Alert 28 March 2017

Much more of the same: Introducing your expanded FIRA team


Amanda Howard

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Victoria Henry

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By now, you have probably heard that Nabarro is mergin with CMS and Olswang, to create global powerhouse of over 4,500 lawyers across 39 countries.

 Earlier in the year I explained why we think this is great news for FIRA and our fund manager and indirect investor clients (this link takes you to a reminder).

I would now like to introduce you to some of our new colleagues. As well as authorised, listed and Scottish funds specialists in the UK, you now have direct access to our pan-European network of 37 offices. Below is an introduction to some of our new funds and indirect investment colleagues, who are all specialists in crucial funds jurisdictions.

But at the same time please remember that your core FIRA team will be made up of the same people, doing the same high quality work, with the same commitment to client service delivery. There will simply be more of us, in more jurisdictions, helping you do more things.

Please do pick up the phone if you would like to discuss how our expanded team can help your business.

Luxembourg – fund regulatory and tax structuring:

  • Fund structuring, regulation, real estate investment and indirect investment vehicles, including SIF, SICAR, RAIF and securitisation vehicles, for international and sophisticated clients (Vivian Walry / Cédric Buisine).

  • Tax issues for indirect real estate private equity fund structures and their investors (William Jean-Baptiste).

France – fund structuring and investor advice: 

  • Jérôme Sutour is an award-winning regulatory lawyer and head of CMS France's Financial Services Group. He specialises in structuring regulated and unregulated real estate funds and other complex alternative investment funds (winner of the French Funds Innovation Prize for a French real estate fund).
  • Damien Luqué is a specialist in the French regulatory aspects of managing and marketing real estate investment vehicles, acting for top fund managers and global institutions. He is a real estate industry and OPCI expert, with a commercial, client-side approach developed at AXA REIM and Goldman Sachs, and via an MBA.

Germany – fund structuring and investor advice:

  • Expert regulatory advice for real estate and other AIFMs, and for German regulated pension and insurance investors (Daniel Voigt).

  • German tax issues for managers and investors around structuring and investing in cross border, open and closed ended funds (Tillman Kempf).

  • Complex real estate fund issues for managers and German-regulated investors (Sebastian Schwack).