Who we are

Bonn Schmitt is one of the leading independent Luxembourg full-service law firms with an extensive international practice.

The firm’s attorneys are experienced practitioners in the Luxembourg legal environment and represent a broad spectrum of expertise that allows them to deliver unrivalled legal solutions in one of Europe’s leading business and financial centres.

Bonn Schmitt is a trusted legal partner of leading international business and financial institutions, industrial corporations, international organizations, as well as, foreign and national governments. The Firm advises both medium and small sized companies as well as companies listed on the Forbes Global 2000 list.

The Firm has fostered strong links with leading international law firms and is a member of 3 international professional legal networks, to serve the Firm’s global client base, which stretches through Europe, to Russia, the US, South America and Asia. The firm aims to nurture strong client relationships and to address the particular business needs of each client in the most efficient manner.

Bonn Schmitt’s lawyers are registered with the Luxembourg Bar and many are members of several legal associations, including the International Bar Association, the Union Internationale des Avocats and the International Fiscal Association.

We have a passion for contemporary art and combine this passion with our expertise when we act on a pro bono basis as legal advisors to the MUDAM, Luxembourg’s museum of contemporary art.

Team Bonn&Schmitt

Our values: Excellence - Commitment - Ambition

Our strength is drawn from our diversity. Our multi-cultural teams include members from the Caribbean, France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Monte Carlo with strong links to the US, Italy, Portugal and other EU member states. We actively recruit in and from other countries and from differing experiential profiles to reinforce our dynamic working groups. We believe that access to varied viewpoints and analytical considerations allows us to see more completely issues and opportunities that arise during projects.

Fostering an organic network and culture of cooperation both within the firm and in our professional dealings is important to us. Of paramount importance to us is the maintenance of strong client relationships and, to this end, we are continuously working to ensure our clients’ needs are understood and met in a manner tailored to most suit their business needs. Our people possess the highest standards of professional and personal excellence and are committed to working together in a culture where the utmost respect, integrity and solidarity remain at the heart of our values.

Ongoing contributions to the collective knowledge of the firm, through review and research of legal developments, encourage innovation across the board. Some of our members are actively involved with local universities as expert practitioners lecturing on a variety of business and tax law subjects, while others contribute to industry technical committees and review groups advising the local regulators.

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Memberships

In Luxembourg, our lawyers are admitted to the Luxembourg Bar either as Avocat or Avocat à la Cour and to other bars.

Our lawyers are members of, and active in, various international organisations such as the UIA (International Union of Lawyers),  UAE (Union des Avocats Européens), and the LIGUE (International Ligue of Competition).

In Luxembourg, the firm is a member of the following associations: LPEA (the Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association), APDL (Association de la Protection des Données au Luxembourg),   BCC (British Chamber of Commerce), APSI (Association des professionnels de la société de l'information), ALEDC (Association luxembourgeoise pour l'Etude du Droit de la Concurrence), ABBL (Association des Banques et Banquiers Luxembourg), ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry) and CCIL (Camera di Commercio Italo-Lussemburghese).

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Our Rankings

The firm is ranked and recommended since many years in all major important and market leading legal international directories such as IFLR1000, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Leaders League.

Our firm is also regularly highly ranked in the Monterey Insight – Luxembourg Fund Report.

Rankings 2021

Chambers Global highlights Bonn & Schmitt’s expertise in Corporate / M&A and Banking & Finance

IFLR1000: Recommended Firm 2021
Financial and Corporate - Tier 2
Investment Funds – Tier 3

Leaders League has recognized Bonn & Schmitt "Excellent" or "Highly recommended" in eleven practices.

Rankings 2020

Monterey Insight – Luxembourg Fund Report 2020

Bonn & Schmitt are ranked No 6 (out of 60 firms) in terms of number of funds that they advise and No 6 in terms of the assets managed by their clients.

Leaders League has recognized Bonn & Schmitt "Excellent" or "Highly recommended" in eleven practices.

Chambers Global highlights Bonn & Schmitt’s expertise in Corporate / M&A.

Chambers Europe highlights Bonn & Schmitt's expertise in Banking and Finance, Corporate / M&A and Dispute Resolution.

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 has recognized Bonn & Schmitt in eight practices and also praised many of Bonn & Schmitt’s lawyers for their expertise.

The World Bank - Doing Business 2020

IFLR 1000: Recommended Firm 2020
Financial and Corporate - Tier 2                                  Investment Funds – Tier 3

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