Patrick Goebel
Partner | Luxembourg
Patrick Goebel

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 also assists investors on their investment in Luxembourg investment funds, including due-diligence and negotiation of investment terms, as well as 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 also assists 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 Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA. Most recently, in the 2022 edition of Chambers Europe is lauded for his “excellent expertise and very strong knowledge of the financial industry regulations.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 edition comments that “Apart from his legal expertise, Patrick Goebel as a CFA has a very good understanding of valuation and accounting, which is extremely helpful.”.

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.

  • Regulatory Initiatives 2022 - Luxembourg Investment Funds Webinar Series (December 2021)
  • Regulatory Spotlight – The Future of AIFMD - Luxembourg Investment Funds Webinar Series (November 2020)
  • Luxembourg Annual Investment Funds Conference - Luxembourg (October 2019)
  • 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)
    • 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
    • Luxembourg
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Luxembourgish
    • Luxembourg CFA Society
    • Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)
    • Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA)