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Joanna Pecenik

Counsel

Luxembourg

Pecenik Joanna
Joanna Pecenik

Counsel

Luxembourg

Joanna’s practice includes, among others, the structuring, setting up, registration, and ongoing operation, of regulated funds (SIFs and SICARs) and unregulated funds (limited partnerships and RAIFs) investing in a variety of asset classes as well as advising on general fund regulatory matters.

She also extensively advises institutional and DFI investors on their investments in private equity, venture capital, debt, real estate, infrastructure established in Luxembourg or other jurisdictions as well as on co-investment in such funds. Joanna has also experience in advising clients on secondary transactions.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Joanna gained 13 years of experience working in several other leading law firms located in Luxembourg, the U.S. and France. She also spent three years working as legal counsel for the European Investment Fund (EIF) advising EIF, amongst others, on its investments in private equity, venture capital, loan and social impact funds.

Joanna is a member of the New York bar.

News & insights

ESMA guidelines in respect of performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs

Publications: 11 NOVEMBER 2020

ESMA guidelines in respect of performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs

On 3 April 2020, ESMA published its final report on guidelines regarding performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs, including the guidelines, as appendix IV (the Report). On 5 November 2020…

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Publications: 08 OCTOBER 2020

Podcast: Capital call financing - why and how?

The popularity and volume of capital call financings (also called subscription lines or equity bridge facilities) have steadily increased over the past few years (including in Luxembourg) and this…

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Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2019

Registered AIFMs and internally managed non-AIFs: the CSSF’s reminder of your AML/CFT obligations

The CSSF continues to raise awareness of AML/CFT obligations to the fund industry. Following a conference addressed to registered (sub-threshold) AIFMs and internally managed non-AIFs, the CSSF…

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Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2019

Important clarifications for the Luxembourg fund industry on AML CFT requirements

Taking into account the results of the Luxembourg national risk assessment which classifies the fund industry as high ML/FT risk, the CSSF clarifies that Luxembourg regulated funds, like Luxembourg…

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Office

Luxembourg

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

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the New York bar, 2006

Academic

LL.M. Boston University School of Law, Boston, USA, 2003

DESS-DJCE, International Business Law, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2001

Master in International Business Law, Paris XI University, Sceaux, France, 2000