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Law Firm in Luxembourg

Law Firm in Luxembourg

Updated on Thursday 23rd September 2021

Our law firm in Luxembourg is distinguished by professionalism, efficiency and dedication to the client offering legal advice, assistance and legal representation in civil, administrative, fiscal, commercial and in various labor disputes in Luxembourg. Our lawyers in Luxembourg aim to offer advice to solve problems more effectively.
 
Our lawyers can provide legal representation and assistance in any legal matter, ranging from signing contracts with Luxembourg companies, special services for associations and foundations, company incorporation in Luxembourg, debt recovery, assistance for issues related to commercial contracts, employment, intellectual property, civil law, commercial law, litigation and tax compliance.
 

Assistance in litigation cases in Luxembourg

 

Our lawyers in Luxembourg can guide local and foreign citizens and investors in case of litigation in the Grand Duchy.
 
There are various types of cases which require legal advice and assistance and, with the help of our law firm in Luxembourg, those in need of such services can benefit from competent assistance in matters of:
 
  • corporate law: from guidance on commercial disputes to resolving corporate litigation cases;
  • employment law: we can help employers resolve any differences with their employees;
  • civil law: we can help foreign and local citizens resolve various types of disputes related to civil causes, such as family litigation;
  • tax law: we can offer legal solutions to potential clients facing difficulties of taxation nature.
There are several ways of resolving litigation cases in Luxembourg: by mediation and arbitration, which do not need going to a court of law, and court procedures which usually are lengthier and more expensive. Together with our litigation attorneys in Luxembourg, clients can make informed decisions on the course to follow.
 

Investing in Luxembourg

 

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg enjoys a central position in Europe and although it is one of the smallest states in Europe, it is an excellent destination for investments.
 
Luxembourg has an open economy and good infrastructure. Its central geographical location in Europe adds to the country’s attractiveness as a base for many international companies. Foreign investors will often engage in trade activities or open branches and subsidiaries that offer them access to the rest of Western Europe. 
 
The workforce in Luxembourg is another strong asset. The country has three official languages: Luxembourgish, French and German and English are also widely spoken. Luxembourg employees are fluent in more than one language and are highly educated.
 

Open or close a company in Luxembourg, helped by our lawyer in Luxembourg

 

The company incorporation procedure in Luxembourg is straightforward and a new company can become operational in a relatively short amount of time. However, there are certain steps that need to be followed during the incorporation phase. Our lawyer in Luxembourg can help you open a company, prepare and submit all the necessary documents requested by the authorities. 
 
Most commercial activities in Luxembourg are regulated and investors will need to obtain a business permit before commencing their activities. Our agents can help you apply for a business permit from the Directorate General for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Entrepreneurship belonging to the Ministry of Economy.
 
Any company in Luxembourg will need to be registered at the Trade and Companies Register and submit the proper documents for VAT registration with the Tax authorities. Our lawyers can help you during all of these steps and can also help you decide what type of company is best suited to your needs.
 
Our representatives work with accountants in the Grand Duchy. By requesting our services, you can make sure that your company complies with the tax rules in Luxembourg.
 
Should you need to terminate a business in Luxembourg, our affiliate lawyers can also help you close a company either through dissolution, liquidation or compulsory liquidation. They will guide you through this procedure so that your company will fully close any business activities in the country and, at the same time, pay any debts to its creditors or employees. 
 
We also offer information about company formation in other countries, such as Turkey
 
Our legal services in Luxembourg are also presented in the scheme below:
 
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Types of companies in Luxembourg

 

The following types of companies can be established with the help of our law firm in Luxembourg:
 
  1. the sole proprietorship which can be set up by one member and needs no share capital;
  2. the partnership which can be general or limited and requires at least two founding members;
  3. the limited liability company which is the most common business form in Luxembourg;
  4. the joint stock or public company which is can be used for trading on the Stock Exchange in Luxembourg.
Our Luxembourg lawyers can offer detailed information on each type of company.
 

Company registration procedure in Luxembourg

 

The following steps must be completed in order to register a company in Luxembourg:
 
  •  have the company’s statutory documents prepared – a process that takes 1 or 2 days;
  •  deposit the share capital of the company in a bank account – this takes 1 day;
  •  reserve the company name with the Trade Register – the procedure takes a few hours;
  •  register the company with the Companies Register – this process takes around 4 days;
  •  obtain the business license with the Ministry of Economy – it can take up to 15 days.
We invite you to watch a short video about the services offered by our affiliate law firm in Luxembourg:
 

 

Business consulting services from our Luxembourg lawyers

 

Business consulting does not refer only to starting a company in Luxembourg, as our lawyers can advise on various aspects such as choosing the right type of structure for the company in accordance with the owner’s vision and expectations, merging or acquiring other companies by choosing the most appropriate solution and guidance in obtaining various types of licenses for the company.
 
Our law firm in Luxembourg will offer personalized services which will help clients to choose what suits their interests.
 

