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ABOUT US

WILDGEN, Partners in Law, established in 1923, is one of the best known and largest law firms in Luxembourg. Its activities are focused on financial, tax and business law. Its lawyers are fully-committed to the success of their clients. While fully independent, Wildgen boasts a wide international network of experts.

HISTORY

The firm was founded in 1923 by Maître Victor BODSON, also a former member of the Luxembourg Government and a member of the European Commission. Following his leave in 1977, Maître Albert WILDGEN decidedly centred the law firm’s activity towards business law and financial law.

OUR VISION AND VALUES

“As a leading law firm, we recognise our responsibilities to our clients, members of the firm, suppliers and the society.”
WILDGEN, Partners in Law, is fully committed to being a leading and reliable full-service law firm in Luxembourg, to combining outstanding quality and unrivaled client care and to ensuring an attractive working environment for its people.We embrace commercial and ethical principles such as being transparent and efficient in the work we deliver, flexible and innovative in the way we deliver it, and professional and respectful in every client relationship. We train our lawyers to think strategically and legally for our clients. We recognise our responsibilities to the society and our CSR policy supports our vision and values. Being a client-centred law firm includes understanding the importance of shared values and responding to social and environmental concerns.

Unrivalled client care.
“Client is at the core of our business.”
We strive to develop long-term partnership ensuring tailored-made, commercially-smart and efficient advice on clients legal challenges.

Quality.
“Excellence and success in everything we do and deliver.”
Our awarded lawyers have years of experience in industry sector of our clients, facilitating the most complex financial procedures and transactions for them and delivering the best advice and the highest levels of service.

Entrepreneurial.
“Responsiveness and proactivity are qualities we boast in a demanding world.”
Our values nourish our firm and inspire our strategic orientation. They enhance the spirit of entrepreneurialism inside the firm.

Respect.
“We value our culture and people.”
We encourage cooperation and knowledge-sharing for the benefit of our clients and build trustworthy relationships with every stakeholder.

One firm.
Different cultures and backgrounds make our firm united and unique to achieve the best results for our clients.

SERVICES

« Our integrated approach and knowledge of Luxembourg jurisdiction and legal processes allow us to have a global overview for every transaction and to offer cutting-edge and reliable consultancy, saving time and money to our clients. »

For decades now, we have served our clients as a full-service corporate, financial, tax, and business law firm; we continue to assist them in achieving success with their goals. Our lawyers have years of experience in the industry sectors of our clients and facilitate the most complex financial procedures and transactions for them.
While fully independent, our firm boasts a wide-ranging and long-established network of experts worldwide, enabling us to select the best advice in each circumstance.
Awarded on many occasions, our teams offer offers a wealth of experience and a strong, longstanding track record in advising on cross border transactions. We regularly represent Fortune 500 companies and a wide variety of closely and publicly held corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses and individuals, investment funds, pension funds, private equity houses as well as leading banking and financial institutions and leading insurance and reinsurance service providers.
We put the stress on the values of our profession in a modern and demanding world: customer-focused approach, excellence, ethics, pro-activity and responsiveness and enjoy a solid reputation in a wide range of practice areas.

BANKING & FINANCE
Banking and Financial Law| Corporate Finance | Asset and Project Finance | Financial Collaterals | Securitisation | Capital Markets | Insurance and Reinsurance | Regulatory and Compliance

COMMERCIAL, LITIGATION AND LABOUR LAW
Advisory | Civil and Commercial Disputes | Corporate Disputes | Banking and Insurance Litigation | Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) | Debt Collection and Recovery | Employment and Pensions | Aviation and Maritime Law

CORPORATE
Corporate Law | Mergers and Acquisitions | Joint Ventures | Transfers of Seats and Recapitalisations | Insolvency and Restructuring

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TECHNOLOGIES, MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Intellectual Property Rights| Trademark, Copyrights, Domain Names, Patents, Designs and Models | Competition | Data protection | Regulatory and General Trade Practices | E-commerce| Distribution Law and Advertising| Life sciences | Sports Law.

