Credits & Awards : SJL is a highly recommended and acclaimed business law firm.

"The team provides a highly qualified and skilled service."

Chambers & Partners, 2024

"The SJL Jimenez Lunz team is really good, responsive and knows what it is doing."

Chambers & Partners, 2024

Credits & Awards

SJL is a highly ecommended and acclaimed business law firm.

Chambers Europe

SJL is "highly recommended as a leading law firm in Banking & Finance" since 2012.

  • Chambers Europe, 2024: SJL Jimenez Lunz enters the rankings this year with a client base comprising significant financial institutions, insurance companies and investment firms. It demonstrates strength acting on real estate and acquisition financings, as well as restructuring and insolvency mandates. In addition, it boasts particular prowess assisting with the granting of equity bridge facilities to funds. From its base in Luxembourg, the team is well equipped to advise on domestic mandates as well as cross-border matters across Europe and the United States.
    • "The team provides a highly qualified and skilled service."
    • "The law firm is a model for its commercial sense and support."
    • "The SJL Jimenez Lunz team is really good, responsive and knows what it is doing."
    • "SJL Jimenez Lunz is flexible, amenable, dedicated to getting things done in the time needed, offers a personal approach, finds solutions to issues that crop up and is cooperative with us."
    • "SJL Jimenez Lunz has a broad depth of knowledge and market experience that can be trusted."
  • Chambers & Partners, 2015
    • "Esteemed banking and finance practice, home to a dedicated and experienced bench of practitioners. Sought after for advice on the local aspects of complex financing transactions"
    • "Advised Hansteen Holdings on a EUR 235 million financing facility granted by a syndicate of banks including Natixis, Helaba and SEB"
  • Chambers & Partners, 2014
    • "The team is well experienced, always very communicative and efficient"
  • Chambers & Partners, 2013
    • "This business boutique handles an impressive range of financing, refinancing and restructuring mandates, as well as advising on finance issues relating to corporate transactions. Its recent activity includes assisting Doosan Infracore with the Luxembourg aspects of the repayment and partial refinancing of a USD 2.9 billion loan facility, as well as the negotiation of a new USD 1.7 billion facility"
    • "Sources say: “The team is responsive and has a fantastic understanding of clients' commercial needs
  • Chambers & Partners, 2012
    • "This recently established boutique enters the rankings as a result of enthusiastic client feedback. Primarily acting for financial institutions, its advice encompasses the full range of banking and finance work, including secured loans, restructuring and capital markets. The compact team is particularly noted for its finance expertise and has handled a number of significant mandates in the area, including representing Arminius Funds on the EUR 1 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in a commercial property portfolio from Eurocastle Investment"



Legal500, 2024:

"The team is very strong and responsive to all requests, with significant partner attention given to every matter, and flexibility when needed."

"Very good expertise, efficient and proactive."

"Excellent understanding of the regulatory matters."

"The team is very reactive and has a very good knowledge of the market. We have worked with the team on all equity bridge transactions and their knowledge of fund financing is impressive."

Real Estate - Band 2

SJL is "a leading law firm in Real Estate" since 2023.

  • Legal500, 2024
    • "SJL is ‘incredibly able’, advising both lenders and borrowers on new money and refinancing transactions in the sector."
  • Legal500, 2023
    • "SJL provides 'responsive and knowledgeable' advice to borrowers and lenders engaged in real estate finance deals."
    • "Clients say that ‘The team is responsive and knowledgeable."
    • "They know the real estate sector quite well and they are able to structure the financing of any transaction and put in place the best security package possible in a very short period of time."
    • "The team can be very innovative when it comes to finding a way to structure a complex transaction"

Banking & Finance

SJL is "a leading law firm in Banking & Finance" since 2011.

  • Legal500, 2024:
    • "Led by the ‘experienced, versatile and very business-oriented’ Michel Jimenez Lunz, SJL Jimenez Lunz has ‘very good knowledge of the market,’ enabling it to provide a holistic service to banks and borrowers, both at the front end of deals, as well as in any pursuant refinancings. Antoine Fortier-Grethen is also a key member of the team and has a ‘strong knowledge of all legal aspects of a deal and of the fund financing market.’ "
  • Legal500, 2016
    • "SJL advised ESO Capital Partners, as lender, on a €32m senior term loan to Moventas Gears Oy."
  • Legal500, 2015
    • "SJL advised Aviva on the issuance of €450m secured notes through a securitisation vehicle"
  • Legal500, 2014
    • This "finance and tax boutique advises both borrowers and lenders on major financings, and recently acted for the City of Warsaw on its PLN 1 billion financing by the EIB (European Investment Bank)"
  • Legal500, 2013
    • "SJL provides ‘very efficient support, including excellent co-ordination skills with the various stakeholders involved in the transaction’. It acted as Luxembourg adviser to Doosan on the repayment and partial refinancing of a USD 2.9 billion facility agreement and on new facility agreements totalling USD 1.72 billion"
  • Legal500, 2011
    • SJL is a "TOP-NOTCH FOR FINANCE" – "The firm has already created an impressive banking client base, and has completed a series of noteworthy structured finance transactions, refinancings and real estate deals"

Investment Funds

SJL is "a leading law firm in Investment Funds" since 2014.

  • "SJL advises clients on a range of fund structures including SIFs, private equity funds and real estate funds" – Legal500, 2015.
  • The firm "acted for Blackstone on setting up and structuring a specialised fund investing in a portfolio of EUR 2.2 billion infrastructure loans" – Legal500, 2014.


SJL is "leading law firm in Corporate" since 2014.

Headed by Pierre-Alexandre Lechantre, boutique law firm SJL has a focus on general corporate matters, private equity and real estate transactions. Clients include Marfrig Global Foods, Arminius and Infrared Capital Partners – Legal500, 2016.

  • "SJL’s work includes advising Infrared Capital Partners on a joint venture acquisition" – Legal500, 2015.
  • This "highly responsive’" firm "has been growing with hires at senior associate level from UK Magic Circle firms" – Legal500, 2014.


The firm joins the ranking following the hire a tax specialist from Baker & McKenzie.



IFLR1000 recommends SJL as a leading financial law firm in Banking & Finance and Capital
Markets since 2013.


Leaders League

SJL is highly and strongly recommended since 2011.

  • SJL is highly recommended in Banking & Finance and Real Estate, Leaders League, 2024
  • SJL is strongly recommended in Insolvency & Restructuring, Leaders League, 2024

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