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Anne Contreras is Of Counsel with Arendt & Medernach.
She specialises in microfinance and social impact projects and advises specific domestic and international clients on the corporate and regulatory aspects of the creation, structuring and distribution of microfinance investment funds and social impact funds, as well as on the structuring and follow-up of investments in and technical assistance programs to microfinance institutions and other social businesses.
She has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1998.
Anne chairs the board of directors of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and is a board member of the European Social Entreprise Law Association (ESELA). She is a member of the Policy Committee of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). She participates in several other initiatives such as the Responsible Investing technical committee at the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), Luxflag, the European Impact Investing Luxembourg (EIIL).
Prior to joining the Luxembourg Bar, she worked as a lawyer at the Paris Bar from 1994 to 1997.
Anne Contreras holds a Master's degree in law and a postgraduate degree (DEA) in international private law and international commercial law from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France).
Languages: English, French, German, Luxembourgish.
The law of 12 December 2016 (the “Law”) has introduced a new legal framework for companies having a social or societal impact: the société d’impact sociétal (the “SIS”). The purpose of the legislator is to formally recognise the specificity of companies dedicating their activit...