Luxembourg-Russia Desk
Global reach and local
depth – your perfect match
Jacques Wantz
In charge of the Luxembourg-Russia Desk
Allen & Overy
September 2013
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I. Why Luxembourg
– Political, economic and legal
stability, business friendly
environment
– Highly skilled multi-lingual
workforce
– Fully developed infrastructure of
financial services and support
functions
– Platform and hub for structuring
international investments
– Predictability of tax planning
(rulings)
– Strong historic ties with Russia
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I. Why Luxembourg
– One of only 12 countries in the world with an AAA rating and
a stable outlook
S&P credit rating of world countries in March 2013:
Source: S&P
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I. Why Luxembourg?
Less
regulated
A vehicle for each investment profile
Law of
August 10, 1915
Law of
May 11, 2007
Law of
March 22, 2004
More
regulated
Law of
June 15, 2004
Law of
December 17, 2010
(Part II UCI)
Law of
December 17 2010
(Part I UCITS)
UCITS
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SICAR
Law of
February 13, 2007
SPF
SoParFi
More
Flexible
Securitization
SIF
UCI
II
Less
Flexible
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II. Allen & Overy: Global Presence
525
Partners
2,296
Lawyers
2,332
Support staff
AFRICA
Casablanca
AMERICAS
New York
São Paulo
Washington, D.C.
42 offices in 29 countries
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ASIA PACIFIC
Bangkok
Beijing
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Hong Kong
Jakarta **
Perth
Shanghai
Singapore
Sydney
Tokyo
EUROPE
Amsterdam
Antwerp
Athens *
Belfast
Bratislava
Brussels
Bucharest **
Budapest
Düsseldorf
Frankfurt
Hamburg
Istanbul
London
Luxembourg
Madrid
Mannheim
Milan
Moscow
Munich
Paris
Prague
Rome
Warsaw
MIDDLE EAST
Abu Dhabi
Doha
Dubai
Riyadh **
* (representative office)
**(associated office)
II. Allen & Overy Luxembourg: Practices
The combination of our international
network and sound local knowledge
enables us to provide our clients with a
first rate service in:
Banking
Capital Markets
Competition
Corporate
Intellectual Property
Insurance Law
Investment and Pension Funds
Labour Law
Litigation
Real Estate
Tax
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Our Lawyers advise:
International corporates
International banks
Asset managers
Private equity houses
Insurance and reinsurance
companies
Public entities
We deal with all types of domestic
and cross-border transactions, from
local matters to pivotal international
transactions.
Luxembourg Law Firm of the Year
IFLR European Awards 2007, 2009 & 2010
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II. Allen & Overy Luxembourg: Russia Desk
Luxembourg
Moscow
More than 80 lawyers including
40 specialised in banking and
finance, capital markets,
corporate finance and
investment Management
Unique combination of
Luxembourg, Russian, English
and other legal expertise
available
Integrated
Luxembourg –
Russia
practice
Global Russia practice group,
which comprises some 150
lawyers (both Russian and
internationally qualified) based in
Moscow, London, New York,
Continental Europe and Asia
Pacific
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Luxembourg expert permanently
based in Russia with extensive
business contacts and
knowledge in both countries
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Questions?
Jacques Wantz
in charge of the Luxembourg – Russia Desk
+ 7 495 662 65 43
[email protected]
These are presentation slides only. The information within these slides does not constitute definitive advice and
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I. Why Luxembourg