In its new 2019 edition, Legal 500 recognised all of the practice areas of PwC Legal as ranked. Moreover, clients also recommend 6 of our Partners.
Corporate & M&A
Headed by Catherine Baflast, PwC Legal's three-partner team provides expertise across the gamut of corporate and commercial matters, and is seen as a 'reliable alternative to the established big law firms'. The 'responsive and business-oriented' Saskia Myners excels in private equity-led M&A, and is a key member of the team. Jean-Philippe Smeets, expert in M&A transactions, has been promoted as a partner as of 1st January 2019.
Banking & Finance
Led by the 'approachable and knowledgeable' Basile Fémelat, PwC Legal's 'responsive' team displays an 'in-depth knowledge of financial law' on behalf of lenders and borrowers, particularly as it relates to secured lending and structured finance transactions. Clients include KKR, Scotiabank and Ineos.
'Very knowledgeable about Luxembourg laws and how to apply them to actual business issues', PwC Legal's eight-strong team provides 'thorough, practical and commercial advice' to domestic and international companies across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Praised for her ability to 'structure the best legal options even under significant time constraints', co-head Marielle Stevenot's 'broad experience enables her to effectively deal with cross-border matters'. 'Flexible, committed and reactive' co-head Cindy Arces regularly assists international clients on staffing and day-to-day employment law compliance issues. Clients include Northern Trust, Delphi and Aviva. We are proud to be ranked Tier 1 for the fourth consecutive year.
Led by two dedicated litigation partners and also able to draw upon the expertise of lawyers with substantive knowledge across areas including employment, finance and IP/IT, PwC Legal is well-placed to provide an 'excellent service' to institutional clients of the firm, as well as those instructing it on a standalone basis. Cindy Arces is appreciated by clients for her 'flexible, committed and creative approach', as well as her 'willingness to find alternative dispute resolution solutions before deciding to move forward with legal proceedings'. The 'excellent and skilled', Marielle Stevenot's broad-ranging expertise encompasses a significant amount of employment litigation.
IP & IT
Appreciated by clients for its 'solution-oriented mindset', PwC Legal has a 'deep knowledge of IP and IT matters, from both an international and domestic perspective'. Spearheaded by the 'responsive and practical' Audrey Rustichelli, the team is, however, best-known for its 'strong data protection knowledge' and has been involved in a raft of GDPR-related projects. The newly promoted partner, Audrey Rustichelli, has been ranked as a "Leading Indivual" in her practice.
Our teams of brilliant lawyers worked hard and we thank them for this accomplishment and for delivering day after day top quality services to our clients.