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Investment Management

The investment management industry is in an unprecedented era of change. Increased globalization, increased regulation and changes to our domestic and international tax environment present complex cross-border legal and tax challenges.

Our practice covers practically all aspects of the investment management industry. The team of attorneys, tax lawyers and notaries combines corporate, tax, regulatory, finance and real estate expertise. It is one of the key practice areas of our firm.

“Benefiting from 'deep market and regulatory knowledge', Loyens & Loeff provides 'sophisticated and straightforward advice'" - Legal 500

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Our multidisciplinary fund team represents fund managers and investors in a broad range of (alternative) asset classes and from around the world. We know the ‘terms & conditions’ of the various alternative asset classes and can help you with fund and investment structures that fit your strategy, investor base and management organisation. Our solution driven approach and execution power will help you to go from term sheet to closing of your fund raising in a seamless way. Our fund team works in close collaboration with our private equity, tax, real estate and banking & finance colleagues and comprises a network of specialists around the globe.

International involvement

International fund structuring comes naturally to us due to our unique tax capacity and international client base. The strength and depth of our fund formation skills, know-how of various strategies and understanding of investors’ demands, has made us the investment management practice of choice of both long-standing and new clients. Whether it involves the initial ‘term sheet’, the formation, structuring, marketing, documentation or closing: we cover all aspects of investment fund services.

We pride ourselves in being actively involved in the Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association (DUFAS), Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA), Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), Invest Europe (formerly known as EVCA), the Dutch Association of Private Equity Firms (NVP), the Asian and the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV and INREV) and the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).

Our services

  • Tax and regulatory advice on the (cross-border) fund and investment structure, taking into account the investors base, the investment strategy and the organisation of the management.
  • Structuring and negotiating of fund documentation with investors, from a tax, corporate and remuneration perspective.
  • Structuring of carried interest, organisation of employee investment entities and structuring of other incentive arrangements.
  • Providing regulatory, corporate and tax advice to institutional investors like pension funds, public investment entities, mutual funds (including UCITS), hedge funds and proprietary funds sponsored by insurance companies, banks and other.
  • Assistance with financial and tax modelling.
  • Yearly tax and legal fund review, corporate house keeping, tax compliance for fund entities.
  • Drafting remuneration policy and drafting management reports.
  • Negotiations with supervisors on all corporate and employment aspects of the fund.
  • Tax structuring for international private equity and real estate clients.
Guideline ruling commission on proportionate use of warrants
News - 04 February 2019 - Global

Investment Management News Update – End of year 2018

The Investment Management News Updates: an overview in which our Investment Management Team highlights recent developments.
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New investors and control measures for institutional BE-REITs
Deal - 15 January 2019 - Global

We advised HighBrook Investors

Loyens & Loeff advises HighBrook Investors on the acquisition of the office building located at Stadhouderskade 85 in Amsterdam for a value of EUR 20,700,000....
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Members Belgian Data Protection Authority (finally) appointed
News - 21 December 2018 - Luxembourg

The growing need of investment funds for financing solutions

Financing through fund structure… A trend largely spread in the anglo-saxon countries but starting to grow in Luxembourg. Why is using funds to finance transaction...
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Deal - 01 December 2018 - Global

Loyens & Loeff advised CAPREIT

Loyens & Loeff advised CAPREIT acquired the Platinum residential portfolio for a value of EUR 98 million.
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What others say about us

Chambers Europe

"The team creates a 'true partnership' with their clients and 'is very approachable and has a good understanding of the practicalities of fund structuring'. Other clients say the department offers 'excellent assistance' and note that 'the lawyers are well informed and well equipped to help with AIFMD'." (2019)

"Clients praise the lawyers for being 'very knowledgeable and on top of new developments in the industry', in addition to being 'very responsive'. One client adds that the practice has 'the best tax lawyers for fund management'." (2018)

Legal 500

"Loyens & Loeff's team has, according to one client, 'an excellent level of expertise, better connections with local tax and financial markets authorities than many others' and is 'very experienced and up-to-date on international and cross-border issues'." (2019)

"Benefiting from 'deep market and regulatory knowledge', Loyens & Loeff provides 'sophisticated and straightforward advice' to managers on the establishment and ongoing operational needs associated with their alternative funds." (2019)

"Loyens & Loeff’s ‘top-level’ practice is well known for its superlative tax and multi-jurisdictional capabilities." (2018)