Marc Seimetz

Marc Seimetz Dechert financial services and investment management lawyer Luxembourg

Marc Seimetz


Luxembourg | Dechert (Luxembourg) LLP, 1, Allée Scheffer, B.P. 709, Luxembourg, Luxemburg L-2017
+352 45 62 62 23 | +352 45 94 65

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Marc Seimetz focuses on financial law (including investment funds), company and commercial law, and contract law, advising clients on the incorporation of investment funds and companies, regulatory approvals, corporate documents, contracts, listings, offering of securities, mergers, and liquidations. He also provides advice on labour law to corporations.

Mr. Seimetz advises clients on determining the most effective fund structures and on the incorporation, on-going compliance and eligibility of investments of Luxembourg UCITS, “part II” funds, risk-capital funds (SICAR), securitisation vehicles, reserved alternative investment funds (RAIFs) and specialised investment funds (SIF), including hedge funds, funds of funds, and real estate funds. He assists with the registration and on-going compliance process for foreign UCITS in Luxembourg.

He advises on financial services matters including advice on public offerings, private placements, the setting up of professionals in the financial sector, share holding disclosure requirements, and listing on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Mr. Seimetz is ranked as a leading lawyer for investment funds by Practical Law Company. He is recommended as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 EMEAChambers Global and in Chambers Europe. Chambers Europe 2015 notes that Mr. Seimetz has "a good perspective on regulatory matters" and Legal 500 EMEA 2014 states that he demonstrates "industry knowledge, experience and pragmatism". Chambers Europe 2014 states that he “combines a broad knowledge of corporate and commercial law with a dedicated activity in mutual funds”. In Legal 500 EMEA 2010, Mr. Seimetz is described as “one of the key names in the market” for investment funds and as having “a fine reputation”. He is a member of working groups of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).

Mr. Seimetz regularly speaks at conferences and has published articles on investment fund law and company law. He is also an arbitrator for the Luxembourg Sports Arbitration Commission.

  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master’s Degree, Business Law, 1989
  • University of London, LL.M., 1993
  • Luxembourg
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Luxembourgish
Speaking Engagements
  • ALFI Global Distribution Conference — Luxembourg (September 25-26, 2018)
  • Key Information Document Conference: How to Comply with the Requirements of the Directive? — Management Global Information SA's 1st Annual KID Conference, Luxembourg (September 21, 2010)

Speaker, "Key Information Document Conference: How to Comply with the Requirements of the Directive?" panel examined the Key Information Document (KID) and the challenges it poses to asset managers, promoters, administrators and distributors. The KID is a required document in the implementation of UCITS IV that replaces the Simplified Prospectus and allows for comparability of funds across multiple jurisdictions.