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Michel MOLITOR

Position

Managing Partner
Avocat à la Cour, Member of the Luxembourg Bar, 1985

Education
1985 Vienna University, PhD (Politikwissenschaften)
1983 Strasbourg University, France (Maître en Sciences Politiques)
1982 Strasbourg University, France (Maître en Droit Privé)
Languages

Speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish

Associations

As well as being an active member of the Association of Luxembourg Banking Lawyers (ALJB) and of the financial services section of the International Bar Association (IBA), Michel is a member of the Luxembourg Investment Fund Association (ALFI)  and the Association Luxembourgeois des Compagnies d’Assurances (ACA).

Career to date

Michel MOLITOR started his law career in banking after obtaining a law degree from the University of Strasbourg (France) and a PhD in political sciences from the University of Vienna (Austria). For the past 30 years he has been the contact partner for many of the firm’s national and international clients in numerous industry sectors. Michel is known for his technical competences in Luxembourg financial law and is particularly active in Banking and Finance.

Recommendations & Listings

Michel has been listed by Chambers Europe where he “is commended for his expertise, efficiency, reliability and client-focused service” and compared “favourably to the market’s larger players, especially noting his technical competence in Luxembourg financial law”. In The Legal 500 2016 he is ranked as a leading individual and praised for his excellent response times, ‘especially at critical moments’. Best Lawyers Luxembourg has also ranked Michel for his expertise in Litigation and Corporate.

Furthermore, IFLR1000 listed Michel as a leading insurance lawyer and for over 10 years he has been continuously ranked among the top insurance lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers.

Related News & Publications

Rankings: IFLR1000 has ranked MOLITOR

18 October 2017

IFLR1000 ranked MOLITOR in Financial Corporate and in Investment Funds, and Michel Molitor and Chan Park have been recognised as highly regarded lawyers. Read more   

MOLITOR contributed LBRs Dispute Resolution Review 2017

11 April 2017

Michel Molitor has contributed the Luxembourg Chapter of LBR’s Dispute Resolution Review 2017. This ninth edition covers 40 jurisdictions and provides key aspects of each jurisdiction’s dispute resolution rules and practices.

UN TOUR D’HORIZON : QUE FAUT-IL RETENIR DE 2016 ET A QUOI S’ATTENDRE EN 2017 ?

08 February 2017

L’année 2016 a vu l’introduction de changements importants en matière de législation du travail au Luxembourg et ces modifications devraient se poursuivre en 2017. L’année 2017 a commencé promptement avec le retour de l’indexation des salaires qui avait disparue depuis octobre 2013. Cette newsletter a pour but de résumer les principaux changements intervenus l’année passée […]

EMPLOYERS: Be wary of psychological harassment

01 December 2016

The notion of psychological harassment has become a reality in the last few years, rooted in both the employer’s and the employee’s day-to-day lives, along with other similar notions such as stress at work, depression or “burn out”. The psychological implications of these notions may converge, but they are certainly not the same. Employers have […]

The Dispute Resolution Review 2016

30 April 2016

The Dispute Resolution Review provides an indispensable overview of the civil court systems of 45 jurisdictions. In a world where commercial disputes frequently cross international boundaries, it is inevitable that clients and practitioners across the globe will need to look for guidance beyond their home jurisdictions.

Fair Dismissal after the Use of Internet Account for Private Purposes

25 February 2016

The ECHR had to examine the claim of a Romanian employee who was dismissed for using his professional Yahoo Messenger account, created on his employer’s request, for private purposes. The employee was aware of the monitoring of his Internet account and according to the company’s rules the private use of Internet was forbidden.

Le Jeudi: La clause de non-concurrence: Nouvelles perspectives dans l’arsenal de l’employeur

24 February 2016

Le contrat de travail est l’instrument de base tant pour l’employeur que pour le salarié puisqu’il fixe les conditions de la relation de travail et détermine les droits et obligations respectifs des parties.

MOLITOR Employment News: What to expect in 2016?

20 January 2016

2015 ended on a positive note in terms of unemployment: the number of employment seekers declined by 3.5% over a one-year horizon, fixing the Luxembourg unemployment rate at 6.7%, whereas the European unemployment rate is 10.5%. It also gave rise to major reforms in the employment and pensions fields, most of them entering into force […]

Stock Options: The end of a favourable scheme?

