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Expertise

VANDENBULKE prides itself in providing a service of excellence and unmatched expertise in its chosen competences: Corporate, Finance and Tax. The firm does not handle routine work and limits the type and number of assignments it undertakes with the view to delivering the necessary dedication and expertise to each matter.

We are consistently ranked among the most sophisticated and knowledgeable law firms in the Luxembourg market. Our lawyers are constantly solicited to participate in international seminars and conferences. We always commit to bring to our clients the latest corporate and financing market trends and techniques. This is invaluable in enhancing our clients’ competitive edge in the global world markets.

NEUMES

Neumes are the ancestors of our Western and Eastern systems of musical notation, prior to the invention of five-line staff notation. The earliest neumes (from the Greek pneuma, i.e., breath) were inflective marks, in the form of symbols pointing up and down. These indicated the general direction but not necessarily the exact notes or rhythms to be sung. In the Middle Ages, a learning period of up to 10 years was necessary for mastering the huge repertoire of songs covering one full liturgical year. The use of these shorthand mnemonics could be invaluable if the singer knew the tune but did not know how to fit in the words or if his memory slipped a little…