Benoit Maréchal - Partner
Benoit Maréchal was Head of Employment for Baker & McKenzie Luxembourg and, formerly, for Philippe & Partners Luxembourg and Brussels. He was also one of the 2 key lawyers in charge of Dispute Resolution for Baker & McKenzie Luxembourg.
Benoit Maréchal is a former Research Assistant of the University of Liege, member of the Employment Law Specialists Association, of the think tank on Arbitration in Luxembourg and is well-known for his conferences and scientific articles.
Benoit Maréchal, who started working for Linklaters, is practising as an attorney-at-law for more than 10 years.
Benoît Maréchal advises domestic and foreign clients on issues relating to employment advice including EU law, immigration, social security, executive compensation & benefits, restructuring and outsourcing, expatriates, union actions, labour and social security litigation.
Benoît Maréchal has a strong experience in overall litigation, including administrative law aspects. He routinely assists his clients with commercial, contract or administrative law and can handle IP/IT and data protection issues.
Benoît Maréchal gained an in-depth and recognized knowledge and experience in real estate transactions and was involved in major real estate transactions in Luxembourg with international aspects.
- Chambers & Partners: Employment.
- Legal 500: Employment
“Benoît Maréchal has the ability to ‘analyse the problem and provide a solution’“
(Legal 500, 2014)
Languages: English, French
Raphael Collin - Partner
Raphael Collin was a founder of the Baker & McKenzie Luxembourg office in 2010. Before Raphael worked notably several years in the Luxembourg office of Allen & Overy, was a partner of a top-ten Luxembourg law firm and created his own firm in 2009. He is practicing since 1997 in Luxembourg.
Raphaël Collin has significant experience in advising clients on issues on mergers and acquisitions and international corporate reorganizations. He works with private equity funds on structuring their investments and the setting up of the joint ventures in Luxembourg and abroad.
He routinely assists domestic and foreign clients (regulated or not) on their real estate investments and transactions (asset and share deals) and the related financing. He is regularly leading real estate deals from a transactional standpoint.
He is regularly advising regulated entities for their compliance with Luxembourg professional rules, their day-to-day management or important transactions.
- Chambers & Partners: Corporate / Commercial.
- Legal 500 Corporate and M&A.
- Legal 500 Real Estate
Publications, presentations and articles
He is the author of several publications on global corporate real estate Handbook, on listing of securities in the Luxembourg stock exchange, on cross-border mergers and on European companies and on incorporating companies in Luxembourg.
Chambers Global 2015 identifying Mr. Collin as one of the best lawyers in his jurisdiction.
Languages: English, French, Italian
Flavien Carbone - Senior Associate
Flavien Carbone joined Collin Marechal in October 2014. He mainly assists and advises international clients on their real estate, merger and acquisitions and finance transactions.
Before joining Collin Marechal, Flavien Carbone worked as an Associate of the law firm Baker & McKenzie Luxembourg assisting for three years clients on matters of corporate law, M&A, Real Estate and finance.
Languages: English, French
Alberto Morpurgo - Partner
Alberto has more than 16 years of experience as tax counsel with Deloitte and PwC in Luxembourg and Italy. He is Chartered Tax Advisor and Auditor (Italian qualifications) since 2005.
Throughout his career, Alberto has enlarged his International and Cross Border Tax expertise from the Corporate market, including SME, to the Financial one, mainly advicing Banking, Asset Management and Insurance groups, as well as to the Wealth Management.
Besides, being Italian, he developed a specific focus on the Italian Market.
Alberto is member of the International Fiscal Association and he is often speaker at conferences and Luxembourg economic missions.
- Structuring and Set-up
- Merger & Acquisitions
- Group Reorganisations
- Structured Finance transactions
- Private Equity & Real Estate
- Tax Due Diligence
- Corporate tax compliance
Languages: English, French, Italian
Martin Michard - Partner
Martin has substantial experience (more than 12 years) in bank lending, real estate finance, project and acquisition finance, structured finance, securitisation, capital markets, bank regulation, financial services, insolvency, liquidation, restructuring, as well as in corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions.
Advising both lenders and borrowers on senior, mezzanine, subordinated and syndicated loan financing transactions, including the implementation of the appropriate security package and the issue of all types of legal opinions.
Advising asset managers on cross-border real estate portfolio acquisition transactions and related financing and collateral legal aspects.
Advising originators, arrangers and issuers on the incorporation and, as the case may be, the authorisation of securitisation vehicles with the CSSF, and the implementation of structured notes programmes, including ongoing advice on listing, regulatory, clearance, compliance and transparency requirements.
Prior to joining Collin Maréchal, Martin was Partner at Baker & McKenzie Luxembourg, and, prior to that, worked in three reputable Luxembourg law firms for an aggregate period of ten years and was the Head of the Banking & Finance Department and in charge of the business development for the last two years. He created strong relationships with a large number of institutional lenders, asset managers, financial services providers and “best friends” law firms, most of which are operating in Europe or worldwide and are being part of his client portfolio.
Following his LL.M. in Heidelberg, Martin has developed a specific focus on the German market, and is also particularly active in US and UK cross-border transactions.
He is a Luxembourg qualified lawyer since 2006.
- Bank lending
- Real estate, project and acquisition finance
- Structured finance, securitisation
- Capital markets
- Insolvency, restructuring, liquidation
- Bank regulation, financial services
- Corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions
Languages: English, German, French, Russian, Bulgarian