Clifford Chance appoints 10 new Senior Associates in Luxembourg

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has appointed ten new Senior Associates in Luxembourg.

Katia Gauzès, Managing Partner of Clifford Chance in Luxembourg comments: "Congratulations to these talented lawyers who have achieved this significant career accomplishment. These nominations demonstrate the strengths of our different practices and their excellence and unfaltering commitment to our clients".

Aubry Kocian, Senior Associate, Global Financial Markets: Aubry advises financial institutions and international companies on banking, restructuring, acquisition finance, structured finance, and real estate finance. She also acts for debtors and creditors on international insolvency restructuring and refinancing.

Isadora Rousselle, Senior Associate, Global Financial Markets: Isadora specialises in insurance, banking, and financial services regulation as well as derivatives, finance, securities, insolvency and general banking and insurance law matters. She further specialises in the digitalisation of the financial and insurance sectors (FinTech, InsurTech).

Donald Sefer, Senior Associate, Global Financial Markets: Donal focuses on national and cross-border banking and finance work, including acquisition finance, real estate finance and secured lending. He advises funds, large international investment banks and Luxembourg banks on financing transactions for Luxembourg-based investment funds.

Nina Aymé, Senior Associate, Corporate: Nina specialises in general corporate matters, corporate restructurings, private equity structures and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions. She advises large private equity houses and financial investors on their cross-border operations.

Megi Bllaca, Senior Associate, Corporate: Megi specialises in general corporate matters, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She advises on the setting-up of private equity structures for major private equity houses as well as on the setting-up of management equity plans.

Konrad Kanaan, Senior Associate, Corporate: Konrad advises on general corporate matters, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He advises on the setting-up of private equity structures for large private equity houses and on the setting-up of management equity plans.

Laurent Dimmer, Senior Associate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Laurent advises on civil, commercial, contract and corporate litigation, including real-estate, banking, and white-collar cases.

Laurent advises corporate, banking and financial investor clients, including investment funds and asset managers.

Brecht Smeets, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Brecht specialises in structuring investment funds with alternative strategies targeting professional, semi-professional and retail investors, their subsequent negotiations with investors as well as their entry into credit facilities. He also works on multiple investor-side reviews, due diligences and related negotiations for asset managers, investment firms and other financial/governmental institutions.

Raphael Somé, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Raphael specialises in investment funds and is particularly involved in advising foreign and domestic clients on the regulatory, corporate, and structural aspects of investment vehicles, with a focus on unregulated AIFs, RAIFs and SIFs with real estate, private equity and fund-of-funds strategies.

Céline Vignoble, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Céline advises clients on the structuring and ongoing operational aspect of both regulated and unregulated investment funds with a focus on private equity, debt, and real estate. She also advises clients on ESG considerations including the SFDR/Taxonomy regulation.

About Clifford Chance

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, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise. Established in 2000, our office is one of the leading international law firms in Luxembourg. With more than 180 professionals, it has a team of 120 lawyers and 15 partners. The team is experienced in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, employment, investment funds, litigation and tax, and advises both international and Luxembourg-based clients, including financial institutions and businesses.

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