Our practice area Investment Funds & Asset Management consists of a team of highly qualified lawyers with long-standing experience in the market in three offices in Germany and also in Luxembourg.
The Financial Services, Investment Funds & Alternative Investments team primarily advises credit and financial services institutions, asset management companies and depositaries, asset managers and fund initiators as well as institutional investors (e.g. insurance companies and professional and other pension funds) and wealth managers (e.g. trusts and family offices) in the areas of alternative investments, individual and collective asset management, investment and insurance supervisory law as well as on all aspects of banking and financial services supervisory law.
Our lawyers have many years of experience, a very high level of specialisation and a large number of references in their respective areas of expertise.
These expertise include, in particular, advising asset managers and fund initiators on the structuring and setting-up, management and distribution of alternative investment funds in Germany and Luxembourg as well as on securitisation structures related to alternative investments. We also advise institutional investors on investing in complex alternative investment products and on the structuring of their own investment platforms. At the same time, we support our clients with regard to all regulatory issues, especially in investment supervisory law (German Capital Investment Code (KAGB) and German Investment Act (VermAnlG)), insurance supervisory law (Solvency II Directive/German Insurance Supervision Act (VAG), IORPD II Directive and German Investment Regulations (AnlV)/German Pensions Fund Supervision Directive (PFAV)), securities supervisory law (MiFID/German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), EMIR and EU Prospectus Regulations) as well as banking supervisory law (CRR, German Banking Act (KWG) and German Payment Services Supervision Act (ZAG)).
Our Financial Services, Investment Funds & Alternative Investments team is familiar with the regulatory implementation of all the relevant advisory areas and the current market environment and standards. Our advice is consistently focused on your business interests and designed for your needs from the outset. To this end, we work with you to develop and design appropriate and tailored strategies and structures, whether locally or internationally oriented. We provide this advice taking into consideration the relevant economic and regulatory aspects.
Our clients face complex legal and operational challenges due to the regulation of the financial market by legislators and supervisors. Hardly any other area is characterised by the dynamic developments of the regulatory frameworks at global, European and national levels as that of financial market supervisory law. In order to keep up with these developments, our Financial Services, Investment Funds & Alternative Investments team, with its excellent connections to the regulatory authorities and industry associations, can provide its services to you as a competent partner.
As part of an integrated practice, the Financial Services, Investment Funds & Alternative Investments team also advises on German investment tax law, for example on the tax structuring of fund structures and other investment structures. The implementation of licensing procedures for financial intermediaries, drafting contracts and dealing with distribution issues also belong to our advisory spectrum.
Due to the importance of Luxembourg for numerous German and international investors and asset managers, the Financial Services, Investment Funds & Alternative Investments team can, if required, also include in the process experienced colleagues from Luther’s Luxembourg office, which has over 25 professionals. Therefore, clients who are in need of advice in Germany and Luxembourg can be provided with integrated advice from a single source. In addition, we also have access to a network of international partners with whom we cooperate.