Simmons & Simmons hires investment funds partner in Luxembourg

International law firm Simmons & Simmons announced today that Pieter Leguit will join the investment funds practice in Luxembourg as a partner on 1 July.

Pieter’s practice focuses on acting as lead counsel to fund managers in the formation of alternate investment funds, in particular private equity and real estate funds. Pieter also regularly represents institutional investors in the assessment and negotiation of their fund investments. Pieter joins Simmons from Loyens & Loeff, where he has been an investment funds partner in the firm’s Luxembourg office since 2019.

Pieter's notable experience includes his involvement in the restructuring of several real estate funds. Not only has he advised managers in effecting the mergers of their funds and procuring consent from investors worldwide, he has also represented limited partner groups and advisory boards in negotiating the restructuring terms with managers.

Pieter will join the Luxembourg funds team, which is headed by Augustin de Longeaux. His hire follows the arrival of tax partner Julie Carbiener at the firm’s Luxembourg office in May, demonstrating Simmons’ commitment to expanding its presence in the region. 

Commenting on Pieter’s arrival, Luxembourg country head Louis-Maël Cogis said: “Pieter’s practice complements Simmons’ existing funds offering in the region. With his expertise in private fund formation and private equity and real estate funds, Pieter’s experience will further diversify the services offered by both the local and international Simmons funds teams.”.

On joining Simmons, Pieter commented: “The investment funds business is very much a cross-border affair, and I am convinced that clients will benefit greatly from the combined expertise that the strong investment funds practices of the various Simmons offices throughout Europe and beyond have to offer”.

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