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Anne Catherine is the Chair of the ILA Company Secretary and Governance Officer Committee.
Anne Catherine was the Partner in charge of Corporate Secretarial Services in Deloitte in Luxembourg. She has over 20 years' experience in Private Equity and Real Estate sectors.
Anne Catherine gained her extensive experience as part of the Management/Executive Committees of Arendt Services in Luxembourg, as well as in her position as Executive Director of Bedell (becomes Ocorian), 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 Ernst & Young in Luxembourg and New York, before transitioning into a Senior Tax Lawyer position at a Luxembourg Law Firm, Arendt.
Anne Catherine holds Master degrees in Economics and in International & European law, a Post-graduate diplomas in Political Sciences as well as in International Business Law. She is also qualified as a Certified International Control Specialist and has a qualification in risk management. She was a Chartered Accountant in Luxembourg and a qualified attorney in France and Luxembourg.
Anne Catherine is fluent in French and English.
Guilhèm specialises in international and corporate tax law. He has substantial experience on the tax aspects of cross-border private equity, real estate and debt investments and on the structuring of regulated and unregulated investment funds. He also advises on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, securitisation and capital markets transactions.
He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) in Luxembourg and France.
Prior to joining Allen & Overy in 2018, he gained significant experience in a major Luxembourg law firm and a major independent tax firm in Luxembourg.
Guilhèm holds a Master’s degree in business law from the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (France) as well as a Specialised Master in International Law and Management from HEC Paris (France).
Andrei advises clients on regulatory matters with a focus on outsourcing, AML/CFT, MiFID II, and PSD II related matters.
He holds a LLM in European Banking and Financial Law at University of Luxembourg, a Master 2 in Business Law from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and a Master 1 in Business Law obtained at Paris-Est Créteil University (whilst selected in the Themis excellence program in partnership with Luigi Bocconi University).
Andrei joined Allen & Overy in 2018 and previously worked at the European Investment Bank and in another Luxembourg magic circle law firm.
Patrick is a Senior Associate in our Litigation practice in Luxembourg.
He advises on domestic and cross-border litigation within the realm of civil, commercial, corporate and contract law.
He advises and represents both domestic as well as international clients from various sectors before national courts and on all stages of dispute resolution.
Patrick joined Allen & Overy in 2020, prior to which he gained experience in two boutique law firms specialised in civil and commercial litigation.
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.
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.
Jennifer advises on general investment fund and regulatory matters. She advises clients on structuring and setting up Luxembourg regulated funds and unregulated investment funds, with a particular focus on alternative investment structures and private equity. Jennifer also assists institutional investors in relation to their fund participation/investments in Luxembourg.
In 2020, Jennifer was seconded to 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.
Jennifer speaks fluent French and English.
She joined Allen & Overy in 2018.