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Dutch law firm expands investment fund practice in Luxembourg

Dutch law firm expands investment fund practice in Luxembourg

by BB 16.01.2018 From our online archive
AKD hires two partners, experts in alternative funds, from Arendt & Medernach
Luxembourg funds face more European regulation (Shutterstock)

Dutch law firm AKD has expanded its investment funds practice in Luxembourg, amid a growing regulatory burden on asset managers.

The company has hired two new partners, Edouard d'Anterroches and Victorien Hémery, from rival law firm Arendt & Medernach, who have expertise in alternative funds. 

Both men took up their roles in January.

Bernard Beerens, managing partner of AKD Luxembourg, said the new hires would "significantly expand" the firm's expertise in private equity and real estate fund formation and structuring.

D'Anterroches specialises in private investment structures, such as private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure, and assists clients in complying with obligations under the European Union's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Hémery's expertise lies in legal and regulatory matters related to the structuring, formation and operation of regulated and non-regulated investment funds.

He focuses on private equity investment funds, as well as the formation and operation of pension funds and pension pooling vehicles.

They had both worked at Arendt & Medernach for more than 10 years -  Hemery for 11.5 years and d'Anterroches for a little over 12 years - according to their LinkedIn profiles.

"Their arrival is part of AKD's international growth strategy, aimed at offering our clients a full range of legal and tax services out of local offices throughout the Benelux, in particular to help investment funds, asset managers and other fund-related parties face the challenges imposed by the introduction of numerous laws and regulations over the past few years, including the AIFMD, PRIIPs and MiFID II," said AKD managing partner Erwin Rademakers.

AKD opened the Luxembourg office at 3 Rue du Fort Rheinsheimin 2016, following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.