Catherine Pogorzelski, DLA Piper

Catherine Pogorzelski Catherine Pogorzelski is the Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper Luxembourg and a corporate and fund lawyer. She advises fund managers and investors on the structuring and formation of investment funds, particularly within the private equity, real estate and debt funds sectors and on the making of the investments by these funds therefore covering the entire value chain of the private equity and real estate sector. Catherine is an active member of the ALFI and of the LPEA. She is also a regular speaker and lecturer on fund structuring and formation, private equity and AIFMD related topics.
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?

  • Diala Minott

    Diala Minott Partner, Corporate Department Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

  • Torsten Ries

    Torsten Ries Head Private Equity / Real Estate VP Fund Solutions


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


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