INVESTMENT FUNDS
SICAR | Specialised Investment Funds (SIFs) | UCIs and UCITS | AIFM | Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIFs) | Private Equity | Islamic Finance | Microfinance | Real Estate Funds

TAX
Tax Planning | Hybrid instruments | Advanced Tax Agreements | Tax Compliance | Accounting and VAT

PEOPLE

Total staff: 80

Workforce:
Partners: 9
Directors / Of counsels: 10

Average age: 36

Gender: Female: 56% - Male: 44%

Diversity

16 nationalities:
Algerian, Belgian, British, Chinese, Djiboutian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish and Turkish

• 15 languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish and Turkish

Jurisdictions

We have lawyers qualified in many jurisdictions who are qualified in Luxembourg to provide advice under the home-title. They are members of the following Bars:

  • Luxembourg
  • France (Paris)
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • Germany (Düsseldorf, Saarbrücken)
  • Romania (Bucharest)

CLIENTS

Wildgen practices primarily in the areas of corporate law. We regularly represent Fortune 500 companies, as well as a wide variety of closely and publicly held corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses and individuals, investment (mutual) funds, pension funds, private equity funds, leading banking and financial institutions, leading insurance and reinsurance service providers. All of them are Interested in:

  • Implementing tax planning in Luxembourg
  • Setting up appropriate tax and corporate vehicles
  • Using Luxembourg as the hub for a pan-european distribution platform
  • Investing in a Luxembourg target or locating a joint venture in Luxembourg
     

DIRECTORIES OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION

2016 editions of Legal 500 EMEA Guide, Chambers & Partners Europe and IFLR1000 singled out a number of Wildgen Partners as leading lawyers:

  • François Brouxel (Commercial, Corporate and M&A / Insurance)
  • Michel Bulach (Banking, Finance and Capital Markets / Insurance)
  • Jackye Elombo (Dispute Resolution / Employment)
  • David Maria (Tax)
  • Pierre Metzler (Banking, Finance and Capital Markets / Commercial, Corporate and M&A / Dispute Resolution)
  • Antonios Nezeritis (Investment Funds)
  • Samia Rabia (Commercial, Corporate and M&A / Investment Funds)
  • Emmanuelle Ragot (IP and IT)
  • Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag (Investment Funds)

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Wildgen is a founding member of the EME Foundation
  • Wildgen is an active member of IMS Luxembourg
  • Wildgen supports: SOS Kannerduerf, ANELD (Association Nationale des Etudiants Luxembourgeois en Droit)
  • Wildgen provides pro-bono work for Luxembourg non-governmental organisations ADA and the Microinsurance Network
  • Wildgen is recognised by the label SuperDrecksKëscht® fir Betriber for its sustainable waste management

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS

• Chambers of Commerce:

o The American Chamber of Commerce Luxembourg (AMCHAM)
o Arab-Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (CCBLA)
o Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (BLCC)
o Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia and Belarus (CCBLR)
o British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg (BCC)
o Camera di Commercio Italo-Lussemburghese (CCIL)
o Chamber of Commerce Canada Belgium Luxembourg (CCCBL)
o Chambre française de Commerce et d'Industrie du Grand Duché de Luxembourg (CFCI)
o Indian Business Chamber of Luxembourg (IBCL)
o Luxembourg-Russia Business Chamber
o Nordic Countries-Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce  (NOBELUX)
o The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC)

• Federations:

o Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors Luxembourg (FEALU)
o Fédération des femmes cheffes d'entreprise du Luxembourg (FFCEL)

• Law Networks:

o Conseil Benelux de la Propriété Intellectuelle (BOIP)
o International Technology Law Association (ITech)
o ISA International
o The Energy Law Group (ELG)
o European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
o World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

• Clusters:

o Cluster for Logistics – Luxembourg
o Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois

• Associations:

o Association des trésoriers d'entreprises à Luxembourg (ATEL)
o Asso­ci­a­tion for Ara­bic and Islamic Law (Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht)
o Association Française des praticiens en droit des marques et des modèles (APRAM)
o Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
o Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes Bancaires (ALJB)
o Association Luxembourgeoise des Compliance Officers (ALCO)
o Gerson Lehrman Group Law Council (GLG)
o German Lawyer Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein)
o German - Turkish Lawyer Association (Deutsch - Türkische Juristenvereinigung)
o Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA)
o International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
o International Bankers Forum Luxembourg (IBF)
o International Bar Association (IBA)
o International Fiscal Association (IFA)
o Luxembourg Competition Association (Association luxembourgeoise pour l'étude du droit de la concurrence)
o Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA).