Real estate - Fund structuring

Our real estate funds team supports promoters seeking to establish a Luxembourg real estate fund in finding the appropriate investment vehicle to meet their requirements and goals from a marketing, regulatory and legal perspective.

We advise on the full spectrum of Luxembourg investment vehicles and fund regimes such as specialised investment funds (SIF), reserved alternative investment funds (RAIF), alternative investments funds with an authorised AIFM, and unregulated common limited partnerships (SCS) and special limited partnerships (SCSp). We can also evaluate the structuring of the investment vehicle as a EuVECA.

Our team also

  • Supports clients in finding appropriate investment vehicles to meet their requirements and goals from a marketing, regulatory and legal perspective.
  • Introduces clients to service providers that meet their requirements, including custodian banks, AIFMs, fund administrators, registrars and transfer agents, and auditors.
  • Assists with drafting fund documentation, review of service provider agreements (including bridge financing), incorporation of the general partner, the fund, carried interest vehicles, co-investment vehicles, SPVs, and drafting of financing documents.
  • Assists with regulatory filing with the CSSF.
  • Provides legal and corporate support services throughout the real estate fund’s life cycle, including amendment of fund documents, restructuring, and launch or closure of sub-funds.
  • Advises on  AIFMD-related issues.

Key competencies

arrow_forward Private equity – Fund structuring

arrow_forward Venture capital funds

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 Fund litigation

Highlighted cases

arrow_forward Assisting a Swiss manager with the establishment and legal and corporate support of a Luxembourg real estate fund investing in Spanish real estate.

arrow_forward Assisting a Luxembourg management company with the establishment and legal and corporate support of a Luxembourg SIF (FCP) investing in real estate in Germany and the merger of various sub-funds.

arrow_forward Assisting a Belgian manager with the establishment and legal and corporate support of a Luxembourg SIF investing in real estate in the US.

arrow_forward Assisting a client with registering a Soparfi investing in real estate in the US as AIFM.

arrow_forward  Assisting with the establishment and legal and corporate support of a Luxembourg RAIF investing in Luxembourg real estate.

arrow_forward  Assisting a Belgian manager with the establishment and legal and corporate support of a Luxembourg RAIF investing in real estate in Spain.

arrow_forward  Assisting a Belgian promoter with the establishment and legal and corporate support of a Luxembourg SIF (SICAV) investing in real estate in Germany.

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