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Luxembourg, 6 september 2021  Four additional directors, two senior associates  and five new associates have recently been appointed at Wildgen. In addition to these, Giuseppe Cafiero has been co-opted has a new Partner. The Luxembourg business law firm which was established back in 1923, has not let the crisis get in the way of expansion or the dynamism that is synonymous with Wildgen.

Corporate, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Investment Funds and Tax Practice Groups have been strengthened 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. Anne-Sophie became a Mediator in 2016, and therefore 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 & acquisitions together with corporate financing, and private equity.

The Corporate Practice Group will benefit from Pablo Umbon-Manzano’s promotion as a 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 Associates: Yacine Bouazza (Corporate and Tax) and Vincent Michel (Corporate and Tax). They will both in charge of teams advising and developing national and international clients.

Last but not least, Jeanne Bour (Dispute Resolution & Litigation), Audrey Fotouo Tchapda (Corporate), Alexis Kunitani (Corporate), Caroline Michel (Corporate), Charlotte Éléonore Tarquinio (Banking & Finance), complete the line-up by being promoted to Associates.

François Brouxel, Managing Partner, said, “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.”




Founded in 1923, the Wildgen business law firm is one of the most important and renowned legal practices in Luxembourg. A full-service independent law firm, Wildgen focuses its activities on company law, banking and financial law, funds and taxation. It has grown steadily, with a long and solid tradition in cross-border transactions and an extensive international network of specialists and consultants.


Wildgen is fully committed to the success of its clients and offers integrated and quality services. The firm advises a large number of multinational corporations and investment and pension funds, as well as banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and high-net-worth individuals.


Wildgen supports its clients in all their legal needs in the following areas: banking and finance law, commercial law, litigation, corporate law, data protection, intellectual property and new technologies, labour law, insurance and reinsurance, investment funds, tax law, energy, real estate law, private equity and venture capital, transport, art and sustainable finance.


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