Guy Harles is a founding partner of Arendt & Medernach and chairs the law firm’s management board. He specialises in corporate work, where he advises on the structuring of international transactions, private equity investments, corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
He regularly serves as an arbitrator and as member of the board of directors of Luxembourg companies.
Harles has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1980 and served as chair (Bâtonnier) of the Luxembourg Bar Council from 2011 to 2012.
He was president of the Luxembourg Young Bar Association from 1990 to 1991. He served on the Luxembourg Bar Council from 1992 to 1994. He was also the president of International Young Lawyers’ Association (AIJA) from 1995 to 1996. He presently serves as the president of EuroArbitrage (Paris).
Harles was a reader of business law at the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, the Faculty of Law within the University of Luxembourg and Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg from 1981 to 2007.
Prior to joining the Luxembourg Bar, he worked in the finance department of Luxembourg steel conglomerate Arbed (now part of ArcelorMittal).
Harles holds a Master’s degree in law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg in France, as well as an advanced degree (DESS) in banking and finance from the same university.
He speaks English, French, German, Italian and Luxembourgish.
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