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LPEA Roadshow in Munich (7/12/2016)

LPEA Roadshow in Munich (7/12/2016)

Luxembourg PE/ VC breakfast in Munich



LPEA returns to Munich for an information session covering the latest developments of the Luxembourg toolkit and an analysis of the German and the Luxembourg LP structures. An interview with a representative of a German PE house with funds in Luxembourg will round up this morning session.



AGENDA

8.00 – Registration

8.30 – Eröffnung

8.40 – Vergleichende Betrachtung der deutschen und luxemburgischen Kommanditgesellschaft

Dr. Carmen von Nell Breuning, Associate Director, EY Luxembourg (Moderator)
Jean-Luc Fisch, Partner, Elvinger Hoss Prussen
Dr. Martin Haisch, Partner, Dechert
Marc Meyers, Partner, Loyens & Loeff
Patricia Volhard, Partner, P+P Pöllath + Partners

9.40 – Interview mit Swancap

Holger Emmel, Director Legal/ Compliance of SwanCap Investment Management SA
Anja Grenner,  Fund Services Leader, SGG Luxembourg
10.20 – Fragen & Antworten

10:30 – Netzwerk

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


Speakers


Sponsors


 

Meet us at the Literaturhaus Müchen

Salvatorplatz 1
80333 München
Germany


Luxembourg Roadshow à Paris (19/09/2016)

Luxembourg Roadshow à Paris

Capital-Investissement au Luxembourg: une plateforme dynamique et attrayante

Le marché luxembourgeois du capital-investissement est estimé à quelques 300 milliards d’euros d’actifs sous gestion.

Depuis 2015, la place Luxembourgeoise connaît de nombreux changements qui la rendent encore plus compétitive et attrayante : le nouveau fonds d’investissement alternatif réservé (FIAR) a vu le jour, la Loi sur les Sociétés Commerciales vient de subir une refonte totale et l’adoption du régime de la société en commandite spéciale (« Limited Partnership ») connaît un succès foudroyant.

Le 19 septembre prochain, les professionnels du capital-investissement du Luxembourg seront de retour à Paris pour expliquer tous ces changements ainsi que pour faire connaissance des acteurs travaillant avec la place luxembourgeoise.

Nous vous invitons dès à présent à vous inscrire sur le lien suivant.

Photo Gallery



Speakers


 

Schedule


  • 14:00

    Inscriptions & apéritif

  • 14:30

    Accueil
    Paul Junck, Managing Director, LPEA
    S. E. M. Paul Dühr, Ambassadeur du Luxembourg en France et à Monaco

  • 14:35

    Introduction & situation du marché PE au Luxembourg
    Alexandre Prost-Gargoz, Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg

  • 14:50

    La boîte à outils luxembourgeoise : une solution intelligente pour ma distribution

    AIFMD & Distribution: Situation sur le marché au Luxembourg. Qui utilise un passeport et qui reste sur les stratégies de placement privé : avantages et inconvénients de chaque stratégie de distribution.

          • Rafael Aguilera, Directeur Associé, Investment Fund Distribution and Reporting services, EY Luxembourg

    Sociétés de gestions AIFM pour parties tierces : la solution “plug and play”. Situation du marché, comment les acteurs utilisent-ils cette solution ?

          • Alexandre Dumont, Lemanik

    Fonds d’investissement alternatif réservé (FIAR) : implications pour l’industrie PE. Du produit à la réglementation.

          • Jérôme Wigny, Elvinger Hoss Prussen

    Société en commandite spéciale : comparaison des différents types de LPs (France, Ecosse, UK et Luxembourg). Similitudes et différences d’un point de vue théorique et pratique.

          • Victorien Hemery, Counsel, PE/RE, Arendt & Medernach
  • 15:40

    Discussion informelle

      • Bernard Charpentier, General Counsel, Quilvest & Partners Luxembourg,
      • Alexandre Rhea, Managing Partner, New Angle Capital
  • 16:00

    Cocktail

  • 17:00

    Closing


Sponsors


 

Rendez-vous au Cercle de l’Union Interalliée

33 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Paris 75008

(Le port d’une tenue appropriée est exigée)






More about Luxembourg


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.

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.


Pictures



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


Luxembourg Private Equity mission to the US (May 2016)

Luxembourg Private Equity mission to the US

Summary of LPEA’s workshops in New York and Boston (May 2016)


Pierre Weimerskirch (Luxembourg Investment Solutions) and Anja Grenner (SGG) presenting in Boston.

