“VANDENBULKE’s banking and finance practice punches above its weight to attract a number of impressive instructions”

Chambers

Finance

We advise banks, investment funds, insurance companies, and broker-dealers carrying out business activities within or involving Luxembourg. We provide full advice on all EU and Luxembourg aspects of finance regulatory compliance, including codes of conduct, bank secrecy, and privacy regulations. Our lawyers monitor and negotiate a full range of loan and security products for banks, lenders’ arrangers, agents’ sponsors, and borrowers. We advise clients on stock exchange listing or delisting of securities or other market transactions.

Finance Team

Our finance lawyers advise lenders, borrowers, guarantors, lessors, lessees, and issuers in the capital markets on all aspects of mainstream secured, unsecured, asset-based, cash flow, and other commercial lending and commercial real estate financing transactions. We counsel lenders and borrowers on sophisticated intercreditor arrangements and complex debt restructurings. Our team handles financings in almost every industry, including commodities, mining, manufacturing, distribution, media, telecommunications, entertainment, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and the service sector.

HAMMURABI

The Code of Hammurabi, created ca. 1780 BC, is one of the earliest known sets of laws. By writing the laws on stone, Hammurabi rendered them immutable. The laws do not accept excuses or explanations for mistakes or fault: the Code was openly displayed in a public place for all to see, so no man could plead ignorance of the law as an excuse. The Code of Hammurabi is often pointed to as the first example of the legal concept that some laws are so basic as to be beyond the ability of even a king to change. This concept lives on in most modern legal systems and gave rise to the term written in stone.