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Frank Mausen



Mausen Frank
Frank Mausen



Frank is one of the leading Capital Markets and Banking & Finance Partners at Allen & Overy in Luxembourg. He specialises in securities laws and capital markets regulation, including stock exchange listings. Clients include banks as well as corporate, institutional, supranational and sovereign issuers for whom he advises on debt and equity transactions and structured finance transactions including securitisation, structured products, covered bonds, IPOs, placements and buy-backs of securities, exchange offers, listing applications and ongoing obligations deriving from such listings. He has more than 15 years of experience in these areas. Frank is also the Market Intelligence and Know-How Partner at Allen & Overy in Luxembourg.

Frank regularly holds conferences on securitisation and other capital markets topics in Luxembourg and abroad. He is a member of the securitisation working group of ALFI (the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry) and the securitisation working group and the financial markets committee of the ABBL (the Luxembourg Bankers’ association). Frank is also a member of the Islamic Finance working group of Luxembourg for Finance (Luxembourg’s agency for the development of the Luxembourg financial centre) and has joined the Haut Comité de la Place Financière (a committee set-up by the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance aiming to modernise Luxembourg’s financial sector legislation).

Frank served from 2018 to 2020 as Managing Partner of Allen & Overy Luxembourg.

“Esteemed by sources as a ‘leading expert in the market,’ Frank Mausen is highly regarded for securitisation matters and advises banks and other issuers on both debt and equity mandates." Chambers Global 2018

Experience highlights



Allen & Overy
5 Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 

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Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 2004

Admitted as avocat, Luxembourg, 2002


LLM, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2001

Maîtrise, Business Law, University of Strasbourg, 2000


Published work

  • Co-author (2020) «Projet de loi 7637: une nouvelle ère DLT pour les titres dématérialisés », AGEFI Luxembourg, September 2020
  • Co-author (2019) "Taking Security over Luxembourg’s special limited partnership vehicle" in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law [Vol. 34 – No. 3 March 2019], [p.175-179], [LexisNexis, UK]
  • Co-author (2018) "The Initial Public Offerings Law Review" (Luxembourg Chapter), Law Business Research
  • Co-author (2018) "The International Capital Markets Review" (Luxembourg Chapter), Law Business Research.
  • Co-author (2018) "The Private Equity Review" (Luxembourg Chapter), Law Business Research.
  • Co-author (2018) "The Islamic Finance Review" (Luxembourg Chapter), Law Business Research.

News & insights

Luxembourg opens its covered bonds market

Publications: 10 MAY 2021

Luxembourg opens its covered bonds market

Luxembourg opens its covered bonds market to universal banks and implements the recent European covered bonds framework.

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Publications: 22 JANUARY 2021

Luxembourg’s legal framework has just been amended to recognise the use of DLT for issuing and settling dematerialised securities

Bill 7637 (to be referred to as the Blockchain II Act 2021) was approved by the Luxembourg Parliament on 21 January 2021. The Blockchain II Act 2021 enables (a) the issuance of dematerialised…

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Bill 7637 – Luxembourg adds the missing piece for the issuance and circulation of blockchain securities

Publications: 05 AUGUST 2020

Bill 7637 – Luxembourg adds the missing piece for the issuance and circulation of blockchain securities

Bill of law 7637 (the Bill) notably amends the Luxembourg act dated 6 April 2013 on dematerialised securities (the Dematerialised Securities Act 2013) by:

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Publications: 20 JULY 2020

5MLD – Fiduciary arrangements and trusts: new obligations

After the creation of a register of beneficial owners in January 2019, Luxembourg has now established a register of fiducies and trusts and finalised the transposition of the 5th anti-money laundering…

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