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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 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

Transposition into Luxembourg law of the European Directive on insurance distribution: what are the changes?

29 October 2018

The law of 10 August 2018[1] has transposed the Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union of 20 January 2016 on insurance distribution (the “IDD Directive”) into Luxembourg law. The law of 7 December 2015 on the insurance sector is amended again. The IDD Directive answers a […]

La transposition en droit luxembourgeois de la directive européenne sur la distribution d’assurances : quels changements ?

29 October 2018

La loi du 10 août 2018[1] a transposé en droit luxembourgeois la directive (UE) 2016/97 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 20 janvier 2016 sur la distribution d’assurances (ci-après « Directive DDA[2] »). La loi du 7 décembre 2015 sur le secteur des assurances s’en trouve une nouvelle fois modifiée.   La Directive DDA, ainsi transposée, […]

The Lawyer: GDPR in Luxembourg – More Power to Data Subjects

02 July 2018

Implementation of the GDPR will mean a different approach to information security in Luxembourg, as data subjects’ rights have been strengthened. Sign-in at The Lawyer to read the full article.

The Dispute Resolution Review – 10th edition

04 April 2018

Michel Molitor has contributed the Luxembourg chapter of LBR’s The Dispute Resolution Review 2018. This 10th edition provides an overview of the civil court systems of 37 jurisdictions including Luxembourg.        

Chambers Global 2018 listed MOLITOR in Corporate and M&A

21 February 2018

Chambers Global 2018 ranked MOLITOR for their expertise in Corporate/M&A and Michel Molitor and Chan Park have been listed as leading individuals. They described Michel Molitor as a ‘respected and reputed corporate litigation partner’. Clients say that Chan Park is ‘pragmatic and looks for solutions’, sources also highlight his ‘ability to grasp economic reasons behind a […]

Paperjam : MOLITOR face au multiples défis du milieu juridique

12 February 2018

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International Employment law and Labor Law

08 January 2018

  MOLITOR has contributed the Luxembourg Chapter to the 5th edition of Littler Mendelsons’ guide to International Employment law and the guide covers all the major issues around the employment cycle from countries around the world.  

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 […]

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'"