Géraldine Léonard

Portrait of Géraldine
Géraldine Léonard is a partner with NautaDutilh and a member of our Investment Funds team. Géraldine specialises in legal and regulatory matters related to Luxembourg based investment funds and investment fund managers.
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She advises domestic and international clients on the structuring, marketing and day-to-day operations of Luxembourg investment vehicles, with a particular focus on alternative investment funds (Part II funds, SIFs, RAIFs, SICARs, LPs) and UCITS.

Géraldine also assists investment fund managers on the regulatory aspects relating to their authorisation, licencing and organisation, with a particular expertise in restructuring and branchification operations.

  • Work highlights
    • A Spanish promotor in setting up a new reserved alternative investment fund investing in Spanish and Portuguese real estate.
    • A leading EU insurance company in the setting-up of their intra group evergreen RAIF.
    • A leading alternative financing provider focused on the healthcare sector with the potential restructuring of their full-scope AIFM.
    • A leading global financial services group and one of the largest banking institutions in Japan from a regulatory and fund standpoint on the potential acquisition of an asset management group headquartered in Zurich.
  • Qualifications

    Admission to the Bar

    Géraldine was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2006 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2010.


    Géraldine is fluent in English and French.


    Géraldine holds an LL.M in International Trade Law from the University of Essex as well as a Master of Law and a Master in Notarial Law from the Université de Liège.

  • Ancillary functions

    Géraldine is a member of the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry (ALFI), the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). Prior to joining NautaDutilh, Géraldine worked for more than ten years with another renowned Luxembourg law firm.

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