Luxembourg
04 May 2017
Reporter: Mark Dugdale

Norton Rose Fulbright opens Luxembourg HQ


Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is opening an office in Luxembourg.

The new office, which will be fully operational in June, will primarily serve the firm’s corporate, tax, funds, banking and capital markets practice areas.

Stéphane Braun, most recently founding partner of BS Avocats, has joined Norton Rose Fulbright to lead the Luxembourg team, working alongside new partners Manfred Dietrich and Raquel Guevara.

Martin Scott, managing partner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Norton Rose Fulbright, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Stéphane Braun, Manfred Dietrich and Raquel Guevara to Norton Rose Fulbright. The establishment of our Luxembourg office will enhance our cross-border tax planning, private funds, corporate and real estate capability, particularly in Germany, as well as our EU investigations and risk advisory capabilities.”

“In addition to growing links with China, Luxembourg has well established connections to Canada, the US, Moscow, as well as the major European countries. The strength and depth that this new team brings offers an excellent opportunity to address the needs of our clients by building upon our existing offering.”

The new Luxembourg team includes Braun and Dietrich, who have extensive capital markets and funds experience.

Braun has 14 years of experience in Luxembourg. He has advised on all aspects of banking, debt and equity capital markets transactions, as well as, regulatory matters relating to financial services, corporate, contract and commercial laws, restructuring and insolvency, and clearing and settlement.

Dietrich has more than 16 years of experience in Luxembourg, which includes setting-up, restructuring, marketing, operating and liquidating Luxembourg investment funds and vehicles.

He advises managers, depositories and service providers in the funds sector on the structuring, setting-up and operation of their Luxembourg entities. Dietrich also advises EU and non-EU investment managers on the implementation and compliance with the the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Guevara focuses on cross-border tax planning.

Norton Rose Fulbright new office in Luxembourg follows the firm’s recent expansion in San Francisco, Vancouver, Monaco, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Norton Rose Fulbright is combining with Chadbourne & Parke in Q2 2017.

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