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Yannick Arbaut



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Yannick Arbaut



Yannick specialises in the structuring, establishment and ongoing operation of Luxembourg regulated funds (SIFs, SICARs, UCITS and Part II funds, including ELTIFs) and unregulated funds (limited partnerships and RAIFs) investing across a variety of asset classes such as private equity, venture capital, private debt, real estate, infrastructure or, impact investments.

He assists investment fund managers on their licence applications and extensions as well as cross-border issues. He also regularly advises institutional investors in respect of their investor due diligence on, and negotiations with, Luxembourg 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), the Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA) and the Luxembourg Banking Lawyers Association (ALJB). 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. 
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Sources say: “Yannick Arbaut is pragmatic, responsive and gives reliable, high quality, commercial advice.” 
Chambers and Partners

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Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 2010

Admitted as avocat, Luxembourg, 2008


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

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

Pro bono 

  • Advising Calvert Social Investment Foundation on its investment in several Luxembourg funds

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.