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Alvaro Alsina


Alvaro assists on the structuring and implementation of alternative investment funds, especially in the real estate, private equity and debt funds sectors. His experience includes products such as SIFs (specialised investment funds), RAIFs (reserved alternative investment funds), unregulated investment vehicles and AIFMs (alternative investment fund managers).

He also advises clients, whether investors, investment fund managers or initiators, on the legal, corporate and regulatory aspects of investment funds in Luxembourg.


  • Advising a leading US real estate management firm focused on alternative real assets on the setting up of a complex parallel fund structure composed of 2 RAIFs co-investing in parallel with a US fund structure investing in Europe and the United Kingdom.
  • Advising a leading insurance group comprising over EUR500bn of assets under management on the structuring and setting up of a USD1bn+ real estate fund of funds structured as a RAIF and focusing on the Asian market and a cross-border real estate fund qualifying as a SIF investing in Core+ real estate assets located in Europe.
  • Advising an investment fund on its EUR20m investment in a multi-compartment investment fund qualifying as a RAIF under the form of a corporate partnership limited by shares.
  • Advising a Russian boutique firm on the structuring of an umbrella fund structured as a RAIF in the form of a Luxembourg public limited company and the relevant license extension of its current AIFM for the management of an equity fund.
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Université Paris Dauphine, Master degree in international and European business law
  • Shanghai Normal University, Postgraduate diploma in Chinese Business and Management
  • Université Paris-Sud, Bachelor degree in law

    Luxembourg Bar School (Cours complémentaires de droit luxembourgeois), Ministry of Justice, Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 2019

Prior Experience

  • 2019 to date: Associate, DLA Piper, Luxembourg
  • 2018-19: Legal Advisor, DLA Piper, Luxembourg
  • 2017: Trainee, International law Firm, Luxembourg
  • 2016: Trainee, International Law Firm, Shanghai