Michael is a partner specialising in private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and distressed debt restructurings. His practice has a particular focus on US and UK based clients (private equity firms and multinationals).
Michael is dual qualified in both England & Wales (Solicitor) and Luxembourg (Avocat à la Cour).
Michael lectured at the University of Trier, Germany for six years in the Foreign Law Faculty and continues to be involved in both the University and our firm's education programmes. 

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Memberships

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Luxembourg Bar, 2009
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Solicitor of England &Wales, 2008
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Attorney of the High Court and Notary Public (South Africa), 2005
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Qualifications

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Notary Public Qualification Examinations South Africa, 2005
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Bachelor of Law (LLB) - University of Johannesburg, 2002
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Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) - Economics and Business Management - University of Johannesburg, 2000

What others say

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Michael Scott named "Key lawyer" in Restructuring and Insolvency
Legal 500 - EMEA (2024)
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"Michael Scott is fantastic."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2024)
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"Michael Scott is undoubtedly one of the best restructuring lawyers in Luxembourg – head and shoulders above the rest in terms of experience on top European deals and technical expertise."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2024)
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Michael Scott is admitted to practice in Luxembourg and in England and Wales. He has particular experience in corporate restructuring mandates and cross-border acquisitions.
Chambers & Partners - Global (2023)
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"He deals directly with our clients and talks to them without cultural or language barrier. He's clear and concise."
Chambers & Partners - Global (2023)
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Michael Scott named "Foreign expert in UK" in Corporate M&A.
Chambers & Partners - Global (2023)
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Michael Scott named "Next generation partner" in Commercial, corporate and M&A
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Michael Scott named "Leading individual" in Private equity
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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"Michael Scott is a strong practitioner, marrying both corporate law and restructuring skills. He is commercial and pragmatic and has a wealth of experience of handling Luxembourg elements of many cross-border restructuring matters."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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"Michael Scott is a strong practitioner, marrying both corporate law and restructuring skills. He is commercial and pragmatic and has a wealth of experience of handling the Luxembourg elements of many cross-border restructuring matters."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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The 'calm and considered' Michael Scott excels in 'articulating complicated issues and finding commercial solutions' for clients, including for funds as creditors, in the context of major international restructuring matters. 'Michael Scott’s ability to break down a problem, manage transactions, articulate complicated issues and find commercial solutions is truly stand-out. He is a pleasure to deal with, always approachable, calm and considered and a truly great member of any deal team.’
Legal 500 - EMEA (2021)
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Michael Scott

Partner - Attorney at Law

michael.scott@loyensloeff.com

Luxembourg

English

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<p>Michael Scott, partner, is a member of the Corporate Practice Group in our Luxembourg office and co-heads the Luxembourg Restructuring Team. He focuses on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and distressed debt restructurings. He mainly advises US and UK based clients investing through Luxembourg to European or other target jurisdictions.</p>

Michael is a partner specialising in private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and distressed debt restructurings. His practice has a particular focus on US and UK based clients (private equity firms and multinationals).
Michael is dual qualified in both England & Wales (Solicitor) and Luxembourg (Avocat à la Cour).
Michael lectured at the University of Trier, Germany for six years in the Foreign Law Faculty and continues to be involved in both the University and our firm's education programmes.