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Practice areas

We work with clients on complex domestic and multijurisdictional matters. With over 20 years of experience in Luxembourg, we have a broad understanding of the local and European markets. 

Our office is committed to improving and further developing the service we offer to our clients. Our focus is on the core areas of commercial activity.

Legal practice areas

Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, the firm prides itself on its approachable, collegiate and team-based way of working.

The firm provides clients with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm's global standards with in depth local expertise.

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Banking & Finance

Our team is regularly acting for leading investment and commercial banks and corporates. We also advise regulatory authorities, supra national bodies, governments and government agencies and actively help shaping the market.

Our partners have been working on several restructuring and insolvency related matters and handled a large number of instructions in this area both for senior and junior financiers and for borrowers.

Capital Markets

The capital markets are an engine for growth, a major source of funding for businesses, banks and sovereign entities. As one of the top global advisers in this area, we advise clients on some of the market's most complex and innovative deals, whether raising money by issuing debt (usually bonds) or equity (shares), or through securitization.


We advise financial institutions and investors on a wide range of regulatory matters, including regulatory capital, mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector, as well as in securities, derivatives, payment services, clearing and settlement, insolvency, corporate and general banking law matters. We also provide legal assistance regarding the digitalisation of financial services, Fintech, insurance and reinsurance, as well as advice regarding AML/CTF.

Corporate & M&A

We act for major corporates, public institutions and private equity houses on complex cross-border transactions.

We support our clients on all major aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on private equity and M&A transactional work, reorganizations and joint ventures often of a complex, international nature that requires both a detailed and in depth knowledge of Luxembourg law and procedure and an understanding of the wider issues raised by international considerations.

Investment Funds

Luxembourg is the world's second largest international funds center. It has a reputation for Pan-European innovation and is a focus for the growth of European structured financing activity. We offer clients clear and tax-sensitive advice based on specialist knowledge of the local and international dynamics of this unique location. The Luxembourg office is fully integrated within the Clifford Chance global network.


We have extensive experience in advising on the tax aspects of corporate, financing, investment and real estate transactions. In addition to direct tax expertise, we have specialists advising on VAT and other indirect taxes.

Clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge of and experience with tax offering a comprehensive advice.

Litigation & Employment Law

We have extensive expertise in litigation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We specialize in managing complex cases involving multiple claims and parties. We also work closely with other Clifford Chance practice areas and offices to develop compliance initiatives and other techniques to help our clients reduce litigation risk.

Our team advises a wide range of corporate clients and financial institutions on a variety of complex employment issues and the employment aspects of all types of corporate transactions.

We not only cover the traditional areas of employment law, but also more specialist areas that are increasingly relevant in the current financial climate, such as remuneration reform, regulatory investigations and corporate governance.

Data Privacy, IP, IT

Clifford Chance Luxembourg provides extensive data protection and data privacy assistance to a wide array of clients, including banks, investment firms and other professionals of the financial sector, as well as insurance companies, securitisation vehicles, private companies, private equity entities, funds and international organisations.

Clifford Chance's global IP Group offers both IP specialists, who typically handle transactional, advisory and disputes work, and commercial lawyers who are familiar with dealing with IP issues in the course of drafting and negotiating a wider range of transaction documents.

Real Estate

The dedicated real estate practice group, advises on all aspects of real estate including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholders agreements, construction and development, global asset management, real estate finance, restructuring and funds. This highly experienced team has the capability to undertake complex work, wherever our clients require, and whatever the legal nature of the transaction.

The real estate team represent all players in the real estate market – from developers and investors to financial institutions, as well as landlords and tenants in relation to retail, office and industrial leases.

Corporate responsibility

At Clifford Chance, we take our responsibilities to our people, the communities in which we live and work, and the environment very seriously. For this reason, we have developed a responsible business strategy that seeks to be fully aligned with our vision to be the global law firm of choice for the world's leading businesses of today and tomorrow.

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