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Oostvogels Pfister Roemers has launched a London representative office, becoming the first Luxembourg-based law firm ever to open a UK operation.
The new office will initially be staffed just one associate, Estelle Francais, who moves across from Luxembourg. However, the firm plans to move a second lawyer across later in the year.
Stef Oostvogels, a partner at Oostvogels, said the office had been launched to service Oostvogels’ growing predominantly private equity-focused UK client base, and is located on Dominion Street in the City.
“We have rapidly grown in Luxembourg over the last seven years and we recognised that our clients required our support in London also, which only confirmed our own views that it was the right time to set up here.”
Oostvogels, which was founded in 1999 specialises in private equity and includes Apax Partners, CVC Capital Partners, GI Partners, Macquarie Bank and Terra Firma among its clients.
The office opening follows close on the heels of the firm’s hire of former Clifford Chance partner Charles Roemers as a senior tax partner in Luxembourg.