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Philip Basler-Gretić


Philip specialises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and restructuring and insolvency.



Philip is Principal at the corporate department of the Luxembourg office. Philip’s practice areas are general corporate and financial transactions, with particular emphasis on cross-border restructurings and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, cross-border financing and voluntary insolvency procedures. Philip regularly advises on complex international restructuring matters for multinational corporate, private equity and real estate clients in Europe, the United States and Asia. Prior to joining Charles Russell Speechlys in 2016, Philip worked in the corporate mainstream department at a magic circle law firm and two of the top 10 independent law firms in Luxembourg. Philip is fluent in German, French, English and Croatian.

Philip is admitted to practise in Luxembourg.


  • Working with multi-national clients undertaking complex cross-border M&A transactions and acting on transactions in multiple jurisdictions
  • Assisting an important European international manufacturing group to negotiate the shareholders’ agreement and constitutional documents of the company with a group of institutional investors and preparing its corporate restructuring to avoid insolvency
  • Advising a major US private equity house on the reorganisation and restructuring of the corporate department of its Luxembourg office as in-house responsible and head of legal
  • Assisting two European banks to restructure mainly by merger their portfolio of Luxembourg subsidiaries with their related services

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