Vanessa specialises in investment funds with a special focus on hedge and other alternative investment funds. She helps clients consider the merits of a variety of fund structures and jurisdictions. Vanessa liaises with service providers to funds, approaches regulatory authorities to authorise the funds and their advisers, and advises on the listing of investment funds on stock exchanges. She also provides international tax planning for corporate entities, with a focus on Luxembourg. Prior to setting up M Partners, Vanessa was with Maitland Luxembourg SA from 2000.


  • 1994 BCom (RAU), South Africa
  • 1997 LLB (RAU), South Africa
  • 2000 Admitted as Attorney to the High Court of South Africa
  • 2002 Admitted as Solicitor to the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • 2008 Admitted to List IV of the Luxembourg Bar


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