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GRAVE Anne-Catherine

Anne Catherine joined Deloitte as Partner in charge of Corporate Secretarial Services. She is a Chartered Accountant in Luxembourg and a qualified attorney in France and Luxembourg. She has over 17 years' experience in Private Equity and Real Estate sectors.

Anne Catherine gained her extensive experience as part of the Management/Executive Committees of one of the big Trust player in Luxembourg, as well as in her position as Executive Director of a Luxembourg Trust & Fund business of a Jersey Group. In both positions, she served as board members of various regulated and non-regulated clients’ entities. Anne Catherine’s area of activities included the compliance, corporate, internal control and risk management functions. She started her career as tax advisor in a big four in Luxembourg and New York, before transitioning into a Senior Tax Lawyer position at a Luxembourg Law Firm.

Anne Catherine holds Master degrees in Economics and in International & European law, as well as Post-graduate diplomas in Political Sciences and in International Business Law. She is also qualified as a Certified International Control Specialist and has a qualification in risk management.

Anne Catherine is fluent in French and English.


Julie specialises in international and corporate tax law, VAT and tax litigation. She is in charge of the Luxembourg VAT department and has significant experience in advising on tax aspects of private equity transactions, international real estate investments, as well as the structuring of regulated and unregulated investment funds. She also has extensive experience in tax litigation. 

Julie is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the VAT technical committee of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the VAT group of the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL).

She has written several articles on Luxembourg tax topics and has been speaker at various tax seminars.

FARAONE Vittoria

Vittoria advises on general investment funds and regulatory matters in relation to Luxembourg regulated and unregulated investment vehicles, both within a domestic and cross-border context. She holds an LLM in European and International Business Law from Leiden University and a Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Law from Bocconi University (Milan). Vittoria joined Allen & Overy in 2017, prior to which she gained experience in the regulatory department at one of the Big 4.


Lisa advises clients on structuring and setting up Luxembourg regulated funds and unregulated investment funds, with a particular focus on alternative investment funds (e.g., private equity, real estate, infrastructure, fund-of-funds, etc.). In addition, she assists clients on regulatory and corporate matters relating to the structuring and ongoing operations of funds, and has vast experience in advising institutional investors in relation to their participation/investments in Luxembourg closed-ended funds. Lisa also advises on the establishment and licensing of alternative investment fund managers and fund management companies as well as on their ongoing regulatory obligations.

Lisa undertook a six-month secondment at the European Investment Fund where she gained significant experience on fund review work and negotiating equity investments into private equity investment structures across a wide range of jurisdictions.

She joined Allen & Overy Luxembourg in September 2013.

MURPHY Aisling

Aisling advises on a wide range of corporate matters, with particular expertise in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. She has a particular focus on alternative investment funds and recently completed a six month secondment with a client in this field. She holds a dual qualification in common law from University College Dublin and French law from Université Panthéon – Assas. She also holds a master’s degree from the College of Europe. Aisling is admitted to the Luxembourg bar. 


Peter’s practice consists of a wide range of corporate matters, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) and joint ventures / co-investments, and the establishment and operation of Luxembourg investment platforms for alternative investment managers. He regularly acts as the key point of contact for clients, coordinating specialist teams as needed, both in relation to Luxembourg structures and also the investments that are carried out from those structures. He was seconded to a FTSE 100 company in Luxembourg in 2006 and joined Allen & Overy in Luxembourg in 2010. 

Peter is the co-head of Allen & Overy’s alternative investment sector group globally, a member of the executive committee of the Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA), and a regular speaker at seminars in Luxembourg and the surrounding area on a broad range of topics, including recently on trends in the alternative investment space, M&A trends, recent developments in Luxembourg corporate law, and directors’ duties under Luxembourg law. 


Antoine advises on domestic and cross-border litigation within the realm of civil, commercial and corporate law. He has a particular focus in corporate dispute resolution, including shareholders’ disputes, merger and acquisition disputes, post-acquisition claims, and joint venture disputes. He also advises on all aspects of civil and criminal liabilities of directors and legal entities. 

Antoine joined Allen & Overy in 2015, prior to which he gained experience in a top-tier litigation-focused law firm in Luxembourg.


Carole works as Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) in our Banking-ICM and Regulatory practice. She is coordinating our Know-How management in relation to regulatory matters, including MiFID II and PSD II. Prior to joining Allen & Overy in 2017, she worked for more than 13 years for another major law firm in Luxembourg where she was a fee earner and also in charge of certain Know-How management projects.  

Carole is a member of the Payment Forum, the MiFID Forum, the Compliance Forum, the Banking Supervision Forum, and the External Asset Managers and the "Supervision of LCIs" working group of the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL).

She is also an active member of our FinTech task force, supporting clients from established financial institutions, incumbents and start-ups in developing innovative products.


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Date and Time

From 29/09/2020 08:45
To 30/09/2020 17:30

CPD Hours

16.0 hours


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