LPEA held its 4th mission to the US on May 25th and 26th with the organisation of two breakfast sessions in New York and Boston. With three previous visits to New York, this was the first time a Luxembourg delegation presented in Boston for the local PE-VC community.

LPEA’s presentations in the US are now a regular initiative in the international promotion of Luxembourg as a PE hub. For many years Luxembourg has attracted the major PE firms and their interest continues to grow. Several factors contribute to this preference for Luxembourg as a location of choice to centralise operations:

  • Fully fledged toolbox to setup and manage PE-VC funds
  • One-stop shop with easy access to legal, tax and auditing experts
  • Quick time to market with further improvements to come soon (RAIF)
  • Pure cross-border marketplace with 6.000 multi-lingual professionals in the alternatives industry alone
  • Double taxation agreements with 90+ countries
  • Access to authorities with 1-to-1 meetings

The sessions held in the US, notably in New York and Boston, two of the major locations where global US PE firms are located, target different subjects but remain loyal to the main topics investors are looking for:

  • AIFMD & Distribution (license, regulation, third party solutions…)
  • Luxembourg Limited Partnership
  • Introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (indirect regulation)
  • Structuring and Governance of PE funds
  • Impact of BEPS
  • Change of the Luxembourg Corporate Company Law
  • Private Debt

LPEA roadshows have attracted the attention of major PE houses such as Apollo Global Management, The Carlyle Group, Alliance Bernstein or Audax Group amongst a wide range of small to large investors as well as a wide community of legal and tax experts accessorizing cross-border operations.

The presence of Luxembourg authorities in such presentations is also revealing of the country’s commitment to promote the marketplace abroad. While the Hereditary Grand-Duke of Luxemburg Prince Guillaume attended the latest event, the Ministers of Economy and of Finance, as well as the Consul General of Luxembourg in New York, are regular speakers at the events and showcase Luxembourg’s openness to change the industry towards the needs of the investors.

For those less aware of Luxembourg’s latest developments, Paul Junck, Managing Director of LPEA, summarises the trends shaping the sector:

“Luxembourg is for long known as a reliable PE hub, with 9 of the 10 major PE firms doing business in the country already. Some of the bigger players manage funds worth $1B or more such as Ardian, Astorg, Castik, EQT, PAI or Goldman Sachs, among others. The trend is definitely to increase the AuM figures, especially when it comes to debt funds which number increased by 500% in the past 3 years or the growing number of smaller funds ($400-500m)”.

The market has not increased by chance. “The expansion of existing platforms and the new business, much of it from the US, results of the decline in the use of reverse solicitation and national private placement regimes to raise funds in Europe, a consequence of the implementation of the AIFMD.”

“Luxembourg, having a well-oiled machine in the retail funds industry – the 2nd biggest market worldwide after the US with over $3.8B of AuM today, applied the same expertise to develop vehicles and regimes aimed at facilitating the investment process while respecting all sort of regulation and international agreements towards a level playing field. The use of Luxembourg’s toolbox with the preference for dealing with less jurisdictions by the investors, turns Luxembourg into a sweet spot for alternatives investors in general and in particular for those dealing with PE and VC.”

LPEA plans to return to the US on October 5th to provide a new market update and share the latest trends.

To stay informed of upcoming events please contact lpea-office@lpea.lu.

From left to right: Jerome Wittamer (President of LPEA), H.E. Étienne Schneider
(Minister of the Economy of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg), H.R.H Prince Guillaume (Hereditary Grand-Duke of Luxemburg), H.R.H Princess Stéphanie (Hereditary GrandDuchess of Luxembourg), Paul Junck (Managing Director of LPEA).



New York session (25 May 2016)



Nigel Williams (Royalton Partners) presenting in New York.



New York session.



Further pictures of the NY event can be found here and of the Boston event here.

About LPEA

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of private equity and venture capital professionals in Luxembourg.

With over 130 members, LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion and development of the investment framework and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders.

Luxembourg disposes of a stable tax regime and is today at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to operate in.

LPEA provides a dynamic and interactive platform for its members to discuss and exchange information and organises working meetings and networking opportunities on a regular basis.

The national PE-VE association has since 2012 invested in the international promotion of Luxembourg’s thriving PE-VC sector by way of presentations in key markets such as London, Munich, Paris, Zurich and Stockholm, alongside its regular presence in international conferences such as SuperReturn International.

