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“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

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Arvine Zamani

By your side, protecting your rights

E nergetic, commercially-minded, level-headed and independent attorney specialised in Luxembourg company law with an interest in tax law, real estate, private equity and investment funds.

Strong professional with an international experience.Recognized for his analytical skills, his legal advice in special situations, a positive mindset and inflexible resolve

with the ability to hit the ground running. 

Education 

  • Admitted to the Luxembourg bar in 2019

  • Master of Advanced Studies (LLM) in International Tax Law, Leiden University, 2013

  • Master in European law, University of Luxembourg, 2011

  • Erasmus semester at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and at the University of Geneva in 2010

 

Professional experience 

  • Founding investor in a new corporate services startup in Brussels in 2022

  • Founder of a new legal startup in Luxembourg in 2022

  • Serving as a director on client companies

  • Associate attorney at the international law firm CMS - 2019 - 2022​

  • Associate at the international Swiss Law firm Bonnard Lawson - 2017 - 2019

  • Consulting assignments 2014 - 2017

    • at Round Hill Capital

    • at CBRE Global Investors 

    • at the European Investment Bank

    • at Partners Group

    • Marketing at M3 in London​

  • Tax adviser at KPMG Luxembourg - 2013 - 2014

  • Junior Associate focusing on corporate and tax matters at wildgen - 2012 - 2013.

 

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Practices

Being Your Strategic Partner.

Corporate, M&A, Insolvency and restructuring

  • assistance in the incorporation and liquidation of companies;

  • assistance in the governance of companies; 

  • assistance on transactions and in the due diligence process;

  • assistance on the drafting of intercompany documentation such as interest bearing loan agreements, interest free loan agreements, profit participating loan agreements, loan facilities, contribution agreements;

  • assistance in share capital increases by contribution in cash or in kind or capital decreases;

  • assistance in the amendment to the articles of associations of companies;

  • issuance of legal opinions;

  • assistance in the issuance of (convertible) bonds, financing instruments and beneficiary shares; 

  • assistance in corporate structuring;

  • assistance in joint-ventures, club-deals or co-investments;

  • assistance in the set-up of management incentives plans;

  • drafting of shareholders' agreements;

  • assistance in drafting of share pledge agreements or receivable pledge agreements;

  • protecting intellectual property and drafting of license agreements; 

  • assistance on operational issues; and

  • acting as a director in client companies and strenghtening of substance.

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Estate Planning

  • assisting individuals and families with an international ambit in estate planning and relocations; 

  • assistance in the set-up of trusts and fiduciary arrangements; and

  • assistance in asset protection strategies and art-lending solutions. 

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Tax planning and wealth management

  • structuring of international investments and exits;

  • tax advice in transactions;

  • structuring of management incentive plans;

  • tax due diligence and tax review of agreements;

  • management of tax exposures and tax leakages;

  • assistance in tax audits and litigation;

  • preparing tax returns;

  • assistance in exchange of information procedures; and

  • assistance in obtaining advance certainty with the Luxembourg tax administrations.

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Investment Funds and Securitisation

  • structuring of the best set-up for the contemplated investment strategy;

  • set-up of alternative investment funds and securitisation vehicles;

  • assistance in the drafting of the fund or securitisation vehicle documentation;

  • negotiations of the SLAs with Luxembourg service providers;

  • assistance in the issuance and listing of bonds with the Luxembourg stock exchange; and

  • representation of the client before the Luxembourg regulator, the CSSF (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier).

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Real Estate

  • drafting or review of leases;

  • assistance in real estate transactions;

  • homeownership and estate managers; and

  • assistance in the mediation of disputes. 

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Legal Consulting and Secondments

  • AML consulting; 

  • drafting of procedures;

  • provision of in-house secondments in order to assist client companies in their backlog,navigating increase of activities or filling-in gaps in recruitments in the legal services units; 

  • as a testimonial to this activity, past consulting activities can be mentioned including most recently a successful secondment of 20 months at a major listed US investment firm. 

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Some Highlights

  • Arvine Zamani has acted on behalf of a listed US Asset Manager of a Pan-European investment fund on European real estate transactions and notably in the acquisition of civic and infrastructure assets and provided ongoing operational legal assistance from a Luxembourg corporate legal perspective on the intragroup financing of its Luxembourg sponsored SPVs. 

  • Arvine Zamani has acted on behalf of a listed US Asset Manager of a Pan-European investment fund in the acquisition of a French asset under a forward purchase agreement and has issued two legal opinions in that context

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted a French investment fund in the MBO of an operating company

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted a listed US Asset Manager of a Pan-European investment fund and provided a remote secondment placement opportunity in the absence of a Luxembourg corporate governance manager by reason of a minimum of 2 hours per day for more than 6 months

  • Arvine Zamani has provided ongoing advice to the asset management division of a leading listed US Investment bank on the intragroup financing of its Luxembourg sponsored SPVs

 

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted in the migration of a Luxembourg holding and financing company to Switzerland as part of a group restructuring

 

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted as a lead counsel a foreign operational company in the setting-up of its Luxembourg holding and financing company and on the reorganisation of its group companies in the EEA and the Persian Gulf region

 

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted UHNWI individuals based in Belgium, Switzerland, Dubai and Monaco on corporate structuring, estate planning, family governance matters and wealth structuring

 

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted a basketball player in the settlement of a dispute with his employer

 

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted clients on real estate matters and notably individual owners in the drafting of lease agreements

 

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted in the setting-up of an unregulated Luxembourg investment platform for investors in the form of an SCSp

 

  • Arvine Zamani has acted for seed investors in the drafting of a head of terms for a new investment to be structured through the setting-up of a Luxembourg investment platform

 

  • Arvine Zamani has acted for an Italian asset manager in the setting-up of a reserved alternative investment fund

 

  • Arvine Zamani has assisted in the structuring of some carried interests to be distributed to the management team of a fund