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Olivier Sciales

 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).

He speaks English, French and Dutch.



Education

Law degree from the University of Antwerp (with distinction); LLM (Master of Laws) degree from Cornell University, New York (US). 

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Olivier Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales

CSSF issues circular on investor notification of material changes to open-ended UCITS funds

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 12:16

By Olivier Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales – Luxembourg’s Financial Sector Supervisory Authority According has published Circular 14/591 on July 22, addressed to all open-ended UCITS funds governed by the grand duchy’s legislation of December 17, 2010, regarding the protection of investors in the event of a material change to an open-ended undertaking for collective investment. »

Olivier Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales

CSSF issues new update to AIFMD law Q&A

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:47

By Oliver Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales – Luxembourg’s Financial Sector Supervisory Authority has published on July 18 the latest update to its Frequently Asked Questions document on the grand duchy’s law of July 12, 2013 implementing the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the European Commission’s Level 2 regulation on implementation of the AIFMD. »

Olivier Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales

Luxembourg – prepares for central role as AIFMD finally takes effect

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:34

By Olivier Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales – As, after more than four years of preparation, the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive takes full effect for existing managers, Luxembourg finds itself in the position it wanted to be in – ideally placed to become a domicile and servicing platform for alternative funds distributed across borders in the same way that it has become for traditional retail funds under the UCITS regime. »

Olivier Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales

CSSF announces transitional measures for managers and funds under the AIFM Directive

Wed, 03/07/2013 - 11:08

By Olivier Sciales, Chevalier & Sciales – Luxembourg's financial regulator, the Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (CSSF), has published a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the draft legislation that will implement the European Union's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive into national law and the European Commission's implementing regulation. »

Olivier Sciales, founding partner, Chevalier & Sciales

Luxembourg consolidates its position as alternative UCITS hub

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 11:50

  By Olivier Sciales – The European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive is finally on the way to become law next July, at least in Luxembourg and other EU countries with ambitions to attract a larger share of the continent’s alternative investment business. However, the grand duchy is already benefiting for the preference among some hedge fund managers for a regulated structure that is already in place and benefits not only from free distribution throughout Europe but widespread acceptance elsewhere in the world – UCITS.   »

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