The partners of the Luxembourg-based independent law firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen have announced the promotion of Charlotte Chen, Claire De Boeck and Katrien Veranneman to Counsel and Ana Bramao, Frédéric Clasen, Gary Cywie, Yves Elvinger, Anna Hermelinski-Ayache and Benjamin Rossignon to Partner.
Counsel Charlotte Chen is located in Hong Kong and practises investment fund and corporate law. She specialises in the field of establishment and structuring of investment funds and participates in acquisition and financing transactions. Charlotte holds a maîtrise in law from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France) and a Master’s degree in European law from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). She is a member of the Regulatory Sub-Committee of the HKIFA (Hong Kong Investment Funds Association) and a member of the Hong Kong Sub-Committee of ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry). Charlotte became a member of the Paris Bar in 2009 and a member of the Luxembourg Bar in 2014.
Counsel Claire De Boeck’s practice concentrates on collective asset management and investment funds. Claire’s principal field of activity is the structuring and formation of private equity, real estate and debt funds under the form of regulated or non-regulated vehicles. She advises a number of investment fund promoters and other financial institutions on all aspects of these alternative investment funds, including investment management and advisory issues. Claire holds a Bachelor in Law from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She was a member of the Brussels Bar from 1995 to 2013 and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2006.
Counsel Katrien Veranneman advises in particular financial sector companies on regulatory matters, including licensing and approvals, bank secrecy, anti-money laundering legislation and sanctions, as well as on compliance matters. She is an EU law expert and is also specialised in competition law, state aid and EU litigation matters. Katrien holds a Bachelor in Rights from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and a Master’s degree in European law from the College of Europe (Belgium). She also holds an LLM degree from the Law School at Northwestern University (USA), as well as a certificate in business administration from Kellogg School of Management. Katrien became a member of the Brussels Bar in 1997 and a member of the Luxembourg Bar in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Katrien worked as a legal secretary at the General Court of the European Union for twelve years.
Partner Ana Bramao’s principal fields of expertise are finance, structured finance, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisition structuring and private equity. She is also regularly involved in corporate litigation matters. Ana holds a Master’s degree in distribution and business contractual law from the Université Montpellier 1 (France). She has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2009.
Partner Frédéric Clasen advises banks, corporations and private equity funds in corporate, financing and capital market transactions as well as on a continuous basis for corporate housekeeping and compliance matters. His areas of expertise focus specifically on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, capital markets and finance. He holds a maîtrise in Law and a Master’s degree in international business law from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). He also holds an LLM in American law from the Boston University School of Law (USA). He is a member of the Regulatory & Legal Watch working group of the Luxembourg Capital Markets Association and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2010.
Partner Gary Cywie specialises in Technology, specifically the drafting and negotiating of IT outsourcing agreements in the financial services and insurance sectors, software licence and maintenance agreements and commercial contracts. In addition, he specialises in data protection and privacy, internet and e-commerce, electronic signature, electronic archiving, IT security and media and telecommunications. He also handles IP matters and is involved in Fintech developments. Gary holds a Law degree from the Université de Liège (Belgium) and a postgraduate certificate in Internet strategic management from the Laboratory for New Information and Communication Technologies Studies in collaboration with the Université de Liège (Belgium). He is a member of the IT Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Luxembourg), the Association Luxembourgeoise pour la Protection des Données (APDL) and the Blockchain and crypto working group at the Association Luxembourgeoise des Compliance Officers (ALCO). He has also been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2006.
Partner Yves Elvinger advises clients on regulatory matters and the structuring of their Luxembourg investment fund operations and their financial sector activities. He specialises in the field of undertakings for collective investment (including Exchange Traded Funds) and other investment vehicles as well as in management companies and alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). Yves holds a maîtrise in Law from the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg (France). He is a member of the working group of the ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry) on Exchange Traded Funds and of the EFAMA working group on Exchange Traded Funds. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2010.
Partner Anna Hermelinski-Ayache’s practice concentrates on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financial and securities law and corporate restructuring. She advises a number of private equity firms, international groups, lenders, borrowers, underwriters, sponsors and venture capital firms, on corporate re-organisations, financing and re-financing as well as restructurings. Anna holds a maîtrise in International and European law from the Université Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales (France) and a diploma in common law from University College Dublin (Ireland). She also holds a DESS (diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées) in geopolitics and international relations from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Toulouse (France) in partnership with Staffordshire University (UK). Anna is a member of the LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2008.
Partner Benjamin Rossignon’s practice focuses on collective asset management and investment funds and encompasses alternative investment funds as well as undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities. He assists a number of investment fund promoters and other financial institutions in relation to the set-up and structuring of their Luxembourg investment fund operations. He holds a Bachelor in banking, finance and business law from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2009.
In addition, Nicolas Fermaud has been promoted to Partner at Elvinger New York. Since 2017, he acts as Head of Elvinger New York and assists US companies on all aspects of their Luxembourg legal requirements in association with Elvinger Hoss Prussen. Nicolas practises commercial and financial law and specialises in investment vehicles. He advises asset managers and their financiers throughout the investment cycle: fund raising, set-up of the investment platform, its operation and its liquidation. He holds a Bachelor in Law from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Nicolas is an Executive Committee member and secretary of the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce in New York and a member of the editorial board of The Investment Lawyer. He has been a Solicitor in England and Wales since 2010 and a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2006. He is registered in New York as a Foreign Legal Consultant.