The activities of the Luxembourg office are not just limited to the national practice of law, but also include international elements on a daily basis. We service both Luxembourg and multinational clients across a wide variety of practice areas, working for public authorities both locally and internationally.
In addition to investment funds and corporate transactions or structuring, our Luxembourg lawyers also advise in the financial services and investment management sector generally, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, company and commercial law, contracts, capital markets and offerings of securities, restructuring and labor law.
In the investment fund area, we advise clients on determining the most effective fund structures and thus advise on the incorporation, on-going compliance and eligibility of investments of Luxembourg UCITS, “part II” funds, risk-capital funds (SICAR), securitisation vehicles and specialised investment funds (SIF), including hedge funds, funds of funds, real estate funds. We also assist with the registration and on-going compliance process for foreign UCITS in Luxembourg.
Furthermore, we advise clients on M&A transactions, private equity transactions and the use of Luxembourg corporate structures.
Financial services matters that we can assist clients on include advice on public offerings, private placements, the setting up of professionals of the financial sector, share holding disclosure requirements and listing on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Our Luxembourg-based lawyers, admitted to the Luxembourg Bar Association, have first hand experience working with local regulators, be it in relation to new laws or rules implementing European directives or otherwise.
Dechert's financial services group is a top-rated resource for investment managers and advisers, private equity funds, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions. Dechert Luxembourg was among others noted by Legal 500, 2010 as having “a mighty global presence in the hedge fund and investment fund environment. The Luxembourg office is playing an increasingly pivotal role in the firm's international fortunes, with extensive expertise in the UCITS III structure and good connections to institutional and fund manager clients.” According to Chambers Europe, 2010, “Dechert has a strong international reputation and a solid investment funds practice in Luxembourg”.
Our Luxembourg-based lawyers are fluent in a variety of languages including Luxembourgish, English, French, German, Greek and Italian.
Dechert Luxembourg is a multi-national partnership regulated in Luxembourg by the Luxembourg Bar and authorised and regulated in the UK by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.