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LPEA Roadshow in London (23/05/2017)

LPEA Roadshow in London (23/05/2017)

In the context of the ALFI London Conference


Luxembourg is well known for its solid financial centre which success is founded on the social and political stability of the Grand Duchy and on a modern legal and regulatory framework that is continuously updated.

Over the years, specific regulatory frameworks have been created for alternative investment funds and venture capital investment funds which, combined with Luxembourg’s openness to the world, has attracted many private equity firms and specialist service providers from all over the world.

LPEA, toghether with ALFI and in the context of the ALFI London Conference, is hosting this roadshow to present the country and the conditions which have already attracted some of the major international PE firms to set office in Luxembourg. We expect you to learn first-hand testimonials from some of our players as well as from the service providers who, together with the investors, build a strong and reliable ecosystem.

Private Equity Workshop

Afternoon Workshop of the ALFI London Conference
2.15 p.m.
Welcome by Giuliano Bidoli, Partner, KPMG (workshop animator)
Private Equity in Luxembourg today by Jérôme Wittamer, President of LPEA and Managing Partner of Expon Capital

2.25 p.m. Adapting to PE’s changing world: a manager’s view
·Andrew Devine, Head of Compliance, BC Partners
·Jérôme Wigny, Partner, Elvinger Hoss Prussen

2.40 p.m. Structuring and investment vehicles available in Luxembourg
Jérôme Wigny, Partner, Elvinger Hoss Prussen
Diala Minott, Partner, Corporate Department – London, Paul Hastings LLP

2.55 p.m. Doing business in Luxembourg: a runway for growth for alternative asset managers
Martin Eckel, Head of Legal Luxembourg, Oaktree
Peter Myners, Partner, Allen & Overy

3.10 p.m. Changing investors’ perspectives
Stephen Roberts, Business Dev. Director, Lemanik (moderator)
Helena Quinn, Private Equity Leader, SGG Group
Sunaina Sinha, Managing Partner, Cebile Capital
Ted Craig, Partner, MJ Hudson

3.30 p.m. Luxembourg and the future of PE – Interactive Q&A
Olivier Coekelbergs, Partner, Private Equity Leader, Ernst & Young

3.45 p.m. Closing



LPEA Roadshow Sponsors


 

Meet us at the Westminster Central Hall

Storey’s Gate, Westminster
London SW1H 9NH


Luxembourg Breakfast in London (19 Oct. 2016)

Luxembourg Breakfast in London (19 October 2016)

Luxembourg, a fast-growing Alternatives’ Fund Center

Luxembourg, a fast growing Alternative Fund Center

How PE Fund Managers are adapting to a changing market

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) returns to London this October for an update on Luxembourg’s key features available to UK fund managers.

With Brexit in the agenda and significant uncertainty in the sector, the session will showcase Luxembourg as an important partner for the distribution of funds across Europe,  as it has been for many years.

This will also be the occasion to go through the characteristics and infrastructure available in Luxembourg and which make it a country with much more than meet the eye.

We invite you to register in the event below and to stay tuned on further details of the agenda.


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Luxembourg is well known for its solid financial centre which success is founded on the social and political stability of the Grand Duchy and on a modern legal and regulatory framework that is continuously updated.

Over the years, specific regulatory frameworks have been created for alternative investment funds and venture capital investment funds which, combined with Luxembourg’s openness to the world, has attracted many private equity firms and specialist service providers from all over the world.

LPEA, as the trade association for Private Equity and Venture Capital Players in Luxembourg, is hosting this roadshow to present the country and the conditions which have already attracted some of the major international PE firms to set office in Luxembourg. We expect you to learn first-hand testimonials from some of our players as well as from the service providers who, together with the investors, build a strong and reliable ecosystem.


Speakers


 

Schedule


  • 8.00 AM

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 8.15 AM

    Opening remarks by Olivier Coekelbergs, Partner, PE Leader, EY Luxembourg

  • 8.25 AM

    A UK view of how Brexit will impact the PE industry by Eamon Devlin, Managing Partner, MJ Hudson

  • 8.45 AM

    The Luxembourg solution for UK based GPs
    Regulatory and legal aspects by Gilles Dusemon, Partner, PE&RE, Arendt & Medernach
    Tax aspects by Vincent Lebrun, Tax Partner, PE Leader, PwC Luxembourg

  • 9.20 AM

    Real experience of setting up a Luxembourg platform
    Moderator: Nick Tabone, Partner, PERE & Soparfi, Deloitte Luxembourg
    Panelists:
    Chris Connelly, Senior Managing Director, Head of Operations and IT, ICG
    Jerome Wittamer, Founding Partner, Expon Capital

  • 9.50 AM

    Closing remarks by Olivier Coekelbergs, Partner, PE Leader, EY Luxembourg

  • 9.55 AM

    Networking Coffee


Sponsors


 

Meet us at the Carlton Club

69 St James’s St
London SW1A 1PJ


LPEA Roadshow in London (4 May 2016)

LPEA Roadshow in London (4 May 2016)

Presentation of Luxembourg’s global Private Equity hub in the context of ALFI’s London Conference.


