Lara Forte is a Counsel in the Private Equity & Real Estate practice of Arendt & Medernach.

She specialises in the formation of alternative investment funds (AIF).

Lara advises clients on the structuring, setting-up and organisation of investment vehicles in the real estate and private equity asset classes. Lara‘s areas of expertise include general regulatory matters, as well as the establishment of authorised alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs), and corporate law. She also advises alternative investment fund managers on private equity and real estate acquisitions, restructurings and financings.

She joined Arendt & Medernach in 2015. From February to August 2018, Lara was seconded to Arendt & Medernach’s representative office in London with a view to assisting UK-based clients.

Lara has been a member of the Milan Bar (Italy) since 2013 and of the Luxembourg Bar since 2017.

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, Lara worked in a major international bank in Luxembourg where she was in charge of depositary tasks under AIFMD and assisting in the on-boarding of regulated and unregulated private equity, real estate, debt and other alternative funds.

Lara also worked for several years as a lawyer for two firms in Milan where she provided assistance to clients in court proceedings, in all ordinary and special jurisdictions, in the field of Italian civil and procedural law. She also advised clients in matters of Italian corporate law.

She graduated from the Catholic University of Milan with a Master’s Degree in Law in 2008. Lara holds also a Master in Diplomacy with a major in European-International Law from the Institute of International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan.

Languages: English, French, Italian.