Described as 'top class' in the newly released Legal 500 rankings, Ogier's Luxembourg team has earned excellent feedback from clients for the responsiveness to client needs and the technical expertise of its lawyers across all sectors.
The Corporate and M&A teams led by 'outstanding' partner Bertrand Geradin are praised for their knowledgeable and responsive advice to private equity funds and their constructive and efficient approach while individuals, notably counsel Hélène Arvis, are singled out as being technically strong.
The 'clear, concise and practical advice' of the Investment Funds team is noted as is the growth of the team, including the arrival of partner Benoît Rose, and the consequent increase in the depth of expertise which they are able to offer. This is further enhanced by the firm's substantial reach in other key international investment centres. Bertrand and partner Anne-Gaëlle Delabye are both described as culturally sensitive and pragmatic and partner Francois Pfister is praised for his 'excellent communication and service delivery'. Senior associate Rebecca Macé-Balebs is also noted for being 'very efficient'.
Practice partner Daniel Richards leads the 'top class' Banking and Finance team which is praised for its ability to provide 'highly technical and cost-effective advice' and its 'commitment to getting the job done'. Further testimonials describe the team as having 'an excellent knowledge of fund level financing and the Luxembourg fund finance market'. Daniel himself is praised both for his responsiveness and for being a 'pleasure to deal with'.
Daniel said: "In the eight years since Ogier established our office in Luxembourg, our team and strength in the market has grown substantially, with our core focus on providing highly responsive, focused legal services in relation to international investment being made via Luxembourg. The recognition achieved in the 2020 Legal 500 rankings are a testament to the hard work of a dedicated and experienced team and the growing recognition of Ogier's capabilities and global network in a highly competitive environment.
"I am delighted that individuals have gathered such excellent feedback but am even more pleased with the acknowledgement that our teams are making such a positive impression on our clients and the market."