Fernandez Manuel, Dr.

Partner | Lawyer

Luxembourg (LU)

+352 691 2713-17



English, French, Spanish

Practice area

  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Finance and Banking
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Dispute
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate


Educational/ Current position / Professional Experience

Current position:

  • Partner, Head of Litigation & Arbitration at GSK Stockmann SA Luxembourg
  • Lawyer, admitted to the Bar in France (2010) and Luxembourg (2012)

Professional experience:

  • Practicing corporate, banking and capital markets law in two leading independent law firms in Luxembourg as well as in law firms in Paris and Singapore
  • Legal counsel (on secondment) – EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND, Luxembourg, Debt & Structured Finance – Legal Department (11/2013-4/2014)
  • Lecturer for the course Legal Environment of Business for the students of the Master in Management at the Luxembourg School of Business (since 01/2022


  • Université Paris XII (Degree in private law and English law certificate)
  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master of Laws and Ph.D.)
  • Teaching as assistant at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2001-2006)

Arbitration Experience

As Counsel:

  • Served as Luxembourg legal  advisor in the context of an international arbitration involving several jurisdictions under the ICC rules of arbitration, within the context of a shareholding dispute.
  • Served as Luxembourg legal advisor in an international dispute where I advised on exequatur procedures under Luxembourg law regarding the enforcement of interim awards in Luxembourg.
  • Pursued interim measures before the Luxembourg courts in disputes involving the application and scope of arbitration clauses.
  • Luxembourg legal advice in files involving cross-border arbitration (LCIA Rules  /ICC Rules), with cases handled by colleagues from GSK Stockmann SA.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • « Between adaptation and evolution », Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine, London: Global Legal Group, 2022-2023 (Fernandez, M.).
  • The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide – Luxembourg: Securitisation, 4th. ed. London: Legalease Ltd, 2023 (Heinzmann, A., Fernandez, M., Scollo, V., Mahamoud, H. and Naziroglou, C.).
  • « Luxembourg: Securitisation. Chambers Global Practice Guide – Securitisation 2023 », London: Chambers and Partners, 2023 (Heinzmann, A., Fernandez, M., Scollo, V. and Schramm, K.).
  • « The cross-border comparative report Securities Litigation – Luxembourg », London: Lexology Getting the Deal Through, 2022 (Heinzmann, A. and Fernandez, M.).
  • « Précisions sur le droit à l’information des porteurs de titres de dette adossés », Revue Pratique de Droit des Affaires, Vol. 2. Luxembourg: Legitech, pp.20-21, 2019 (Fernandez, M.).


  • French (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Working Knowledge)

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