NautaDutilh Luxembourg appoints new partner and two counsel

By Katia Cassen for NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg, March 31 2021
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NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg is pleased to announce the appointment of a new partner and two counsel as of 1 April 2021. These appointments further strengthen our IP & Tech Law and our Banking & Finance practices.

Our new partner is:

• Sara Gerling – Banking & Finance: Sara advises primarily institutional clients on all types of international and domestic financing transactions, involving real estate, fund, acquisition and asset finance. She has particular expertise in structured finance and is skilled at assisting clients with the structuring and setting up of regulated and unregulated securitization vehicles as well as the issuance and listing of securities.

Our new counsel are:

• Meliha Dacic – Banking & Finance: Meliha primarily assists clients with cross-border lending transactions, including secured lending and real estate, acquisition and fund finance. She has particular expertise in capital markets transactions and regularly advises clients on the issuance of equity and debt securities, financial products and listing regulations. She also has experience in financial regulatory matters.

• Carmen Schellekens – IP & Tech Law: Carmen specialises in IT, data protection, e-archiving, e-commerce, IP and general commercial law. She assists clients with the drafting of IT contracts and outsourcing arrangements and advises on data protection issues. Carmen also has extensive expertise in trademark proceedings and copyright and trademark advisory work.

Managing Partner Josée Weydert, commenting on the appointments: “We are very proud of our talented lawyers. These promotions underscore our willingness to strengthen various of our practice groups and to further grow the Luxembourg office as a whole. They moreover reflect our continued commitment to ensuring an inclusive and gender-balanced working environment, in which diversity and individual skills are valued at all levels of the firm, especially after a year like no other which challenged us to rethink how we work together and with our clients. We look forward to continuing to work with them, focusing on delivering the best solutions to our clients’ challenges in a constantly evolving legal landscape.”

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