Wildgen

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Partners: Michel Bulach, David Maria, Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag, Lionel Bonifazzi, Isabelle Charlier, Mark Shaw, Karine Vilret, Dr. Eric Perru, Yann Payen, Giuseppe Cafiero
Number of partners: 10
Total staff: 85+
Languages and nationalities: 15+

Firm Overview:

Since 1923, Wildgen has been at the heart of legal practice in Luxembourg serving its clients as an independent full-service business law firm. It is today known as one of the best law firms in the country, possessing a strong track record and offering sound technical expertise. In 2018 Wildgen opened its first international representative office in London.

Wildgen’s practice groups offer a complete range of legal, regulatory and tax services and a wealth of experience on domestic and cross-border transactions. They provide integrated services and work closely together so the firm can act as a one-stop shop. Wildgen lawyers think strategically and pragmatically for their clients. They offer first-class service and a client-focused approach, speaking fluent English and a number of other key languages.

While fully independent, Wildgen boasts a wide-ranging and long-established network of experts and like-minded law firms worldwide, enabling the firm to provide the very best advice in each circumstance. The firm is the Luxembourg member firm of the Interlex Group and Lawyers Associated Worldwide, two global non-exclusive associations of leading independent law firms.

The firm is able to achieve the best outcomes for its clients and regularly represents Fortune 500 companies as well as a wide variety of corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses, HNWIs, asset managers and family offices, investment funds, private equity houses, major banking and financial institutions and leading insurance and reinsurance market players.

Wildgen embraces commercial and ethical principles such as being transparent and efficient in the work it delivers, equally flexible and innovative and places an emphasis on excellence, pro-activity, responsiveness and diversity.

Banking and Finance, headed by Michel Bulach and Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag

Asset and Project Finance | Banking and Financial Law | Capital Markets | Corporate Finance | Fund Finance | Lending and Financial Collaterals | Regulatory and Compliance | Securitisation | Structured Finance

Corporate and M&A, headed by Isabelle Charlier and Yan Payen

Corporate Law | Cross-border Mobility | European Structures (SE, EEIG, SCE) | Insolvency and Restructuring | Joint Ventures | Liquidation | Mergers and Acquisitions | Transfers of Seats and Recapitalisations

Dispute Resolution and Litigation, headed by Karine Vilret and Dr. Eric Perru

Advisory | Banking, Finance and Insurance Litigation | Civil and Commercial Disputes | Corporate Disputes | Debt Collection and Recovery

Employment, headed by Muriel Piquard

Advisory and Litigation | Contracts | Crisis Management | Employee Management | GDPR Compliance | TUPE

Insurance and Reinsurance, headed by Karine Vilret and Michel Bulach

Affinity | Captive Reinsurance | Commercial Reinsurance | Contracts and Policies | Freedom to Provide Services and Freedom of Establishment | Insurance Funds | Life | Non-Life | Professional Liability | Regulatory | Surety Insurance | Specialty Lines

Investment Funds, headed by  Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag and Mark Shaw

AIFM | ELTIFs | European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEFs) | European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECAs) | Islamic Finance | Microfinance | Non-UCITS Retail Funds (Part II Funds) | Private Equity | RAIFs | Real Estate Funds | SICARs | SIFs | UCITS | UCITS Management Companies | Unregulated Alternative Investment Funds | Venture Capital

IP/TMT, headed by David Maria

Competition | Data Protection | Distribution Law and Advertising | E-commerce | Intellectual Property Rights | Regulatory and General Trade Practices | Sports Law | Trademark, Copyrights, Domain Names, Patents, Designs and Models Life Sciences

Tax, headed by David Maria

Luxembourg and International Taxation | Cross-Border Transactions | Financing structures | Mergers and Acquisitions | Regulated or unregulated vehicle | Securitization | Structuring and Restructuring | Tax due diligence | Tax Pre-litigation and Litigation | VAT and indirect taxes | Private wealth

Dedicated offerings:

Regional desks:

Key Contacts

Michael Bulach, Managing Partner

Stephanie Leclercq, Chief Marketing Officer

info@wildgen.lu

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 3

6.0

Corporate/M&A
Band 3

6.0

Funds
Band 2

8.0

Insurance
Band 1

IP & TMT
Band 2

8.0

IP: Trademarks
Band 3

6.0

Real Estate
Band 2

8.0

Tax
Band 3

6.0

Lawyer Rankings

Karine Vilret

Band One

Insurance
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Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag

Band Four

Funds
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Michel Bulach

Band Two

Insurance

Band Three

Banking & Finance
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Silvia Bracaloni

Notable

Insurance
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Yann Payen

Band Four

Capital Markets
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Press Releases

Giuseppe Cafiero, New Partner Appointed at Wildgen

Luxembourg, 06 September 2021 –The Luxembourg business law firm, Wildgen, continues its expansion and announces the co-option of Giuseppe Cafiero as new partner. As specialist in banking and finance law, insurance and reinsurance, he will assume his new duties as from this September. Member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2011, Giuseppe started his career at […]

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