Regulatory and compliance

Our team advises clients on regulatory and compliance obligations such as:

  • AML obligations regarding preparation and implementation of AML/CFT and conflict of interest policies.
  • Analysing application of Luxembourg and European AML/CFT law and regulations, including in respect of specific transactions.
  • Supporting fund managers through the regulatory compliance process with the CSSF in establishing their funds and providing advice through the complete life cycle of alternative investment funds in areas such as implementing ESMA guidelines and CSSF regulations.
  • Governance consulting services regarding composition of governing bodies, responsibilities and decision-making.

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 Restructuring and insolvency

arrow_forward Fund litigation

Highlighted cases

arrow_forward Assisting the general partner of a SIF with ongoing AML/CFT issues and reporting to the CSSF, including appointment of responsible bodies and persons as required by the CSSF as well as corporate issues (board preparation, AML/CFT reports) and liaising with the CSSF and service providers.

arrow_forward Assisting the general partners of a special limited partnership and specialised investment fund with preparation of their conflict of interest policies.

arrow_forward  Assisting the general partner of a RAIF with ongoing AML/CFT issues and liaising with the Indirect Tax Authority over the appointment of the responsible bodies and persons as well as pending corporate issues (board preparation, AML/CFT reports).

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