Josée Weydert is the managing partner of NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg and leads the banking and finance practice. She works extensively in finance and corporate law, in particular in capital markets, structured finance, securitisation, financial products, securities laws, international finance structures, insolvency and restructuring. She also deals with the setting up of debt and real estate funds.
Josée regularly advises financial institutions, other financial professionals and corporate groups on financings and investment structures. Having worked during her career for more than 6 years in the capital markets and structured finance departments at a leading bank in Luxembourg, Josée also has a considerably strong background in the banking field.
With 20 years of legal experience, Josée enjoys high recognition among both market players and clients. She has been nominated as the Best Lawyer in Luxembourg in Capital Markets by Best Lawyers 2014 and also as a Leading Lawyer by the IFLR1000 directory in 2013 and 2014. Chambers highlights her as having "profound knowledge of the products and services marketed in Luxembourg's financial market and excellent working relationships with the government and regulators". Clients value her "depth of expertise and long-standing experience in the banking industry".
Josée and her team recently published several articles in various legal publications, including International Law Office (ILO) and Euromoney; "New act Regulates family office activities" (ILO, January 2013), "Law on dematerialized securities enters into force" (ILO, April 2013), "AIFM Directive implementation: another reason to choose Luxembourg" (ILO, July 2013), "Asset Management in Luxembourg" (Global Asset Management Review 2013/14, Euromoney Yearbooks).
Josée is a member of several professional associations such as the American Business Association in Luxembourg (ABAL), the representative body for the Luxembourg investment fund industry (ALFI), the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), the British Chamber of Commerce and the IFLR Women in Business Law Group. She, moreover, is a member of the EMIR working group of the Luxembourg Banker's Association (ABBL).
Josée graduated in law from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg (1992). She regularly speaks at conferences, in particular on topics including securitisation, finance products and security assets.
Josée was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 1993.
Josée is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish.
EducationRobert Schuman University in Strasbourg
MembershipsALJB (Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes de Droit Bancaire)Member of the securitisation committee of the ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry)
QualificationMaster of Law Degree