JAN. 2024 - DR. MARCEL BARTNIK JOINS THE FIRM AS A PARTNER FOR HEADING THE INVESTMENT FUNDS PRACTICE
In a move that further strengthens its offering and expands its range of services, VANDENBULKE announces that the experienced investment funds lawyer Dr. Marcel Bartnik joined the firm as a partner as of January 2024. Marcel will lead VANDENBULKE’s Investment funds practice.
Marcel Bartnik is a German national and his move is part of the firm expanding its core practices of corporate, banking & finance and investment funds. His arrival, along with other recent top-tier addition of Nicolas Mille in VANDENBULKE’s banking and finance practice, reflects the continued strategic growth of the firm in its specialized Luxembourg practices.
The move strengthens the firm’s position as a go-to legal partner for asset managers, institutional investors and private funds needing sophisticated, forward-looking and practical legal services for the full range of their investment funds products. Dr. Bartnik’s experience will be synergistic with Denis Van den Bulke’s 30-year experience and extend the range of VANDENBULKE’s expertise across all types of structures and asset classes.
Marcel will offer VANDENBULKE clients significant breadth and depth of both experience and knowledge in the Luxembourg investment funds space. He has been acknowledged for his investment fund experience in leading industry publications, including Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. Since 2005, he represents fund sponsors, asset managers, and investment advisers in connection with the structuring and distribution of Luxembourg Investment funds, including open-ended and closed-end funds, private
asset funds such as RAIFs, SIFs or unregulated partnerships or retail funds such as UCITS or part II funds. He also acts for investors in legal due diligence processes concerning their investment into a Luxembourg fund. Before joining VANDENBULKE, Marcel worked in several first-tier local and international law firms, including in the position as partner.
“VANDENBULKE has a highly reputed and very robust Corporate and Banking & Finance practice. I am excited to join the firm and contribute my expertise to bring their investment fund practice to the next level, building upon their existing strong platform for our common clients”, says Marcel Bartnik.
Denis Van den Bulke further underlines: “The recent, and expected future strategic hires of the firm aim at expanding and consolidating our expertise with a new generation of brilliant lawyers. At VANDENBULKE, we pride ourselves to be recognized as an independent elite firm in Luxembourg offering first-rate legal expertise in the financial sector. With Marcel, we are now in an excellent position to offer fund initiators and investors a complete range of services for sophisticated matters related to all aspects
of their business and operation.”
Marcel Bartnik is the second Partner to join the firm in the last 6 months.