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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.
In the Chambers Global legal guide for 2021, Stéphane is praised as being "very strong technically, and always on top of the latest regulatory developments in the market" with respect to his Luxembourg investment fund expertise in Asia-Pacific region.
Languages: Dutch, English, French, basic knowledge of Mandarin.