Norton Rose Fulbright opens in Luxembourg with new team

Firm May 2017

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced it is opening an office in Luxembourg. The new office in Luxembourg will be fully operational from June 2017.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s new office in Luxembourg will primarily serve the firm’s corporate, tax, funds, banking and capital markets practice areas - to meet the growing demand for integrated, international legal services.

The newly appointed team will be led by Stéphane Braun, most recently founding partner of BS Avocats, who will be working alongside partners Manfred Dietrich (funds) and Raquel Guevara (tax).

Stéphane Braun has 14 years’ experience in Luxembourg advising on all aspects of banking, debt and equity capital markets transactions, securitisations, asset financing and secured syndicated lending, regulatory matters relating to financial services, corporate, contract and commercial laws, restructuring and insolvency and clearing and settlement.

Manfred Dietrich* joins as an investment fund and asset management partner. He has over 16 years of experience in Luxembourg, which includes setting-up, restructuring, marketing, operation and liquidation of Luxembourg investment funds and vehicles as well as advising managers, depositaries and service providers in the funds sector on the structuring, setting-up and operation of their Luxembourg entities. Manfred is also involved in advising EU and non-EU investment managers on the implementation and compliance with the EU AIFM Directive in Luxembourg.

Raquel Guevara* has 14 years’ experience in Luxembourg and focuses on cross-border tax planning, in particular working on private equity structuring for private clients and investments funds, real estate investments, e-commerce and IP structuring, supervising tax audits, tax planning projects and performing tax and legal due diligence examinations. She has also been involved in the development of tax effective structures including hybrid instruments designed for different kinds of (US) investors and tailor-made management equity programs for top tier management.

Martin Scott, managing partner, EMEA comments:

“I’m delighted to welcome Stéphane Braun, Manfred Dietrich and Raquel Guevara to Norton Rose Fulbright. The establishment of our Luxembourg office will enhance our cross-border tax planning, private funds, corporate and real estate capability, particularly in Germany, as well as our EU investigations and risk advisory capabilities. In addition to growing links with China, Luxembourg has well established connections to Canada, the US, Moscow, as well as the major European countries. The strength and depth that this new team brings offers an excellent opportunity to address the needs of our clients by building upon our existing offering.”

Stéphane Braun, head of Luxembourg, said:

“I am delighted to join Norton Rose Fulbright, this is a fantastic law firm with a world-class business and great people. Norton Rose Fulbright’s global footprint provides an extensive platform for our Luxembourg offering. We look forward to working with our new colleagues around the world to further strengthen our corporate, tax, funds, banking and finance offering to clients.”

The new office in Luxembourg, which will be fully operational from June, follows Norton Rose Fulbright’s recent expansion in the US (San Francisco), Canada (Vancouver), Monaco, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and Africa (Uganda, Zimbabwe). In February 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke announced they will combine in the second quarter of 2017.

* Subject to SRA approval.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Norton Rose Fulbright will combine with Chadbourne & Parke, a leading international law firm, during the second quarter of 2017. Norton Rose Fulbright's expanded practice will have more than 1000 lawyers in the US and 4000 lawyers worldwide.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, Toronto, Sydney and Johannesburg. 

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