Firm Profile > Deynecourt > Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 5

Benefiting from a 'sound understanding of the funds industry in Luxembourg and Europe', boutique independent law firm Deynecourt 'combines onshore and offshore know-how' on behalf of insititutional and private clients. The 'very knowledgeablePierre De Backer co-heads the team alongside Emmanuelle Bauer, and has significant experience advising clients that manage or offer alternative or novel investment products.

Practice head(s):

Pierre de Backer; Emmanuelle Bauer

Other key lawyers:

Chris McKenzie; Philippe Coulon; Ekaterina Vaahtera


The very knowledgeable team has a sound understanding of the funds industry in Luxembourg and Europe.’

They combine onshore and offshore know-how‘.

Pierre de Backer is very knowledgeable and always reachable.’

Key clients

Rothschild & Co

Banque Pictet & Cie

Finaccess Advisors LLC

Novastone Capital SA

MG Real Estate

Stonebury Capital

Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique SA

Bluefin Opportunities Fund

The firm: Deynecourt is a firm of choice for institutional and private clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal and tax advice in Luxembourg. The firm’s recognised practice groups include investment funds and asset management, corporate and M&A, private equity and real estate, capital markets, tax and banking and finance. The firm’s lawyers strive to deliver the highest quality legal work and service, to be accessible, efficient and responsive, and to find practical, robust and effective solutions for clients. The firm was founded in 2013.

Areas of practice
Investment funds and asset management: Deynecourt provides comprehensive legal services to all types of regulated or unregulated funds, their managers and investors in connection with the legal issues faced in setting up and running a fund. This ranges from structuring and formation to liquidation. The firm creates and develops innovative investment fund structures to address clients’ specific needs, offering extensive experience in negotiating on the behalf of investors. Clients often seek the firm’s assistance with increasingly complex regulatory matters.

Corporate and M&A: the firm advises a wide array of corporate and individual clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as real estate and private equity transactions, insolvency and liquidation. Clients also seek the firm’s assistance with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions of business interests, and other capital markets transactions. Deynecourt further consults on corporate governance, compliance, duties and liabilities, and general company law matters.

Real estate and private equity: the firm advises on buyouts, capitalisation and ‘going private’ transactions, covering the full life cycle of clients’ investments, from formation to exit and everything in between. Deynecourt is particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions.

Tax: the firm’s tax practice boasts extensive competencies in advising clients on the intricate tax aspects and consequences of their business projects, and on the most suitable structuring, taking into account an ever-changing and challenging international tax environment. The firm also excels in assisting its clients in all aspects of their relationships with the tax authorities, from compliance to litigation and advance tax agreements.

Private client: Deynecourt provides the bespoke and discreet service high-net-worth clients expect. The firm’s lawyers are very experienced in advising international families, family offices, private banks and fiduciary groups, and provide market-leading expertise in multi-jurisdictional tax and inheritance issues as well as cross-border asset structuring, including asset protection, risk mitigation and succession planning.

Banking and finance: Deynecourt’s banking and finance team offers unrivalled skills and experience in capital markets and financial regulation which covers finance and lending (representation both on borrower-side and lender-side), securitisations, securities offerings, listings, structured finance and derivatives, financial regulatory and compliance, and insolvency, restructuring and workouts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Investment funds Emmanuelle Bauer
Investment funds Pierre de Backer
Corporate and M&A Emmanuelle Bauer
Corporate and M&A Pierre de Backer
Banking and finance Emmanuelle Bauer
Real estate and private equity Pierre de Backer
Private client Pierre de Backer
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr PHILIPPE COULON  photo Mr PHILIPPE COULON Investment Funds Asset Management and Corporate
Mr CHRISTOPHER S. MCKENZIE  photo Mr CHRISTOPHER S. MCKENZIE Investment Funds Asset Management and Corporate
Miss EKATERINA VAAHTERA  photo Miss EKATERINA VAAHTERA Investment Funds Asset Management and Corporate
Number of lawyers : 5
at this office : 5
International Bar Association (IBA)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
International Fiscal Association (IFA)
International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
Luxembourg Association for Investment Funds (ALFI)