New appointments; Credit: Clifford Chance

On Tuesday 3 May 2022, leading international law firm Clifford Chance announced the promotion of two counsel and nine senior associates in Luxembourg.

Eimear O'Dwyer, Counsel, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Eimear O'Dwyer specialises in capital markets, securitisation and structured finance. She advises on a wide range of transactions including repackagings, securitisations, multi-source financings, medium-term note (MTN) programmes and standalone bond issuances. She has also a particular interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

Adnes Muhovic, Counsel, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Adnes Muhovic has extensive experience acting for both lenders and borrowers in national and cross-border finance work covering a wide range of debt financing practice areas, including general corporate lending, structured finance, asset finance, acquisition finance and real estate finance. He further specialises in unsecured and secured fund financings.

Benoît America, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Benoît America focuses on the regulatory framework associated with investment funds and their managers. This includes advising clients on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) as well as other issues associated with, for example, ESG, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), derivatives and securities lending.

Zoé Bofferding, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Zoé Bofferding advises domestic and international clients on the legal, regulatory, corporate and structural aspects of investment vehicles, with a particular focus on unregulated alternative investment funds (AIFs), specialised investment funds (SIFs) and reserved alternative investment funds (RAIFs) with real estate, private equity, debt and fund of funds strategies.

Florie-Anne Gonera, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Florie-Anne Gonera advises domestic and international clients on all legal, corporate and regulatory aspects in relation to the structuring, setting up and organisation of regulated and unregulated investment vehicles, with a particular focus on real estate, private debt and private equity funds.

Charlotte Reynders, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Charlotte Reynders advises domestic and international clients on the structuring of investment vehicles with real estate, infrastructure, debt and private equity strategies. In addition, she is closely involved on fund financing facilities and investor's negotiation for development finance institutions.

Anne-Lise Vandevoir, Senior Associate, Investment Funds: Anne-Lise Vandevoir advises clients on legal, regulatory and organisational aspects of the structuring, management and servicing of both investment funds and investment funds managers. She has a strong focus on financial regulatory matters, including advising a wide range of regulated professionals of the Luxembourg financial sector.

Margaux Felix, Senior Associate, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Margaux Felix specialises in national and cross-border banking and finance work, including acquisition finance, real estate finance and 10231565318-v1 LU-8000-BD secured lending. She advises in particular funds, large international investment banks and Luxembourg banks on financing transactions for Luxembourg-based investment funds.

Sherazade Ould-Hocine, Senior Associate, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Sherazade Ould-Hocine focuses on both domestic and cross-border transactions, including, in particular, real estate finance, asset finance, acquisition finance and general bank lending activities.

Sadan Ramovic, Senior Associate, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Sadan Ramovic advises across the whole spectrum of lending activities and specialises in domestic and cross-border transactions, including, real estate finance, structured finance, asset finance and acquisition finance.

Nazim Faïd, Senior Associate, Corporate: Nazim Faïd focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, private equity, project and acquisition financing, complex restructuring and joint ventures. He also works with Fintechs on their M&A and joint-venture operations.

Commenting on these promotions Steve Jacoby, Managing Partner of Clifford Chance in Luxembourg, said: "Congratulations to these talented lawyers who have achieved this significant career accomplishment. Their promotion will further strengthen the position of our Luxembourg office in the banking finance, capital markets and investment funds practices and will be a great asset for our financial investors clients".