As an international law firm, our overriding goal is to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, providing the support they need to thrive in this dynamic economic environment. We stay committed to the microfinance industry and believe that we can make a valuable contribution to its future, in particular in Luxembourg, which has become one of the leading jurisdictions for the set-up of microfinance investment vehicles and whose government has sought proactively to develop and advocate the potential of microfinance as a tool to fight poverty over the last 15 years.
Our Microfinance practice encompasses more than 300 lawyers located in over 25 offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and includes many of the leading practitioners in our key practice groups including banking, capital markets, corporate, tax and dispute resolution. We advise microfinance institutions, credit institutions, European and International Institutions as well as their counterparties and investors in microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs). This particular experience from all perspectives ensures that Allen & Overy is perfectly positioned to deliver. Luxembourg is, and will remain, the domicile of choice in Europe for the establishment of MIVs. We have advised numerous clients with the setting up of their MIV. We have advised on the establishment of MIVs active in all microfinance sectors and regions.