Luxembourg Private Equity Services 2011

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 12:13

The 'Luxembourg Private Equity Services 2011' special report comprises 4 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Vincent Lebrun, tax partner and private equity industry leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg

New EU rules set to boost private equity activity

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 12:19

By Simon Gray - The advent in July 2013 of the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive could help Luxembourg to consolidate its position as a domicile and servicing centre for private equity funds and acquisition vehicles, according to industry members and analysts in the grand duchy. »

Simon Henin, managing director, Ipes Luxembourg

A natural winner from the crisis?

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 12:34

By Simon Henin - If there’s such a thing as a winner from the recent economic downturn and the growth of regulation in the private equity industry, arguably one might be Luxembourg. As private equity investors have become more cautious, fund managers have looked for reputable and well-regulated jurisdictions to domicile their funds – and this has played to Luxembourg’s strengths. Its EU membership status has also gone down well with managers with a European investor base in the light of the forthcoming AIFM Directive. »

Olivier Sciales,

Private equity and the AIFM Directive

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 12:42

By Olivier Sciales and Rémi Chevalier - Luxembourg's private equity industry faces a range of challenges but also opportunities as a result of the implementation of the European Union's Directive on Alternative investment Fund Managers, which was agreed by the European Parliament in November 2010 and formally adopted by the EU Council, following a lengthy tidying-up process, in May 2011. »


Legal changes could boost appeal of fund vehicles

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 12:50

By Simon Gray - A debate is underway in Luxembourg about whether this civil law country, already a major European hub for private equity acquisition and transaction vehicles, should wholeheartedly embrace the Anglo-Saxon common law concept of the limited partnership in order to seize a larger share of the global market for fund vehicles. »

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