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.
Law degree from the University of Antwerp (with distinction); LLM (Master of Laws) degree from Cornell University, New York (US).
Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:19
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Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:58
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Thu, 11/12/2014 - 11:31
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Fri, 28/11/2014 - 12:01
In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ... »
Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:48
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