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Funds and Assets Management

Our team advises a variety of Belgian and foreign investment funds (and asset managers), including venture capital and private equity funds, UCITS funds, alternative investment funds and hedge funds, special purpose vehicles (SPV), institutional funds, real estate funds (Vastgoedbevaks/SICAFIs) and pension funds.

Our clients can rely on a specialised team which will assist them with:

  • determining the most appropriate and tax efficient structure; 
  • all aspects of corporate law, including corporate governance;
  • all aspects of financial law (registration with the FSMA, marketing, private placements, impact of the AIFMD and UCITS VI);
  • negotiations with the FSMA, including in the context of disputes with the FSMA;
  • investments in target companies;
  • relations with investors and the service providers (e.g. custodians);
  • restructurings and reorganisations;
  • tax matters;
  • real estate matters.

The team’s recent experience includes advising on the regulatory aspects of marketing funds in Belgium, the restructuring of existing funds and sub-funds (pursuant to UCITS and AIFMD), investor relations, conflict of interests and the setting up of custodian arrangements.   The team is frequently involved in discussions and negotiations with the Financial Services & Markets Authority (FSMA) and boasts excellent contacts with the regulator. Several of the team members have previously worked at the FSMA or its predecessors.  Our team keeps a close eye on legal and regulatory developments, such as AIFMD, FATCA or UCITS VI.

Our lawyers are regularly invited to speak as experts at conferences and publish legal articles on the newest regulatory developments. We also entertain excellent relations with the Belgian sector organizations. In order to provide a comprehensive and seamless service to its clients, our team works closely together with the firm’s other practices, including the tax, corporate, finance, regulatory, real estate and dispute resolution teams.

 

Contact partners

Partners Yves DELACROIX Real Estate
  Thierry TILQUIN Corporate and Finance
  Tom VAN DYCK Regulatory
  Henk VERSTRAETE Tax