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Luxembourg’s attractiveness as a financial centre is guaranteed by its high level of responsiveness and flexibility in a constantly changing environment. The Luxembourg banking and financial industry has expanded to become an international centre of excellence and one of the most sophisticated financial centres in the world. It is today one the largest private banking centres and includes 142 banks from 25 countries as well as many others Financial sector professionals (“PSF”), all of them regulated by the CSSF (“Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier”).
Our banking and finance team has proved to be a highly reliable partner for credit institutions and financial players, for lenders and borrowers. We assist them in a wide range of banking and financial issues:

  • Setting-up of banking services,
  • Private banking,
  • Corporate finance,
  • Project finance,
  • Structured finance and securitisation,
  • Islamic finance,
  • Financial Collaterals,
  • Syndicated loans,
  • Derivatives,
  • Banking secrecy and regulatory compliance,
  • KYC and anti-money laundering policies,
  • Communication with the CSSF,
  • Banking litigation.
Partner/Head of Practice Group
Partner
Michel Bulach
Partner/Head of Practice Group
Partner
Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag
Partner/Head of Practice Group
Partner
Antonios Nezeritis
Director
Charles Krier
Director
Senior Associate
Giuseppe Cafiero
Senior Associate
Anne-Sophie Rust
Senior Associate
Matthias Schmidt
Associate
Claudio Orlando
Junior Associate
Hawa Mahamoud
Junior Associate
Xavier Picquet
Junior Associate
Garry Reuland
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Banking & Finance Sector: How we can assist
25 November 2013
Banking & Finance Sector: How we can assist
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Capital Markets
30 July 2013
Capital Markets
Listing of debt securities on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange View the brochure
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5 March 2012
Reinsurance Company in Luxembourg
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The law of 23 December 2016 on the budget 2017(1) introduced into the Luxembourg income tax law dated 4 December 1967 (as amended) (hereafter ‘ITL’) a new article 56 bis related to transfer pricing...
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017
In Bezug auf den Investmentfondsbereich gab es in den letzten Jahren zahlreiche neue Regelungen. Ein Ende ist hier nicht abzusehen. Auch wenn in Bezug auf die Ausarbeitung einer OGAW[1] VI-Richtlinie...
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Monday, 14 November 2016
Seit Jahren schwebt der Begriff MiFID bereits über unseren Köpfen. In der Tat ist fast ein Jahrzehnt vergangen, seitdem die MiFID I in Luxemburg und in vielen anderen Mitgliedsstaaten umgesetzt...
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Tuesday, 18 October 2016
On September 29, 2016, Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) introduced the world’s first exchange that will trade nothing but green securities, the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX). LGX intends to act as...
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Monday, 17 October 2016
The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”) published on 11 October 2016 a new circular 16/644* on UCITS depositaries. This circular repeals and replaces CSSF circular 14/587** (as...
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Friday, 9 September 2016
Following the entry into force of the Mortgage Credit Directive (“MCD”)1 on 21 March 20142, bill 7025 transposing the MCD and amending the Luxembourg Consumer Code was submitted to the Luxembourg...

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15 September 2016 to 17 September 2016
From 15 to 17 September, Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag, Partner, Head of Wildgen German Desk and Member of the ISA International Network, takes part in the 9th ISA Jahreskongress in Mallorca. She is invited to be part of the...
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18 May 2016 to 20 May 2016
Michel Bulach, Partner and Head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group, will attend the 33rd International Financial Law Conference, presented by the IBA Banking Law Committee and IBA Securities Law Committee and...
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23 March 2016
Wildgen is proud to participate in the first Luxembourg's BayPay forum: The payments industry in Luxembourg - Where are we today? And what are the future trends? The event will be held at the Lux Future Lab's premises...
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4 October 2015 to 9 October 2015
Pierre Metzler and Michel Bulach, both Partners at Wildgen, attend the next IBA Annual Conference organised from 04 to 09 October 2015 in Vienna. This year again, Wildgen is delighted to sponsor the Committees on...
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21 October 2014
Pierre Metzler and Michel Bulach, both Partners at Wildgen, attend the next IBA Annual Conference organised from 19 to 24 October 2014 in Tokyo. On this occasion, Wildgen is delighted to sponsor the Committees on...
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17 June 2014
Wildgen, in collaboration with Risus Smart Living and Bâloise Assurances, has the pleasure to invite you to the conference "Luxembourg: European hub for Russian investors", to be held on 17 June 2014. Organised in...

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

"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

"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

"Wildgen offers expert advice on issues such as debt instruments and securitisation structures, as well as regulatory compliance. Recent highlights include assisting major client Kaupthing with the suspension of payments regime and assisting Scribona on its acquisition of Banque Invik. The team also has particular expertise in Shari'a-compliant financial issues. " - Chambers & Partners / 2010

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

"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    

"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’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

"They suggest ideas and they're very receptive"

"With Michel Bulach on staff, clients are still more than pleased with the firm's work. 'They are a good team at Wildgen, they are very responsive, we used them on a small exit transaction and they got us the result that we wanted,' says a client." - IFLR 1000 / 2011

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The law of 23 December 2016 on the budget 2017(1) introduced into the Luxembourg...

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Banking & Finance Sector: How we can assist
25 November 2013
Banking & Finance Sector: How we can assist
This brochure aims to provide information on Wildgen's legal services for the...
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