Our law firm in Luxembourg was founded in 1990 and merged in 2000 with Allen & Overy in order to integrate with one of the most prestigious law firms of the British Magic Circle. More than a legal advisor in corporate or financial matters, we have become a strategic business partner for our clients.  Our lawyers advise banks, asset managers, private equity houses, insurance and reinsurance companies, blue chip companies as well as start-ups, Luxembourg-based companies, governmental authorities and public entities, and we are the chosen legal partner for many organisations with international or European headquarters in Luxembourg. Today, we are well positioned as one of the largest and certainly most international law firm in Luxembourg.
 
Details   Contacts
Postal adress: 33 Avenue JFK   Katia Manhaeve, Partner and Head of IP/TMT practice
Zip code and country: 1855, Luxembourg   katia.manhaeve@allenovery.com 
Phone: + 352 44 44 5 5508   Gary Cywie, Counsel
Fax: +352 444455 222   gary.cywie@allenovery.com
Email: (see above)   Dr. Catherine Di Lorenzo, Senior Associate
Websitewww.allenovery.com   catherine.diLorenzo@AllenOvery.com
     
    Staff:
    Luxembourg : 11 Partners, 90 Lawyers, 143 Staff
    Worldwide: 527 Partners; 2,680 Lawyers; 4,949 Staff
    Spanning 45 Offices; 32 Countries
        TurnOver:
Legal form: SCS   Worldwide: FY 20014: up 2% to GBP1.23bn and profit (before tax and exceptional items) up 7% to GBP523m. See our Annual Results microsite: http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-gb/AR2014/Pages/default.aspx
Foundation date: 1990  
     
Services   Area of activities
    Key practice areas: Banking & Finance; Capital Market ; Corporate/M&A ; Employment ; IP /TMT (including Life Sciences); Investment Management; Litigation; Real Estate; Tax across various sectors.
     
Cloud offers
 
Solutions available on the market
Legal advice as regards cloud-related agreements
 
Specificity of the main offer
We assist our clients with respect to the various legal matters linked to cloud computing, including questions on data protection and international transfers of data, security and confidentiality obligations, performance and accessibility whilst ensuring contractual guarantees as regards the continuity, portability and interoperability. In this context, questions also often arise in relation to intellectual property, consumer protection, labour law, eCommerce and eArchiving. We equally advise institutions of the financial sector on the specific regulatory and contractual questions raised when they wish to use cloud computing solutions.
 
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Awards
Chambers Europe 2015 / Legal 500: Ranked in Band 1 (Allen & Overy) Noted individual Katia Manhaeve and Gary Cywie. Both Katia and Gary are ranked as Managing IP Stars  Managing IP. Quotes from clients and other sources on the practice: "Allen & Overy Luxembourg’s practice assists clients with matters including data protection, IT outsourcing, contentious mandates and regulatory issues. In terms of IP, the firm’s practice covers trade marks, patents, copyrights and database rights. Department head Katia Manhaeve is ‘THE IP expert’ and builds ‘excellent client relationships’. Counsel Gary Cywie, an IP and IT lawyer who joined the firm in 2014, ‘brings with him a lot of experience’. IP associate Natalie Schall is also recommended." (Legal 500 2015) "  .... "Allen & Overy fields one of the best-respected IP lawyers in the jurisdiction in Katia Manhaeve. The practice includes cross-border patent litigation, IP portfolio structuring, e-commerce regulation and data protection, and ‘the breadth of expertise allows flexible support in any area of law’." Legal 500 EMEA 2014 (IP and IT)