Jean-Louis Frognet

Jean-Louis Frognet

Dechert LLP

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New Legislation Modernizes Luxembourg Company Law

The Luxembourg Parliament adopted two new laws on 18 July 2016 (the “New Laws”), which update key features of some of Luxembourg’s long-established and most frequently used corporate structures and introduce new structures....more

7/21/2016 - Board of Directors Capitalization Corporate Structures Joint Stock Companies Limited Liability Companies Luxembourg New Legislation Privately Held Corporations Shareholders

The Luxembourg Reserved Alternative Investment Funds Law Has Arrived

The entry into force of AIFMD in Europe has resulted in a double layer of regulation, as we now have regulation and supervision at the level of the product (regulated investment funds) and supervision at the level of the...more

7/15/2016 - AIF AIFM AIFMD Asset Management CSSF EU Institutional Investors Investment Companies Investment Funds Luxembourg Professional Investors Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIF) SICAV

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2016: Loan Origination: Update to the CSSF FAQ Concerning the Luxembourg Law...

The Luxembourg financial regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published on 9 June 2016 an updated version of its FAQ concerning the Luxembourg law of 12 July 2013 on alternative investment...more

7/8/2016 - AIFM Alternative Investment Funds CSSF European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Services Industry Loan Origination Funds Luxembourg

Luxembourg Legal Publication Regime Becomes Fully Digitalized: RESA Replaces the Mémorial C

Publication of corporate documentation in accordance with Luxembourg law will become fully digitalized. Luxembourg corporate entities – including investment funds – will benefit as instant publication results in savings of...more

5/18/2016 - Asset Management EU Investment Funds Luxembourg

Pending Luxembourg Bill Introduces Widespread Changes Affecting SIFs, SICARs and Part II UCIs

Following hot on the heels of the introduction of the bill to implement the reserved alternative investment fund (RAIF), on 18 January 2016, the Luxembourg government deposited with Parliament a bill of law (Bill) to amend,...more

2/1/2016 - AIFMD Collective Investment Schemes Investment Funds Investors Luxembourg MiFID II Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIF)

Changes to the Rules and Regulations of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (the LuxSE) has implemented changes to its Rules and Regulations (the Rules) to adapt them to new practices and requirements of the market and its operators, as well as to bring the Rules into...more

1/27/2016 - EU Transparency Directive Financial Markets Luxembourg New Regulations

Developments in the Luxembourg Financial Sector

The Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), has recently issued FAQs regarding the immobilisation of bearer shares and units, as well as a press release to remind...more

4/6/2015 - AIFM AIFMD AIFS Bearer Shares CSSF Investment Funds Limited Partnerships Luxembourg Tax-Residency Certificate

Reporting Under the AIFMD for Luxembourg AIFMs and Non-EU AIFMs Marketing AIFs in Luxembourg

One of the key drivers for the AIFMD1 is to monitor systemic risk by, among other means, collecting relevant information through harmonized reporting by alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) on their alternative...more

1/26/2015 - AIFM AIFMD ESRB EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Harmonization Rules Luxembourg

Luxembourg Tax Authorities Confirm Tax Treatment of Limited Partnerships

The Luxembourg tax authorities have confirmed, by means of the long-expected Circular Letter L.I.R. nº 14/4 (the “Circular”), the treatment of tax transparent Luxembourg limited partnerships in the form of a société en...more

1/13/2015 - Corporate Taxes Limited Partnerships Luxembourg

Developments in the Luxembourg Financial Sector

Developments in the Luxembourg Financial Sector - The Luxembourg financial regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, has published two circulars pertaining to UCITS. The first is aimed at...more

10/21/2014 - EU Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Banks UCITS

The New Luxembourg Limited Partnership Regime

At the time of the transposition of the AIFMD into Luxembourg law, the Luxembourg government took the opportunity to reform the limited partnership regime, from both a corporate and fiscal perspective. The reform aims to make...more

10/31/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EU Fund Managers Limited Partnerships Recordkeeping Requirements

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: Developments in the Luxembourg Financial Sector

The Commission de surveillance du secteur financier (the “CSSF”), the Luxembourg supervisory authority, issued a circular on the authorization and organization of Luxembourg UCITS management companies and self-managed SICAVs....more

3/29/2013 - Financial Institutions Money Laundering Terrorism Funding

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