CHEVALIER & SCIALES is a Luxembourg niche law firm dedicated to the investment management, banking and financial industry. Our services cover the formation of funds / investment vehicles or corporations and ongoing advice for financial professionals and promoters. The firm’s practice, though exclusively focused on Luxembourg law, is global and multidisciplinary. CHEVALIER & SCIALES offers a comprehensive and specialized legal service covering all the key legal and tax aspects relating to an investment process from structuring and devising creative and tax efficient investment structures up to their complete implementation. Our team composed of high-skilled lawyers, with interdisciplinary expertise and in-depth understanding of financial markets, is responsive and renders high-quality and competitive advice.
Olivier Sciales is the founding partner of the law firm Chevalier & Sciales. He specializes in investment fund work focusing mainly on the structuring and implementation of hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds and real estate funds. Recent work includes advising clients with the set-up and implementation of Luxembourg umbrella sophisticated UCITS, non-sophisticated UCITS and specialised investment funds (SIF). He has recently advised a SIF and a Luxembourg part II fund managed by a major US investment bank. He is furthermore advising an asset manager on the restructuring of an offshore master feeder structure into a Luxembourg master feeder UCITS IV structure. Mr. Sciales is a regular speaker at conferences and has been recently speaking at the 2012 GAIM event in Monaco on the subject of the AIFM directive. He furthermore updates the AIFM Directive blog at www.cs-avocats.lu/aifm-directive. Prior to establishing Chevalier & Sciales, he worked in the Belgian and Luxembourg offices of major law firms. Olivier Sciales has been listed for several years in the Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers (www.expertguides.com).
Law degree from the University of Antwerp (with distinction); LLM (Master of Laws) degree from Cornell University, New York (US).
Rémi Chevalier is a founding partner of Chevalier & Sciales. His main practice areas are structured finance and investment funds. He has been involved in various complex securitization transactions such as total return swap securitization transactions for a value of approximatively 500 million USD and various Luxembourg true sale securitization transactions of a portfolio of US life settlements, premium finance loans and ILITs for institutional investors for a value of approximatively 300 million USD.
Law degree from Rouen Business School and a Degree in Business Law from the University of Jean Moulin of Lyon, France. He furthermore obtained a Master in Tax and Business Law from the University Jean Moulin of Lyon in France.