Arendt is proud to announce the launch of its new representative office in frankfurt, germany, in 2024.
Arendt assists its clients on an international scale on Luxembourg law matters. We have a thorough understanding of the German legal and economic environment, as well as strong experience with Germany-based asset managers and financial institutions, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the European Central Bank. We are pleased to have been chosen by many German-speaking clients as their trusted legal advisor, service provider and business partner. Opening an office in Frankfurt enhances and optimises our activities with them, and is a significant milestone in our international expansion.
“In our Frankfurt office, Arendt will continue to provide its unique expertise in Luxembourg law, tax, regulatory, consulting and investor services from a single point.” (Claude Niedner, Arendt Co-Chair)
We advise fund managers of all asset classes throughout the fund cycle, as well as multinational companies and insurance companies.
Arendt’s Frankfurt office will be the central point of contact for our current and future German-speaking clients, as well as international clients who wish to structure products for the German market.
“Through its local presence, Arendt will be in a position to more closely provide guidance to asset managers and investors already active in the Luxembourg market or interested in the Luxembourg fund centre. Arendt´s capability to focus specifically on the legal requirements and market practices to which German clients are subject when structuring Luxembourg products and transactions will be considerably enhanced. We are also looking forward to strengthening our ties even further with our peers from major international and local law firms and continue to serve them with respect to all Luxembourg matters.” (Dr. Constanze Jacobs, Arendt Frankfurt-based Head of office).
Luxembourg task force
Around a third of the 450 legal experts/lawyers at Arendt are German speakers, including legal experts/lawyers with dual qualification in Luxembourg and Germany. Our German-speaking professionals are spread across all practice areas and fields of expertise. Arendt is therefore particularly well positioned to provide a comprehensive range of services to a wide range of players active in German-speaking markets, including on the transactional side (corporate, tax and finance).
Frankfurt office key contacts
The Frankfurt office will be headed by Dr. Constanze Jacobs, who will be supported by Paul Hoffmann (Senior Associate, Investment Management). Dr. Philipp Jost and Dominik Pauly will coordinate German market activities between the Frankfurt office and Arendt’s headquarters in Luxembourg.
Dr. Constanze Jacobs Frankfurt-based Head of office, specialist in Investment Funds. Constanze has worked in various positions in the fund industry in Luxembourg and Germany. She joins Arendt from Commerz Real AG, where she most recently served as Head of Transactions, Structuring & Asset Advisory.
Dr. Philipp Jost Coordinator for the German market, Tax Law Partner. Philipp specialises in tax structuring for investment funds and also has expertise in the structuring of corporate, M&A, and capital markets transactions, as well as in restructurings. He joined Arendt in 2016 and previously spent several years as a tax lawyer with an international law firm in Frankfurt. Philipp.Jost@arendt.com
Dominik Pauly Coordinator for the German market, Finance & Capital Markets Partner. Dominik specialises in banking and financing, advising clients on complex cross-border finance transactions and restructurings. Before joining Arendt in 2020, he worked as a finance lawyer at an international law firm in Frankfurt for seven years.Dominik.Pauly@arendt.com
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