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Who's Who Legal 100 - 2016 Edition

Ranked Lawyers

Ranked Lawyers 1
Capital Markets
Employment, Compensations & Benefits

At Bonn Steichen & Partners, Laurent Lazard "provides bespoke and tailored advice" to clients, and is noted for "his first-class capabilities".

Leaders League - 2016 Rankings of Best Law Firms

Firm Rankings

Rankings 1
Dispute Resolution
Tax
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Banking & Finance
Corporate, M&A
Investment Funds
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IP/IT/TMT

BSP has engaged in numerous cross-border transactions in 2015.

The team is currently assisting several international banks in restructuring entities in Luxembourg.

With eight partners and sixteen other qualified lawyers focused on corporate M&A and restructuring practice, BSP offers its clients a strong partner involvement.

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Investment Management
Corporate, M&A
Private Equity
Investment Management
Banking, Financial Services
Private Equity

A former senior legal counsel at Arcelor, practice head Pierre-Alexandre Degehet has strong credentials for in-house issues and deep experience in M&A, public take-overs and corporate finance transactions.

Chambers Europe - 2016

Firm Rankings

Rankings 2
Banking & Finance
Corporate, M&A
Dispute Resolution
Tax
Rankings 3
Capital Markets
Employment
Investment Funds

The team's key strenths are responsiveness, intellectual capacity and knowledge of the domestic legal marketplace.

Bonn Steichen & Partners is commercially minded, and we get a clear response.

Bonn Steichen & Partners is efficient and cost-effective.

The lawyers are very responsive and have a strong sense of business acumen, in combination with a clear, no-nonsense approach.

The lawyers are very engaged. They are quick to react, offering clear, concise advise.

In a nutshell, the team is excellent. It is strong in every field of law and very cost-efficient.

The lawyers are diligent in what they do and think outside the box. They have their finger on the pulse with upcoming changes. The practice understands private equity transactions and find how to best structure them.

Ranked Lawyers

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Capital Markets
Employment, Compensations & Benefits
Investment Management
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Banking, Financial Services
Ranked Lawyers Up and Coming

Sources recognise Laurent Lazard as "an expert in securitisation transactions," as well as offering experience of high profile corporate finance matters.

Clients describe Laurent Lazard as "very responsive." He also wins praise for his strong links with regulatory authorities.

Pierre-Alexandre Degehet heads the department and assists clients with a wide array of transactional and advisory issues.

Fabio Trevisan is praised by market sources as an "extremely experienced litigator."

Head of department Anne Morel is "easy to deal with, giving good advice, and is very responsive," according to interviewees.

The "responsive and reliable" Luc Courtois advises on the incorporation and regulation of UCITS and other investment vehicles. Interviewees say: "Technically speaking he is top, and he really understands the business needs of his clients."

Sources describe associate to watch Oriana Magnano as "outstanding," adding: "She is supportive and available when needed."

Alain Steichen is a prominent player in the Luxembourg tax market whom clients consider "incredibly knowledgeable about the new and upcoming tax regime changes." Sources recognise him as a "respected expert" in tax law.

Christine Beernaerts is an experienced tax practitioner who advises on real estate and structured finance transactions, both in Luxembourg and internationally. Clients say: "She's very thorough, detailed and thoughtful."

Chambers Global 2016

Firm Rankings

Rankings 3
Capital Markets
Corporate, M&A
Investment Funds

Ranked Lawyers

Ranked Lawyers 2
Investment Management
Capital Markets
Ranked Lawyers 3
Corporate, M&A
General Commercial
Ranked Lawyers Up and Coming

Laurent Lazard acts on a broad range of capital markets transactions, with a particular emphasis on structured finance. Clients describe him as "very responsive." He also wins praise for his strong links with regulatory authorities.

Pierre-Alexandre Degehet heads the department and assists clients with a wide array of transactional and advisory issues. He advised BFC 1909 LUX on its EUR20 million acquisition of Bologna FC

Luxembourg-based Fabio Trevisan of Bonn Steichen & Partners heads the firm's Italian desk. His expertise encompasses shareholder disputes and corporate litigation.

The "responsive and reliable" Luc Courtois advises on the incorporation and regulation of UCITS and other investment vehicles. He speaks Italian and counts numerous Italian investors among his clients. Interviewees say: "Technically speaking he is top, and he really understands the business needs of his clients."

Alexander Zalivako speaks Russian and studied in Moscow. He advises on tax, M&A, capital markets and bank lending.

The Legal 500 EMEA - 2016

Firm Rankings

Rankings 1
Tax
Rankings 2
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate, M&A
Dispute Resolution
Employment
Investment Funds
Private Equity
Real Estate

Bonn Steichen & Partners’ team head Alain Steichen is ‘an absolute scholar’. As well as being regularly involved in the tax structuring of M&A transactions, Steichen also advises on various European tax law questions and has a particular focus on EU state aid.

Jointly headed by Pierre-Alexandre Degehet, Laurent Lazard and Jean Steffen, the team at Bonn Steichen & Partners is particularly accomplished at handling high yield capital markets transactions as well as structured finance mandates – where it has recently acted for several international banks on establishing a platform for the issuance of such instruments. Laurent Lazard is recommended for securitisations.

Headed by Pierre-Alexandre Degehet, Bonn Steichen & Partners acts for corporates and private equity sponsors across a broad range of transactions, in addition to corporate governance mandates and restructurings. Degehet advised NCC Group on its €19.5m acquisition of the Belgium and Luxembourg-based Open Registry group of companies. Linda Harroch specialises in private equity. Recently arrived counsel Laurie-Anne Takerkart joined from *Wildgen, Partners in Law.

Bonn Steichen & Partners has a good reputation in the market, particularly for commercial and tax litigation. Alain Steichen continues to represent Apax Partners in a $1.3bn dispute filed by the liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications in the Luxembourg courts. New York and Luxembourg-qualified practice head Fabio Trevisan is regularly instructed by Italian corporates in commercial disputes.

Bonn Steichen & Partners’ team head Anne Morel has significant experience in contentious and non-contentious aspects of individual as well as collective employment relationships.

Bonn Steichen & Partners is active in both the regulated and unregulated space and represents investment managers and fund promoters across a broad array of work throughout the fund lifecycle, from structuring through to termination. Practice head Luc Courtois focuses on UCITS and Evelyn Maher represents international clients in the structuring and establishment of alternative investment funds.

Bonn Steichen & Partners’s Linda Harroch has a strong focus on private equity and regularly represents high-profile sponsors including Apax Partners and Advent International on their fund structuring and formation, as well as their investments. Jean Steffen is also active in the space for private equity and venture capital participants.

Bonn Steichen & Partners has substantial experience across the real estate market, including acquisitions and disposals, financings and leases. Practice head head Fabio Trevisan regularly handles work involving office and retail buildings.