Legal advice from a different perspective
We are the firm of choice in asset management and investment funds.
We advise on a wide range of investment products, with a client base of similar diversity: from boutique investment houses to the largest American, British, continental European and Asian fund promoters. We are the leading firm in Luxembourg in terms of net assets of investment funds for which we act as legal adviser.
Our service is based on our deep understanding of the fund industry and its needs, as well as on the collective legal and regulatory knowledge of our teams. We have extensive experience in setting up all types of investment vehicles such as UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities), regulated AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds), like SIF (Specialised Investment Funds), and SICAR (Investment Company in Risk Capital) and non-regulated AIFs, like RAIF (Reserved Alternative Investment Fund). We have dedicated teams of specialists covering all asset classes, from hedge funds to private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and microfinance funds. Our teams guide fund promoters and asset managers on fund structuring, eligible investments and strategies, draft the required legal documentation and ensure that regulatory approval is obtained.
We are committed to the evolution of Luxembourg as the primary European investment fund centre. We actively participate in discussions with the government and the regulator on the evolution of the financial sector – thus contributing to legislative development and origination of new legal structures.
Our partners are members of a number of advisory committees led by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) where regulatory developments are discussed with industry practitioners. As a result of our participation in such committees and our day-to-day involvement in the CSSF approval process, we have a very good relationship with the CSSF. Our clients therefore benefit from efficient resolution of their regulatory matters.
In the last decade, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has become a powerful association, taking numerous initiatives to develop the Luxembourg investment fund industry. Our lawyers are members of ALFI's board of directors, regulatory board and various working groups, giving us direct exposure to the latest developments and the ability to keep you ahead of regulatory changes and opportunities.
In addition, our partners are also actively involved in the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) which plays a major role in the promotion and the development of the private equity industry in Luxembourg. We co-chair the legal committee of the LPEA.
Our full-service approach spans not only all types of investment funds, but also the entities providing supporting management, custody, administration and distribution services.
Core practice groups
We cover these sectors to provide continuity of service and to build stronger relationships over time.
We offer an extensive litigation practice covering a large range of areas such as corporate, commercial and civil litigation.
We assist our clients on all aspects of taxation, including especially the creation of tailor-made investments structures.