MNKS was created in 2004 and today – ten years later – can be considered as a true success story. Over the years, MNKS evolved from a small team to one of the leading business law firms in Luxembourg, representing local and international clients.

A core value of MNKS is grounded in the belief that everyone is capable of great things if they are in the right environment. Both MNKS and numerous other success stories can been seen as true examples of this statement.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we want to present you a selection of other success stories also celebrating their 10th anniversary in a sense and the similarities that may be seen between us – you might be surprised!

Scroll down to discover our selected success stories.

In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard students founded the social networking service Facebook. In the beginning registration was limited to students at Harvard, but it was later opened progressively to other US universities and eventually worldwide. Today Facebook has over a billion users per month!

Social networks and new technologies go hand in hand and MNKS has a cutting edge understanding of the technical aspects of the IP and technologies sector which ensures the provision of efficient and relevant legal advice to businesses that are active in or rely on technology and communications and to which IP is an essential asset.

The European Union has many benefits for its members. Free trade, a common currency for many member-countries, traveling without border checkpoints, peace and the possibility to find work in other countries are only some of the extensive advantages that the European Union success story provides for its citizens.

Luxembourg, being an international hub in the heart of Europe, continues to attract international companies and acts as a gateway for non-EU groups to the benefits of Europe. MNKS can provide tailor made tax and legal advice for clients from Luxembourg, the European Union and worldwide.

In 1954 J.R.R Tolkien published the first book of the lord of the rings’ trilogy that became one of the most successful novels of the 20th century. Fifty years later, in 2004 the movie, based on the book, won a total of 11 Oscars. Even in 2014, with the upcoming release of the third movie from The Hobbit Trilogy, this success story continues and allows the reader the ability to experience yet another new quest.

Some people would agree that finding the right team of employees is a quest all of its own; a truly enriching quest at times, and one which forces you to recognize a mistake and pave new path to success at other times.

In the novel, Bilbo Baggins can count on the fellowship of the ring, your company can count on MNKS’ employment department to work together with you to provide assistance with day-to day questions and complicated HR matters and guidance to ensure the best possible winning team where necessary.

Dan Browns huge commercial success The Da Vinci Code essentially tells the story of the symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu, who work together to try to solve the murder of Louvre curator Jacques Saunière. The story develops into a journey to find the Holy Grail, during which Langdon and Neveu have to collaborate together and rely on other people’s help to solve a series of mysteries to obtain a successful conclusion.

Even if you are a specialist in your respective field, sometimes you need to be able to effectively communicate with and work together as a team with other experts to ensure innovative and quality services are provided.

MNKS prides itself on its enthusiastic workforce, who are always eager to collaborate with others on their quest for creative and effective solutions and ensuring excellence of service in every endeavour.

The first season of Desperate Housewives was broadcast in 2004. After winning multiple awards and realizing huge commercial benefits, it can, most definitely, be considered a success story. Through all 8 seasons, viewers could live and breathe with their favourite characters from the show through their numerous conflicts and disputes; sometimes resulting in rather fatal situations as you may know…

To avoid such severe and negative consequences for its clients, MNKS works hand in hand with them to assist in the management of the risks and challenges they face, to protect their interests and resolve disputes as far as possible before they escalate.

Developing from a research project of two PhD candidates at Stanford into an international enterprise with 70 offices in more than 40 countries is an extraordinary success story. A market capitalization of more than $23 billion after its IPO has allowed its continued ability to achieve new and more far reaching goals.

Although MNKS cannot guarantee that your IPO will be quite as successful as Google’s, they can advise you on all matters relating to Capital and Financial Markets and help you to write your own success story...