Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Jeanne Feltgen of our member firm, Lutgen & Associes in Luxembourg!
In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
I think that I can accurately describe my practice as a fascinating and most gratifying search for best possible results and solutions.
Who would be your typical client?
My clients are national and foreign companies as well as institutional entities, my daily contacts are company lawyers, managers and representatives of institutional entities. I could add that I’ve been working for a lot of them for quite a number of years.
What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
Above all, clients and potential clients should know that I’m dedicated to their very best interests. I also would like to mention that I consider mutual trust, complete transparency as to all elements of the situation at stake and, last but not least, good teamwork the keys of a successful working relationship.
What has been your most challenging case? Why?
My most challenging case has probably been an action I brought against a huge telecommunication company which had acted unfaithfully towards my client, a much smaller company created and directed by a pioneer in mobile entertainment. What made this case a special challenge was, beside the necessity to describe in our submissions numerous, quite complex technical aspects, thus the necessity to get familiar with those aspects within a short delay, the ’David and Goliath’ situation we found ourselves in.
What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
I find it difficult to compare those special moments and to pick a specific one. Let me say that I live proud moments as a lawyer when happy clients offer me a job in their company…
What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I keep my house organized and I do as much exercise as I need to feel good.
What would surprise people most about you?
I think that people would be surprised to learn that I am perfectly able to sit in a deck chair without doing anything for more than five minutes …
What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
I can honestly say that each ILN meeting I’ve had the opportunity to attend was a very special event and that I’ve spent a lot of memorable moments. However, I would like to mention in particular the warm welcome Lindsay, Alan and quite a few colleagues offered me at my first ILN conference, back in 2006 in Geneva.
What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
If I were not a lawyer, I today would seek to work for a nonprofit organization serving disadvantaged people. I think that jobs in this domain are mostly very satisfying. Years ago, I would probably have been a judge or a notary public.
If a movie were made of your life, who would you want to play you?
This a quite an amusing question. Cameron Diaz, maybe? On a more serious note: I would probably choose the French actress Sophie Marceau, an actress who, in my view, perfectly expresses strong and delicate character traits. Otherwise, I would choose another French actress, i.e. Carole Bouquet, for no other reason than that I adore her class.
How would you like to be remembered?
I definitely would like to be remembered as an upright person who could be relied on.