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Claude Niedner is a Partner in the Investment Management practice and Co-Chair of Arendt, with a particular focus on regulatory advisory work concerning UCITS, alternative investment funds and investment fund management companies. Claude is recognised as a leading lawyer in the investment fund area in Luxembourg and has been recommended by legal directories including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500.
In his role as Co-Chair, Claude is responsible for establishing and executing upon Arendt’s strategic initiatives.
Claude joined Arendt in 1993 and served in a variety of leadership roles at Arendt before being named Co-Chair in 2020. Claude also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Arendt Services S.A., the investor services arm Arendt.
Claude is Chairman of the Regulation Advisory Board and Chairman of the Alternative Investments Committee at the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). He is also a member of the investment fund manager industry working group organised at the level of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).
Claude has been involved in many different initiatives for the development of Luxembourg’s alternative investment fund sector, including the drafting of the law on Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) and the transposition of the AIFMD into Luxembourg law.
Claude is a regular speaker at international conferences on topics related to investment funds.
He has also been a lecturer in Financial Law at the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France).
Claude holds a master's degree in Law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France) as well as a master's degree in Business Administration from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris (France).
He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1993.
Languages: English, French, German, Luxembourgish.