their funds structuring, eligible investments and strategies, draft the required legal documentation and ensure regulatory approval is obtained.

Corporate, Banking & Finance:
The corporate, banking and finance group is at the heart of Elvinger Hoss Prussen. Unlike other firms, the group has decided to keep a common group of specialists covering a broad spectrum of work in these sectors. This provides continuity of service to you as matters develop, and builds stronger relationships over time. Clients include multinational groups, finance conglomerates, private equity houses, international and local banks, companies, businesses as well as private families, entrepreneurs and individuals. The depth of the group’s expertise enables them to advise on all aspects of highly complex domestic and cross-border transactions involving due diligence, structuring and restructuring, contract negotiations, regulatory advice and competition, as well as administrative and labour law aspects. Within this group the firm covers a number of specialised areas.
■Banking & Financial Services
■Capital Markets (Debt & Equity)
■Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
■Financing & Acquisition Finance Transactions
■Private Equity
■Regulatory & Compliance
■Insurance & Reinsurance

Dispute Resolution & Commercial:
The firm offers an extensive litigation practice covering corporate, commercial and civil litigation. The practice has successfully represented both national and international companies and financial institutions, businesses and individuals in Luxembourg and multijurisdictional cases. The practice’s approach is very much focused on dispute prevention — it seeks to minimise the risks of potential disputes throughout any contract drafting. If disputes arise, the practice often joins forces with in-house experts in the related areas, gaining a deep understanding of the matter and allowing (if necessary) a thorough and fierce defence of clients.

Tax:
The firm is proud to act as tax law advisers for national and multinational financial institutions and intermediaries, large corporations, investment and pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, leading private equity and real estate players, as well as for high-net-worth individuals. The dedicated tax team develops a deep knowledge of its clients’ businesses in order to provide relevant advice, innovative structuring and a timely, responsive service. The firm’s specialists collaborate with colleagues on banking, corporate, finance and collective investment issues, as well as personal compensation matters. Whilst independent, specialists regularly work alongside tax lawyers from some of the most respected firms in the world, who share their commitment to technical excellence.

Key Contacts

Managing Partner:

Manou Hoss
manouhoss@elvingerhoss.lu
+352 446644 5161,

Partner:

Jacques Elvinger
jacqueselvinger@elvingerhoss.lu
+352 44 66 44 5411

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 1

Capital Markets
Band 1

Corporate/M&A
Band 1

Dispute Resolution
Band 1

Funds
Band 1

IP & TMT
Band 2

8.0

Labour & Employment
Band 3

7.0

Private Equity
Band 1

Private Wealth Law
Band 1

Real Estate
Band 1

9.0

Tax
Band 2

8.0

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