Luxembourg assumes a position as one of the worldwide leaders in the fund industry and has developed in recent years alternative and innovative solutions for each asset class including hedge funds, real estate funds and private equity vehicles.
Supported by the strong expertise of our corporate and tax teams and in close coordination with finance experts, we set-up new structures and focus in gaining expertise on the latest financial products and services developed in Luxembourg, in particular alternative investment vehicles in the form of “SICAR” (introduced in 2004), and specialized investment funds “SIFs” (introduced in 2007). Our investment fund team also provides advice on public structures such as UCITS, UCIS, whether closed-ended or open-ended, in contractual form (“FCPs”) or in corporate form (“SICAVs” and “SICAFs”).
We provide customized advice on the best adapted Luxembourg vehicles to fit our clients’ specificities and objectives in terms of flexibility, liquidity, type of investments and investors, risk spreading, etc. We also provide a comprehensive range of services to Luxembourg and foreign funds, along the entire life cycle of the fund including:
- structuring/setting up
- handling regulatory and compliance aspects
- fund raising
- financial structuring
- listing of the fund
- winding up/liquidation
Our main clients are Sponsors/Promoters, investors and service providers. We maintain a close relationship with the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and closely monitor developments in the investment fund industry at the level of the CSSF, EFAMA or ESMA.