BSP is ranked as a top-tier independent Luxembourg law firm by Monterey Insight, in the provision of legal services to domestic funds.
Leveraging its leading position as the largest investment fund centre in Europe and second largest in the world after the U.S., Luxembourg has already earned itself a reputation for its excellence, stability and business-friendly environment. With over EUR 3,400 billion in net assets under management (AUM), Luxembourg boasts of being the most important global distribution centre with funds offered in more than 70 countries throughout the world. At the forefront of the implementation of all European directives relating to the investment industry, the Grand Duchy has shown its ability to evolve smoothly to meet changing requirements.
Our team has a strong and well-established expertise in all areas of investment funds law. At a time of increasing and changing regulation, we ensure the success of our clients’ projects by understanding their present needs and anticipating future expectations. Our capability for providing integrated banking, corporate, regulatory and, (critical when structuring investments through Luxembourg) tax, advice allows our lawyers to offer clients innovative and proactive solutions. This full service approach and specialist tax advice set us apart from other firms in Luxembourg.
Our investment funds practice covers the establishment, structuring and restructuring of a full range of regulated and unregulated investment funds. These include:
Our lawyers are very active in UCITS as well as AIFs and deal, on a daily basis, with issues arising from the implementation of the various UCITS Directives and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
The law voted on July 14th 2016 on reserved alternative investment funds (RAIF) opens up new possibilities for structuring unregulated funds in Luxembourg and we have already started the process of creating these new vehicles with some of our clients.