Event Summary


LPEA hosted the Private Equity workshop held on May 4th in the context of the ALFI London Conference. The session attracted over 120 participants who joined for a presentation of the latest developments in the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Market.

Key takeaways from the workshop:

      • Luxembourg is a very attractive platform for PE and Private Debt funds;
      • The Luxembourg Limited Partnership is at least as good as the LP-structures used in the UK (Scottish, Channel Islands, UK). The basic principle is that one can do the same with a Lux LP as would do with a UK LP which results in no practical difference between the two. Looking at the details, the Luxembourg regime is even more progressive and flexible;
      • The panelists agreed that speed and cost of incorporation are very competitive and a non-issue;
      • The RAIF is an important complement to the Lux fund toolbox which further strengthens Luxembourg’s position in the PE sector.

Pictures of the event are available below.


LPEA/ Private Equity seminar


4th May 2016
AGENDA

Chair of the session: Jane Wilkinson, Partner, KPMG Luxembourg

2.00 pm Keynote Speech: VC /Private Equity in Europe: demon or the loved child?
Ulrich Grabenwarter, Deputy Director, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund

2.15 pm Anglo-Saxon versus Luxembourg Limited Partnership: Spoilt for choice?
Differences and similarities of the Anglo-Saxon and Luxembourg LP structures – Why to opt for Luxembourg – Is the introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) a game changer to the industry?

Moderator: Jerome Wittamer, President, Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA)
Panelists:
Jonathan Blake, Partner, Head of the International Funds Group, King & Wood Mallesons, London
Damien Crossley, Partner, Head of Tax Group, Macfarlanes, London
Keith O’Donnell, Managing Partner, Atoz Tax Advisers Luxembourg
Thibaut Partsch, Partner, Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg

2.50 pm Testimonial Talk: GP comments and concerns
Olivier Coekelbergs, Head of Private Equity EY Luxembourg, interviews:
– Richard Smith, Finance Director of European Capital
– Manish Aggarwal, Investment and Operations Director. AMP Capital

3.20 pm Q&A

3.30 pm Closing

The LPEA Roadshow in London is organised in the context of the ALFI London Conference.


ALFI Conference overview


3 May 2016

6 pm – 8 pm » ALFI Cocktail (sponsored by LPEA)
Guildhall, Gresham Street

8 pm – 11 pm » After-Party (sponsored by Vistra)
The Anthologist Bar, 58 Gresham Street

4 May 2016

9 am – 1 pm » ALFI Conference

2 pm – 3.30 pm » LPEA Roadshow/ Private Equity workshop


Recommended reading:

RAIF, the new AIFMD-compliant vehicle
(Capital V #7, February 2016)

Limited Luxembourg Partnership: A Success Story?
(Capital V #5, February 2015)

YO! Sushi: Quilvest Exits de Conveyor Belt
(Capital V #7, February 2016)


Luxembourg is well known for its solid financial centre which success is founded on the social and political stability of the Grand Duchy and on a modern legal and regulatory framework that is continuously updated.

Over the years, specific regulatory frameworks have been created for alternative investment funds and venture capital investment funds which, combined with Luxembourg’s openness to the world, has attracted many private equity firms and specialist service providers from all over the world.

LPEA, as the trade association for Private Equity and Venture Capital Players in Luxembourg, is hosting this roadshow to present the country and the conditions which have already attracted some of the major international PE firms to set office in Luxembourg. We expect you to learn first-hand testimonials from some of our players as well as from the service providers who, together with the investors, build a strong and reliable ecosystem.

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Speakers


 

LPEA’s Roadshow Sponsors


 

Guildhall

Gresham Street, London, EC2


Private Equity Real Estate 2016

ATTENTION: LPEA was informed on February 10th that this conference has been cancelled.

 

Discussing and addressing the issues and challenges facing the private equity real estate industry.

17 February 2016
Grange City Hotel, London

  • The private real estate opportunity and comparison with other asset classes
  • Current opportunities in Europe
  • Full range of real estate investments covered
  • LP investment opportunities and portfolio construction

Register through the following link to be granted a 10% discount.