Ogier > Luxembourg, Luxembourg > Firm Profile

Ogier
2-4 RUE EUGÈNE RUPPERT
BP 2078
1020 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

Luxembourg > Investment funds Tier 3

Exhibiting ‘very broad and deep experience in Luxembourg funds regulation‘, Ogier handles work on its own, as well as frequently in collaboration with colleagues across its offshore network of offices and specialises in setting up Luxembourg-Cayman parallel fund structures. The team is particularly well-versed across private funds, including hedge, private equity and real estate, where it exhibits expertise throughout the fund life cycle. Benoît Rose is praised for his ‘pragmatic‘ advice gleaned through his many years in private practice and through his previous role in-house at UBS, where he was head of legal EMEA funds. Anne-Gaëlle Delabye co-heads the team alongside Rose.

Testimonials

‘The partners and assistants are responsive and effective for the Luxembourg legal advice we require. They work well with our internal team advising on structural, financial and company law.’

‘Ogier has a competent and diverse investment funds team, they are always available to discuss and propose alternatives to the project, notwithstanding the difficulties.’

‘They have a number of experienced partners who are all well versed in private funds and know the market well.’

‘The team is a pleasure to deal with and they are always responsive, approachable and helpful.’

‘The team displays very broad and deep experience in Luxembourg funds regulation and finance regulation in general. They have a very good understanding of our business and a good knowledge of business aspects of our real estate investment fund.’

‘It is a very reactive and professional team.’

‘Benoit Rose is always here to find a good and pragmatic decision for the client.’

‘Rebecca Mace-Balebs and Benoit Rose, seem to be available 24 hours a day! They provide very swift and professional responses.’

Work highlights

  • The firm advised a leading Swiss bank on the launch of a new $5bn UCITS umbrella SICAV fund with 21 sub-funds at launch.
  • Following a number of previous set-up of client’s funds, Ogier has been re-instructed to assist a leading global alternative asset manager with the establishment of two Luxembourg funds (main and parallel funds), both making investments across the healthcare sector in a diversified portfolio of primarily senior secured corporate credit and debt instruments.
  • Advising a leading bank in Luxembourg in connection with the launch of a low carbon fund.

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Appreciated by borrowers and lenders for its ability to provide ‘pragmatic and commercially-oriented’ advice, which draws from expertise out of Luxembourg and its Cayman Islands office, offshore heavyweight Ogier is best-known for its funds finance offering. The ‘excellentJad Nader  has strong ties with US stakeholders, many of which were established during his recent tenure heading his previous firm NautaDutilh’s Luxembourg desk. Daniel Richards co-heads the team with Nader.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Ogier’s finance team in Luxembourg is easy to deal with. We work regularly with them in funds finance. They know what they’re doing, they give advice when needed but above all they get it done.’

‘The Ogier Luxembourg team has strength-in-depth.’

‘The team is pragmatic and good at getting the commercial result needed, applying and using the law rather than tripping over the law as we’ve found others in the market to do.’

‘They are always available and responsive and are able to explain the reasons for inclusion of provisions in documents to non-Luxembourg lawyers and clients.’

Work highlights

  • Acting as Luxembourg and Cayman legal counsel to a Canadian global bank in connection with a subscription finance facility granted to Blackrock in order to invest capital at scale in the rapidly transforming climate infrastructure sector.
  • Advised a US-based multinational financial services company on a subscription finance facility granted to the Blackstone group of funds.
  • Acting for European wind power operator in relation to the acquisition financing of two Luxembourg companies.

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Ogierprovides a high quality and cost-effective service’ to a range of stakeholders, including private equity sponsors, on the Luxembourg-related corporate structures to facilitate their international M&A strategies. Bertrand Geradin and Laurent Thailly co-head the team.

Testimonials

‘They provide a quality service at a sensible price.’

‘The firm provides a high-quality and cost-effective service.’

‘Laurent Thailly has shown great loyalty and responsiveness to us and has grown the business that we do with Ogier through continuing to be dependable, retaining long term knowledge of the funds and being cost-effective.’

‘Partner oversight as provided by Laurent Thailly at Ogier remains engaged but effective at delegating to the excellent resources below partner level.’

‘Bertrand Geradin co-ordinated the Ogier team. He always made himself available to help.’

Key clients

EDP

Canpack S.A

Work highlights

  • Advised EDP, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the largest wind energy producers in the world, on the €2.7bn acquisition of a significant stake in Viesgo from Macquarie-managed funds.
  • Advised Canpack S.A, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal packaging, on the issuance of $110m senior notes and their listing on the Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • Advised a leading Chinese bank with the granting of a loan to Sino-CEE Fund.

The firm: Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg law. The firm’s network of locations also includes Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Legal services for the corporate and financial sectors form the core of the business, principally in the areas of banking and finance, corporate, investment funds, dispute resolution, private equity and private wealth. Ogier has strong practices in the areas of restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency, employee benefits and incentives, employment law, regulatory and property.

Ogier’s corporate administration business, Ogier Global, works closely with Ogier’s partner-led legal teams to incorporate and administer a wide variety of vehicles, offering clients integrated legal and corporate administration services.

Main areas of practice

Banking and finance: The Banking and Finance team advises on all areas of banking regulation, documentation, security, and the establishment and operation of banking institutions for borrowers and lenders.

