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17 September 2019 / press release

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg launches unique multi-disciplinary investment management practice

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg is proud to announce the launch of its multi-disciplinary investment management practice. The team combines fund formation/regulatory, finance and tax capabilities.

The practice brings together over 40 lawyers and five dedicated partners: Marc Meyers, Vassiliyan Zanev, Frank van Kuijk, Antoine Fortier and Pieter Leguit, and is now one of the largest in Luxembourg.

The team was formed in response to demands voiced by our clients and prospects. The investment management industry calls for an integrated approach; it’s the only way to provide smart solutions. The practice is headed by Marc Meyers and co-led by Vassiliyan Zanev and Frank van Kuijk.

“This move is fully in line with the firm’s strategy to capitalise further on the investment management pillar of the Luxembourg financial centre,” said Marc Meyers. “With this team, we will be perfectly placed to offer an unrivalled package of integrated services to our clients. Our focus on alternative strategies combined with our knowledge and experience, as well as our team spirit, provide the perfect basis for further growing our position as leading fund lawyers.”

With the surge in the investment funds market, Luxembourg has seen a significant development in fund finance activities,” Vassiliyan Zanev went on to say. “Fund finance transactions require finance specialists with a proper understanding of fund structures and their tax implications in order to offer the most innovative and tailor-made solutions to our clients.”

“In a maturing market, investment management, fund finance and tax services can no longer be provided on a standalone basis,” Frank van Kuijk added. “A legal advice will only provide a solution if it is produced by practitioners who understand the broader regulatory context and business angle of the issue in question. Our integrated team ensures that such practitioners are available to serve our clients.”

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