Stéphane
Karolczuk

Partner, Head of Office

Stéphane Karolczuk is a Partner of Arendt & Medernach SA and the Head of the Hong Kong office. Stéphane advises clients based in the Asia Pacific region regarding their European projects and their Luxembourg legal and regulatory questions.

As Partner in the Investment Management practice, Stéphane advises international clients on all issues relating to Luxembourg investment funds (UCITS or other vehicles) including the structuring, setting-up and marketing of these funds (under UCITS or AIFMD), as well as strategies involving investments in the Asia Pacific region and questions relating to the distribution of funds in the region.

Stéphane also specialises in questions relating to the internationalisation of the RMB and the opening of the PRC capital markets (QFII, RQFII, Stock Connect, QDII, QDII2, QDIE, QDLP, etc.) from a Luxembourg perspective.

In 2008, Stéphane was seconded to Arendt & Medernach’s representative office in New York with a view to developing an Investment Management Helpdesk advising US clients in relation to Luxembourg investment funds questions.

Stéphane has taken part in the activities of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA), the Hong Kong Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (HKVCA) and he is regularly invited to speak on Luxembourg funds related topics at conferences in the region.

Stéphane graduated from the University of Brussels (Belgium) and the University of Ghent (Belgium). He is admitted to practice in Hong Kong as a Registered Foreign Lawyer, as well as in Luxembourg and Brussels.

Languages: Dutch, English, French, basic knowledge of Mandarin.

20/12/2017
Back to 2017 - Forward to 2018

2017 was a busy year, not least in respect of legal and regulatory changes that may impact your business. We are pleased to provide you with an overview of the major legal and regulatory developments under Luxembourg and EU law.Please click here to access Back to 2017 - Forward ...

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23/11/2016
The China Interbank Bond Market: UCITS able to access the CIBM without QFII or RQFII quotas

​Arendt & Medernach is delighted to inform you that further to discussions with the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the “CSSF”), we have obtained clearance for UCITS clients to access the China Interbank Bond Market (the “CIBM”) and invest in RMB fixe...

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