19 January 2016

During the last Holiday Season, the Luxembourg tax Administration (”Administration des Contributions Directes”) took the opportunity to issue a new Circular n°104/2bis of 28 December 2015 relating to the taxation of stock option plans. This new Circular supplements Circular n°104/2 of 20 December 2012 which determines the taxation of stock options plans allocated to employees […]

The Dispute Resolution and Litigation Review 2015

01 February 2015

The Dispute Resolution Review covers 48 countries and territories. Disputes have never respected national boundaries and the continued globalisation of business in the 21st century means that it is more important than ever before that clients and lawyers look beyond the horizon of their home jurisdiction.

New CSSF Circular on Risk Management of Asset Encumbrance by Institutions

02 November 2014

Following the European Systemic Risk Board’s recommendation on the financing of credit institutions (ESRB/2012/2), and more precisely recommendation B “Risk management of asset encumbrance by institutions”, CSSF Circular n°12/552 has been updated by Circular n°14/597, dated 24 November 2014. So what’s new?

Etes-vous assujetti à la taxe annuelle sur les logements vacants?

01 July 2014

Instituée par l’article 15 de la loi du 22 octobre 2008 portant promotion de l’habitat et création d’un pacte logement avec les communes (ci-après la « Loi de 2008 »), la taxe annuelle spécifique sur les immeubles, dite « taxe sur les logements vacants », est d’ores et déjà introduite dans plusieurs communes du Grand-Duché. […]

Les clauses suspensives dans un compromis de vente d’un bien immobilier

01 June 2014

Le compromis de vente constitue un avant-contrat très usuel en matière de vente immobilière. Préalablement conclu à l’acte de vente signé devant notaire, il convient de ne pas mésestimer son importance dans la mesure où il s’agit d’un véritable contrat, ayant force obligatoire entre les parties (« le compromis de vente vaut vente »). En […]

Le contrat d’assurance responsabilité civile des mandataires sociaux

01 June 2014

De plus en plus d’actions en justice sont intentées chaque année à l’encontre des dirigeants de sociétés. Cette augmentation s’explique par deux facteurs : la complexification de la réglementation en vigueur et la judiciarisation de la matière.

MOLITOR ranked again in Chambers Global & Europe and The Legal 500

02 May 2014

MOLITOR is pleased to announce that the firm has again achieved excellent rankings across its selected practices.

Le bail emphytéotique au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

02 April 2014

Le bail emphytéotique, aussi qualifié d’« emphytéose », est un contrat souvent méconnu au Luxembourg. Il mérite pourtant qu’on s’y attarde dans la mesure où il se différencie du contrat de bail classique par certains aspects avantageux pour les parties contractantes. Vous trouverez ainsi ci-dessous les réponses aux questions pratiques les plus utiles concernant l’emphytéose.

The Dispute Resolution Review 2014

01 February 2014

Building on the previous five editions under the editorship of my partner Richard Clark, I am delighted to have taken on the role of editor from him. The Dispute Resolution Review has grown to now cover 54 countries and territories. It is an excellent resource for those, both in-house and in private practice, whose working […]

Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulations 2013

01 April 2013

For decades, the financial markets have occupied a fundamental position within Luxembourg’s economy, having an enormous effect on the public budget and employment market. With respect to the banking sector, Luxembourg’s government pursues a continuous policy of diversification of activities, in particular in the field of banks issuing mortgage bonds, securitisation and venture capital. Furthermore, […]

The Dispute Resolution Review 2013

01 February 2013

Following the success of the first four editions of this work, the fifth edition now extends to some 58 jurisdictions and we are fortunate, once again, to have the benefit of incisive views and commentary from a distinguished legal practitioner in each jurisdiction. Each chapter has been extensively updated to reflect recent events and provide a […]

What they say about him

Corporate and M&A – Market Perception

Chambers Global 2017

Chambers Global 2017 ranked MOLITOR Avocats Luxembourg for their expertise in Corporate/M&A. Michel Molitor and Chan Park are included among the leading individuals and sources praised Chan Park, saying that: "He is passionate, client-oriented, kind, punctual and professional. We are very satisfied with his work.”

Banking & Dispute Resolution – Market Perception

IFLR1000, 2017

IFLR1000, 2017 listed Michel Molitor as a Leading Lawyer in Banking and Disputes. Clients say: “'They know what the client wants', 'The firm has integrity'"