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Isabelle Comhaire

Isabelle Comhaire


Isabelle Comhaire

Isabelle Comhaire specialises in commercial law, civil law, employment law and data protection law. She acts for banks and other professionals of the financial sector as well as for insurance companies and commercial and industrial companies and has over 20 years of experience in these areas.

  • Advised a major private equity fund in relation to its setting-up in Luxembourg. In particular, we advised them on their obligations as operating entity in Luxembourg from an employment
  • Advised two major banks to review their long term incentive plans both from an employment / contractual and from a regulatory perspective (CRD IV requirements)
  • Assisted a real estate group on all types of employment law questions, reviewed their internal policies and their existing employment agreements, and helped them to harmonize amongst various entities via amendment agreements the terms and conditions of their various employment contracts.
  • Advising a major media group and its subsidiaries on an ongoing basis on all kinds of employment law issues including multijurisdictional questions and regarding the modification of various internal policies, redundancies of senior executives, secondment of senior executives abroad, appointment of senior executives, negotiations with labour unions etc
  • Advising on an ongoing basis a major investment management organisation on the various steps/formalities to be complied with from an employment/data protection perspective following its decision to set up/incorporate several branches and subsidiaries in Luxembourg
  • Advised a major Luxembourg insurance company on the possibility to implement software in their IT systems which would allow the production of statistics on the work performed by the employees
  • Advised an insurance on the restructuring of its group legal structure and operating model, by the establishment of several separate legal entities to serve as the employing legal entity for certain SRG employees who were before the restructuring

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Career and qualifications

  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Licence en Droit) 1991
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2000
  • Admitted under her professional home title in Luxembourg 2006
  • Counsel, Clifford Chance since 2008
  • Admitted as an avocat à la Cour in Luxembourg 2009

Professional bodies

  • Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), member of GDPR working group
  • Member of the commission “Droit de l’immateriel” of the Luxembourg Bar Council
  • Luxembourg Data Protection Association (LDPA), founding and board member
  • Employment Law Specialists Association (ELSA), board member
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), member
  • Association Luxembourgeoise des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg (ABBL), member of the data protection working group

Awards and citations

  • Isabelle Comhaire is regarded by clients as being "very respected and always well prepared."
    Chambers Europe 2021: Dispute Resolution
  • Rising star lawyer
    Legal 500 2020: IP & IT