Luxembourg PE-VC featured in the US (25-26 May)

PRESS RELEASE

 

The Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is returning to the US for a new roadshow presenting the country’s latest features for investors.

 

Two sessions will be held:

New York,  May 25th, 8.30 – 10.30 at NY Athletic Club (4th edition)

Boston, May 26th, 8.30 – 10.30 at Union Club (1st edition)

 

The New York session will be distinguished by the presence of H.R.H Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand-Duke of Luxemburg and by the welcome address of H.E. Étienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy of G.D. Luxembourg.

 

Luxembourg is today a leading location for PE and VC with 90% of PE-VC funds domiciled in the EU. With a unique legal and fiscal framework it attracts a growing number of the major GPs, including 9 out the 10 world’s biggest PE fund managers.

 

Among its winning features we will find:

  • Diversity of fund vehicles
  • Flexible limited partnership
  • Marketing passport providing access to European investors via AIFM management solutions
  • Thought leadership in the proposal and implementation of new regulations and structures
  • PE-VC friendly environment & stable tax regime

 

The US remain one of the main countries of origin of new funds in Luxembourg with its investors looking for the flexibility of the new Limited Partnership and for the attribution of AIFM licenses.

 

Luxembourg, a founding member of the EU, has a AAA rating and is the world’s 2nd biggest financial centre after the US with AuM of 3,500 billion EUR.

 

 

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.

Pictures



Speakers


 

LPEA’s Roadshow Sponsors


 

Guildhall

Gresham Street, London, EC2


Luxembourg PE-VC Breakfast Conference in Boston (26 May 2016)

Luxembourg PE-VC Breakfast Conference in Boston (26 May 2016)

Presentation of Luxembourg’s global hub for Private Equity

LPEA presented in Boston for the first time the set of existing structures and competitive advantages of Luxembourg available for US Private Equity and Venture Capital funds willing to create and manage funds in Europe.

Key features:

        • Impact of BEPS
        • The new Reserved Alternative Investment Fund
        • AIFMD & Distribution in Europe
        • Overall PE landscape in Luxembourg
        • The Luxembourg tool box: legal and tax frameworks update and trends
        • Third-party AIFMs
        • Special Limited Partnership
        • Interview with guest GP

Reserve your seat by registering below.



  • 8.00 AM

    Registration & welcome coffee

  • 8.30 AM

    Welcome and introduction

        • Hon. Jean-Claude Knebeler, Consul General of Luxembourg in New York
  • 8.45 AM

    Introduction & Private Equity state of the market in Luxembourg

    • Jerome Wittamer, President of the Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
  • 9.00 AM

    The Luxembourg toolbox. Overview of Luxembourg’s legal and fiscal frameworks’ features and latest trends

    Moderated by Maarten Verjans, Partner PwC Luxembourg

    Key subject: AIFMD & Distribution, Third-party AIFMs, Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIF), Special Limited Partnership and Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) and Corporate Company Law in Luxembourg.

    Guest speakers:

    • Gilles Dusemon, Arendt & Medernach
    • Nigel Williams, Royalton Partners
    • Nicolas Fermaud, Allen & Overy
    • Frederic Selleslagh, KPMG Luxembourg
    • Dany Teillant, Deloitte Luxembourg
  • 9.50 AM

    Insights from practitioners

    Moderated by Anja Grenner, Private Equity & Real Estate Leader, SGG

    Pierre Weimerskirch, Luxembourg Investment Solutions

  • 10.30 AM

    Closing


Roadshow Sponsors


 

Recommended reading



About LPEA


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.


Venue

Union Club
8 Park St, Boston
MA 02108, United States


Luxembourg PE-VC Breakfast Conference in New York (25 May 2016)

Luxembourg PE-VC Breakfast Conference in New York (25 May 2016)

Presentation of Luxembourg’s global hub for Private Equity

LPEA returned to New York for a presentation featuring the existing structures and competitive advantages of Luxembourg for US Private Equity and Venture Capital funds willing to create and manage funds in Europe.

Key features:

      • Overall PE landscape in Luxembourg
      • The Luxembourg tool box: legal and tax frameworks update and trends.
      • AIFMD & Distribution in Europe
      • Third-party AIFMs
      • The new Reserved Alternative Investment Fund
      • Special Limited Partnership
      • Impact of BEPS
      • Interview with guest GP

Reserve your seat by registering below.


