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Yannick Arbaut



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Yannick Arbaut



Yannick specialises in the structuring, setting up, and registration of Luxembourg regulated (SIFs, SICARs, UCITS and Part II funds) and unregulated (limited partnerships and RAIFs) investment funds investing across a variety of asset classes such as private equity, debt/credit, real estate, infrastructure, impact investing, equity, bonds and derivatives. He also assists fund management companies on their licence applications and extensions as well as cross-border issues, and advises institutional investor clients in respect of their investor due diligence on, and negotiations with, Luxembourg investment funds, in the context of their participation/investments in such 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.

Chambers and Partners

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

Chambers and Partners

Experience highlights



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5 Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 

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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 experience

  • 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.

News & insights

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Publications: 16 MARCH 2021

ESG update for Private Banks, Wealth Managers and Advisers

ESG regulatory update including in relation to SFDR

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Publications: 15 MARCH 2021

SFDR Principles explained: New RTS provides guidance on key issues

Under SFDR, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have been mandated to develop various Level 2 measures, to take the form of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). On 4 February 2021, the ESAs…

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Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2021

New RTS for sustainable finance disclosure regulation (SFDR) – key points for fund and asset managers

As Firms continue to implement SFDR, which applies on 10 March 2021 across the EU, our latest Great Fund Insights client alert gives further detail on the Regulatory Technical Standard and how firms…

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Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation will apply from 10 March 2021

Publications: 12 FEBRUARY 2021

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation will apply from 10 March 2021

On 10 March 2020, the ESG – Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR) will start to apply. SFDR disclosures will be applicable both to financial products (e.g., alternative…

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