Luxembourg law firm Wildgen has opened an office in London to target Brexit opportunities. The new office is headed up by partner Mark Shaw, who is a qualified English lawyer and a member of the Luxembourg Bar, specialising in financial services and funds. He joins Wildgen having previously worked in-house at a number of investment management companies. Commenting on the appointment, he says: 'By having a presence in London, it makes the firm far more accessible for our UK clients, and helps us to maintain strong relationships with local law firms. Clients will be able to receive relevant and timely advice on Luxembourg law, and discuss matters with a lawyer who combines an understanding of the nuances of the UK financial and legal markets with the Luxembourg legal and regulatory framework.'
'It is very exciting to lead Wildgen’s expansion in London, as it presents a unique opportunity for our firm. We advise exclusively on Luxembourg legal, tax and regulatory aspects but being here brings us much closer to local markets and opportunities in the UK. We are able to demonstrate the added value Luxembourg offers to corporates impacted by Brexit,' says partner Samia Rabia, Luxembourg head of the representative office. Apart from new business development, the firm is looking to maintain existing relationships with referrals and clients in the UK, improve communications and open potential for expanding its services. It will also host regular meetings and events to provide current and new clients with valuable insights into Luxembourg’s legal and regulatory developments.