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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 Luxembourg regulated (SIFs and SICARs) and unregulated (limited partnerships and RAIFs) investment funds investing in a variety of asset classes, alternative assets in particular, as well as advising on general fund regulatory matters. She also extensively advises institutional investors on their investments in private equity, venture capital, debt, real estate, and infrastructure funds established in Luxembourg or other jurisdictions, as well as on co-investments in such funds. Joanna also has experience in advising clients on secondary transactions and fund regulatory matters, including with respect to AIFMD.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Joanna gained 15 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 on, amongst others, its investments in private equity, venture capital, loan and social impact funds.

Joanna is referred to by sources as: ‘technically excellent’.

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News: 27 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy’s France-Luxembourg Platform advises on the structuring of BNP Paribas European Infrastructure Debt Fund II

France and Luxembourg – Allen & Overy has advised BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in connection with the structuring of its BNP Paribas European Infrastructure Debt Fund II (Infra Debt II).

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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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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

Great Fund Insights 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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Office

Luxembourg

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

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the list IV of the Luxembourg Bar Association, 2021

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