Schedule


  • 8.00 AM

    Registration & welcome coffee

  • 8.30 AM

    Welcome and introduction

        • H.R.H Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand-Duke of Luxemburg
        • H.E. Étienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy of G.D. Luxembourg
  • 8.45 AM

    Introduction & Private Equity state of the market in Luxembourg

        • Jerome Wittamer, President of the Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
  • 9.00 AM

    The Luxembourg toolbox. Overview of Luxembourg’s legal and fiscal frameworks’ features and latest trends

    Moderated by Maarten Verjans, Partner PwC Luxembourg

    Key subject: AIFMD & DistributionThird-party AIFMsReserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIF)Special Limited Partnership and Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) and Corporate Company Law in Luxembourg.

    Guest speakers:

      • Gilles Dusemon, Arendt & Medernach
      • Nigel Williams, Royalton Partners
      • Nicolas Fermaud, Allen & Overy
      • Frederic Selleslagh, KPMG Luxembourg
      • Dany Teillant, Deloitte Luxembourg
  • 9.50 AM

    Interview with New York based asset managers.

    Moderated by Pierre Weimerskirch, Luxembourg Investment Solutions

          • Stephen C. Hindmarch, Managing Director, GrayCliff Partners
          • Gavin Burke, SwanCap
  • 10:30 AM

    Closing


Roadshow Sponsors


 

Recommended reading



About LPEA


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.


Venue

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019


LPEA & SECA Breakfast Event in Zurich (4/02/2016)

February 4th : LPEA / SECA Breakfast Conference

Structuring and distribution of PE/ VC funds in the EU by Swiss investment fund managers.

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Structuring and distribution of PE/ VC funds in the EU by Swiss investment fund managers.

LPEA, the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, in partnership with SECA, the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association, organised the 3rd Zurich lecture and discussion on February 4th 2016.

After the introduction of the special limited partnership (“SPLP”), the European Venture Capital Funds (“EuVECA”) and more recently the European Long Term Fund “ELTIF”, Luxembourg continues to innovate. The year 2016 will welcome the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (“RAIF”) which is expected to have the advantages of the known fund structures for private equity (SIF and SICAR) with those of the successful “Spezial-Kommanditgesellschaft”. Since the RAIF is not approved by the regulatory authority but by a regulated Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFM”), it can therefore obtain a marketing authorization in the EU and feature further advantages with respect to timing and placement options.

These and further trends/ hot topics were on discussion in a roundtable and Q&A hosted by LPEA and SECA. To obtain the slides of the presentation send a request to lpea-office@lpea.lu.

Overall, the event aimed at:

• Updating participants on the latest Luxembourg market trends and news, notably those which are more often used by Swiss-based investors;
• Showcase Luxembourg as a leading financial centre and home to a growing PE industry in which most of the bigger PE firms worldwide are already present and operating;
• Present Luxembourg as boosting excellent conditions to be a preferred location for Zurich-based investors willing to enhance their cross-border options, both in Europe as abroad.

LPEA & SECA thank the participation of the speakers and moderator:

          • Moderator: Anja Grenner, SGG Group
          • Paul Junck, Managing Director, LPEA
          • Jürgen Habichler, Founder and Managing Partner, Mountain Cleantech AG
          • Max Welbes, Partner & Head of Investment Funds, MNKS
          • Günther Dobrauz, Partner – Regulatory/Tax, PWC Schweiz
          • Oliver Schachinger, Partner – Regulatory/Tax, PwC Luxemburg
          • Dirk Richter, Partner und Rechtsanwalt, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen

The session concluded with a networking reception. If you wish to be invited to the next session in 2017, please subscribe to LPEA’s newsletter here.

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LPEA Roadshow in New York


November the 13th : LPEA Roadshow in New York

Meet us at the Metropolitan Club

SAVE THE DATE – LPEA returns to New York for a presentation featuring the existing structures and competitive advantages of Luxembourg for US Private Equity and Venture Capital funds willing to create and manage funds in Europe. Save the date to participate in this morning session that will take place in a private club in New York City.



Registration for free

3 + 1 = ?

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.


Schedule


  • 10.30 AM

    Registration & welcome coffee

  • 11h AM

    Introduction by Jérôme Wittamer, President of LPEA

  • 11h10 AM

    Luxembourg, a Fund platform for European operations

  • 11h50 AM

    Sharing the experience: first person testimonials

  • 12h30 PM

    Closing


Meet us at the Metropolitan Club

1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022