Regulation & Law

Elvinger Hoss Prussen Promotes Three Counsel and Six Partners

Luxembourg law firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen has announced the promotion to counsel of Charlotte Chen, Claire De Boeck and Katrien Veranneman, as well as the promotion to partner of Ana Bramao, Frédéric Clasen, Gary Cywie, Yves Elvinger, Anna Hermelinski-Ayache and Benjamin Rossignon.

Luxembourg law firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen has announced the promotion to counsel of Charlotte Chen, Claire De Boeck and Katrien Veranneman, as well as the promotion to partner of Ana Bramao, Frédéric Clasen, Gary Cywie, Yves Elvinger, Anna Hermelinski-Ayache and Benjamin Rossignon.


 

Charlotte Chen is based in Hong Kong and practices investment fund and corporate law. She specializes in the field of establishment and structuring of investment funds and participates in acquisition and financing transactions. She is a member of the regulatory cub-committee of the HKIFA (Hong Kong Investment Funds Association) and 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.

 

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. She was a member of the Brussels Bar from 1995 to 2013 and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2006.

 

Katrien Veranneman advises, in particular, financial sector companies on regulatory matters, including licensing and approvals, banking secrecy, anti-money laundering legislation, sanctions, as well as on compliance matters. She is a European Union law expert and also specializes in competition law, state aid and EU litigation matters. 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 référendaire (legal secretary) at the General Court of the European Union for twelve years.

 

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 has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2009.

 

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 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.
 

Gary Cywie specialises in technology. His particular areas of expertise are 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 specializes in data protection and privacy, internet and e-commerce, electronic signature, electronic archiving, IT security and media and telecommunications. He also handles IP matters. Gary is also involved in fintech, particularly in relation to distributed ledger technologies (DLT) such as blockchain, smart contracts and virtual currencies. He is a member of the IT committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Luxembourg) and a member of the Association Luxembourgeoise pour la Protection des Données (APDL). He is also a member of the blockchain and crypto working group at the Association Luxembourgeoise des Compliance Officers (ALCO) and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2006.

 

Yves Elvinger advises clients in relation to regulatory matters and the structuring of their Luxembourg investment fund operations and their financial sector activities. He specializes 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). He is a member of the working group of the ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry) on Exchange Traded Funds and a member of the EFAMA working group on Exchange Traded Funds. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2010.

 

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 is a member of the LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2008.  

 

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 has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2009.

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