IFLR1000 2020


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