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David Van Gaever


David specialises in securities law, banking and debt capital markets regulation. 

He advises clients on structured finance transactions, including securitisation and fiduciary structures, structured products and placements and buy-backs of securities.

David also advises on listing and admission to trading of securities on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and any on-going obligations deriving from such listings.

He joined the firm in 2021.


Pro bono

Advising an international organisation advocating freedom of expression on whistleblowing rules in Luxembourg.

Published Work

  • Co-author (2021) "The Structured Products Law Review" (Luxembourg Chapter), Law Business Research
  • Van Gaever. D. (2018) “The new securitisation regulation: Einstein's paradigm?”Luxembourg, LexNow
  • Van Gaever. D. (2018) “The securitisation regulation risk retention framework: a zero sum game?”, Luxembourg, LexNow
  • Van Gaever. D., Foldberg Møller. C. (2019) “The summary and risk factor sections under the Prospectus Regulation – give a little, take a little?, Luxembourg, LexNow

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker, Sustainable Finance Tour, 2019



Admitted as avocat (Belgium), 2012

Admitted as avocat à la cour (Luxembourg), 2019


BA, Law, University of Leuven, 2009

MA, Law, University of Leuven, 2011

LL.M, Law, Maastricht University, 2012


Dutch, French, English
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