Inv. Fund – Real estate Friday 10 November

RL structures a fund raising vehicle for a Mexican family office for a real estate development based in Texas, USA.

Inv. Fund – Real estate Wednesday 19 July

RL has been mandated by a real estate promoter in France to structure a fund raising vehicle for a project in Cameroon.

Inv. Funds - SICAR Friday 14 July

RL advises OXO Group, a leading venture capital market player in the CEE region for the set-up of a SICAR in the form of a SCSp/Lux LP with EIF as first institutional investor.

M&A – Oil company Sunday 23 April

RL has been mandated to restructure a major oil company in Eastern Europe.

Inv. Funds - Private Equity Monday 13 March

RL successfully assisted Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners in a dispute with a Luxembourg arranger related to a 20-million deal. 

Banking - €500Mio loan facility Monday 6 March

RL advised a major Luxembourg bank in the negotiation of a 500 million un-committed loan to a European automaker.

Inv. Funds - Liquidation of a SIF Thursday 5 January

RL has been mandated to act as CSSF approved liquidator of a SIF or Specialised Investment Fund.

Banking - Procedures Manual for Trading Activities Wednesday 7 December

The manual is complies with the CSSF requirements as applicable to a Luxembourg bank; Rutsaert Legal also drafted the Code of Ethics applicable to the traders.

Inv. Funds - Sharia-compliant UCITS Monday 13 June

Rutsaert Legal advises Salam Pax SICAV (Ucits) with the set-up of 2 new sub-funds. One sub-fund will invest in sukuk and will target investors based in the UK, Dubai, Malaysia and other countries. The second sukuk will invest in Sharia-compliant equity securities.

M&A - Solutions 30 acquires a €25Mio IT company Tuesday 3 May

Rutsaert Legal advised Solutions 30 SE, listed on Euronext, for the acquisition of a €25Mio IT Company in Belgium.

M&A - Report by Rutsaert Legal Friday 15 April

RL contributes the Luxembourg chapter on M&A in the ICLG (The International Comparative Legal Guide) regarding the Mergers and Acquisitions.

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Securitisation of Micro Stocks Wednesday 2 December

RL advised a IP manager with the set-up of a platform securitising several portfolios of micro stocks. RL is further in charge of the ongoing legal compliance of the platform. 

Quentin Rutsaert recommended by Global Law Experts for Investments Funds Monday 20 April

Quentin Rutsaert has been selected by the worldwide law guide as a "Top Investment Funds Lawyer" in Luxembourg. 

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Rutsaert Legal ranked by the Legal 500 as Leading Law Firm 2015 Thursday 9 April

Rutsaert Legal proudly wishes to announce its ranking in The Legal 500 for the 3rd consecutive year.

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Rutsaert Legal speaks at a seminar on securitisation Wednesday 18 March

Quentin Rutsaert was one of the speakers of the seminar «Securitisation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg», organized by Kluwer Formations. The seminar, attended by 216 participants, has covered the various legal and tax aspects of securitisation, as well as the legal and financial risks and advantages of this particular form of structured funding.

Rutsaert Legal advises on a stock listing in Luxembourg Wednesday 18 March

The client advised by Rutsaert Legal is a public company already listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company is an international leading provider of advanced credit management systems. Some of its shareholders are the investments funds based in Luxembourg.

Fitch confirmes Luxembourg’s AAA rating with stable outlook Thursday 5 February

Luxembourg continues to benefit from the best credit rating from the three major rating agencies: S&P, Fitch and Moody’s. Fitch notes in particular the favorable economic trends in the country, with a higher average growth in the euro area.

Luxembourg Total Fund Assets Rise 18% in 12 Months Tuesday 3 February

Luxembourg’s financial regulator (CSSF) has published details of the value of Luxembourg regulated funds as at 31 December 2014. In terms of mutual funds and specialized investment funds, the total net assets reached €3,094.987 billion. This represents an increase of 18.34% over the past year.

New tax ruling procedure starting 1 January 2015 Tuesday 16 December

The Government has created a new ‘’Commission for the anticipated decisions’’, assisting the Direct Tax Administration on tax rulings. The new body has only an advisory role and will be in charge with ‘’the equal and uniform execution and application of the tax law’’.

VAT rates will increase by 2% as of 1 January 2015 Tuesday 16 December

There are 4 VAT rates in Luxembourg. The most used rate (for instance for our legal services) will increase from 15% to 17% for all invoices issued as of 1 January 2015. 

Real Estate Investment Fund Tuesday 16 December

Rutsaert Legal advise one of the real estate promotors in Switzerland with the set up of a SIF (Specialised Investment Fund) offering an exposure to both the hospitality activity and real estate development in Switzerland.

RL teams up with Beijing law firm on M&A transaction Tuesday 16 December

Rutsaert Legal assist the client since 2010 with the issuance of convertible notes and warrants, with the set up of an employment stock ownership plan and with the acquisition by way of triangular merger of another software development company.

Global Law Experts recommends us Tuesday 16 December

Quentin Rutsaert is recommended by the Global Law Experts (GLE) as legal expert both in Corporate Law and Investment Funds. Global Law Experts is one of the major guides to leading attorneys throughout the world.

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New bearer shares regime Tuesday 26 August

Obligation to deposit bearer shares with a Luxembourg depositary who will keep a register of deposited shares.

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Quentin Rutsaert writes an article on the Luxembourg Draft Sukuk Act Monday 25 August

Luxembourg is targeting a first ever issuance of Sukuk in Euro by a non-islamic country.

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Quentin Rutsaert writes an article on Islamic Finance Monday 21 July

Sovereign Sukuk issuances make the headlines in European (financial) press.

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