New law allows UK qualified lawyers to practise in Luxembourg

English and Welsh solicitors can now register to practise in Luxembourg following productive conversations between the Law Society of England and Wales and local representatives in Luxembourg.

Since the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and until now, it had not been possible for UK qualified lawyers to establish in Luxembourg. But on 29 June, the Luxembourg parliament voted into law a bill implementing article 194 of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).

The value of legal services exports to Luxembourg is estimated at approximately £300 million per year.

Under the new legislation, UK qualified lawyers can register with the Luxembourg Bar to practise UK and public international law.

“We are pleased that the bill has been introduced following a series of productive conversations we have been having with representatives in Luxembourg, the UK government and the European Commission,” said our president Lubna Shuja.

“The new law will benefit not only our members but also the wider economy and sets an important precedent for the TCA to be implemented in other EU member states.”


Notes to editors

  • The new legislation does not affect UK lawyers who are already dual-qualified in Luxembourg. In addition, the Luxembourg Bar does not recognise in-house practice and only UK qualified lawyers in private practice can register.

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