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Benjamin Bada

Partner | Avocat à la Cour

CMS Luxembourg
Rue Goethe 3
L-1637 Luxembourg
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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Education

  • 2009 – LLM, International and Comparative Law, Tulane University, USA
  • 2007 – Master of Laws, University of Liège, Belgium
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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”)...
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...
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...
10 November 2020
West­ern Europe we­bin­ar – Re­cent de­vel­op­ments im­pact­ing the in­sur­ance sec­tor
Dear all,We are de­lighted to in­vite you to a we­bin­ar, which will provide you with a brief over­view in­to the latest de­vel­op­ments rel­ev­ant to the in­sur­ance sec­tor.This event will cov­er: Italy First de­mand...
14 October 2020
We­bin­ar re­cord­ing | AML-CTF reg­u­la­tion for the in­sur­ance sec­tor: what's...
Dur­ing this 30min we­bin­ar on the new reg­u­la­tion n°20/03 of 30 Ju­ly 2020 on the fight against anti-money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing (the “Reg­u­la­tion”) ad­op­ted by the Com­mis­sari­at aux As­sur­ances.Our...
29 September 2020
AML-CTF reg­u­la­tion for the in­sur­ance sec­tor: what's new?
This is a 30min we­bin­ar on the new reg­u­la­tion n°20/03 of 30 Ju­ly 2020 on the fight against anti-money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing (the “Reg­u­la­tion”) ad­op­ted by the Com­mis­sari­at aux As­sur­ances.Our...
27 August 2020
AML-CTF amended reg­u­la­tion for the Lux­em­bourg fin­an­cial and as­set man­age­ment...
On 20 Au­gust 2020, two im­port­ant texts from an anti-money laun­der­ing and counter-ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing (“AML-CTF”) per­spect­ive were pub­lished: the Com­mis­sion de Sur­veil­lance du Sec­teur Fin­an­ci­er...
27 August 2020
AML-CTF new reg­u­la­tion for the Lux­em­bourg in­sur­ance sec­tor
On 20 Au­gust 2020, two im­port­ant texts from an anti-money laun­der­ing and counter-ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing (“AML-CTF”) per­spect­ive were pub­lished: the Com­mis­sion de Sur­veil­lance du Sec­teur Fin­an­ci­er...
14 August 2020
"No-deal" Brexit scen­ario: over­view and im­plic­a­tions for UK AIFMs op­er­at­ing...
Many UK firms cur­rently carry on cross-bor­der ser­vices in Lux­em­bourg in re­li­ance on an EU fin­an­cial ser­vices pass­port (e.g. un­der the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive ("AIFM Dir­ect­ive")...
28 July 2020
CSSF provides fur­ther guid­ance on money laun­der­ing in­dic­at­ors in the col­lect­ive...
On 3 Ju­ly 2020, the Lux­em­bourg su­per­vis­ory au­thor­ity for the fin­an­cial sec­tor, the Com­mis­sion de Sur­veil­lance du Sec­teur Fin­an­ci­er (the “CSSF”), pub­lished a new cir­cu­lar let­ter n°20/744 (“Cir­cu­lar...