Luxembourg, a European gateway for China: update on Private Equity and M&A

Co-organised by LPEA and ChinaLux

The Luxembourg, a European gateway for China: update on Private Equity and M&A conference will, for the first time, explore Luxembourg’s role in inbound and outbound investments between China and Europe.

Co-organised by the associations ChinaLux and LPEA, the event will bring together speakers from China and Luxembourg who will share their insights on the growing importance of Luxembourg as a bridge between China and Europe and notably in the Private Equity and M&A sectors.

A hub for expansion into Europe and beyond

Luxembourg has a long-standing reputation of being the global center of cross-border investment fund management. Therefore, if a Chinese asset manager plans to launch an investment fund product and to distribute this on a cross-border basis, i.e., not only in Europe but back to Asia, to Latin America and to the Middle East, Luxembourg offers the ideal platform for their distribution ambitions. A number of well established factors make Luxembourg the leading jurisdiction. These include Luxembourg’s “brand recognition” and “track record” in the cross-border space with a market share of almost 75%, the existence of a center of excellence for its fund infrastructure and expertise to create products covering all asset classes and for any investor type, deep servicing and product structuring know-how in the cross-border space, multi-language capabilities and, most importantly, a very stable economic, political and regulatory environment.

  • 4.30 pm


  • 5.00 pm

    Welcome and introduction by LPEA and ChinaLux.

    Jérôme Wittamer, President LPEA
    Dirk Dewitte, President ChinaLux

  • 5.10 pm

    China investing abroad

    Chinese outbound policy | Statistics: global outbound investments by China | What drives outbound from a Chinese view point | What are the sectors and key markets | Major players

    Cedric Carnoye, Managing Director Hong Kong desk Deloitte
    Lorenzo Stanca, Managing Partner Mandarin Capital Partners

  • 5.25 pm

    Private Equity in China: state of the market

    PE industry in China (figures) | Main sectors, main players, IRR | Outbound versus inbound | Challenges | PE links with Luxembourg

    Julien Kinic, Co-founder and Managing Partner IDI Emerging Markets

  • 5.35 pm

    Luxembourg: bridge between Europe and China

    Overview of the last 12 months PE / M&A acquisitions made by China into EU | Overview investments into China via Lux | Main sectors, main players, IRR | Partnership | Challenges | Luxembourg as the gateway to Europe

    Alain Kinsch, Country Managing Partner EY Luxembourg, Head of EY Chinese Overseas Investment network

  • 5.45 pm

    Testimony from a Chinese bank: Role of a Chinese bank for a M&A / PE transaction

    Lin Fengyun, Executive Vice President, Global Banking Dep., ICBC Head Office Beijing, China

  • 5.55 pm

    Discussion panel

    Moderated by Dirk Dewitte, President Chinalux

    Why a Chinese company is using Luxembourg for structuring a transaction
    Lorenzo Stanca, Managing Partner Mandarin Capital Partners

    Technology transfer between Europe and China
    Dan Choon, Dyan S.à r.l.

    Attractiveness of Luxembourg vehicles to structure M&A / PE transaction
    Katia Panichi, Partner EHP

    Testimony from a PE/ VC house investing into China
    Julien Kinic, Co-founder and Managing Partner IDI Emerging Markets

  • 6.40 pm

    Closing & Networking cocktail





Meet us at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

7, Rue Alcide de Gasperi
Luxembourg Kirchberg