Investment management

Chevalier & Sciales has in-depth expertise in investment funds and asset management, providing advice on a comprehensive range of legal and regulatory issues for asset management firms and investment funds.

We assist clients with the organisation, establishment, and operation of UCITS and alternative investment funds (AIF) established as Luxembourg special limited partnerships (SCSp), reserved alternative investment funds (RAIFs), and specialised investment funds (SIFs) covering alternative asset classes such as private equity, real estate, venture capital, private credit, crypto and hedge. We also regulatory evaluate whether the AIF can be structured as an ELTIF, EuVECA, or EuSEF.

Our lawyers in Luxembourg go beyond solving purely legal issues, helping investment managers and fund promoters improve their competitiveness by structuring flexible, easy-to-administer, and cost-effective investment vehicles.

More information regarding our services can be found in our brochure (available here).

Key competencies

arrow_forward Private equity – Fund structuring

arrow_forward Venture capital funds

arrow_forward Real estate – Fund structuring

arrow_forward Hedge funds

arrow_forward Crypto funds

arrow_forward Private debt funds

arrow_forward Infrastructure funds

arrow_forward Sustainable finance and ESG funds

arrow_forward Regulatory and compliance

arrow_forward Restructuring and insolvency

arrow_forward Investment fund litigation

Highlighted cases

arrow_forward Assisting a UK impact asset manager for which we are in the process of setting-up a new Luxembourg AIF subject to the authorization regime of the AIFM.

arrow_forward Assisting a UK manager with the launch of a Luxembourg RAIF.

arrow_forward Establishment of a SIF platform and creation of approximately 30 sub-funds.

arrow_forward  Assisting a Swiss asset manager signatory of the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) that we are assisting in respect of the launch of their second AIF.

arrow_forward  Assisting clients with the establishment of multiple Luxembourg special limited partnerships (SCSp), reserved alternative investment funds (RAIF) and specialised investment funds (SIF).

arrow_forward  Assisting a manager of an existing offshore fund focused on leasing commercial aircraft and engines with the fund’s migration to Luxembourg.

Private equity fund structuring

Leaders League

‘Well-positioned to handle alternative funds, whether first-time managers or historical players, the firm advises on time-to-market vehicles with a high demand for RAIFs and SCSps. Concerning asset classes, Chevalier & Sciales practice covers a diversity of assets, such as PE and real estate and is increasingly active in relation to crypto, hedge and debt funds.’

Mar 4, 2022

The Legal 500

The investment management sector is the principal driver of boutique business law firm Chevalier & Sciales and accounts for the majority of work it handles in an advisory, transaction and litigation setting. As well as helping establish and operate funds administering traditional asset classes, the team has also successfully developed a strong offering in emerging classes, including as it relates to digital assets. Founding partner Olivier Sciales has ‘the ability to translate “law-speak” into clear common language’ and regularly advises Luxembourg and foreign sponsors on the structuring of alternative investment funds. Cécile Rechstein co-heads the team alongside Sciales.

Client testimonials

‘Direct engagement with the partners. Specialised in setting up investment funds in Luxembourg.’

‘The team provides impressive responsiveness and an outstanding expertise in relation to investment fund matters.’

‘The team is friendly, (not arrogant at all) and very open to work for new business opportunity, especially in the world of crypto/blockchain.’

‘It is a human scale firm where you are not considered as a small client.’

‘Olivier Sciales has the ability to translate “law-speak” into clear common language.’

Mar 4, 2022