DSM has established itself as a leading player amongst independent law firms in the Luxembourg market, with a superb international reputation of excellence in each of its key sectors. The firm is a proven expert in working on high-end deals, combining exceptional business acumen with legal expertise. The partners are supported by a multinational and multilingual team that is highly experienced in dealing with issues involving all kinds of aspects of international and European law. The team of legal specialists has an impressive track record of advising on complex Real Estate transactions, on M&A, corporate law, taxation, corporate finance and dispute resolution.
The firm’s track record includes complex cross-border litigation, involving major corporations and financial institutions.
DSM has an extensive track record of advising on complex real estate transactions. This includes acquisitions and project developments in Luxembourg, as well as in other jurisdictions, using Luxembourg investment vehicles. The Real Estate team consistently provides advice on transactions and follow up, handling the entire process from planning, structuring, development, contracting, financing to exit strategy. DSM has become a significant player for projects both within Luxembourg and across Europe, providing multilingual contractual support and becoming the Luxembourg firm of choice by a range of developers, institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
DSM advises its clients in all the phases of corporate, commercial and M&A matters.
In particular, this includes the acquisition of corporate bodies, including drafting and assisting with the negotiation of acquisition agreements and due diligence of all legal issues with respect to target companies, the assistance in the setting up of joint ventures, the advice and assistance with respect to licensing requirements for activities of various industry sectors (banking & finance, trade, advisory, real estate) , in particular with respect to public law requirements and the handling of licensing procedures with state administrations and public bodies, the drafting assisting with the negotiation of commercial contracts in various industry sectors, the drafting of security documents (share pledge, account pledge, guarantee agreements, etc.) and the representation of clients in dispute resolution, including proceedings before the national courts, as well as national and international commercial arbitration, connected to commercial contracts and disputes.
The firm’s services include advice on corporate, commercial, tax and regulatory issues, as well as the execution of due diligence and the drafting of contractual documents and legal opinions
DSM has been involved in advising on and creating alterative investment funds in Luxembourg, including hedge funds, real estate funds, and funds of funds. These would typically be formed as regulated entities pursuant to the Law of 13 February 2007 on specialised investment funds. DSM also advises on the incorporation and approval of SICARs, which also aims at sophisticated investors and are regulated in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).
DSM assists with structuring, drafting the relevant documentation, interfacing with regulators, and advising on tax matters, including VAT.
DSM is a leading Luxembourg law firm in employment law, social security and employee benefits. The firm offers wide range of employment law solutions, from day-to-day advices to complex employment litigation. With a practice that extends into every area of labor law, DSM can address any corporate compliance, labor, employment or benefits issue and gives legal advice on all aspects of employment and labor law to individual as well as to international clients.
The firm’s services include employment litigation, collective bargaining and labor agreements, pension and benefit, wage and hour as well as occupational safety and health and alternative dispute resolution.
Specialising in litigation, criminal law, administrative law, appellate practice, human rights and European law, the partners of the Dispute Resolution Department have significantly strengthened the firm’s litigation practice. They have successfully defended several clients in white collar crime matters.
DSM is well grounded in international and local arbitration and has developed a substantial portfolio in negotiation and mediation, featuring a team of qualified arbitrators and trained mediators.
Their in-depth understanding of European and Luxembourg Jurisprudence places DSM in a strong position to provide advice and representation in cases involving multiple claims and parties. The firm has wide experience in representing individual clients as well as institutional and corporate clients before Luxembourg courts at all levels. The firm’s track record includes complex cross-border litigation, involving major corporations and financial institutions.