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The US-Luxembourg Desk

The strong links between the US and Luxembourg and their importance for each of the jurisdictions, in particular in the asset management sector, are undeniable. Today, Luxembourg is the #1 international fund distribution center, with the largest share of investment coming from the US, and the #2 fund distribution center in the world (after the US), in terms of assets under management.

Providing a gateway for our US-based clients on the set-up and expansion of their activities in Europe and for our European clients to access the US market, we launched the US-Luxembourg Desk in 2012. The Desk is headed by Benedikt Dumbacher who has more than 10 years of extensive experience working for asset managers and investors from a law firm as well as in-house legal counsel perspective.newyorkpic.jpg

The Desk has a strong focus on asset management advising US managers on the establishment and operation of:

• regulated or unregulated investment funds in Luxembourg in the private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and hedge funds space, covering the whole fund-lifecycle from pre-marketing to the set-up of funds, regulated managers, sub-funds, compartments and successor funds,  to dissolution; and

• their investment holding structures in Luxembourg complying with industry best practice on tax structuring/substance and corporate governance.

Our legal expertise, knowledge of key players and relationships with the Luxembourg and the US regulators provide a tangible competitive edge for our clients, whether they are raising capital, acquiring or selling businesses, restructuring for competitive reasons, looking for joint-ventures or co-investments or if they find themselves faced with regulatory issues or potential litigation.

To support our clients’ international strategies, the US-Luxembourg Desk works closely with Allen & Overy’s global network which now spans more than 40 offices worldwide, including two US offices located in New York and Washington DC. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where Allen & Overy currently does not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.

“Having Ben in the same time-zone as us

has made access to legal advice more useful

and convenient.” 

New York-based Hedge Fund



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