Dillon Eustace has one of the largest Financial Services legal practices in Ireland serving clients across a whole range of activities, including Asset Management and Investment Funds, Derivatives, Investment Services, Insurance and Pensions, Debt and Funds Listing and Regulatory and Compliance, corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate and taxation. Dillon Eustace is the leading legal advisor to Irish domiciled funds and also advise on establishing and managing Cayman funds.
Dillon Eustace broad client base includes asset managers, insurers, retail and investment banks, prime brokers, broker/dealers, funds service providers, insurance TPAs, domestic and international corporates and public bodies.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the firm's international practice has seen it establish offices in Tokyo (2000), New York (2009) and Cayman Islands (2012). Dillon Eustace is at the forefront of the financial services industry in Ireland as a leading adviser to domestic and international industry participants.
Our firm was founded in 1964 by lawyers committed to excellence and creativity in legal practice. Since then, we have shaped a firm fit for one purpose; to deliver the best possible advice for businesses, institutions and entrepreneurs.
Delivering this responsive service, to an exceptional degree of precision, means working a little differently. Our partners are uncommonly supportive of clients and of each other; we form cross-border arrangements with peers based on each case’s demands; and our colleagues are unusually united around our values.
Asset management and investment funds
We advise on a wide range of investment products, with a client base of similar diversity: from boutique investment houses to the largest American, British, continental European and Asian fund promoters. We are the leading firm in Luxembourg in terms of net assets of investment funds for which we act as legal adviser.
Our service is based on our deep understanding of the fund industry and its needs, as well as on the collective legal and regulatory knowledge of our teams. We have extensive experience in setting up all types of investment vehicles such as UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities), regulated AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds), like SIF (Specialised Investment Funds), and SICAR (Investment Company in Risk Capital) and non-regulated AIFs, like RAIF (Reserved Alternative Investment Fund). We have dedicated teams of specialists covering all asset classes, from hedge funds to private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and microfinance funds. Our teams guide fund promoters and asset managers on fund structuring, eligible investments and strategies, draft the required legal documentation and ensure that regulatory approval is obtained.
We are committed to the evolution of Luxembourg as the primary European investment fund centre. We actively participate in discussions with the government and the regulator on the evolution of the financial sector – thus contributing to legislative development and origination of new legal structures.
Our partners are members of a number of advisory committees led by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) where regulatory developments are discussed with industry practitioners. As a result of our participation in such committees and our day-to-day involvement in the CSSF approval process, we have a very good relationship with the CSSF. Our clients therefore benefit from efficient resolution of their regulatory matters.
In the last decade, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has become a powerful association, taking numerous initiatives to develop the Luxembourg investment fund industry. Our lawyers are members of ALFI's board of directors, regulatory board and various working groups, giving us direct exposure to the latest developments and the ability to keep you ahead of regulatory changes and opportunities.
In addition, our partners are also actively involved in the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) which plays a major role in the promotion and the development of the private equity industry in Luxembourg. We co-chair the legal committee of the LPEA.
Our full-service approach spans not only all types of investment funds, but also the entities providing supporting management, custody, administration and distribution services.
Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg advises large and medium-sized companies, banks and other financial institutions, investment funds and individuals on corporate law, M&A, private equity and venture capital, investment management, banking and finance, commercial law and litigation, real estate and tax law.
We specialise in advice on all corporate and tax law aspects of international holding and financing structures, financial products, corporate reorganisations and investment funds.
Our legal and fiscal specialists work closely together and with their colleagues in other Loyens & Loeff offices to provide our clients with comprehensive and fully integrated legal and fiscal assistance, wherever they may need it.
Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg is one of the largest law firms in Luxembourg, with more than 130 lawyers and tax specialists. We provide our national and international clients with a complete range of corporate legal and tax advice on a fully integrated basis.
Banking & finance
Our Banking & Finance group works on a wide range of transactions, including leveraged finance, structured finance, project finance, asset finance and syndicated lending transactions. We also advise on capital markets matters and laws and regulations regarding supervision of financial markets.
The Corporate/M&A department provides high-end legal advice in relation to large corporate and transactional projects for both local and international clients that include medium-sized and large companies, private equity and hedge funds as well as banks and other financial institutions. Our team handles acquisitions and complex group restructuring transactions often involving significant cross-border work.
Commercial & Litigation
The Commercial and Litigation department provides clear, focused advice to our clients on a wide range of commercial issues and guide them seamlessly through litigation. We assist our clients in in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation and we advise local and international clients in the areas of commercial contracts, bankruptcy & restructuring, intellectual property, real estate, employment, e-commerce and new technologies.
Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg has developed a fast-growing investment funds practice and is a recognised leader in providing integrated legal advice to collective investment schemes, including undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS), serving their managers, sponsors, distributors and investors, with special attention to alternative products such as private equity funds, hedge funds and real estate funds.
Our Luxembourg tax practice covers all areas of Luxembourg and international tax law and is intertwined with our tax practices in The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland as well as all our other practices (M&A, Real Estate, Investment Management / Funds, Private Equity, Banking & Finance and Litigation).
The Tax department advises clients on all aspects of tax law, e.g. tax optimisation, compliance, transfer pricing, tax assurance and estate planning. Our tax specialists enjoy excellent relationships with the Luxembourg tax authorities as well as internationally. We also have a great deal of experience in tax litigation, before the Luxembourg Courts as well as before the European Court of Justice.
Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg S.a r.l.
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T: +352 466 230
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