Luxembourg is one of the largest investment fund centers in the world. The flexible product range is only one element which makes it so attractive for investors.Marcus Peter, Partner
We have a long-standing and far-reaching understanding of the funds sector and its market participants.
Alongside capital markets, the investment funds industry plays an important role in the financial sector, in particular in Luxembourg. Meanwhile, fund-linked investments are becoming increasingly interesting products on the financial market for companies and project developers. Investment funds allow investors to combine funding and to expand the horizons of their investment strategies by bundling capital, while diversifying risk at the same time. “Invest together to minimise risks” – this is the basic idea behind the funds industry.
Now that European standards regulate the industry, investment funds can cater to the demand for standardised investment opportunities in various asset classes on a transnational level. At the same time, the Luxembourg investment funds legislation offers sufficient scope and flexibility to take into consideration – via special structures –the individual needs and requirements of different categories of investors.
The team at GSK Stockmann offers professional advice to clients who want to preserve or develop long-term potential in the investment funds industry, and who require support with investment processes. Our client base includes sponsors aiming to establish an investment fund, service providers such as asset management companies and AIFMs, portfolio managers, investment advisors and third-party distributors, but also predominantly institutional investors such as banks, insurance companies and pension funds.
Our investment funds team can bring many years of experience to bear, and an in-depth understanding of the investment funds industry and the market players involved. Our expertise in the field of the structuring of investment funds including any regulatory and tax aspects in Luxembourg and Germany – two highly important markets for investment funds – enables us to focus on the essentials and offer you tailored advice and support.
Our lawyers and tax experts understand the challenges of the investment funds industry from more than just the legal and tax perspectives. We take an integrated and comprehensive approach, focussing on the practical perspective of our clients and their business partners. Your goals are our benchmark – your perspective.
Furthermore, our diversified Luxembourg investment funds team consist of several different nationalities, and hence speaks the languages and understands the specific needs of our international clients. By way of example, we have team members fluent in English, German, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Finnish, Swedish and Greek.
Finally, our lawyers are active members in a range of German, Luxembourg and European associations such as the BVI, BVK, BII, ALFI, LPEA, InvestEurope and the ZIA. This involvement enables us to monitor and influence legislative developments on your behalf, and to gain vital market intelligence.
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If your intention is to make the most of every opportunity for growth across the board, top-notch legal support is crucial. Our bundled expertise in the investment funds sector is the answer.
The right experts for every challenge, the perfect team for every client: We focus on the elements that drive your success.
Understanding your perspective. And finding the best solution. This is our mission:
Dr. Marcus Peter, LL.M.
Dr. Marcel Bartnik