Allen & Overy LLP

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading practice specialising in complex fund structuring. Assists asset managers and other financial sector clients with UCITS and alternative investment funds, incorporating investments in private debt, infrastructure and high-end real estate. Provides expert regulatory advice to international clients on launching and structuring funds in Luxembourg. Clients benefit from the firm's extensive network of European and global offices.

Strengths Clients laud the team for its "technical advice, commercial awareness, responsiveness and availability."

Clients also report that the team is "extremely talented and knowledgeable" and also highlight the lawyers' responsiveness: "The speeds are also great - they answer quickly and efficiently."

Work highlights Advised M.M.Warburg & Co on the sale of its Luxembourg asset management and servicing business to Apex.

Notable practitioners

Market-leading practitioner Jean-Christian Six earns praise for his entrepreneurial approach. Six advises international financial institutions on the establishment of funds, as well as related regulatory issues. Sources particularly highlight his expertise acting for infrastructure funds.

Yannick Arbaut progresses into the rankings on the back of glowing client feedback. Clients admire Arbaut's "knowledge of every single aspect of fund management." He often advises domestic and international investors on the set-up and management of funds. He also assists with investments, particularly in energy and infrastructure projects.