L-R: Yannick Arbaut; Jacques Graas; Paul Péporté; Credit: Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy has announced the promotion of three lawyers to partner in Luxembourg, effective from 1 May 2019.

The new partners are Yannick Arbaut, Jacques Graas and Paul Péporté. Their appointment brings the total number of partners in the Luxembourg office to fourteen, demonstrating Luxembourg’s strategic position in Allen and Overy’s growth.

For his part, Yannick Arbaut will become a partner in the Investment Funds practice. He specialises in the structuring, setting up and registration of regulated and unregulated funds with various strategies including private equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt funds. His expertise extends to due diligence on funds for investors and strategic advice to managers and service providers. 

Jacques Graas will similarly become a partner in the Corporate/M&A practice. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations. His practice spans all sectors with a specific focus on financial institutions, private equity/asset management and real estate. He also has significant expertise in equity capital markets transactions (including public takeovers) and regularly advises listed companies.

Finally, Paul Péporté will become a partner in the International Capital Markets practice. Specialising in a wide range of debt and equity capital markets transactions, including asset-backed transactions, he will also cover capital market related regulatory aspects, such as derivatives regulation. He will lead the Insurance sector initiative at Allen & Overy in Luxembourg and advise Luxembourg insurers and intermediaries on insurance regulatory matters.

Commenting on the new partner promotions, Frank Mausen, Managing Partner of Allen & Overy in Luxembourg, said: “I have great confidence that the expertise of our newly promoted partners which spans three practices and sector areas, will further strengthen our legal service offering and our ability to be one step ahead of the expectations of our clients.”

The new partners are part of a global partner promotions round of 34 lawyers, with a total of sixteen of the firm’s offices represented.