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Migration or relocation of offshore funds to Luxembourg

July 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Chevalier & Sciales .

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The Madoff scandal which has led to the quasi-collapse of the banking sector has changed the fund industry landscape. The ability to relocate in Luxembourg opens new horizons to offshore promoters and investors.

The global economic downturn and the perspective of the implementation of the European Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers are additional factors which enhance promoters to migrate to Luxembourg.

Confirming such trend, more and more pure offshore funds are already administered via Luxembourg. Having a fund domicile in Luxembourg offers numerous advantages (I), while migrating offshore funds to Luxembourg can be operated in different manners (II).


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