Patrick Goebel


Patrick Goebel


Luxembourg | Dechert (Luxembourg) LLP, 1, Allée Scheffer, B.P. 709, Luxembourg, Luxemburg L-2017
+352 45 62 62 22 | +352 45 94 65

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Patrick Goebel advises clients on all types of retail and private Luxembourg investment funds including UCITS, private equity funds, real estate funds, and other alternative investment funds investing in non-financial assets and tangible assets. He also advises UCITS management companies, AIFMs, EuVECA managers, depositaries and administrators on legal and regulatory aspects as well as investors on their due-diligence of Luxembourg funds.

Mr. Goebel is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for investment funds in Luxembourg by the leading legal directories, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. The 2017 edition of Chambers Europe notes that he is “client-focused, results-focused and very practical” with The Legal 500 EMEA noting in its 2017 guide that he has “in-depth knowledge of investment funds regulation.” In Chambers Global 2016 sources note that he is "experienced and able to craft imaginative solutions to unusual situations." Mr. Goebel is also ranked in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Chambers Europe. The 2015 guide states that he is "very highly regarded for his regulatory expertise." He has also been recognized for his work in this area by the Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers UK and IFLR 1000.

Mr. Goebel regularly speaks at conferences on various fund-related matters including private equity funds and the AIFMD. He is also a lecturer on civil liability at the University of Luxembourg and on Luxembourg real estate funds at European Business School (EBS).

Mr. Goebel’s experience prior to joining Dechert includes serving as counsel with a magic circle law firm, and as head of fund engineering within prime fund solutions at Banque Générale du Luxembourg SA (now BNP Paribas Securities Services).

  • Université Paris-Dauphine (Paris 9), Maîtrise, 1997
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Maîtrise, Private Law, 1998
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, DESS, Banking and Finance, 1999
  • CFA Institute , 2006, Level III Chartered Financial Analyst Program
  • Luxembourg
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Luxembourgish
  • Luxembourg CFA Society
  • Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)
  • Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA)
Speaking Engagements
  • Annual Dechert DIFC Asset Management Forum - Focus on Real Assets and Credit - United Arab Emirates (March, 2019)
  • Investment Funds Conference: Disruption and Change in the Investment Funds Industry - Luxembourg (November, 2018)
  • Portfolio Management and Delegation, Brexit for Fund Managers Seminar Series - London (October, 2018)
  • ALFI Global Distribution Conference - Luxembourg (September, 2018)
  • Credit Funds: A Global Perspective on Evolving Structures - London (January 2018)
  • Dechert's Annual Investment Funds Conference - Luxembourg (September, 2017)
  • Setting up an AIFM or an EuVECA Manager in Luxembourg - London (May, 2017)
  • Regulatory Developments and Opportunities in Europe - New York (March, 2017)
  • Investor-friendly Structuring of Alternative Investments in 2017 - Frankfurt (February, 2017)
  • RAIF as "Game Changer"? - Current structuring developments for Alternative Investment Funds in Luxembourg for the German market - Munich / Frankfurt (October, 2016)
  • A New Dawn for the Luxembourg Funds Industry - Luxembourg (October, 2016)
  • RAIF - European Game Changer? - London (July, 2016)
  • Financial Services Workshop - Paris (June, 2016)
  • Luxembourg RAIF - New Opportunities for Fund Investments - Frankfurt (June, 2016)
  • Current structuring developments for funds in Luxembourg - Trends 2016 - Frankfurt (January, 2016)