Ezechiel Havrenne is a partner at NautaDutilh and leads our Luxembourg investment management practice. He counts among his clients large international private equity fund managers, global real estate fund managers, credit institutions, financial groups, institutional investors, mutual fund promoters, and ultra-high net worth individuals.
Ezechiel provides practical and in-depth regulatory and legal advice on the structuring and establishment of Luxembourg unregulated and regulated alternative investment funds (including namely special and common limited partnerships, reserved alternative investment funds, specialized investment funds, investment companies in risk capital and part II funds), and UCITS funds. He guides his clients towards the most efficient investment and management vehicle(s) tailored to their specific needs. He has a wealth of information on fund terms that specific types of investors will require. He also counsels on complex AIFMD- and UCITS-related issues. When regulatory approvals are required, Ezechiel will assist with the filing and approval process with the Luxembourg financial supervisory authority (the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier). During the fund formation/raising phase he will assist his clients with the negotiations of the fund terms and side letters with investors.
Ezechiel also assists fund managers throughout the investment phase including the structuring of SPVs, co-investment vehicles, joint ventures and management incentive plans; performing legal and regulatory due diligences on target assets; drafting and negotiating SPAs and loan arrangements.
Ezechiel is the Editor-in-Chief of the JurisNews Investment Management published by Larcier. He is also the author of the 3-volume Investment Management Code published with Larcier in English and French. Ezechiel is a regular conference speaker. He is a member of committees and sub-committees established by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).
Clients describe him as being "always available and very knowledgeable". The same interviewee adds that "he goes above and beyond what you would expect" (Investment Funds, Chambers 2018).
Prior to joining NautaDutilh, he has been practicing in other reputable law firms both in Luxembourg and Brussels.
Ezechiel obtained a Law Degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium, in 2004 and did an Erasmus at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid School of Law, Spain. He obtained an LLM in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, USA.
Ezechiel is admitted to the Luxembourg Bar.
Ezechiel is fluent in English, French, and has a good command of Dutch and Spanish.