LE GOUEFF Stéphan

As the founder of LG@vocats, my ambition is to use the law and our creativity as tools to help our clients attain their objectives.
The capacity to listen, rigour, reactivity, conviviality, perseverance, respect and pleasure are the values that I feel strongly for and that are at the heart of our commitment to our clients. 

 

  

Background
Born in Montreal, Canada, I did a part of my studies at McGill University (1982: B.A., B.C.L; 1983: LL.B.).  

In 1984, I started as a trainee lawyer with the McCarthy Tetrault firm in Montreal. 

Then, I continued my studies in Paris (1985: DESS in international business law).

In 1986, after having practiced for a Canadian law firm in Paris, I became an associate with White & Case in Paris, where I focused on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.  

In 1990, I came to Luxembourg to join, and thereafter to lead, the legal affairs of SES-ASTRA, where I became familiar with media, telecom and large industrial and hi-tech contracts (satellite construction and launch agreements, etc). 

Finally, in 1995, I created what is now LG@vocats.

Day-to-day
My favorite fields of interest are negotiation and the drafting of industrial or hi-tech contracts, mergers and acquisitionsprivate equity and financing transactions.  I also advise on media law, IT and telecom matters. 

Publications/Conferences/Academic life
 - 3 books (see publications).
 - Some forty articles connected to my areas of expertise (see publications).
 - Between 2000 - 2008, founder and Editor-in-chief of “the link”, a bimonthly electronic newsletter on Information Society legal issues (42 issues published. See publications).
 - Since 1995, speaker at many conferences.
 - Between 2003 - 2008 Lecturer at Paris XI University. 

Bars
 - 1995 - Luxembourg
 - 1988 - New York (currently omitted)
 - 1986 - Paris (currently omitted)
 - 1984 - Montreal (currently omitted) 

Other
In addition to my activities as counsel, I sit a Board member of several companies that are clients of LG@vocats.

I have acted as Board member (2007-2010), and then as Executive Committee member (2011 -2013), of Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms located in more than 70 countries comprising 172 member firms and some 7,000 lawyers worldwide (www.Meritas.org).

I also act as Vice-President of the Luxembourg chapter of the External Commerce Counsellor for France (nomination by decree of the Prime Minister).

I have also presented, between 2005 and 2007, two TV shows on the T.TV network in Luxembourg.  One of those, Media +, is about communications and media, and the other, APM Management, is about management and business.  For a sample see: www.youtube.com/watch.

After hours
In addition to spending time with my 4 kids, which gives me a lot of pleasure, I am passionate with Argentine tango. 

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