AKD expands investment funds practice with two new partners in Luxembourg

March 10, 2020 | News

Our Luxembourg office is now even better positioned to be our clients’ gateway from, to and in the Benelux

AKD Benelux lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Virginie Leroy and Jevgeniy Nesch as partners in Luxembourg.

Ayzo van Eysinga, resident partner of AKD’s Luxembourg office, says: “We are delighted to welcome Virginie and Jevgeniy to our firm as partners. They both have extensive experience in alternative investment fund formation and investment management. Our Luxembourg office is now even better positioned to be our clients’ gateway from, to and in the Benelux in terms of this particular expertise”.

Virginie Leroy has over 20 years of experience in practicing business law, including 13 years within the investment fund industry. Prior to joining AKD, she worked for another top tier law firm and for a well-known third party fund management company. She advises and assists domestic and international clients in investment management matters covering in particular regulatory and corporate governance aspects throughout the entire fund life cycle.

Jevgeniy Nesch has extensive experience in advising fund initiators on fund establishment and throughout the full life cycle of an investment fund, with a particular focus on private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, renewables and debt funds’ strategies. He has advised large US, UK and German fund sponsors on traditional and alternative fund structures as well as carried interest structures, and assisted institutional and professional investors in funds due diligence. Prior to joining AKD, Jevgeniy worked for international and independent local firms in Luxembourg, Germany and Russia, focusing on investment funds.

The appointment of Virginie and Jevgeniy brings the total number of partners at AKD’s Luxembourg office to six. “They all have the strengths and capabilities our firm needs to deliver great services to our clients, and to implement our strategy to be a full-service Benelux law firm”, ends Van Eysinga.

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