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"This long-established domestic outfit counts banking and finance law as one of its major strengths"

Clients say Antonios Nezeritis "provides good practical advice and is very responsive". He is particularly praised for his understanding of regulatory framework and is well known for his UCITS work - Chambers & Partners / 2015

Clients describe Antonios Nezeritis as "reactive and knowledgeable," adding: "He is very pragmatic, and achieves objectives and results." He has a broad practice assisting clients with corporate and regulatory questions affecting all types of investment vehicles and acted for a client on its restructuring as well as the launch of a new sub-fund.

"David Maria heads the tax practice of Wildgen, Partners in Law, and focuses on tax and corporate issues such as company reorganisations, M&A, corporate financing and debt restructuring. Clients describe him as "very responsive and easy to work with."" - Chambers & Partners / 2016

"Michel Bulach heads firm's banking and finance practice, and "always provides a high level of service, delivering quality, concise advice on the issues which matter most," according to clients. He has particular experience of advising financial institutions and their clients on regulatory matters." - Chambers & Partners / 2016

"Emmanuelle Ragot is widely respected for her regulatory expertise, with a focus on e-commerce, unfair trading, licensing and other internet-related issues. She also represents major domestic and international clients in the protection of IP rights. She impresses interviewees with her "ability to break down and present complex legal issues so that non-experts can understand their options and can make appropriate decisions."" - Chambers & Partners / 2016

"This firm is quick to grasp the problems at hand. The Corporate team has a very good knowledge of our company and always meet our goals. The lawyers here are very responsive and pleasant to work with." - Chambers & Partners / 2016

"Wildgen's Banking and Finance team is an accessible and pragmatic team, composed of experts with deep understanding of the practical aspects of the banking business." - Chambers & Partners / 2016

"Sources praise David Maria of Wildgen, Partners in Law for his proactive approach. He leads the firm's tax practice and focuses on M&A transactions, corporate financing, debt restructuring and IP." - Chambers & Partners / 2015

"Emmanuelle Ragot heads Wildgen, Partners in Law's IP and IT department and works closely with clients in the technology and life science industries. She advises on data protection compliance matters as well as the use and protection of IP. One source describes her as "accessible, responsive and interested."" - Chambers & Partners / 2015

"Emmanuelle Ragot heads the department at Wildgen, Partners in Law, where she handles both contentious and advisory work. Areas of expertise include data protection, regulatory, e-commerce, licensing and internet-related matters." - Chambers & Partners / 2014

"David Maria of Wildgen, Partners in Law is highlighted for his "fast and responsive" advice. His tax practice focuses heavily on advising financial services clients, including prominent banks, private equity houses and hedge funds." - Chambers & Partners / 2014

"Well-known IP expert Emmanuelle Ragot recently joined Wildgen, Partners in Law to head the practice. Her areas of expertise include data protection and technology regulation, and she offers vast experience in IP disputes." - Chambers & Partners / 2013

"Peers observe that corporate work is among this firm's main strengths, and the team's pragmatic and commercial approach wins widespread client admiration. The group serves domestic clients and international companies, and has handled some significant mandates in recent times. It covers M&A, private equity, joint ventures, corporate finance and shareholder agreements, and has been busy on a number of high-value restructurings in recent months." - Chambers & Partners / 2012

"This long-established firm has the capabilities to work on a broad scope of transactions, including corporate and structured finance, syndicated loans and regulatory compliance. An important area of focus for the group is listed and non-listed debt instruments, and it has particular experience advising a range of businesses based in CEE. The team also garners plaudits for its private equity work, recently advising a private equity firm as purchaser in a debt restructuring." - Chambers & Partners / 2012

"This firm has considerable experience in the banking sector and handles a diverse range of matters for clients in this field. It has recently been heavily involved in bank restructurings and refinancings for a large number of companies. It also increasingly advises on regulatory issues. Its lawyers cover a broad spectrum of areas, including acquisition finance and securitisations." - Chambers & Partners / 2011

"The lawyers know what really matters and do not hide behind the law."

