Cindy is a Partner in MNKS' Employment & Litigation department. She began her career with MNKS in 2000. She then subsequently practiced for 5 years at a well-established Luxembourg law firm specialising in litigation, before returning to MNKS in June 2005.
Cindy has extensive employment litigation and dispute resolution experience. She is accustomed to working with clients in implementing the best measures and practices to avoid litigation. In addition to this, Cindy’s expertise includes representing clients before the Luxembourg courts in cases of abusive dismissals and also specific cases involving social security and pension arrangement matters.
Her commercial litigation experience includes liaising with clients to minimise their exposure to litigation risk and achieving practical solutions to commercial disputes through negotiated settlements. In this respect, Cindy works closely with our corporate team, offering a complete service to the client.
Cindy is also accustomed to dealing with complex bankruptcy cases, insolvency proceedings, shareholder and partnership disputes and related criminal issues. She has a widespread knowledge in areas such as debt recovery and enforcement proceedings.
She also has previous meaningful experience in dealing with real estate litigation in relation to all aspects of the construction process and the sale and leasing of property.
- Assisting the director of a Luxembourg listed company on the potential moves by the company’s management to remove the director due to a breakdown in the relationship between the parties. This matter was interesting in that we closely liaised with the client’s US-based law firm on the Luxembourg law regarding the proposed corporate transactions and strategies as well as taking into account US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rules;
- Assisting a company broadcasting TV shows in the framework of several corporate, employment and commercial litigation issues raised further to a reorganisation operation and subsequent bankruptcy. The case was important as the functioning and existence of the company were effectively at stake;
- Assisting a Luxembourg banking institution in its joint venture with another high profile European banking institution on the related employment law aspects. Due to the client’s increasing operational presence in Luxembourg, Cindy provides ongoing day-to-day assistance on employment law issues, most notably in relation to a review of the bank’s collective agreement and also assistance on developing a staff delegation scheme.