Baker & McKenzie continues to enhance its existing Funds & Asset Management practice in Luxembourg and is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Catherine Martougin as a new Partner.

Catherine has significant expertise in Luxembourg's Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), with an established practice that has a strong focus on the structuring and formation of large scale private equity, real estate, debt, and infrastructure funds, having assisted major international financial institutions, companies and fund managers in the creation of complex investment structures.  

Catherine has been practicing business law for more than 17 years, notably in elite international law firms in Paris and as Partner in the Investment Funds department of a leading Luxembourg law firm as a specialist in real estate and private equity.  

"I am very proud to join a team of multicultural, highly skilled  lawyers at Baker & McKenzie and be part of its impressive combination of international expertise and strong local knowledge. I look forward to contributing towards maintaining and increasing the exceptional reputation the firm has established and built upon over the years," commented Catherine.  

Catherine is a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences and is Chairwoman of the Public Affairs Committee of the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV) and an officer of the Real Estate Section of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is also Co-Head of the Real Estate Marketing working group of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and a member of the Executive Board of the Real Estate Association of Luxembourg (LuxReal).  

"We are pleased to welcome Catherine to our firm at an important and key point in time for our team's continued expansion in a competitive market. Catherine's appointment as partner represents a strong addition to our team and we look forward to affording her with the opportunity to grow and expand her existing practice with an established, dynamic and reputable team," said Laurent Fessmann, Managing Partner.

Catherine Martougin is a renowned real estate and private equity fund practitioner. Her key competencies are truly complementary to those of Laurent Fessmann's and those synergies will facilitate the development and implementation of growth opportunities for the firm, while creating long-term value for our clients.  

Catherine Martougin is a member of the Luxembourg and Paris bars and holds a LLM in International Law, from the University of Panthéon-Assas (1999), a LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Nanterre (1999), and a Bachelor in Economy and Finance from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1998). She started her career in Paris working for Willkie Farr & Gallagher and then worked for the Luxembourgish law firm Arendt & Medernach, where she made partner in 2009, before joining Jones Day in 2015.

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