François Brouxel

Our business is about supporting yours

excellence, client care and common sense drive our approach

About us

Since 1923, Wildgen has been at the heart of legal practice in Luxembourg serving its clients as an independent full-service business law firm. It is today known as one of the best law firms in the country, possessing a strong track record and offering sound technical expertise. In 2018 Wildgen opened its first international representative office in London. While fully independent, Wildgen boasts a wide-ranging and long-established network of experts and like-minded law firms worldwide, enabling the firm to provide the very best advice in each circumstance. 

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

“As a leading law firm, we recognise our responsibilities to our clients, members of the firm, suppliers and the society.”

WILDGEN is fully committed to being a leading and reliable full-service law firm in Luxembourg, to combining outstanding quality and unrivalled 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.

In December 2019, Wildgen has been officially granted the ESR (Entreprise Socialement Responsable - Socially Responsible Enterprise) certification during the 18th official ceremony of the INDR (National Institute for Sustainability and Social Responsibility).

ESR Certification

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. »

Our practice groups offer a complete range of legal, regulatory and tax services and a wealth of experience on domestic and cross-border transactions. They provide integrated services and work closely together so our firm can act as a one-stop shop. Our lawyers think strategically and pragmatically for their clients. They offer first-class service and a client-focused approach, speaking fluent English and a number of other key languages.
While fully independent, our firm boasts a wide-ranging and long-established network of experts and like-minded law firms worldwide, enabling us to provide the very best advice in each circumstance. 
Our lawyers are able to achieve the best outcomes for their clients and regularly represent Fortune 500 companies as well as a wide variety of corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses, HNWIs, asset managers and family offices, investment funds, private equity houses, major banking and financial institutions and leading insurance and reinsurance market players.
We embrace commercial and ethical principles such as being transparent and efficient in the work we deliver, equally flexible and innovative and place an emphasis on excellence, pro-activity, responsiveness and diversity.

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

COMMERCIAL & LITIGATION 
Advisory | Civil and Commercial Disputes | Corporate Disputes | Banking and Insurance Litigation | Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Debt Collection and Recovery | Aviation and Maritime Law

CORPORATE
Corporate Law | Mergers and Acquisitions | Transfers of Seats and Recapitalisations | Insolvency and Restructuring | Joint Ventures | European Structures (SE, GEIE, SCE)

DATA / IP / TMT
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

EMPLOYMENT
Advisory & Litigation | Employee Management | Contracts | GDPR Compliance | TUPE | Crisis Management

INSURANCE & REINSURANCE    
Regulatory | Insurance funds | Contracts | Freedom to Provide Services Establishment | Life Insurance | Affinity Insurance | Surety Insurance | Professional Liability Insurance | Reinsurance

INVESTMENT FUNDS
UCITS | SIFs | RAIFs | SICARs | Non-UCITS Retail Funds (Part II Funds) | Unregulated Alternative Investment Funds | UCITS Management Companies | AIFM | Private Equity | Venture Capital | Islamic Finance | Microfinance | Real Estate Funds | ELTIFs | European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEFs) | European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECAs)

TAX
Luxembourg and International Taxation | Mergers & Acquisitions | Financial Products | Cross-Border Transactions Structuring | VAT | Tax Pre-Litigation and Litigation  

PEOPLE

Total staff: 85

Average age: 37

Gender: Female: 51% - Male: 49%

Diversity

  • 15+ nationalities and languages

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
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • France (Paris)
  • Germany (Düsseldorf, Saarbrücken, Münich, Saarlandes)
  • Italy (Milan)
  • Romania (Bucharest)
  • Spain (Madrid)
  • United Kingdom (England & Wales)

Clients

The firm is able to achieve the best outcomes for its clients and regularly represents Fortune 500 companies as well as a wide variety of corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses, HNWIs, asset managers and family offices, investment funds, private equity houses, major banking and financial institutions and leading insurance and reinsurance market players. 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

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)
  • David Maria (Tax)
  • Samia Rabia (Commercial, Corporate and M&A / Investment Funds)
  • Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag (Investment Funds)
  • Karine Vilret (Insurance)

Corporate social responsibility

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