Set up investment funds in Luxembourg

 
Luxembourg is one of the leading locations in the world for collective investment undertakings (UCIs or investment funds). These investment vehicles offer the ability to access various portfolio investments, share the associated costs or generate current income. The capital for these funds can be raised from several investors and the amounts are invested according to a specific investment policy.
 
Luxembourg has a wide range of investment funds available to the experienced entrepreneurs. They are presented by our law firm in Luxembourg:
 
  • UCITS: undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities which fall under the EU legislation;
  •  AIF: alternative investment fund, which includes the most common type of investment fund: the hedge fund;
  • SIF: specialized investment fund which can be established by professional investors;
  •  FCP: common fund, which one of the structures used to create an investment fund in Luxembourg;
  • SICAV: investment company with variable capital and SICAF: investment company with fixed capital – the corporate forms for opening investment funds.
The decision to set up a UCI in its basic form as a FCP or as a SICAV can depend on the tax regulations for the chosen business structure and other operational and marketing issues. These structures will need to be controlled by a management company, have to comply with VAT regulations and, in some cases, the investors can even benefit from certain double tax treaties signed by Luxembourg.
 
Our lawyer in Luxembourg can give you detailed information about these investment options, the regulating authorities in this business field, as well as details about the most important investment structures such as the SICAV or SICAF.
 
Whenever you need legal advice and professional counseling in Corporate Law, our law firm will provide you with a full range of services that will help you resolve any problem that you may encounter.
 

Assistance in buying real estate property in Luxembourg

 

No matter if the client is a natural person or a corporate one, they can rely on our Luxembourg lawyers for assistance in purchasing real estate in the Grand Duchy. Our law firm in Luxembourg can help with the following:
 
  •  real estate due diligence procedures which are the most important when deciding to buy a property;
  •  assistance in drafting the pre-sale and the sale-purchase agreements;
  •  supervision of the entire procedure during the acquisition of the property;
  •  registration of the property with the Luxembourg Land Register upon completion of the purchase.
Our services target the purchase of residential and commercial real estate in Luxembourg. Also, foreign clients who want to sell properties in the Grand Duchy can receive the same services and care from our Luxembourg law firm.
 

Steps in a litigation case in Luxembourg

 
The following procedures must be respected when involved in litigation in Luxembourg:
 
  • the petition with the court filed by the claimant and the notification of the defendant is the first procedure when starting court litigation in Luxembourg;
  • the two parties must then exchange the documents related to the case and prepare the evidence;
  • the court will then hear both parties and accept evidence from both the claimant and the defendant;
  • the closing arguments are then presented by both parties’ Luxembourg litigation attorneys;
  • the final judgment is issued by the court; however, appeals can be filed with the higher courts.
 
Our litigation lawyers in Luxembourg can offer detailed information on the stages of a trial.
 

Arbitration in Luxembourg

 
Arbitration is a mechanism for dispute resolution, a private and consensual process leading to final and mandatory duties of the parties. Arbitration in Luxembourg is handled by the Arbitrary Court.
 
Arbitration and mediation in Luxembourg are becoming more popular for commercial matters, especially for international disputes. In complex judicial matters, arbitration and mediation are often preferred because these two procedures are generally faster, easier and cheaper.
 

Assistance in litigation in Luxembourg

 
Our law firm in Luxembourg can advise on the following:
 
  • commercial and business litigation cases involving companies in Luxembourg;
  • civil matters, such as divorce procedures, child custody, and marriage annulments;
  • debt collection cases, which can be handled amicably or in a court of law;
  • company liquidation cases which are dealt with by the Luxembourg courts.

Settling commercial litigation in Luxembourg

 
The Luxembourg Civil Code, which is based on the French one, is the main source of law for settling commercial litigation cases. The court system is comprised of a constitutional court, an appellate court, a court of cassation, local and magistrate courts, also known as district courts. The latter deal with the resolution of both civil and commercial disputes. There are two district courts in Luxembourg: the one in Diekirch and the one in Luxembourg City.
 
Commercial claims with values below 10,000 euros are tried by the local courts, while claims with amounts higher than this sum will fall under the jurisdiction of the district courts in Luxembourg. Commercial courts are chambers constituted by judges in the district court and have special regulations.
 
Our Luxembourg attorneys can offer more information on commercial courts in the Grand Duchy.
 

Limitations and remedies in commercial disputes in Luxembourg

 
The Luxembourg Civil Law provides for a limitation period of 30 years in all civil and commercial claims tried under Civil Procedure Code. On the other hand, the Commercial Law provides for a 10-year limitation period on claims related to commercial disputes in the case of traders, professionals and consumer claims.
 
The remedies to be issued by the courts after the resolution of a commercial litigation may consist in allocating damage payments, injunctions for respective contractual terms or even to fulfill the obligation of a contract.
 
Please contact us for more information on our legal services in Luxembourg.
 
Lawyers Luxembourg is a part of Bridgewest company, an International Legal Network with offices all over the world. Our areas of expertise are law, accountancy and company formation. If clients need legal services in other countries, we recommend our reliable teams from all around the world, such as lawyers from Germany and UK