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  Yannick Arbaut



Yannick specialises in the structuring, setting up, and registration of regulated funds (SIFs, SICARs, UCITS and Part II funds,) as well as unregulated funds (limited partnerships and RAIFs) in a variety of areas such as private equity, debt/credit, real estate, infrastructure, social impact investing, equity, bonds and derivatives. He also assists management companies and AIFMs on their licence applications and extensions as well as cross-border issues, and advises clients in the context of their investor due diligence on, and negotiations with, investment funds. Yannick advises sponsors, funds and fund service providers on complex regulatory issues as well. He is a member of the Allen & Overy Social Finance and Impact Investment Executive Committee.

Yannick is an active member of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and of the Luxembourg Banking Lawyers Association (ALJB). He is also an active member of our FinTech task force, supporting clients from established financial institutions, incumbents and start-ups in developing innovative products. He joined Allen & Overy Luxembourg in 2007.

“Yannick Arbaut has experience acting for institutional investors, both domestic and international, on the structuring and set-up of regulated and unregulated funds. Clients remark on his ability to advise on complex questions and appreciate their ‘good collaboration’ with him.
Chambers and Partners

Sources say: “Yannick Arbaut is pragmatic, responsive and gives reliable, high quality, commercial advice.”
Chambers and Partners

Professional qualifications

Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 2010

Admitted as avocat, Luxembourg, 2008

Academic qualifications

Master 2, International Trade Law, University of Montpellier I, 2007

Master 1, Business Law, University of Montpellier I, 2006

Published work

"Derivatives trading under EMIR REFIT: focus on Luxembourg AIFs and UCITSs", AGEFI Luxembourg, October 2019 (co-author)
"Changes in reporting obligations for investment funds under EMIR", AGEFI Luxembourg, September 2018 (co-author).
"US Mutual Fund Swing Pricing Proposal: What Can We Learn from Europe?", The Investment Lawyer, January 2016 (co-author).
"New Guidance for UCITS depositaries following the publication of CSSF Circular 14/587", Bulletin Droit & Banque 54, ALJB, December 2014.

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