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Aurélien Hollard

Aurélien Hollard

Partner | Avocat à la Cour

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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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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Memberships

  • Luxembourg fund association (ALFI)
  • Inclusive Finance Network (InFiNe)
  • European Impact Investing Luxembourg (EIIL)
  • European microfinance platform (Board member)
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Expertise

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10 March 2021
SF­DR and mar­ket un­cer­tainty: The post-10 March im­plic­a­tions for fund dis­tri­bu­tion...
Al­though SF­DR comes in­to force on 10 March, it is clear this is only the start of the jour­ney. As we ap­proach 10 March it is clear that cli­ents are turn­ing their minds to:con­cerns around the dif­fer­ing...
16 February 2021
We­bin­ar re­cord­ing | Is­su­ance and set­tle­ment of se­cur­it­ies dir­ectly on the...
On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the le­gis­lat­ive pro­cess came to an end for the bill of law n°7637 al­low­ing not­ably for the is­su­ance of de­ma­ter­i­al­ised se­cur­it­ies on the block­chain. This new piece of le­gis­la­tion is...
12 February 2021
We­bin­ar | Is­su­ance and set­tle­ment of se­cur­it­ies dir­ectly on block­chain
On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the le­gis­lat­ive pro­cess came to an end for the bill of law n°7637 al­low­ing not­ably for the is­su­ance of de­ma­ter­i­al­ised se­cur­it­ies on the block­chain. This new piece of le­gis­la­tion is...
28 January 2021
Is­su­ance and set­tle­ment of se­cur­it­ies dir­ectly on block­chain: now a real­ity...
Last sum­mer in one of our e-alerts, we shared our in­sights on the key fea­tures of the bill of law n°7637 al­low­ing for re­gis­tra­tion of de­ma­ter­i­al­ised se­cur­it­ies is­sued on the block­chain with cent­ral ac­count...
22 December 2020
With the im­ple­ment­a­tion of SF­DR ap­proach­ing, the CSSF sets-up a fast track...
With less less than 3 months to go un­til the Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (“SF­DR”) comes in­to force in the EU (on 10 March 2021), the Lux­em­bourg reg­u­lat­or (the « CSSF») pub­lished on...
17 December 2020
ESMA Guidelines on per­form­ance fees in UCITS and cer­tain types of AIFs
Back­ground On 3 April 2020, ESMA even­tu­ally re­leased its much-an­ti­cip­ated fi­nal re­port on guidelines on per­form­ance fees in UCITS and cer­tain types of AIFs, in­clud­ing the guidelines them­selves (the “Guidelines”)...
16 December 2020
CMS ad­vises the Three Seas Ini­ti­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund on the on­board­ing...
In 2020, corner­stone in­vestors in­clud­ing Bank Gos­podarst­wa Kra­jowego (“BGK”) and Ex­im­Bank Ro­mania, Po­land and Ro­mania’s re­spect­ive na­tion­al de­vel­op­ment fin­ance in­sti­tu­tions, jointly launched the...
09 December 2020
We­bin­ar Re­cord­ing |Token­isa­tion of In­vest­ment Funds: Some chal­lenges, huge...
Part of our Di­git­al As­sets we­bin­ar series on the or­gan­isa­tion of a Se­cur­it­ies Tokens Of­fer­ing and cov­er­ing the many leg­al chal­lenges as well as the need for com­pli­ance with strict reg­u­lat­ory con­straints...
25 November 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pop­u­lar in­vest­ment vehicles
This guide gives a quick re­view of some of the most pop­u­lar fund vehicles for in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vest­ment in real as­sets.The se­lec­tion of a vehicle has a num­ber of com­mon themes in­clud­ing the loc­a­tion of...
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25 November 2020
Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion: the CSSF con­firms that the com­pli­ance...
The Com­mis­sion de Sur­veil­lance du Sec­teur Fin­an­ci­er (the “CSSF”) has pub­lished a press re­lease on 6 Novem­ber 2020 con­firm­ing the dates of ap­plic­a­tion of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2019/2088 on the sus­tain­ab­il­ity-re­lated...
24 November 2020
Token­isa­tion of In­vest­ment Funds: some chal­lenges, huge po­ten­tial
The or­gan­isa­tion of a Se­cur­it­ies Of­fer­ing com­prises many leg­al chal­lenges and need for com­pli­ance with strict reg­u­lat­ory con­straints in a young and rap­idly evolving leg­al land­scape. Our guests are lead­ing...
09/11/2020
CMS boosts its In­vest­ment Funds prac­tice in Lux­em­bourg
CMS Lux­em­bourg is pleased to an­nounce the hir­ing of Ju­lia Bruzzese and Gilles Brop­som, both seni­or as­so­ci­ates, and Claire Koob and Kim-Cuong Le, both as­so­ci­ates, bring­ing the team head­count to 15 full-time...