Broad range of ser­vices

Whether you are a professional investor seeking legal or tax advice on private equity investments, or you are a fund manager initiating the launch of a new private fund, you can rely on Loyens & Loeff’s many years of experience to navigate you through the most recent private equity regulations in the EU and Switzerland. In addition, benefit from Loyens & Loeff’s know-how on what terms and conditions are considered market practice when negotiating your transaction or setting up a fund.

The en­tire fund life cy­cle cov­ered

Being part of a large legal and tax firm allows our Private Equity team to offer you truly integrated and comprehensive advice. It also allows us to scale up when additional expertise is needed. With your business interests at heart, our multidisciplinary approach results in efficiently managed processes and fully aligned documentation of transactions and workflows throughout the life cycle of your fund.

In-depth lo­cal knowl­edge

With offices in our four home markets and the world's major financial centers, our Private Equity team can provide you with a global perspective on your investment challenges combined with in-depth knowledge of local regulations. Thanks to our broad expertise with domestic and international transactions, our team is fully equipped to tackle all your private equity related legal and tax challenges.


How ESG contributes to sustainable investment futures

How ESG & corporate purpose contribute to a sustainable investment future
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ESG & Sustainable Investment

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the decisions of investors, companies, consumers, shareholders and policy- and lawmakers. The broadly supported awareness for the Environmental Social and Governance (‘ESG’) objectives is reflected in many international voluntary standards as well as in an increasing number of European regulations to mobilise financing for sustainable growth.


Over the past years, international attention for sustainability and responsible business has increased. As a result, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics have gained a prominent position

How we can help

To help you achieve your business goals, our dedicated team of lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers will assist you with all legal and tax aspects of the entire life cycle of a private equity fund, including:

Fund structuring, formation and fundraising
  • Designing private equity and venture capital fund structures
  • Creating state of the art carried interest and other incentive structures including obtaining advance tax confirmations (rulings)
  • Drafting and negotiating fund agreements between fund managers and investors, specific arrangements with cornerstone investors, co-investment agreements, and related documentation
Fund operations and regulatory aspects
  • Regulatory procedures and advice (AIFMD, MIFID, FATCA, CRS, etc.)
  • Continued compliance throughout the fund’s lifecycle
  • Analysis of, and dealing with anti-trust authorities
Acquisition finance and fund finance
  • Structuring and negotiating on: (i) financing of an acquisition, (ii) refinancing, and (iii) recapitalisations
  • Setting-up bankable structures (taking into account needs of either banks or credit funds for senior, junior or mezzanine debt)
  • Assisting and organising the process on raising debt
  • Structering and negotiating on: (i) subscription line financing and (ii) other (long term) fund financing
Acquisition and structuring of investments
  • Legal and tax structuring of the acquisition and financing
  • Purchaser or vendor legal and tax due diligence
  • Drafting and negotiating of investments in portfolio companies and add on acquisitions
  • Incorporating special fund vehicles
  • Warranty and indemnity insurance policies
Structuring management or employee participation plans
  • Structuring management or employee participation plans
  • Designing buyout structures and management equity participation programmes
Exit strategies and disposal of portfolio companies
  • Sale of portfolio companies, in bespoke one-on-one processes, controlled auction processes, IPOs or dual track procedures
  • Drafting and negotiating of add on acquisitions and divestments for portfolio companies
Liquidation of a fund
  • Exit preparations
  • Winding up of the fund
With an integrated approach that sets us apart in the market, we offer our clients a unique combination of legal, tax and regulatory advice.
As an international organisation, you face many challenges, from ever-changing regulations to complex cross-border transactions and beyond.
Loyens & Loeff helps simplify the process by offering you a one-stop shop for all your M&A needs, including those which relate to tax.
Financing your acquisitions requires a proper understanding of your future business and plans.
An increasing number of banks and financial institutions have responded to the growing demand of financing from investment funds.

What others say

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“A team of strong experts that are very savvy in their area of expertise, are easy to work with and are very responsive.”
Legal 500 (2021)
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"Operates as a proper team which makes them a pleasure to work with, as the members are complimentary to each other and support each other along the way. The lawyers are on-the-ball and knowledgeable about the transactions."
Legal 500 (2021)
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"It is a pleasure to work with other lawyers, who are highly-educated but also very pragmatic. There seems to be no problem that cannot be solved."
Legal 500 (2021)
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"It is an outstanding practice, particularly if you need reliable advice on legal and tax issues. The quality is always exceptional."
Legal 500 (2021)
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"Approachable and knowledgeable"
Legal 500 (2021)
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"I can put it simply: although a relatively large law firm, the team has always served us in a very pragmatic way. The right answer at the right time."
Legal 500 (2022)
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