Experience

  • Fund Formation and Fund Transactions

    • Top Tier Capital Partners in the formation of Top Tier European Venture Capital Fund SCSp, a €260 million European venture capital fund of funds.
    • A major international financial investor in the formation of a €1 billion+ global infrastructure fund.
    • CANDRIAM and its affiliate New York Life Investments Alternatives in their strategic partnership with Kartesia Management, and the related acquisition of a minority stake in the firm.
    • Lexington Partners in setting up their Luxembourg platform, including in relation to the Luxembourg sleeve of its $12 billion flagship fund, Lexington Partners IX.
    • Hannover Finanz in the formation of its €200 million debt fund targeting investments in the DACH region.
    • HarbourVest Partners in the sale of a portfolio of over one hundred private equity interests on behalf of a HarbourVest Partners managed account based in Europe to five independent investor groups.
    • Apera Asset Management in the formation of its €750 million private debt platform, focussing on senior secured loans to lower mid-market businesses in German-speaking Europe, France, Benelux, the UK and Northern Europe.
    • Navis Capital Partners in setting up their Luxembourg parallel fund for its private equity fund, seeking total capital commitments of $1.75 billion.
    • Deutsche Beteiligungs in the formation of DBAG Fund VII.
    • SwanCap Partners in the formation of its €600 million SwanCap Fund II.
    • ECE Real Estate Partners in the formation of its €500 million ECE European Prime Shopping Centre Fund II.
    • UniCredit Bank in the structuring aspects of the sale of parts of its private equity portfolio and the setting up of the acquisition of SwanCap Opportunities Fund SCS.
    • First State Investments International in the fund structuring of its €1.3 billion European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF).
    • Novum Capital in the formation of a €100 million private equity fund targeting investments in the DACH region.
  • Fund Regulatory Matters

    • Global Infrastructure Partners in European structuring and regulatory matters relating to various fundraising activities.
    • Zurich Alternative Asset Management in its primary fund investment platform.
    • Park Square Capital in setting up managed account and debt fund structures for EU institutional investors.
    • Adams Street Partners in setting up their regulated investment advisor in Germany.
    • A U.S. fund sponsor with aggregate assets under management in excess of $38 billion in setting up Luxembourg parallel platform for secondary fund.
    • Brexit advice to multijurisdictional asset manager with assets under management in excess of $50 billion.
    • Regulatory advice to Adams Street, The Carlyle Group, Coller Capital, EQT, HPS Investment Partners, Lexington Partners, Morgan Stanley, Triton, Prudential Financial and Zurich Alternative Asset Management.

Education

  • Université de Strasbourg Robert Schuman, 1996, J.D.
  • Universität des Saarlandes, 1992, First State Examination
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German