"David Maria heads the team at Wildgen, Partners in Law, which provides ‘practical and common-sense advice’ to private equity firms and high-net-worth individuals on tax structuring and planning." - Legal 500 / 2016

"Wildgen, Partners in Law has ‘in-depth knowledge of the funds area’, covering alternative investment funds and retail funds. Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag gives ‘practical’ advice to German clients doing business in Luxembourg, and team head Samia Rabia is ‘very competent and experienced across the entire funds area’." - Legal 500 / 2016

"One of the best IT/IP practices in Luxembourg’, Wildgen, Partners in Law provides an ‘excellent, timely and accurate service’ to clients across a broad array of mandates including trade mark litigation and enforcement, as well as data protection and e-commerce. The ‘very knowledgeable and practicalEmmanuelle Ragot has ‘excellent industry and regulatory knowledge’, and, as well as her core IP and IT practice, is also a key member of a five-strong team which has a focus on advising start-ups on their growth strategies." - Legal 500 / 2016

"Wildgen, Partners in Law has considerable traction within the financial services industry and is regularly engaged by banks and funds to provide non-contentious and contentious employment advice. Jackye Elombo is the main contact." - Legal 500 / 2016

"Led by managing partner Pierre Metzler, Wildgen, Partners in Law handles a broad array of traditional litigation and arbitration across a range of areas including banking and corporate litigation, as well as administrative law disputes. Jackye Elombo represents clients in shareholder disputes and employment litigation." - Legal 500 / 2016

"Wildgen, Partners in Law provides ‘a thoughtful and thorough analysis’ of the key aspects of strategic corporate and private equity-led M&A. Practice head François Brouxel has ‘a common-sense approach’; he is advising Cemex on its global restructuring. Pierre Metzler and Samia Rabia are also recommended." - Legal 500 / 2016

"At Wildgen, Partners in Law, Pierre Metzler and the ‘client-orientedCharles Krier advised Michelin on a €300m bond issuance. Team head Michel Bulach is ‘proactive and business-savvy’." - Legal 500 / 2016

"David Maria leads the six-lawyer team at Wildgen, Partners in Law, which recently advised Puma International Financing on the tax aspects of a senior note offering and issuance. Director Laurent Mahaux is also recommended." - Legal 500 / 2015    

"Wildgen, Partners in Law’s main focus is real estate fund work, although clients are also assisted with acquisitions, tax and lease negociations." - Legal 500 / 2015   

"The ‘always comitted’ Wildgen, Partners in Law ‘finds tailor-made solutions’ for investors and financial institutions. Team head Samia Rabia recently advised TIAA Henderson Real estate on AIFMD issues." - Legal 500 / 2015    

"Wildgen, Partners in Law advises clients on regulatory matters and is particularly expert in reinsurance and life insurance work. Michel Bulach heads the team." - Legal 500 / 2015 

"The ‘quick and knowledgeable’ Emmanuelle Ragot is the key name in Wildgen, Partners in Law’s IP/IT practice, which acts for clients such as Zapfi, Converse and Lombard International." - Legal 500 / 2015       

"The ‘committed’ Jackye Elombo heads the practice at Wildgen, Partners in Law, which recently advised Altus Group on all employment matters relating to the incorporation of a commercial company." - Legal 500 / 2015      

"Wildgen, Partners in Law recently defended MOTUS Advisory against a debt claim. Pierre Metzler and Jackye Elombo head the team." - Legal 500 / 2015  

"François Brouxel leads Wildgen, Partners in Law’s large corporate team, which also includes the ‘excellent’ Pierre Metzler and the ‘dedicated’ Samia Rabia. Clients include Avaya, BlackBridge Group, Bonnier and Randstad." - Legal 500 / 2015    

"Wildgen, Partners in Law ‘constantly adds value to transactions’, whether acting for banks, corporations or high-net-worth individuals. It recently advised Plentum on the restructuring of its securitisation structure. The ‘astute, commercial and efficient’ Michel Bulach heads the team." - Legal 500 / 2015    

"Wildgen, Partners in Law’s team is led by David Maria, who provides ‘a realistic and practical view’, and includes the experienced Laurent Mahaux. The practice includes group restructuring, tax optimisation and corporate support." - Legal 500 / 2014

"Wildgen, Partners in Law represents domestic and foreign investors and financial services institutions. Practice head Samia Rabia led advice on the acquisition of a €1bn UK hospital portfolio via several funds established in Luxembourg. The service provided is ‘excellent’." - Legal 500 / 2014

"Wildgen, Partners in Law is praised for its ‘depth of knowledge in the field of insurance’, and acts for a number of global insurance and reinsurance companies." - Legal 500 / 2014

"Long-established firm Wildgen, Partners in Law delivers ‘high-quality legal advice combined with a commercial approach’, and acts for numerous foreign banks. Michel Bulach heads the team." - Legal 500 / 2014

