Louis-Maël Cogis

Partner – Country Head Luxembourg

Luxembourg

T +352 26 21 16 14
M +352 691 166 094
louis-mael.cogis@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Louis-Maël is head of the firm’s Luxembourg office. He acts for international investment banks in both capital markets and international banking work, with a particular focus on issues of debt securities, securitisation transactions, syndicated lending and leveraged acquisition finance.

He also advises banks and other professionals of the financial sectors on specific regulatory matters.

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Recent Work
  • advising a major private equity house for their acquisitions of target groups in France, Germany, Spain and Italy
  • advising a major Irish company in the communication sector in relation to the refinancing of its debt through a Luxembourg structure
  • advising a property manager in the refinancing of the debt of the owner of circa 35 real estate properties across Europe
  • advising a major international bank in relation to its Luxembourg fiduciary programme and the change of the fiduciary depositary
  • advising a major private equity house in relation to the financing of the acquisition of a target group through the issue of high yield bonds issued by a Luxembourg company and the listing of the bonds on the EuroMTF
  • advising a major international bank in relation to the restructuring of its European activities and the change of its corporate form in Luxembourg. The European entities were initially supervised on a consolidated basis through the Luxembourg entity by the Luxembourg regulator.
Background

Louis-Maël qualified as a lawyer (avocat) in 2008 and became a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP in 2015.

Prior to joining Simmons & Simmons LLP, Louis-Maël worked at magic circle law firm.

Louis-Maël holds a Master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Rennes I (France) and a Master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom).

He has been a member of the Paris Bar (Avocat à la Cour) since 2008 and is registered with the Luxembourg Bar as well.