Catherine Martougin

Catherine Martougin

Baker & McKenzie


Catherine Martougin is a partner in the Funds & Asset Management team of the Baker McKenzie Luxembourg office. She has more than 20 years' experience in business law. Prior to joining the Firm, she practiced in elite international law firms in Paris and Luxembourg.

Practice Focus

Catherine represents asset managers of private equity funds, real estate funds, debt and infrastructure funds and other financial institutions. She works on a range of corporate and commercial transactions, including organizational structuring and related regulatory matters (notably AIFs and AIFMs), as well as initial fund formation, complex restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, secondary trades, capital raisings, real estate investments, venture capital investments, and joint venture arrangements.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) for the set up and launch of their third European Residential Fund for international institutional clients Catella European Residential Fund III and Catella Elithis Energy Positive Fund.
  • Assisted Redstone and the SBI Group for the structuring and launch of a venture capital investment fund aiming at investing in early-stage companies in Industry 4.0-related sectors.
  • Assisted the trust bank arm of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in respect of the acquisition of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s global asset management business for AUD 4.13 billion (USD 2.93 billion) in a bid to leapfrog domestic rivals and join the world’s top 15 money managers.
  • Advised SEB for the set-up of a real estate fund investing in development projects of affordable wood-based multi-family housing and/or elderly care facilities in small or middle-sized municipalities in Sweden.
  • Assisted advised Gaw Capital Partners in the context of its funds raising in Europe for Gateway Real Estate Fund VI which is an opportunistic real estate fund investing in properties throughout Greater China with a focus in Japan, South Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia.
  • Assisted Vickers, a Singapore based asset manager for the launch of a parallel fund aiming at raising capital from European professional investors to invest in private equity.
  • Advised PFR TFI S.A. a Polish public entity, aiming at investing in private equity funds in the context of their investments in several Luxembourg based funds.
  • Assisted Kasset in their investments in Luxembourg funds.

Professional Honors

  • Tier 2 Firm in Investment Funds by IFLR 1000 in 2022
  • Highly regarded as individual in Investment funds by IFLR 1000 in 2022
  • Tier 2 Firm in Investment Funds by Legal 500 in 2023
  • Band 3 Firm in Investment Funds by Chambers Europe in 2023
  • Band 4 as individual in Investment Funds by Chambers Europe in 2023
  • Band 3 Firm in Investment Funds by Chambers Global in 2022
  • Band 4 as individual in Investment Funds by Chambers Global in 2022
  • Excellent Firm and as individual in Fund Structuring by Leaders League in 2023
  • Leading Firm and as individual in Private Equity by Leaders League in 2023
  • Highly Recommended Firm and as individual in Restructuring & Insolvency by Leaders League in 2023

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the Executive Board, European Association of Investors in Non–Listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV)
  • Member of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).
  • Member of Luxembourg Association for Real Estate (LuxReal).
  • Trainer at the sessions of the Institute dedicated to fund professionals, House of Training.
  • Member of International Bar Association.
  • Member of Women for Business.
  • Member of Ladies in Law Luxembourg Association (LILLA)


  • Luxembourg (2006)
  • Paris~France (2000)


  • University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (LLM LLM in International Law) (1999)
  • University of Paris X (Nanterre) (LLM in International Commercial Law) (1999)
  • Paris Institute of Political Studies (Bachelor in Economy and Finance) (1998)


  • French
  • English