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Aurélien Hollard

Partner | Avocat à la Cour

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CMS Luxembourg
Rue Goethe 3
L-1637 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Languages English, French

Aurélien heads the Investment Funds practice. He is specialised in the formation of alternative investment funds (AIFs) and has significant experience in structuring funds for private equity, venture capital, private debt, real estate and infrastructure.

Aurélien assists both local and international clients in the structuring of Luxembourg AIFs, whether organised as unregulated (SV, SCSp, Sàrl), semi-regulated (RAIF) or regulated (SIF, SICAR, Part II) funds. He also advises institutional investors in their investments as well as management companies in their legal and regulatory requirements.

Aurélien also assist local and international clients in their securitisation and capital market transactions, for both debt and equity, whether exempted, publicly authorised and/or listed.

Aurélien also leads sustainable and digital campaigns within CMS and is therefore deeply involved in ESG and fund tokenisation. He is a fully qualified lawyer admitted to the Bars of Paris and Luxembourg.

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"A visionary in the emerging fields of blockchain-based instruments"

Legal500, 2022

"One of the rare lawyers who combines an ability to legally innovate and implement the innovation"

Legal500, 2022

The 'very proactive and hands-on' Aurélien Hollard has a 'wealth of knowledge across investment funds', particularly as it relates to alternative investment strategies – including a growing number of ESG mandates.

Legal500 2021

"Mastering the engagement from A to Z."

IFLR1000, 2021

"Always excellent in all our day-to-day work, but particularly great when we ask off-piste regulatory questions where there is a need to consider different scenarios and solutions. We highly value such a partner as we navigate new markets and a changing funds regulatory landscape."

IFLR1000, 2021

"Proactive client management."

IFLR1000, 2021

"Deep knowledge about the legal and regulatory frameworks in capital markets; commitment to quick and high-quality service."

IFLR1000, 2021

"Brilliant lawyer with pragmatic views. Knows what our needs are and is very approachable."

IFLR1000, 2021

"Professionalism and expertise."

IFLR1000, 2021

"Aurelien is an industry veteran, who is pragmatic and business focused, providing advice which keeps clients like us clear of the fringes of potentially grey legal areas - many of which are present when dealing with emerging technologies. He is also highly competent in combining first principles thinking with concrete, actionable advice."

IFLR1000, 2021

"Aurélien Hollard combines expertise, innovation and interpersonal skills."

Legal500, 2021

"Aurélien Hollard is one of the most client-centric partners I have worked with."

Legal500, 2021

"Aurélien Hollard was always available and approachable. He provided specific support and guidance on important topics. He is also able to explain complex topics at the right level and guide on the risk profile of decisions."

Legal500, 2021

Memberships & Roles

  • Digital Strategy Committee (ABBL- Luxembourg Bankers' Association)
  • Financial Services and Regulatory Working Group (Invest Europe)
  • Luxembourg fund association (ALFI)
  • Inclusive Finance Network (InFiNe)
  • European Impact Investing Luxembourg (EIIL)
  • European microfinance platform (Board member)
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Education

  • 2016, Certified Expert in Microfinance, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • 2010, Master in International Business Law and Management, ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2009, LLM in Business Law, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2007, Bachelor in Business Law, University of Nancy, France
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13/04/2022
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06/04/2022
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30/03/2022
We­bin­ar Re­cord­ing | New Lux­em­bourg Se­cur­it­isa­tion Law: more flex­ib­il­ity,...
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30/03/2022
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30/03/2022
The ES­As pub­lished a re­vised Su­per­vis­ory State­ment on the ap­plic­a­tion of...
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22/03/2022
We­bin­ar | Vir­tu­al As­sets: tak­ing Lux­em­bourg one step fur­ther
Vir­tu­al as­sets have un­doubtedly be­come an in­creas­ingly hot top­ic over the last years, with mar­ket play­ers show­ing an in­creas­ing in­terest in prac­tic­al ap­plic­a­tions across vari­ous sec­tors, not­ably in the...
03/03/2022
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