Christian Hertz, LIS | Sanne

Christian Hertz Christian is Managing Director and General Counsel of LIS, leading third-party AIFM in Luxembourg. Before joining LIS in 2016, Christian worked 14 years as a private practice lawyer in leading law firms, including 5 years as M&A lawyer with De Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris, and 9 years as fund lawyer with Linklaters in Luxembourg. He also worked in London and Hong Kong. Christian is a member of several industry committees and a regular speaker at industry events. He notably co-chairs the ALFI Responsible Investing Committee.
09.30 - 10.15

The future of REIFs

Technology, ESG, Brexit, tax, substance… What keeps real estate fund managers awake at night? (part II – following 2018)


10.15 - 10.35

AML – applying regulatory expectation for PE and RE in practice

AML/CTF regulation contains rules that players need to translate into their operational reality. This panel will look at some practical questions of the PE/RE industry, such as applying AML/CTF regulations to the PE/RE assets cycle.


11.20 - 12.05

Structuring a RE fund with the investor's jurisdiction in mind

Wherever you are, a Luxembourg property vehicle will allow you to invest worldwide… but small differences apply. Find out what they are.


14.20-15.00

Different approaches to risk management

There is no one way: in- or outsource risk management? Early involvement and post-deal stress testing: how to organise the process? Which reporting tools to use?


15.30 - 16.10

RE regulation and tax alert

What are the key considerations for RE fund structuring in an ever-changing regulatory and tax environment? Fund distribution is changing and so are the fund types used (open-ended). How does this influence NAV calculations? Is the expectation shifting towards short-term (re)structuring? What effect does ATAD II have?


16.10 - 16.55

Putting capital to work in infrastructure

  • Specific expectations from investors in infrastructure
  • Key structuring challenges of transactions in infrastructure
  • Are retail investors the future for infrastructure funds?
  • Can private funds invest in all types of infrastructure assets?


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