Corporate: The firm’s Corporate team has extensive experience in advising on the establishment of many forms of domestic and cross-border corporate vehicles, investment trusts and partnerships as well as advising on private placements, initial and other public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures and disposals.

Dispute Resolution: Ogier’s Dispute Resolution team advises on the technical, strategic and procedural aspects across the spectrum of problems and disputes which arise in the offshore environment. This includes advice in relation to trusts, companies, shareholder issues, directors’ duties, investment performance, banking and other financial transactions, as well as fraud and asset tracing claims and all aspects of regulatory advice.

Investment Funds: The Investment Funds team advises on the full spectrum of fund structures and strategies, including: hedge, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy, credit, debt, venture capital, crypto currency, hybrid, impact and socially responsible investing. They provide clients with innovative solutions to all manner of legal requirements, to meet each client’s distinct set of regulatory and commercial demands. The team is backed by expertise across time zones throughout our offices in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey and Luxembourg. Ogier is a recognised listing agent for The International Stock Exchange (TISE) and the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX).

Private Wealth: The Private Wealth team has extensive experience in advising on the establishment of private trusts, purpose trusts and other vehicles typically used by private clients, as well as advising trustees in relation to transactions undertaken by trusts.

Real Estate: The team provides advice on the establishment and administration of real estate holding structures, including offshore and onshore vehicles used for real estate funds, one-off real estate transactions or acquisitions, joint ventures, property development and financing arrangements.

Regulatory: Ogier’s multi-disciplinary team helps clients navigate increasingly regulated environments through each stage in the business lifecycle: start up and relocation, operation, expansion and change. Prevention of issues is preferable but where things have gone wrong, Ogier provides effective solutions to clients including banks, major corporates, investment managers, fund administrators, trust companies and private clients.

Restructuring and Corporate Recovery: The firm’s Restructuring and Corporate Recovery team has extensive cross-border and international experience, advising on contentious and non-contentious offshore restructuring and corporate recovery matters, often advising in conjunction with onshore counsel and other professional services providers in connection with company structures.

Structured Finance: The firm’s Structured Finance team provides specialist offshore legal advice on all aspects of establishing and operating offshore SPVs, and listing agent services.

Clients: Ogier acts for a number of leading financial institutions including investment banks, legal and accountancy firms, corporations, trust companies, private equity houses, real estate investment houses, insurers and high net worth individuals.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Daniel Richardsdaniel.richards@ogier.com+352 2712 2011
Banking and finance Nicolas Millenicolas.mille@ogier.com+352 2712 2012
Corporate Bertrand Geradinbertrand.geradin@ogier.com+352 2712 2029
Corporate Laurent Thaillylaurent.thailly@ogier.com+ 352 2712 2032
Corporate Nicolas Millenicolas.mille@ogier.com+352 2712 2012
Investment funds Virginie Gonellavirginie.gonella@ogier.com+352 2712 2022
Investment funds Anne-Gaelle Delabyeanne-gaelle.delabye@ogier.com+352 2712 2039
Investment funds Benoit Rosebenoit.rose@ogier.com+352 2712 2065
Private equity Bertrand Geradinbertrand.geradin@ogier.com+352 2712 2029
Private equity François Pfisterfrancois.pfister@ogier.com+352 2712 2020
Private equity Daniel Richardsdaniel.richards@ogier.com+352 2712 2011
Private equity Laurent Thaillylaurent.thailly@ogier.com+ 352 2712 2032
Private equity Anne-Gaelle Delabyeanne-gaelle.delabye@ogier.com+352 2712 2039
Private equity Virginie Gonellavirginie.gonella@ogier.com+352 2712 2022
Private equity Nicolas Millenicolas.mille@ogier.com+352 2712 2012
Real estate François Pfisterfrancois.pfister@ogier.com+352 2712 2020
Real estate Bertrand Geradinbertrand.geradin@ogier.com+352 2712 2029
Real estate Anne-Gaelle Delabyeanne-gaelle.delabye@ogier.com+352 2712 2039
Structured finance Daniel Richardsdaniel.richards@ogier.com+352 2712 2011
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Hélène Arvis photo Hélène ArvisHélène is a Luxembourg lawyer (Avocat à la Cour) with more than…
Anne-Gaëlle Delabye photo Anne-Gaëlle DelabyeAnne-Gaëlle advises clients on the set-up, day-to-day maintenance and reorganisation of Luxembourg…
Eléonore Galleron photo Eléonore GalleronEléonore is a senior associate in Ogier’s tax practice where she assists…
Bertrand Geradin photo Bertrand GeradinBertrand heads the corporate practice in Ogier’s Luxembourg office. He specialises in…
Virginie Gonella photo Virginie GonellaVirginie specialises in providing advice to major private equity clients on the…
Nicolas Mille photo Nicolas MilleNicolas Mille, part of Ogier’s Luxembourg Corporate and Commercial and Banking &…
Benoît Rose photo Benoît RoseBenoît is an investment funds specialist with 15+ years’ experience in asset…
Laurent Thailly photo Laurent ThaillyLaurent is a partner in Ogier’s Luxembourg office and is involved in…
Laurent Thailly photo Laurent ThaillyLaurent is a partner in Ogier’s Luxembourg office and is involved in…
Sarah Verlende photo Sarah VerlendeSarah specialises in corporate law. She advises private equity and real estate…
Number of global partners : 100
Number of fee earners worldwide : 500+
Total numbers of staff worldwide : 1000+
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