Luxembourg, 10 January 2022 – To support the growth of its M&A activities, Baker McKenzie Luxembourg strengthens its Corporate / M&A team by welcoming Jean-Philippe Smeets as partner.
Jean-Philippe joins two current partners of this practice, Jean-François Findling - also Managing Partner of the Luxembourg law firm - and Elodie Duchêne and a large team of associates.
Jean-Philippe brings an extensive experience of over 20 years focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and commercial law. He advises international and local corporate groups, private equity funds, PSF and private investors in a variety of domestic and cross-border business transactions across a broad range of industries such as financial sector, manufacturing, food and beverage, and digital media.
Previously, Jean-Philippe headed the M&A practice of PWC Legal (formerly MNKS) since 2019. He started his career in 2000 in Belgium in renowned network and independent law firms.
Jean-François Findling, Managing Partner said: "The hiring of Jean-Philippe Smeets reflects the effervescence of the Luxembourg local M&A market and is a testimony of Baker & McKenzie expertise and reputation in complex local and cross-border M&A deals."
Jean-Philippe Smeets commented: "By taking on this role, I am grateful and delighted to join one of the top international M&A teams and platform in the legal industry and look forward to working with my M&A colleagues from our 70 offices around the world. Thanks to my knowledge and experience of the Luxembourg market I will focus on further strengthening our M&A assistance for the Luxembourg industry."
About Baker McKenzie Luxembourg
Established in Luxembourg for over 10 years, Baker McKenzie has currently 10 partners and more than 50 lawyers and tax practitioners and advises clients on major cross-border financings, transactions and investment structuring. The Luxembourgish law firm is in constant evolution and records a revenue growth of 25% over the last 24 months.
About our M&A practice
The Corporate/M&A Team has 3 partners and more than 20 lawyers and legal practitioners.