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16 April 2014

Speechly Bircham’s Luxembourg office achieves full house in Legal 500 EMEA rankings

This article was written prior to the formation of Charles Russell Speechlys, through the merger between Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham.

Within 3 years of opening an office in Luxembourg, Speechly Bircham has been recommended by Legal 500  in all four of its core areas of practice: Banking & Finance, Corporate & M&A, Investment Funds, and Tax.

"We opened our Luxembourg office in 2011" said Michael Lingens, Speechly Bircham's Senior Partner, "and we have been extremely pleased with the reception it has received from clients since then.  The office has grown considerably since its launch and this new recognition from Legal 500is particularly welcome as it is based on client and market feedback."

Luxembourg is one of the world's major financial centres with more investment funds, than anywhere other than New York.  It also has a well-developed commercial and private banking sector which is complemented by an established stock exchange on which a number of our clients have listings. The Speechlys team in Luxembourg therefore neatly integrates the financial services, corporate, investment management and tax structuring capabilities for which the firm has a well-established reputation.

In July 2013 the Luxembourg office moved to new premises to accommodate its growing team which now comprises 3 partners, Françoise Pfeiffer (corporate and banking), David Louis (funds) and François Lerusse (corporate) along with Chokri Bouzidi, Head of Tax - all of whom are highlighted by Legal 500 in their respective areas of expertise.