"Wildgen, Partners in Law launched an IP and TMT group under the experienced Emmanuelle Ragot in 2012, and impresses clients with its ‘IP knowledge, in respect of timelines, suggestions made, accuracy, and value for money’. Ragot is ‘an expert in IP and has a good profile in the industry’. Recent instructions include trade mark litigation and the establishment of a Luxembourg vehicle to acquire IP rights." - Legal 500 / 2013

"Wildgen, Partners in Law’s ‘very responsive and commercial’ practice has recently advised on secured loans, financings and facility agreements, and has Islamic finance expertise. Department head Michel Bulach specialises in bank lending and structured finance." - Legal 500 / 2013

"Wildgen, Partners in Law’s David Maria has a strong reputation for handling corporate tax issues." - Legal 500 / 2012

"Wildgen, Partners in Law provides ‘a good level of service’ to a strong roster of real estate funds and investment companies. Recent work includes advising a developer on a EUR 25m complex including villas, apartments and retail space in Russia." - Legal 500 / 2012

"Wildgen, Partners in Law’s broad-ranging expertise spans regulated and non-regulated funds. The team recently helped an international private equity fund set up a SIF in Luxembourg. Samia Rabia heads the practice." - Legal 500 / 2012

"Wildgen, Partners in Law provides a ‘proactive and solutions-oriented’ service to clients across a range of regulatory and transactional work. Michel Bulach is praised by one client as ‘able to understand our needs and legal philosophy so as to act almost as our internal general counsel’." - Legal 500 / 2012

"Wildgen, Partners in Law handles some significant corporate litigation and is particularly accomplished at handling shareholder disputes." - Legal 500 / 2012

"Jointly headed by Pierre Metzler and François Brouxel, Wildgen, Partners in Law provides ‘Anglo-Saxon quality at a Luxembourg price’ to a robust portfolio of private equity firms and corporates. It also has a notable capability to advise high-net-worth individuals with assets based in or structured through Luxembourg." - Legal 500 / 2012

"Headed by Michel Bulach, Wildgen, Partners in Law’s 17-strong team represents an impressive roster of European banks on a range of transactions and regulatory issues." - Legal 500 / 2012

"The firm’s sophisticated expertise was illustrated by advising a client on the creation of a fund platform dedicated to Sharia investment. In this respect, Samia Rabia is highly regarded" - Legal 500 / 2011

"Wildgen, Partners in Law acts for numerous high-net-worth individuals with assets based in or structured through Luxembourg. Pierre Metzler is "very responsive" and has a "very good relationship with Luxembourg notaries", while Michel Bulach provides "excellent responsiveness", is "calm and pleasant at all times", and is always "focused on the commercial outcome". François Brouxel and Samia Rabia are also recommended." - Legal 500 / 2011

"Wildgen, Partners in Law is also recommended for a range of investment funds including alternative products, and regulated and non-regulated funds. The firm has created a high proportion of pension funds approved by the CSSF." - Legal 500 / 2010

"Praise for the team’s service and approach is also noteworthy – in the words of one client: `The lawyers know what really matters and do not hide behind the law´." - Legal 500 / 2009

"They suggest ideas and they're very receptive"

"One financial client is very impressed with Rabia and the speed of her work. "The most impressive part is that it's very accurate, the turnaround is very quick and very accurate from the legal perspective." They also said they were impressed by the fact that a partner was always reviewing everything, evidenced by their in-depth knowledge of the details of the work when they appear on conference calls." - IFLR 1000 / 2014

"They are very good," says a client of the team at Wildgen. "The whole cabinet is very good and I hear very good echoes from other stakeholders in the market who have been dealing with them. I introduced them to a couple of my clients and they were very happy with the work Wildgen has done." The firm is seen as being strong in M&A, according to clients. - IFLR 1000 / 2014

" `Wildgen is a good firm in the investment funds side´ says one peer. The firm this year set up a Luxembourg fund for institutional investors in form of an investment company with variable capital, organised in the legal form of a partnership limited by shares. The object of the fund is to obtain high returns and to achieve capital growth over long-term investments by investing the sub-funds available funds in equity or equity-like securities." - IFLR 1000 / 2011

"[...] the firm's clients are very satisfied with its services. `They don't sit back and wait for the client to do things," says one client. `They suggest ideas and they're very receptive. The larger law firms look after the larger clients, but being a smaller law firm they will put us first.´ Another client adds: `They are receiving more difficult work with more and more requirements from us as a client, and so far they have matched them all.´ " - IFLR 1000 / 2009