Asset Management and Corporate
Pierre de Backer serves as Principal to the Investment Funds, Asset Management and Corporate practices since the firm’s inception. Pierre specializes in the organization and offering of specialised investment funds and non-regulated investment vehicles, and counselling funds and their sponsors in all aspects of their operations. He has significant experience advising clients that manage or offer alternative or novel investment products. Pierre has been active in assisting clients in structuring Luxembourg and offshore funds, including stand-alone and master-feeder structures, and international investors in negotiating the terms of their subscription in Luxembourg funds. He also has broad transactional experience involving funds and their managers, including merger and acquisition transactions and fund reorganizations and liquidations. Pierre also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for a limited selection of investment funds sponsored by the firm’s clients. He provides advice to clients on the full range of issues that funds, their management bodies and advisers encounter day-to-day, including compliance matters, contract approvals and disclosure issues. He has spoken at various conferences on fund structuration, management and distribution topics.
Pierre’s expertise has been recognized in the 2013 Edition of the Legal 500, where he has been named as being among Luxembourg’s recommended investment funds lawyers.
For the five years prior to joining Deynecourt, Pierre was a senior advisor then principal and head of the investment funds practice at other firms. Prior to his time in private practice, Pierre held senior positions with private banks and hedge fund administration businesses in London then Luxembourg since 2000. Pierre is not admitted to the Luxembourg Bar. Pierre speaks fluent French and English and moderate Dutch.