Top row L-R: Caroline Michel; Alexis Kunitani; Charlotte Eléonore Tarquinio; Jeanne Bour; Audrey Fotouo Tchapda; bottom row L-R: Valeria Ercolini; Pablo Umbon-Manzano; Anne-Sophie Rust; Giuseppe Cafiero; Iya Martkoplichvili; Yacine Bouazza; Vincent Michel; Credit: Wildgen

Luxembourg business law firm Wildgen has announced several high-level appointments.

In addition to the recently announced appointment of Giuseppe Cafiero as a new Partner, four directors, two senior associates and five new associates have been appointed at Wildgen.

The firm has strengthened its Corporate, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Investment Funds and Tax Practice Groups through the nominations of newly promoted Directors Valeria Ercolini,  Pablo Umbon-Manzano, Iya Martkoplichvili and Anne-Sophie Rust.

As a member of the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Practice Group, Anne-Sophie Rust is specialised in the resolution of both out-of-court and in-court disputes. She became a mediator in 2016 and thus has solid expertise in civil, liability and commercial laws. She assists the Corporate Practice Group in the resolution of shareholder disputes.

Valeria Ercolini is part of the Corporate and Tax Practice Groups. She is in charge of numerous transactions in these areas and represents national and international clients in matters related to reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions together with corporate financing and private equity.

The Corporate Practice Group will benefit from Pablo Umbon-Manzano’s promotion to director. He operates within a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, including fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions, liquidations and reorganisations in general.

Iya Martkoplichvili, member of the Funds Investment Practice Group, advises and assists fund promoters and managers in the structuring, restructuring, marketing, operation and liquidation of regulated / unregulated funds.

The same Practice Groups will also gain from two newly promoted Senior AssociatesYacine Bouazza (Corporate and Tax) and Vincent Michel (Corporate and Tax). They will both in charge of teams advising and developing national and international clients.

Jeanne Bour (Dispute Resolution & Litigation), Audrey Fotouo Tchapda (Corporate), Alexis Kunitani (Corporate), Caroline Michel (Corporate) and Charlotte Éléonore Tarquinio (Banking & Finance) complete the lineup by being promoted to Associates.

François Brouxel, Managing Partner at Wildgen, commented: “The dedication of our lawyers has been outstanding this year. In the current crisis, their understanding of the issues facing our clients, their expertise, unfailing support and flexibility has strengthened our position as a strategic partner despite the considerable challenges experienced. These promotions not only demonstrate our unwavering support to our clients during these difficult times, but also commitment to our talented lawyers who continue to grow within the firm”.