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Addleshaw Goddard opens Luxembourg office

by Krystal Scanlon 22 March 2022

Addleshaw Goddard has opened an office in Luxembourg and appointed Richard Ledain Santiago as partner to lead the new office.

He joins from Fieldfisher in Luxembourg where he had been partner, head of corporate and banking since joining the firm in 2018. Prior to this he spent seven years working as counsel at Allen & Overy. Before this, he spent two years as an associate at Arendt & Medernach.

In his new role at Addleshaw, Santiago will focus on building the firm’s practice around its core services, as well as growing areas including asset management, investment funds and taxation.

"Clients talk to us about better servicing their requirements by having more impact in Europe,” commented Addleshaw’s managing partner, John Joyce. “Luxembourg is the next strategically important jurisdiction for us to focus on, as its reputation as a stable and competitive economy and a leading hub for financial services institutions is well known. As around 90% of the funds finance transactions we are involved in involve Luxembourg advice and/or Luxemburg funds, it makes perfect sense for us to follow our clients there, many of whom are already extremely active in the region. Richard and his team are very established in Luxembourg and beyond, and we are looking forward to building on our successful European network."

Together with this office, Addleshaw has 17 global offices. These include six in the UK, one in Ireland - following the firm’s merger with Dublin-based law firm Eugene F Collins earlier this month - two in Asia, three in the Middle East, as well as five (including Luxembourg) in Europe.

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