What Others Say

CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2017

Corporate/M&A: Band 3

  • Marie-Béatrice Noble is a co-founder of the firm. Her work includes real estate transactions, corporate M&A and corporate governance.

Corporate/M&A – Foreign Expertise: Germany

  • Saskia Myners co-heads the firm’s German desk. She is fluent in German and frequently advises German clients on a broad range of corporate matters. She specialises in the structuring and financing of international joint ventures, reorganisations, LBOs, MBOs and cross-border M&A.

THE LEGAL 500 2017

Banking & Finance: Band 3

  • MNKS provides ‘practical and responsive’ advice on banking, capital markets and securitisation matters.

Corporate & M&A: Band 2

  • Headed by the ‘excellent’ Marielle Stevenot and ‘highly technical’ Cindy Arces, MNKS is noted for its ‘strong and reliable service’ in corporate and commercial disputes. Leveraging Stevenot and Arces’ substantive employment law expertise, the two regularly advise employers in disputes involving labour law. Stevenot has been acting alongside the ‘analytical and strategic’ Marie-Béatrice Noble for a professional services firm in unfair dismissal claims brought by a former partner.

Dispute Resolution: Band 2

  • MNKS has an ‘outstanding’ nine-lawyer team that provides ‘business-oriented’ advice, with particular expertise advising corporates on the establishment and implementation of staff incentive schemes. Marielle Stevenot and the ‘very knowledgeable’ Cindy Arces are recommended.

Employment: Band 1

  • MNKS has an ‘outstanding’ nine-lawyer team that provides ‘business-oriented’ advice, with particular expertise advising corporates on the establishment and implementation of staff incentive schemes. Marielle Stevenot and the ‘very knowledgeable’ Cindy Arces are recommended.

Investment Funds: Band 3

  •  MNKS has a strong reputation within the alternative funds space, with a particular focus on private equity and real estate funds.

IP & IT: Band 2

  • Katia Scheidecker heads the team at MNKS and has a strong reputation handling a range of IP and TMT matters including issues relating to e-commerce and outsourcing. Also recommended is employment partner Marielle Stevenot, who is well versed in data protection issues.

Tax: Band 2

  • Mirroring the firm’s growth across the corporate and private equity areas, MNKS’ tax team has become increasingly active advising on tax-efficient structurings necessary for such transactions. The arrival in February 2016 of Charles Roemers, one of the co-founders of the now defunct RTP, adds considerable expertise across a range of corporate, real estate and international tax matters.

 

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2017

Corporate / Commercial: Band 3

  • Well-known local outfit advising clients on M&A, restructurings, joint ventures and private equity, particularly those involving US investors. Notably focused on mandates in the technology sector. Works closely with the firm’s tax and finance teams to offer a full corporate service. Continues to broaden its practice into areas such as Islamic finance and fintech. The team is praised for being user-friendly: ”They are very effective, proactive, easy to work with.”

Dispute Resolution: Other Noted Firms

Employment: Band 2

  • Dedicated and highly active team offering particular expertise in employment and social security litigation. Strong international capacity and client base, regularly advising banks, technology and services companies. Their quality of service is highlighted by clients: “Their work is excellent. They understand our needs, clarify where clarification is needed and overall have very good engagement with us. A further source praises: “I would wholeheartedly recommend them. I really appreciate the work they do; I am really pleased with the service and the relations they build with people.

IT / IP: Band 3

  • Dedicated and broad practice advising on e-commerce, data protection, IP and regulatory matters. Also represents clients in IT-related disputes. Clients include domestic and international corporations, notably within the telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. Clients value the team’s proactivity: “What I appreciated was the speed, availability and the willingness to take up the matter at short notice.”

Private Equity: Band 3

  • Respected domestic firm acting for a broad spectrum of domestic and international private equity and real estate sponsors. Specialises in structuring and financing of cross-border joint ventures, refinancings, reorganisations, leveraged and management buy-outs. Increasingly active in the venture capital space. A client says :“MNKS have been marvellous for us. They have been creative, collaborative and thoughtful partners.” A further source emphasize “The team are very responsive and thorough in their analysis.”

Tax: Band 4

  • Growing practice which advises on tax aspects of corporate restructuring, financing, M&A and investment funds. Operates across a full range of sectors and industries often working in conjunction with the firm’s other departments and acting together with international firms on cross-border deals. Sources admire the team’s expertise and responsiveness: “They know exactly what they do, and as well as the tax and legal expertise, they also have the economic expertise and are familiar with the various types of funds.” One client is impressed by the team work throughout the firm: ”The team works closely together and is able to handle interdisciplinary issues.”