Luxembourg, gateway to European and international business

Many clients intend to use Luxembourg as a starting point to develop their business internationally. This is particularly true for clients who require a platform from which to extend their business throughout the European Union, especially those who wish to take advantage of the EU passport notification regime in banking and financial matters. In this context, we can provide assistance on Luxembourg law matters and broaden our capabilities to include advice with an international perspective by requesting assistance from our partner law firms abroad.

Including the international perspective thanks to our membership in International Networks

DSM has long been a member of several major international legal networks allowing us to partner with top quality law firms around the world with expertise in a multitude of practice areas. We maintain a close relationship with them and can count on their prompt support abroad at any time. Our international counterpart firms are independent law firms as we are, and provide us a wide selection of alternatives from which to choose. We are currently a member of the legal networks listed on the left.

Rankings

DSM Avocats à la Cour ranks among the best law firms in Luxembourg according to the top worldwide legal guides, Chambers, IFLR1000, Leaders League and Legal500. Here is what they say about us:

CHAMBERS

Mario Di Stefano & DSMRecognised Practitioner in Real Estate

Mario Di Stefano of DSM Avocats à la Cour acts on both domestic and cross-border real estate transactions and property development mandates, including representation in disputes.

One interviewee highlights him as being always available,” as well as underlining his detail-oriented approach.

IFLR1000

Financial and Corporate

The team at DSM Avocats à la Cour has an expertise in the M&A area, where it advises on a wide range of financial transactions governed by Luxembourg law.

Across the banking area the firm generally advises borrowers on contract drafting, loan documentation and regulatory matters. In the M&A area, the firm has been involved predominantly in the real estate sector, where it has acted for both acquirers and sellers on pan-European mandates.

Client feedback:

“Availability and responsiveness levels are perfect.” – Banking

“Professional, and has a good knowledge of local regulation.” – Project development

 

LEADERS LEAGUE

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Legal500

At DSM Avocats A La Cour, dual-qualified Luxembourg and German partner Mario Di Stefano has broad-ranging litigation and arbitration expertise across a range of areas including as it relates to construction, administrative law and tax.

Real Estate and Construction – tier 2

DSM Avocats A La Cour advises a wide range of stakeholders, including funds, banks, developers and contractors, on corporate real estate, zoning and planning, and real estate acquisition projects. Mario Di Stefano is well-versed in local real estate development matters and heads the two-partner team that also includes the ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ Renaud Le Squeren, who regularly employs sophisticated financing structures to facilitate transactions in the sector.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A – tier 4

Led by Luxembourg and German-qualified partner Mario Di Stefano, DSM Avocats A La Cour has experience on M&A matters for both private equity and corporate clients. Renaud Le Squeren has a particular focus on real-estate-related corporate matters.

Dispute Resolution – tier 3

At DSM Avocats A La Cour, dual-qualified Luxembourg and German partner Mario Di Stefano has broad-ranging litigation and arbitration expertise across a range of areas including as it relates to construction, administrative law and tax.