Emily Clark, Travers Smith

Emily Clark
mily trained at Travers Smith and is a partner in the tax group. She specialises in the taxation of asset managers and investment funds, acting for private equity houses, debt funds, infrastructure, venture and real estate funds. Emily advises on all aspects of fund formation. She works with clients to decide on the optimum structure for their fund, the right jurisdiction and efficient remuneration arrangements. She has particular expertise in partnership taxation, VAT on fund management fees and carried interest. She also advises a number of asset managers on the tax issues which affect their own businesses helping them navigate the constantly changing tax landscape. Emily also advises a number of institutional investors – pension funds, funds of funds and family offices – as they invest into alternative asset classes. Emily is a member of the British Property Federation’s Tax Committee, a member of Invest Europe’s International Tax and Tax Reporting Committee and is the author of the LexisPSL guide to investment funds.
09.40-10.20

Continuity and stability in a changing environment

Working with moving parts: tax (notably BEPS) regulation, technology, geopolitics etc.
What are the solutions for “business as usual”?


10.50-11.30

PE Structuring trends: the how and why

Structuring funds in an international context, making the best of the Luxembourg toolbox, accommodating demands from international investors: How is it done well?
Parallel structures, master-feeder structures: Why are they used?


11.30-12.00

Brexit: where to from here?


13.35-14.25

Drivers of change for private equity funds' operating models

ALFI PE Survey: Key insights from the PE fund industry perspective in Luxembourg
Operating models are changing under the influence of regulation, cost, automation and digitalisation. How can these models be optimised to deliver on strategy? What is at stake?


14.25-15.15

Parallel Workshop I: The FUTURE of PE in cooperation with


14.25-15.15

Parallel Workshop II: Tax (BEPS, ATAD)

The ever changing tax landscape – How upcoming changes including BEPS and ATAD will impact PE and other alternative investment fund structures

  • Sylvain Dubois

    Sylvain Dubois Vice President Principal – Managing Director Luxembourg Ivanhoé Cambridge


15.45-16.25

Sustainable PE: a value-driven approach in building and managing portfolio companies

Sustainable growth companies increasingly catch investors’ interest through their combination of financial performance and positive impact generation. PE managers incorporate ESG aspects into their investment analysis, decision-making and monitoring.  The impact of sustainability aspects on every phase of the PE deal.


16.25-16.55

Practical insights on how to build an effective RM Function