Our Luxembourg team focuses on the following core products:
- European closed-ended alternative funds in the private equity, venture, debt, real estate and infrastructure sectors
- EU portfolio acquisition, finance and holding structures
- Inbound/outbound European investment structures
- Institutional corporate financing
- Securitisation vehicles
- UCITs and Specialised Investment Funds for complex, alternative funds with hedge strategies
Resourcing these full-service client mandates, Ogier's Luxembourg office has a team of internationally experienced partners and senior lawyers with specific experience of providing specialised legal advice (including on a comparative multijurisdictional basis) through the full life-cycle of our clients' structures.
As a team, we advise in English, French and German to technical, professional levels of fluency. As the only provider of legal services with a significant presence in both the leading international jurisdictions of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Jersey and Guernsey and onshore in Luxembourg, Ogier is uniquely placed to provide fully integrated advice on both Luxembourg and offshore laws and structures.
Ogier in Luxembourg is ranked in Tier 4 by Legal 500 EMEA, 2015 for Banking, Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A as well as for Investment Funds.
Ogier in Luxembourg is ranked in Tier 4 by IFLR 1000, 2016 for Financial and Corporate.
Luxembourg is one of the largest global financial centres, benefiting from flexible and attractive legal, regulatory and tax regimes and a significant concentration of professional service providers to the financial services industry.
Luxembourg's investment funds industry ranks as the largest EU fund domicile jurisdiction and the second largest fund domicile jurisdiction globally.
Luxembourg's sophisticated financial services infrastructure, global brand recognition, full EU single market access and extensive double tax treaty network has also led to its development as a core jurisdiction for non-fund investment structures. This has resulted in the domiciling of several tens of thousands of investment holding companies, many of which form part of globally recognised corporate groups or hold the portfolio investments of leading international investment funds.
Luxembourg's securitisation vehicle forms a third principal pillar of its financial services sector.
As a leading global jurisdiction for the establishment of investment vehicles, Luxembourg has demonstrated one of the most solid track records of stability, with a AAA credit rating, low levels of sovereign debt and one of the highest per capita GDPs globally. This economic and political stability, allied to the legal, regulatory and fiscal attributes of its financial services industry, has resulted in Luxembourg's position as a premier-ranking global fund domicile.
Global regulatory change is giving increasing prominence to the use of complementary structures tailored to the needs of particular clients and particular target investor groups. Luxembourg has a strong track record of successfully adapting to regulatory change to the benefit of clients and investors – the growth of complex, alternative UCITs providing one example of this among many.
Luxembourg is similarly adapting and updating its domestic regulatory framework in the light of current regulatory changes; for example, to take advantage of the EU investor distribution passport due to be introduced for professional investor funds under the EU AIFM directive.