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Benjamin Bada

Partner | Avocat à la Cour

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

Benjamin joined CMS Luxembourg in 2019 and is co-leading the Investment Funds practice. He is specialised in the structuring, setting up, and registration of regulated funds (UCITS, Part II funds, SIFs and SICARs), RAIFs and unregulated funds (limited partnerships) for institutional and non-institutional investors in a variety of areas such as venture capital, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, equity, bonds and derivatives, and advises investors on their investments in Luxembourg investment vehicles.

He also has considerable experience advising on insurance law related matters, particularly insurance and reinsurance regulatory matters, and has been involved in several M&A transactions involving insurance or reinsurance companies, and advises on investment fund linked insurance products.

Before joining CMS, Benjamin has gained more than 10 years of experience working in two leading law firms in Luxembourg. He is a fully qualified lawyer admitted to the bar of Luxembourg.

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"Benjamin Bada has great expertise in insurance-related legal matters. He is always available and engaged."

Legal500, 2022

"Benjamin Bada is pragmatic and committed to the task and provides clear explanations for their amendments to the policy conditions."

Legal500, 2022

"Approachable and responsive"

Legal500, 2022

"Good overview of complex structures"

Legal500, 2022

Benjamin Bada co-heads the team alongside Hollard and has a 'good overview of complex structures and relationships, and also quickly grasps supervisory law issues in the cross-border area'.

Legal500 2021

Recognised by one client as 'one of the EU's sharpest minds on insurance-related legal matters,' Benjamin Bada has a growing reputation in the market.

Legal500 2021


  • 2009 – LLM, International and Comparative Law, Tulane University, USA
  • 2007 – Master of Laws, University of Liège, Belgium
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