• Three new members join dedicated service desk
  • Reinforcement reflects firm’s commitment to German-speaking client base

Luxembourg; October 7, 2016: Kaufhold & Réveillaud, Avocats announced today that it has expanded the size of its German Desk with the addition of three new members, bringing the team total to nine.

The Desk’s significant growth reflects the steady influx of German clients seen in recent years and aligns with the firm’s mission to continuously satisfy the inbound and outbound cross-border needs of its diverse client base.

Recognizing the importance of multi-local insight, Kaufhold & Réveillaud officially launched the Desk in 2006 to serve its German-speaking clientele, mainly in the areas of corporate law, commercial litigation and labor law.

“While Germany and Luxembourg are similar in many ways, there are distinct legal and cultural differences that must be grasped in order to have a complete picture,” said Brigitte Czoske, Lawyer at Kaufhold & Réveillaud and cofounder of the German Desk. “Having this dedicated service means that we appreciate and fully understand both contexts and their nuances.”

Czoske and fellow lawyer Rüdiger Sailer, the Desk’s co-heads, are fully licensed to practice law in Germany.

Additionally, they are cofounders of Luxembourg’s German Bar Association (Deutscher AnwaltVerein in Luxemburg), serving as Vice President and Statutory Auditor, respectively. Charles Kaufhold, Founding Partner of the law firm, leads the organization in his role as President.

“Our team has experience with the legal worlds on both sides of the border and is uniquely equipped to support our international clients. When a German client arrives he or she is often used to another legal system, so we can assist,” Czoske added.

When recruiting new lawyers in 2016, Kaufhold & Réveillaud specifically focused on German speakers to reinforce this specific aspect of their service offering, addressing the needs of individuals who are generally from Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland or Austria.

“Our German Desk is unique in that German speaking lawyers in our law firm are represented at all levels, from partner to junior lawyers, and across all of our different areas of expertise, resulting in real added value for our German-speaking clients,” Rüdiger Sailer emphasized.

Isabelle Altmann, Carole Beck and Brian Hellinckx are the team’s newest additions.

Altmann brings with her a master’s in civil and criminal law from the Free University of Brussels. Beck holds a master’s in business law with a specialization in applied comparative law from the Paul Cézanne University, Aix-Marseille III, where Hellinckx also received his master’s in business law with a specialization in international business law.

“We’ve never had this many lawyers so comfortable working in German, and we look forward to continuously growing and fostering that important client segment,” Czoske said.

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About Kaufhold & Réveillaud, Avocats
Kaufhold & Réveillaud, Avocats, founded in 1989 by Charles Kaufhold, is an independent law firm headquartered in Luxembourg and comprised of over 30 professionals.

Serving a diverse client base – which spans multinational corporations, private equity firms, banks, financial institutions, private individuals and retailers – its areas of expertise include litigation, corporate law, banking and finance, IP and IT, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds and public law. Emmanuel Réveillaud became a partner in 2004 and the current name was adopted in 2015.

With nearly 30 years of experience operating in Luxembourg, Kaufhold & Réveillaud, Avocats, has established itself locally and abroad as a multi-skilled, expert firm that combines deep local insight with a global perspective.

For further information, please contact:
Brigitte Czoske
Lawyer, Kaufhold & Réveillaud, Avocats
T: +352 444 222 1
E: b.c@kr-legal.lu

Rüdiger Sailer
Lawyer, Kaufhold & Réveillaud, Avocats
T: +352 444 222 318
E: r.s@kr-legal.lu

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