Michel Bulach (Pinsent Masons): Multinational Law Firm Pinsent Masons Launches in Luxembourg
On 1st July multinational law firm Pinsent Masons launched in Luxembourg - its seventh office in continental Europe, hiring a number of lawyers and business operations executives from former law firm Wildgen. With an established presence in Luxembourg, the team of financial services lawyers will play a vital role in enhancing Pinsent Masons’ cross border expertise, underpinned by professional services with law at the core.
Why did Wildgen teams decide to join forces with multinational law firm Pinsent Masons?
Partners of both law firms have been collaborating on a wide range of clients’ matters for years. We have always had a very good relationship that has strengthened over time, thanks to a very similar culture and purpose-led approach to professional services. So, when Pinsent Masons first mentioned the possibility of establishing an office in Luxembourg, we (Wildgen’s Partners and staff) decided to join them and to launch Pinsent Masons Luxembourg. Our new location was launched with an initial focus on the Financial Services sector and became the 7th office in Continental Europe. Our experts also bring significant benefit to Pinsent Masons’ clients, particularly corporate and investment funds clients in Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, France, and the UK.
How are your clients' needs evolving?
Our commercial environment, the legal services and the wider world in general are changing. Our clients want more than expert legal advice. They need a trusted partner, who understands their business, to support them as they transform their own organisation. Our experts champion innovation and change and are committed to delivering excellence to all our clients. At Pinsent Masons Luxembourg (and for years with Wildgen), we have been and want to remain at the forefront, working with clients to deliver solutions which can drive their strategies. By using talented people, processes, and technology we are constantly developing smarter models to transform the way we provide services to clients, and the advice we give them.
What kinds of risks or opportunities do you foresee worldwide, and in particular Luxembourg?
Luxembourg is an economic and trading centre that is of global importance. It is also the largest European centre for investment funds, as well as a leading light in the development of Green Finance. As a Partner specialised in Banking, Finance, and Insurance, I put particular emphasis on these sectors. They are a natural fit since Luxembourg is a domicile of choice for insurance and reinsurance companies, and of course it is the largest asset & wealth management centre in the Eurozone. My fellow Luxembourg experts, backed by a seamless network of lawyers and professionals based in 28 locations, broaden our ability to deliver cross-border expertise to clients in Luxembourg or worldwide.
“Our experts champion innovation and change and are committed to delivering excellence to all our clients.”