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Silke specialises in alternative investment funds, being the key contact for some of the largest global fund sponsors in private markets.Her practice covers the full range of investment funds: retail and professional funds, with special expertise in alternative investment funds such as private equity, real estate, private credit and other alternative asset funds and investment management arrangements. Silke has been the counsel for several ground-breaking deals for some of the largest asset managers. Her practice includes the structuring, establishment and regulation of funds and asset management businesses, including the setting-up of co-investment structures, tailored managed accounts e.g. for sovereign investors and regulatory work (e.g. licensing and passporting procedures) in the asset management sphere. Silke covers all types of diversified, regulated, unregulated and tailored investment structures .Silke has further deep knowledge of retail investor funds (UCITS and UCIs) and is the legal counsel to several flagship funds. She is chairing several working groups of the ALFI and of the LPEA. She is leading Luxembourg’s industry efforts on ELTIF and on the PEPP. She is a committee member of the EFAMA in Brussels and is a regular speaker at various national and international conferences.