Van Campen Liem announces significant hires for its Luxembourg funds & asset management practice with the arrival of partners Renaud Graas and Olivier Wuidar, joining from Stibbe Avocats together with senior associate Lisa Klemann and associate Quentin Gofioul. Renaud and Olivier will lead together with Jeremy Muszkatblit the Luxembourg funds and asset management practice. The Luxembourg funds team will be further strengthened by the arrivals of senior associate Benoît Dardenne (joining from the European Investment Bank), Foteini Biloroglou (due to join mid-March from the European Investment Fund) and Hayette Nebti (previously at Arendt & Medernach).
Renaud has been Partner in charge of the funds & asset management practice at Stibbe Avocats since 2017, which he joined after 12 years spent at Allen & Overy Luxembourg. Renaud has extensive experience in funds and asset management regulatory matters. His practice focuses mostly on alternative funds, acting for both GPs and LPs in the private equity, real estate, infrastructure, funds of funds, debt/loan and distressed funds space. Renaud also advises clients co-investment and carry arrangements. He has significant experience in the UCITS space. Renaud is recommended by Legal500 and Chambers.
Olivier co-led the funds & asset management practice of Stibbe Avocats together with Renaud. He advises both GPs and LPs on a wide range of alternative funds matters, with a particular focus on private equity and venture capital. Olivier has gained significant expertise on LP work and fund secondaries as former Head of Venture Capital Investments and Secondary Transactions within the Legal Service of the European Investment Fund, which he joined in 2010 from Allen & Overy Luxembourg where he spent 7 years in the corporate and M&A practice.
With these new additions, VCL Luxembourg funds team has the ambition of becoming one of the most prominent in Luxembourg, focusing primarily on the alternative funds space.
This is a very significant development in one of the key areas of practice of Van Campen Liem, in particular given the expected synergies with its Dutch funds practice.