Luxembourgish law

Luxembourgish law per practice area for newly appointed lawyers- Spring 2020

Luxembourgish law per practice area for newly appointed lawyers @CompetenceCentre
  • Date de début 17 mars 2020 - 09:00
  • Durée 3 mandatory days + up to 6 optional days
  • Lieu Maison du Savoir
    2, avenue de l'Université
    L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Langue Anglais
  • Prix HT 1300.00 

Contexte de la formation

In order to be able to follow the growth of the Luxembourg financial centre, law offices have long since begun to look for much needed talents abroad. As a consequence, the Competence Centre designed a training to help these international talents integrate the Luxembourg legal framework. The programme also enables local talents to specialize in specific legal fields.


At the end of the training, participants will have grasped the subtleties of the Luxembourg legal framework whilst also having had the opportunity to gain extensive legal knowledge of a chosen field of expertise.

Programme de la formation

The training follows a modular system including 2 mandatory modules that can be completed with up to 4 optional topics.

Agenda and Learning Objectives

  • Introductory Module (mandatory) – 17/03/2020
    • Identify the specificities of the Luxembourg legal center (its history, the factors of its emergence, the impact on the law)
    • Understand the different institutions and sources of Luxembourg law
    • Understand the Luxembourg judicial organization
  • Corporate Law Module (mandatory) – 18 & 19 /03/2020
    • Identify the different forms of legal companies in Luxembourg
    • Explain the different stages a company goes through
    • Identify the role of corporate decision-making bodies

To complete your training, you can add the following modules to your package:

  • Tax Law Module (optional) – 20/03/2020
    • Master the fundamental principles of Luxembourg tax law
    • Identify Luxembourg’s attractiveness in an international context
    • Understand corporate tax mechanisms as well as some specifically Luxembourgish concepts
  • Banking Law Module (optional) – 23 & 24 /03/2020
    •  Identify the stakeholders of Luxembourg’s financial sector
    • Understand financial regulations and related mandatory documents
      • Identify the impact of the AIFMD and UCITS V directives
      • Understand MiFID II Directive and the PRIIPS Regulation
      • Implement the guidelines on combating money laundering and terrorist financing (AML)
      • Identify the impact of European directives on Luxembourg texts
  • Contract Law Module (optional) – 25/03/2020
    • Identify the different types of contracts: civil and commercial contracts, distribution contracts, commercial agent contracts, general conditions of sale and purchase…
    • Manage the contract life cycle: creation, negotiation, approval, execution and closing phase
    • Identify needs and issues, information requirements, confidentiality
    • Determine the responsibility of contractors
  • Investment Funds Module (optional) – 30 & 31 /03/2020
    • Define the key concepts in the field of Luxembourg investment vehicles
    • Discuss the success of investment funds
    • Understand the main Luxembourg investment vehicles
    • Understand the specificities of corporate structures
    • Identify the specific features of Luxembourg legislation in this field


  • Thierry HOSCHEITFirst Vice-President @ District Court Luxembourg
    • Director of studies of the complementary courses in Luxembourg law  @ CCDL (Cours Complémentaires en Droit Luxembourgeois
  • Isabelle CORBISIERFull Professor
  • Peggy GOOSSENSAvocat à la Cour & Partner @ Pierre Thielen Avocats
    • Founder of “Pierre Thielen Avocats SARL”
    • Head of the litigation departement
    • Responsible for law cases related to civil and commercial contracts as well as contractual and non-contractual liabilities
  • Georges SIMON, Partner @ Ashurst
    • Specialised in international tax law, focusing on advising multinational clients on cross-border transactions and group restructurings
    • Has significant experience in the tax litigation field, representing taxpayers at the different levels of the tax procedure
  • François PFISTER, Partner @ Ogier
    • Co-founded the Luxembourg office in 2012
    • Recognised as one of Luxembourg’s leading advisers in the investment funds space
    • Has grown the Luxembourg fund practice from two to twelve lawyers in 7 years
  • Xavier GUZMAN, Partner – Finance & Restructuring – @ DLA Piper Luxembourg
    • Focuses on cross-border banking and finance work, including secured lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset-backed finance, as well as insolvency and restructuring work
  • Laurent MASSINONPartner @ DLA Piper Luxembourg
    • Advises banks, professionals of the financial sector, (re-) insurance companies, listed and non-listed companies and securitisation undertakings on regulatory issues
    • Focuses on cross-border banking and capital market transactions


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