Céline has strong experience in corporate law, focusing on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structures, reorganization and restructuring work in both a domestic and cross-border context. She regularly advises private equity houses, institutional investors, large corporations and startups in these fields.
Céline joins the firm from the fiduciary Apex, formerly Capita Fiduciary, where she spent almost 11 years as part of the board of directors. Before that, she worked for Allen & Overy and Loyens Loeff as a Corporate lawyer.
Catherine Pogorzelski, Country Managing Partner of the Luxembourg office and head of the Corporate practice in Luxembourg, said: “Céline’s appointment adds significant additional weight to our capabilities in Luxembourg and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm. She is a highly experienced lawyer and has demonstrated over the years that she is also a strong entrepreneur. Her hire demonstrates our ongoing commitment to investing in the growth of our Luxembourg Corporate team.”
Céline Pignon added: “I’m delighted to be joining a team of such highly experienced Corporate lawyers within DLA Piper’s market-leading M&A practice. The firm provides a fantastic platform through its global reach and full-service capability. I very much look forward to helping further build on the firm’s considerable track record of success.”