Press Release 06 December 2021

Goodwin Grows Private Investment Funds Presence in Luxembourg with Partner Emmanuel Avice

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Emmanuel Avice will join the firm’s Private Investment Funds practice as partner in the Luxembourg office.

“Emmanuel is an exceptional lawyer whose market knowledge, technical expertise and experience perfectly complement our leading fund formation practice,” said Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, head of Goodwin’s Luxembourg practice. “Adding specialized local talent to our growing team is a priority, with our global clients increasingly choosing Luxembourg as a location for structuring funds and transactions.”

Avice advises fund sponsors and managers on the structuring, setting-up and ongoing operations of regulated and unregulated alternative investment funds, including carry vehicles, co-investment structures and tailored managed accounts. He primarily focuses on Luxembourg alternative investment funds with real estate, infrastructure and renewable energy strategies.

“As we continue to expand our private investment funds offering across Europe, the U.S. and Asia, we are seeing a greater need for Luxembourg counsel,” said Michael Halford, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. “We consider these capabilities an integral part of our overall funds offering and are delighted to be bringing in Emmanuel to further broaden our ability to serve clients across multiple fund strategies.”

The lawyers in the Luxembourg office, which opened in 2019, cover the entire spectrum of international funds, corporate, finance and tax expertise for fund formation and structuring, domestic and cross border transactions and financings.

Avice follows the recent arrivals of Private Investment Funds partners Joachim Kayser and Sebastian Bruchwitz in Frankfurt, Greg Larkin in Washington, D.C., Runjhun Kudaisya, Adam Sussman, David Wagner, Michael Aluko, and Karen Chao in New York, Phil Culhane and Elyn Xing in Hong Kong.