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


Patrick Goebel focuses his practice on financial services and transactional matters. He advises clients on all types of retail and private Luxembourg investment funds including UCITS and AIFs investing in financial instruments, debt (including loan origination), private equity, real estate, infrastructural assets or other type of assets including tangible assets. Mr Goebel is also assisting investors on their investment in Luxembourg investment funds including due-diligences and negotiation of the investment terms. Mr Goebel also advises on the establishment, the restructuring and on other various legal and regulatory aspects of management companies, AIFMs (including EuVECA managers), investment firms (MiFID) and financial service providers such as depositaries and administrators. He is also assisting on due-diligences relating to the acquisitions of managers and financial service providers.

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. Most recently, in the 2019 edition of Chambers Europe a client praises him for his "industry knowledge, fast responses and reliability." The 2019 Legal 500 edition comments the “outstanding” Patrick Goebel has a “large and loyal local client following”, who appreciates his broad-ranging experience across UCITS, regulated non-UCITS funds and non-regulated funds.

Mr. Goebel regularly speaks at conferences on various fund-related and manager-related matters. 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 being in charge of client relationship and product development with a major Luxembourg bank.

  • 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)