The firm enhances its funds practice with the arrival of Augustin de Longeaux
02 May 2018
Simmons & Simmons has today announced the arrival of a new partner in the Luxembourg office. Augustin de Longeaux joined the firm on 2 May 2018 as an investment funds partner who will lead the Luxembourg funds group. He has over 10 years’ experience and has been trained in tier one fund formation teams.
Throughout his career Augustin has advised on a broad array of matters relating to investment management and investment funds, ranging from fund formation, regulatory advice, licences application, to advising investors on prospective fund investments and secondary transactions. With a particular focus on the formation of regulated or unregulated Luxembourg investment funds, with illiquid investment strategies, Augustin will be a considerable addition to the Luxembourg team.
Upon arrival, he will seek to develop US clients notably with respect to capital raising and distribution activities in Europe.
Augustin’s arrival will reinforce the funds group and strengthen the firm’s position in the Luxembourg market, as well as enhance our services to clients.
Louis-Maël Cogis, partner and country head commented: “We are excited to welcome Augustin as our new funds partner. He will be a great addition to the funds practice and the firm as a whole. I have no doubt that he will be a tremendous support to our clients.”
Commenting on his arrival and the Luxembourg market, Augustin de Longeaux said: “I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic firm. Luxembourg has become a leading jurisdiction in the alternative fund industry over the last 10 years as it has been able to leverage on its UCITS experience and benefit from new regulations (AIFMD) that currently favour EU onshore fund domiciles. Furthermore, Luxembourg is a pragmatic choice for UK based asset managers wishing to get certainty on access to the European single market after Brexit. I am therefore very excited about the future prospects.”
Simmons & Simmons established its Luxembourg office in 2015 to service the requirements of its clients in the Asset Management & Investment Funds and Financial Institutions sectors.