IFLR1000, 2023

DSM Avocats à la Cour is a Luxembourg based boutique with a fairly broad focus encompassing financial and corporate transactional work.

Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

During the research period the firm’s work focused on work connected with M&A. The firm advised clients connected with financial services and real estate on a range of matters including acquisitions, mergers and corporate regulatory matters.


IFLR1000, 2022

DSM Avocats à la Cour is a Luxembourg based boutique with a fairly broad focus encompassing financial and corporate transactional work.

Focusses / specialisms

The firm has solid experience in both banking and M&A.

In the banking area the firm advises on a range of transactions involving Luxembourg, as well as foreign entities with Luxembourg assets. The firm advises both lenders and borrowers on complex financing arrangements and hybrid financial instruments. The firm is also active in the financial services regulatory space, advising on regulation and compliance in the banking and funds industries.

In corporate work the firm excels in delivering advice on sophisticated mandates in the M&A and restructuring space. It assists a variety of clients in domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters. The firm is highly experienced in real estate acquisition work.

Research period review: The firm was highly active in M&A. Its involvements include advice to clients on real estate acquisitions, asset acquisitions, corporate restructuring and corporate regulatory matters. The firm was also active in funds formation, structuring and restructuring work.

Deal highlights: Biogroup acquisition of 51% shares in Laboratoires Réunis

Client feedback:

Bank lending : Borrower side 

“Quick, pragmatic and solution oriented.” 

 Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation 

“They are always available and reliable.” 

 Financial restructuring 

“Good.” 

 Investment funds : Real estate funds 

“Very proactive and solution-driven.” 

 M&A 

“Very quick, reliable legal advice.” 

“Very quick, reliable and solution-oriented.” 

 Project development : Infrastructure 

“The experience and expertise of the firm’s team is unrivalled, and the quality of the work is superb. They are obviously highly knowledgeable in real estate matters and they give us reliable and sound advice. “ 

“Reactive and straight to the point.” 

 Mario Di Stefano 

“His knowledge and solutions are outstanding.” 

“Very good knowledge and relationship.” 

“He understands business logic, can focus on key points, analyses legal risks and solutions and puts forward practical suggestions. He has a very client-friendly, pragmatic approach to complex matters; having him on your side is an advantage in any situation. He is a highly dedicated lawyer and highly skilled in his field. “ 

“Very hands-on, practical, solution driven, very savvy, technically proficient.” 

“Solutions-oriented.” 

 Jean-Philippe François 

“A phenomenally nice guy and a very capable lawyer.” 

 Renaud Le Squeren 

“Renaud is a real professional and is always available.” 

“Very good legal knowledge and very responsive.” “Very deep knowledge, very responsive.” 


IFLR1000, 2021

DSM Avocats à la Cour is a Luxembourg based boutique with a fairly broad focus encompassing financial and corporate transactional work.

Focusses / specialisms

The firm has solid experience in both banking and M&A.

In the banking area the firm advises on a range of transactions involving Luxembourg, as well as foreign entities with Luxembourg assets. The firm advises both lenders and borrowers on complex financing arrangements and hybrid financial instruments. The firm is also active in the financial services regulatory space, advising on regulation and compliance in the banking and funds industries.

In corporate work the firm excels in delivering advise on sophisticated mandates in the M&A and restructuring space. It assists a variety of clients in domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters. The firm is highly experienced in real estate acquisition work.

Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)

The firm was highly active in banking. Its involvements include advice to clients on regulatory issues, including within the investment funds space, as well as lending work.

In the corporate space the firm advised clients on numerous acquisitions, divestitures and corporate issues. The firm also worked on many complex, often cross-border, restructuring mandates.

Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Vantage Data Centers acquisition of Etix Group

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/21)

Banking and finance

“The firm gives its legal opinion with a high-ranking degree of specialisation and knowledge of banking and financial law.”

“Regular feedback anticipation.”

Financial services regulatory

“Available at any time.”

Project development: Telecommunications networks

“Very responsive, quick and smart.”

Restructuring: Corporate

“The DSM team were responsive and efficient, and a pleasure to work with.”

Restructuring and insolvency

“Advises and strategy. Proactive.”

“Very quick and responsive.”

“Excellent knowledge of banking and financial law area, kindness and attention.”

“Anticipation, regular feedback.”

“Smart and experienced, very communicative.” “Renaud was pleasant to deal with, positive and organised. He and his firm were responsive and diligent, closing the transaction to deadline.”


IFLR1000, 2020

Reviews

DSM is a Luxembourg based boutique with a team of 25 lawyers with a fairly broad focus and encompassing financial and corporate transactional work. The firm is a member of five international legal networks: ALFA International, Association of European Lawyers, IBLC, SCG Legal, and Wiras.

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is active in the financial services regulatory spaces, advising on regulation and compliance in the banking and funds industries. The firm is also experienced in real estate acquisition work.

Key clients

The firm advises clients in sectors including investment management, financials services and industrials. Its disclosable clients include Patrimundi 1869, Fiduciary Tucci & Partners, Vantage Data Centers, Tracol Immobilier, PM International, International Chemical Investors, IKO Real Estate, Tralux, Rosalia Group, and Luxembourg Capital.

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

During the research period the firm was active in financial services regulatory work, including advising fund clients on directives such as MIFID, and providing opinions on compliance to financial services’ sector clients.


 

IFLR1000, 2019

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