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Julia Journée Joins Maples Group's Growing Luxembourg Law Firm

23 Jun 2021

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that it has made another significant appointment to its Luxembourg law firm with the addition of Julia Journée as an Of Counsel in its Finance practice.  The latest appointment follows a period of exceptional growth at the firm and is in direct response to increasing demands for the firm's Luxembourg legal services from new and existing international clients.

Julia, a former Senior Legal Advisor at Quintet Private Bank in Luxembourg, has over 13 years' experience working at a number of leading law firms in Luxembourg including independent and Magic Circle law firms. Working alongside Arnaud Arrecgros who leads the firm's growing Luxembourg Finance practice, Julia will support both the local and global finance teams who are consistently selected to act on high profile cross-border fund finance, capital markets, structured finance, banking, acquisition finance and restructuring and insolvency related transactions.  Most recently, the Luxembourg Finance practice acted for three major investment banks on a landmark Luxembourg securitisation transaction  and the team was lauded by clients and industry peers in The Legal 500 for their "strength in executing complex cross-border transactions".  The team also received noteworthy rankings and feedback in the 2021 IFLR1000 guide for their exceptional client service and ability to deliver innovative solutions.

Julia's appointment follows the recent strategic hire of Jean-Dominique Morelli to the firm's Luxembourg Tax practice and further illustrates the Maples Group's ongoing commitment to developing its presence in the jurisdiction.  In addition to providing full service legal advice on Luxembourg finance matters, the law firm also has dedicated practices in Funds & Investment Management, Corporate and Tax with a deep bench of highly experienced lawyers on the ground.  The Maples Group also provides fund and fiduciary services from Luxembourg and the breadth of its combined international capabilities along with its ability to advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions continues to set the law firm apart from its local counterparts. 

Arnaud Arrecgros, Partner and head of the Luxembourg Finance practice said, "I am delighted to welcome Julia to the Maples Group and I am looking forward to working with her.  We believe that Julia's experience and knowledge of the Luxembourg market will complement our existing global finance capabilities and ensure that we can continue to provide the most innovative and efficient solutions for our clients." 

Commenting on the Luxembourg law firm's continued growth, Luxembourg Managing Partner Johan Terblanche said, "As a key global financial centre, Luxembourg offers a number of opportunities for our international clients.  The Maples Group is fully committed to the Luxembourg market and we see enormous potential for further growth and investment.  Over the next 12-18 months, we will be looking to increase our capabilities in a number of practice areas including Corporate, Finance, Tax, Funds and Investment Management."

The Maples Group has a global footprint of 16 offices worldwide and its European locations include Dublin, Jersey, London, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.  With over 700 of it 2000+ global team members based in the region, it is clear to see the Group's commitment to expanding its European presence.  In addition to Julia and Jean-Dominique's recent appointments, the Luxembourg law firm recently added a number of new associates to its Luxembourg Funds & Investment Management and Corporate practices.

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Finance

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global Finance team provides expert legal advice on even the most complex financial transactions under intense time pressure. Clients repeatedly return to our qualified finance lawyers to handle a variety of complex matters relating to acquisition and leveraged financing, asset finance, banking, debt capital markets, derivatives, fund finance, insurance linked products, Islamic finance, repackaging and structured finance. 

Tax

Our market leading Tax team is at the forefront of innovation in developing new structures and strategies for international and Irish clients on cross-border tax matters. 

Funds & Investment Management

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global Funds & Investment Management team provides expert legal advice on every aspect of the life cycle of an investment fund including set up, management and investment across a broad range of fund structures and management entities.  

Corporate

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global corporate team provides expert legal advice to corporate clients on all corporate commercial matters.  Our clients include major banks, multinationals and institutional investment firms, leading law and accountancy firms and a number of state / government entities across all industry sectors.