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Jean-François Trapp

Jean-François Trapp co-heads the Real Estate Department and the Banking & Finance practice at Baker McKenzie Luxembourg office. He has more than 19 years' experience in Luxembourg law. Prior to joining the Firm, he was partner in a Luxembourg law firm, where he headed the Real Estate department and co-led the Banking & Finance department of the firm. In 2007, he co-founded the Luxembourg law firm Roemers Trapp Pautot, a niche firm focusing on the real estate, real assets and infrastructure sectors.

Through the EU Directive on Restructuring and Insolvency of 20 June 2019 (EUR 2019/1023, “Directive”), the European Union has imposed an obligation on its member states to offer a more attractive and flexible restructuring scheme in their respective local law. The initial deadline to do so had been 17 July 2021. Only a handful of countries (most notably Germany and The Netherlands) had implemented the Directive within the initial deadline, whilst the other countries made use of the possibility to ask for a one year extension.