Bénédicte Kurth

Bénédicte Kurth

Head of Knowledge | Counsel

Bénédicte specialises in finance law and assists numerous banking and corporate clients on secured and unsecured lending deals, cross-border acquisition and asset finance work, leveraged buy-out financing and real estate financing both in Luxembourg and abroad, investment fund related financing, securitisation deals, margin loans and insolvency law and restructuring deals.

Bénédicte has more than fifteen years of post-qualification experience and has worked in major law firms in Belgium and Luxembourg. She was admitted to the Liège bar since 1998 and to the Luxembourg bar in 2008.

Bénédicte is a member of the ALJB (the Luxembourg Banking Lawyer Association) and is a founding member of LILLA (Ladies In Law Luxembourg Association). She is also a member of the Legal Forum of the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL).

Published Work

  • "Q&A: Luxembourg", Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, 2017 (co-author)
  • "Les difficultés d’interprétation du Règlement (CE) 1346/2000 relatif aux procédures d’insolvabilité : champ d’application et compétence internationale", ACE, juin 2009, co-auteur
  • "Les difficultés d’interprétation du Règlement (CE) 1346/2000 relatif aux procédures d’insolvabilité : loi applicable et reconnaissance des procédures d’insolvabilité", ACE, octobre 2009, co-auteur
  • "The European Company", L'exportateur, Editions C.C.I. de Liège, avril 2002

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Luxembourg Banking Lawyers Association (ALJB)



Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 2008

Admitted to the Luxembourg bar under her professional home title, 2005

Admitted as avocat, Belgium, 1998


Licence, Law, Université de Liège, 1998

Erasmus Programme, Leiden University, 1998


English, French, German
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