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Dr. Marcel BARTNIK



Practice areas

  • Investment Funds & Asset Management

  • Private Equity

Dr. Marcel BARTNIK


Marcel is registered as a lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) with the Düsseldorf bar, and as such also with the Luxembourg bar on list IV. He has worked as a lawyer in the Luxembourg investment funds sector for more than 15 years. In such capacity, he has provided practical and in-depth legal and regulatory advice on the structuring and establishment of Luxembourg regulated and unregulated investment funds.

His clientele is international and active across a multitude of asset classes. His expertise covers retail products such as UCITS, as well as alternative investment funds such as RAIFs, partnership structures or SIFs. He also acts as advisor to management companies, AIFMs and other service providers, and is regularly involved in investor due diligence procedures.


  • 2004 Second State Exam (Staatsexamen), Germany

  • 2003 Doctor of Law (Saarland University), Germany

  • 2000 Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, Media Law (Aix-Marseille University), France

  • 1999 First State Exam (Staatsexamen), Germany


German, English, French, Luxembourgish


  • AGEFI Luxembourg, 2022: „Private Debt Funds – Regulatory Evolution under AIFMD 2”

  • IFLR, 2021: “New ESG transparency requirements – what impact for Luxembourg AIFMs and Management Companies ?”

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide - Public Investment Funds 2021

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide – Alternative Investment Funds Laws and Regulations 2021 (Luxembourg chapter, 2021)

  • Börsen-Zeitung, 2020: “Nachhaltige Investmentfonds in Luxemburg: Von der Kür zur Pflicht“

  • AGEFI Luxembourg, 2020: “AIFM Directive: New changes on the horizon”

  • The Law of Hedge Funds – A Global Perspective (Luxembourg chapter, 2018)

  • Kommentar zum Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch (KAGB), vol. 2. Frankfurt/M., dfv Mediengruppe, J. Moritz, U. Klebeck and T. Jesch, eds., pp. 4733-4781. (2016)

  • Private Equity Lexikon (Luxembourg section, 2011)

  • International Guide to Hedge Fund Regulation (co-author, 2009)

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