A child of Luxembourg’s coal mining region, Gilles Dusemon has spent a great deal of his life abroad. However, his return to his homeland in 2001 has given new impetus to his career while allowing him to rediscover his roots.
Like many inhabitants of Luxembourg, Gilles Dusemon had an opportunity to study and work abroad at a very young age. After obtaining a diploma in economic law and business law in Nice in 1996, four yeas later he completed a Masters in Law at the University of New York. Gilles Dusemon speaks English, French, Italian and German both at home and at work.
Admitted to the Luxembourg bar in 1997, he initially specialised in tax law and company law. In 2000, in the middle of a two-year stay in the United States, where he was combining studying with a position as a legal expert with the global law firm Allen & Overy, he declined an offer from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, but nevertheless decided to return to Luxembourg to pursue his career. Two years later, he accepted a role with ALFI, while at the same time joining forces with Jean-Pierre Winandy at the Loyens Winandy practice (which became Loyens & Loeff in 2008). Seeking to “redress the balance between work and private life”, a year later he decided to focus on his work as a lawyer. He resigned from his post at ALFI, although he has since taken up a role as an external expert. 2010 marked another milestone in his career when he joined Arendt & Merdernach as cohead of private equity.
Here and there
His disciplined approach – as well as his passion for architecture and design, no doubt – has resulted in him managing the swings in the market. From his extensive travels, he still remembers a dinner in Beijing in the presence of Grand Duke Henri and President Ju Hintao. Apart from these occasional assignments abroad, Gilles Dusemon is now strongly attached to his Luxembourg roots, and plans to continue to develop his practice in the Grand Duchy in years to come.