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Yannick Arbaut

Partner

Luxembourg

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Yannick Arbaut

Partner

Luxembourg

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.”

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Experience highlights

Office

Luxembourg

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

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 2010

Admitted as avocat, Luxembourg, 2008

Academic

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

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

News & insights

Hedge maze

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2021

SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation deadlines – A compliance checklist for private banks, wealth managers and advisers

A number of deadlines are looming for private banks, wealth managers and advisers as the next stage of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and Taxonomy Regulation begins to apply…

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Luxembourg Case Law Briefing

Publications: 21 SEPTEMBER 2021

SFDR and taxonomy regulation deadlines – What EU asset managers need to know

A number of deadlines are looming for asset managers as the next stage of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and Taxonomy Regulation begins to apply – this briefing gives a…

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Publications: 17 SEPTEMBER 2021

Great Fund Insights - New SFDR Principle Adverse Impacts (PAI) regime - key points

The most innovative and challenging aspect of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is probably the new principal adverse impacts or PAI regime.

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Publications: 04 AUGUST 2021

New SFDR principal adverse impacts (or PAI) regime – key points

The new principal adverse impacts or PAI regime is one of the most challenging elements of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). It will require relevant firms to provide…

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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.

Pro-bono experience

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

Recognition