LG@VOCATS

EXPERTISE

LG Avocats is an independent Luxembourg based law firm, known for its expertisein two branches of activities: business and IT.

Regarding business LG Avocats is involved in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, commercial and corporate law, employment law, bankruptcy, competition and high level litigation.

Regarding IT, the LG Avocats is involved in e-commerce, data protection, intellectual property, media and telecommunication law.

LG Avocats is a member of Meritas, a global alliance of some 180 business law firm, and World IT Lawyers, a network of lawyers specialised in information technology law.

LG Avocats is recognised, in IP&IT, as a top tier law firm in The Legal 500 for many years, and is also recommended by Who’s Who Legal in Information Technology and Telecoms practice areas.

IT - eCommerce

“We help users deal with the legal issues associated with the development of an IT System or a Website”

  • IT and software development or licence contracts
  • Drafting of “terms of use” or “terms of business”
  • Online marketing
  • Outsourcing contracts
  • Regulatory issues for finance and insurance companies

CORPORATE LAW

“We are involved from the negotiation of shareholders’ agreement to company creation and then through its growth and, as the case may be, its liquidation or bankruptcy.”

  • Negotiation and drafting of shareholders’ agreements or of joint venture agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of articles of association of public companies, limited liability companies, limited partnership agreements, etc
  • Implementation of financing transactions or of merger or acquisition transactions having ramifications in Luxembourg

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

“Licensing or transferring your own intellectual property or purchasing the IP of creators / business partners may also be at the heart of your development.``

  • Trademark litigation
  • License or transfer agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Copyright including author and producer agreements, copyright issues in the employment relationship

CORPORATE SERVICES AND DOMICILIATION

“We assist to meet regulatory obligations and to facilitate the domiciliation and running of companies.”

  • Preparing documents related to the incorporation of Luxembourg companies or to their corporate life
  • Requesting business licences
  • Administrative and accounting follow-up of companies
  • Preparing financial statements and tax declarations
  • Performing formalities required from companies in order to comply with legal requirement
  • Providing registered office or, eventually, act as board members for non commercial companies

ENTERTAINMENT, TELECOM & MEDIA

“LG Avocats has been at the forefront of the liberalisation of the Luxembourg telecom market and have been active with major operators ever since.”

  • Assisting operators in market access
  • Licensing, interconnection, right of access, and competition law issues
  • Assisting telecom operators in making deals on the sharing of infrastructure or in negotiating satellite transmission agreements
  • Advising on restrictions on advertising, sponsorship, tele-shopping services, protection of minors, production of content, games and lotteries, copyrights…

EMPLOYMENT

“Whether you are in the constructive phase of recruitment or in the difficult phase of lay-offs, individual or collective, we stand by you.”

  • Drafting employment agreement
  • Contract termination
  • Drafting of settlement agreement
  • Dismissal procedures and representing client before Court
  • Implementation of employees policy, and of monitoring activities including monitoring of emails & IT tools, and recording of phone conversations of employees, CCTV
  • Transfer of activity in another country – collective redundancies

MERGERS & ACQUISITION

``Whether you are on the fast track of expansion by acquisition or selling the family jewels, we help you make the deals and manage your risks``

  • Negotiating and drafting share purchase agreements
  • Performing due diligence, providing tax advice, drafting legal opinion letters
  • Preparing and reviewing of security instruments such as share pledge agreements, shareholders guarantees, fiduciary agreement…

COMPETITION LAW

``We evaluate your competition legal options to support your strategic objectives``

  • Advising and defending clients operating in regulated sectors in relation to competition and economic regulatory matters, including compliance with licence conditions and price reviews
  • Representing clients involved in competition disputes
  • Defending clients subject to cartel, abuse of dominance and other competition investigations
  • Advising clients on the application of competition law to commercial agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, business strategies and conduct
  • Advising on the EU State aid rules

DATA PROTECTION

We help you to manage your data in order to manage your reputational and financial risks

  • Representing clients at the Luxembourg Data Protection Authority
  • Assessment of data protection compliance
  • Implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation
  • Filing of registration
  • Implementation of transfers of data
  • CCTV
  • Supervision of the employees
  • Drafting of outsourcing agreements
  • Privacy policies

INSOLVENCY

FOOD LAW

LITIGATION

``We are regularly involved in various types of litigations``

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate litigation including for example representing XX following replacement of XX
  • Urgent procedures in order to seek interim measures
  • Employment litigation including procedures for unfair dismissal

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