Antonios Nezeritis, Ashurst;

International law firm Ashurst has announced the appointment of Antonios Nezeritis as a partner based in Luxembourg in its international investment funds group.

Antonios Nezeritis has joined from Wildgen where he has been a partner for two years. Prior to Wildgen, Antonios was a partner at Dechert. With over 17 years' experience, he has a particular focus on UCITS, non-UCITS retail funds, specialised investment funds, reserved alternative investment funds, unregulated alternative investments funds and investment companies in risk capital. Antonios has also extensively advised UCITS management companies, AIFMs, asset managers, institutional and international investors and sponsors. He also specialises in commercial and financial law, and assists clients with the registration and ongoing compliance process for foreign UCITS and AIFs in Luxembourg. 

Commenting on the appointment, Isabelle Lentz, managing partner of Luxembourg, said "With the firm's strong focus on the funds industry, the recruitment of Antonios and the investment in our Luxembourg office are part of our vision to build a market leading global team for private investment funds across the full range of illiquid asset classes. He brings significant experience of working with domestic and international clients in this jurisdiction and is an established lawyer in the Luxembourg funds community. Following the recent appointments of Céline Henlé and Georges Simon, Antonios' appointment highlights the growing importance of the Luxembourg office for the firm, as a large number of European alternative investment fund managers use Luxembourg structures for their funds, management companies and acquisition vehicles."

Piers Warburton, global head of investment funds, added "Antonios' appointment is a further demonstration of the growth of our international investment funds practice, and of our commitment to continue to invest in our business to strengthen and deepen our capabilities. He has great experience across a wide range of investment funds structures and companies operating in Luxembourg, which will complement and build on the strength of our existing Luxembourg team who we have been working with for over 8 years on the establishment of Luxembourg funds. Antonios will be a key part of this important part of our funds practice."

Antonios Nezeritis commented "This is an exciting time to be joining Ashurst's Luxembourg office and global investment funds team. I believe there are great synergies that can be met across our investment funds, financial regulatory and tax practices. I look forward to working with my colleagues here and across our network of offices globally."