Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Breakfast in New York (8 June 2017)

& Introduction to the Space Resources initiative

Luxembourg hosts today all of the 13 biggest PE/VC fund managers worldwide. This is due to a solid financial centre in which alternative funds, and notably PE and VC, have been growing and attracting more managers to the country.

With a modern and unique legal and regulatory framework that is continuously updated, investors in Luxembourg can find a fully suited toolbox to manage their funds. Fund managers in Luxembourg rely on its social and political stability and on the expertise of service providers which covers the full range of financial services and features a pure cross-border approach.

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 GPs as well as from the service providers who, together with the investors, build a strong and reliable ecosystem.

Presentation of the Space Resources initiative by the General Consul of Luxembourg in New York. Luxembourg provides a unique legal, regulatory and business environment enabling private investors and companies to explore and use space resources.



  • 8.00 AM

    Registration & welcome coffee

  • 9.00 AM


    • Jérôme Wittamer, President of LPEA/ Managing Partner of Expon Capital
  • 9.10 AM

    Luxembourg’s Space Resources initiative

        • Jeanne Crauser, General Consul of Luxembourg in New York.
  • 9.20 AM

    How to sell your fund in the EU?

            • Stephen Roberts, Business Development Director, Lemanik Asset Management S.A.
            • Camille Bourke, Partner, Head of London Office, Arendt & Medernach
            • David W. Berchenbriter, Partner, BerchWood Partners
            • Peter Laybourn, Partner, Ropes & Gray
            • Marc Feider, Partner, Allen & Overy (moderator)

    Fund distribution, 3rd party management companies, investor preferences, market status, political turmoil and tax changes.

  • 10.10 AM

    Your Luxembourg AIFM operating model:

          • Shannon Stafford, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
          • Benjamin Gauthier, Advisory Partner, PwC Luxembourg

    Set-up of an AIFM, substance required, key functions, insource vs outsource, recruitment, etc.

  • 10.30 AM

    Structuring possibilities

      • Stephen Jordan, Managing Director, Global Head of Tax, KKR
      • Dany Teillant, Tax Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg

    Parallel Fund / Master-Feeder structures with Lux Master, how to operate global structures, difficulties and efficiences, etc.

  • 10.50 AM


  • 11.00 AM

    Closing & Networking



Meet us at the New York Athletic Club

180 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019