Global law firm White & Case LLP has announced the formal opening of an office in Luxembourg and the expansion of its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Arnaud Cagi-Nicolau as a partner in Luxembourg.
"The expansion of our Luxembourg Country Practice through the formal opening of an office in Luxembourg underlines our commitment to our funds, private equity and corporate clients," said White & Case Chair Hugh Verrier. "A strong presence in the country will further strengthen the Firm's leading Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice."
Arnaud is the first partner hired into White & Case's Luxembourg office. He advises on the structuring and setting up of a broad range of collective and alternative investment funds, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt funds. Arnaud joins the Firm from Elvinger Hoss Prussen.
"Luxembourg is a key jurisdiction in Europe and globally for funds formation, private equity capital raising and transactional activity, and we expect the use of Luxembourg legal structures to increase over time, particularly for private equity investors," said White & Case partner Thierry Bosly, Head of the Luxembourg Country Practice and Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Private Equity. "Our permanent presence in Luxembourg is essential for us to continue fully supporting our clients in these areas. Arnaud's credentials and experience coupled with his relationships in the Luxembourg market make him a significant asset as we formally establish and grow our Luxembourg office."
Partner Oliver Brettle, a member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "As the second largest investment fund centre globally after the US and the largest global distribution centre for investment funds, Luxembourg is already an important jurisdiction for our clients. To date we have been supporting our clients on Luxembourg law matters through our Luxembourg Country Practice, but with client demand for funds formation and other Luxembourg-connected work increasing now is the right time for permanent, in-country capabilities through the formal opening of an office and the addition of Arnaud."