Anne-Marie advises in cross-border finance transactions, including acquisition financing, asset financings, structured finance, debt (re)structuring and financial technologies, as well as on regulatory, insolvency and corporate governance matters. Anne-Marie regularly acts for banks, financial institutions, corporates and investors.

She is a member of the Financial Institutions team, the Fintech team, the Region team Germany and the Region team France within Loyens & Loeff. Anne-Marie is also an active member of various associations in the financial services industry and has published on finance and corporate governance. 

Before joining our office, Anne-Marie gained extensive experience at a major global law firm in Luxembourg and headed the EMEA and India corporate and legal practice of an S&P 500 industrial group listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 

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Memberships

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New York Bar, 2004
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Luxembourg Bar, 2003
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Luxembourg Directors Association (ILA)
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Luxembourg Bankers Association (ABBL)
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Luxembourg Banking Lawyers Association (ALJB)
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thinkBLOCKtank, an EU blockchain association - Founding and board member
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LHoFT (Luxembourg House of Financial Technology)
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Qualifications

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LL.M. in American Law, Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts,USA), 2002
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Master's in French Law (double Master's Programme), Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France), 2001
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Master's in German Law (double Master's Programme), Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany), 2001

What others say

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Anne-Marie is ranked Band 2. She continues to be perceived as a "top Luxembourg securities and crypto lawyer" by clients. One interviewee says: "Anne-Marie Nicolas truly envisages our strategy, she is assured and explains options extremely well to us. This is highly appreciated."
Chambers FinTech (2022)
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"She's very active on ICOs and on the capital markets side of FinTech - she's one of the drivers for that part of the market." says an insider. Another source says: "Anne-Marie has an extensive banking and regulatory background and is always keen to learn and move forward. She's willing to think out of the box and try to discover solutions."
Chambers FinTech (2021)
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Anne-Marie Nicolas advises lenders on acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures. A client describes her as "extremely knowledgeable and commercial in her approach" and particularly highlights that "there is never a single issue or challenge which she is not able to overcome instantaneously and effectively."
Chambers Global & Europe (2021)
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Anne-Marie Nicolas is very "knowledgeable and hands-on".
Legal 500 (2020)
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"Continues to be perceived as a "top Luxembourg securities and crypto lawyer" by clients. One interviewee says: "Anne-Marie Nicolas truly envisages our strategy, she is assured and explains options extremely well to us. This is highly appreciated."
Chambers & Partners FinTech (2022)
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"Anne-Marie Nicolas "is fantastic in cutting through the legal advice and getting to the commercial side of things."
Chambers & Partners Global (2022)
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