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First Names Group opens a new Flagship Office in Luxembourg

1 December 2014

Following the acquisition of Temmes Management Services and Citadel Services PSF Sarl, First Names Group is delighted to announce it has opened a flagship office in Luxembourg. The Group has now rebranded both businesses and relocated their new ‘First Names’ to a contemporary office located in the Atrium Business Park.   

The Luxembourg office will offer both corporate and private client services as the Group continues to expand across the globe. The rebrand sees the appointment of four new directors to the senior leadership team.

To strengthen and grow the corporate service line, Andrej Grossmann has joined the Group as Client Services Director. Andrej will sit on the board of First Names Luxembourg and work closely with Armin Kirchner, Group Managing Director Corporate and Institutional Services.  On the private client side, Simon Baker, who was previously the Managing Director of Citadel, has taken the position of Managing Director for the Private Client division of the Group in Luxembourg. Simon will work closely with Dawn Shand, Director for the Private Client department.

To celebrate the opening of the new office in Luxembourg, First Names Group held a cocktail reception for clients, intermediaries and the local business community to introduce people to their new state-of-the-art offices and the new team that has joined the Group since the acquisition took place earlier this year. The event was honoured by the presence of Her Excellency the British Ambassador to Luxembourg, Alice Walpole, who declared the office “open for business” by the cutting of a symbolic ribbon.

The acquisition of Temmes and Citadel has provided a presence in the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Switzerland, in addition to Luxembourg. This places the Group in the desired locations for both their corporate and private client service lines, in addition to adding to the Group’s headcount, which is now nearing 650 worldwide.

Armin Kirchner comments:

“I am delighted we have rebranded Temmes and Citadel. This is a huge milestone for us, Luxembourg is the perfect location to expand and strengthen our global corporate services offering. It will allow us to offer our clients a high-quality, high-value multi-jurisdictional offering in key locations. I am looking forward to working with the team as we build the reputation of the Group in new key markets and jurisdictions.”

Simon Baker further comments:

“The team in Luxembourg is delighted by the rebrand to First Names Group. There have been so many positive changes already, especially the relocation to our new offices which have been designed to reflect the Group’s unique brand and foster an office culture that is representative across the Group. We are really excited about the future.”

For any enquiries please contact Rachael Horsthuis.