Niels Sauerland

Niels Sauerland


Niels advises clients not only on on-going regulatory matters (including ESG/SFDR and marketing /distribution related queries), but also on structuring and corporate law related questions in the context of regulated and unregulated Luxembourg investment funds (e.g., AIFs with focus on impact investing/private equity/ infrastructure/ debt/ real estate and venture capital funds in the form of a SIF/RAIF/SICAR/UCI Part II or SCS/SCSp, as well as UCITS funds); he further specializes and regularly assists clients on the establishment of AIFMs and management companies and advises those clients on daily regulatory and legal questions.
Niels is qualified in Luxembourg and first joined the firm in 2014 until 2017. He gained significant experience as head of legal in a leading third party AIFM in Luxembourg and within an international law firm in Luxembourg, prior to re-joining the firm in 2023.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panellist, ELTIF 2.0, Allen & Overy Private Capital Forum, Frankfurt, February 2024

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Association luxembourgeoise de juristes de droit bancaire (ALJB)
  • Member of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)



Admitted as Avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 2016

Admitted as Avocat, Luxembourg, 2014


LLM et Master 2 en Droit Européen filière Contentieux Européen, Université de Luxembourg, 2012

Master 2, Contentieux Communautaire, Université de Lorraine, 2012

Master 1, Droit européen, Université de Luxembourg, 2011


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A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.