Bob Scharfe

Bob Scharfe

Bob Scharfe


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Areas of practice

Bob Scharfe is a Partner and heads the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice of Luther’s Luxembourg office. He advises banks, multi-national corporations, and private equity firms on a wide range of banking and financing matters, capital markets, structured finance, securitisation and insolvency law aspects, and structuring private equity investments through Luxembourg. He also has solid experience in general corporate law.


Bob Scharfe obtained an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Kingston Upon-Hull, a Master's degree in Private Law from the University Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, and a Certificate in General Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 2008. Prior to joining Luther in 2018, he worked in the banking, finance and capital markets department of an international law firm in Luxembourg.

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Global (2024): Ranked Up and Coming Lawyer for Banking & Finance
  • Chambers and Partners Europe (2024): Ranked Up and Coming Lawyer for Banking & Finance. "Bob Scharfe knows what he is doing and is always calm and focused even during heated discussions, which was appreciated.", "Bob Scharfe is strong in understanding key issues and is always keen to find solutions for the right compromise."
  • Legal 500 EMEA (2023): Ranked Leading Individual for Banking, Finance, Capital Markets
  • Legal 500 EMEA (2022): Recognized for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets. "Bob Scharfe has an incredibly vast knowledge of all banking, finance, regulatory and corporate matters. He is also a very good listener which allows him to always have a holistic, full-picture view on issues and to always provide a correspondingly precise advice. But above all he’s an incredibly friendly and humble guy."
  • IFLR1000 (2021/2022): Ranked in Banking as Highly regarded. Clients say: "Bob is proactive and hands on in his approach, but also delegates responsibilities well. He quickly assesses the individual attributes and challenges of different transactions and implements effective courses of action at inception, thereby reducing the risk of subsequent issues."
  • IFLR1000 (2021): Ranked in Banking as Highly regarded. Clients say: "Bob is extremely knowledgeable on the trickiest issues, and always deals with them in a responsive and thorough way.""Our business includes and puts together very different stakeholders, such as banks, trust service providers, insurance companies or any company having a website or operating in the internet. It is quite complex meeting very different legal and regulatory requirements. Bob is incredibly fast in understanding the business, the relationship between the stakeholders, their needs and requirements. […] He has a very vast (legal) knowledge what makes it easy to discuss very different subjects with him without losing the view for the big picture, i.e. the connection between the different stakeholders and their legal/regulatory requirements."
  • Legal 500 EMEA (2021): Recognized for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets. ‘Bob Scharfe has vast knowledge and experience and therefore the ability to look at matters from different angles/perspectives and to think outside of the box. He is also very well-connected in Luxembourg as well as to the other international offices of Luther.’ ‘Bob Scharfe is very calm under pressure.’
  • IFLR1000 (2020): Ranked in Banking as Highly regarded. Clients say: "[Bob] and his team have a broad set of experience and are sufficiently qualified to handle our most complex asset backed financing transactions." Described as "very proactive, solution focused, pragmatic and has very high knowledge."
  • Legal 500 EMEA (2019): Recognised for Banking, finance and capital markets.
  • IFLR1000 (2018): Mentioned for Financial and Corporate