In this chapter, we present France’s foremost 10 private funds lawyers for their skill and experience advising clients on fund formation and regulation.
Most Highly Regarded
Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Stéphane Puel wins acclaim for his impressive work advising domestic and international financial institutions on the formation of open and closed-end funds.
Nadège Nguyen is a well-regarded name in the French market for private funds issues. Her expertise lies in private equity funds and cross-border acquisitions.
The “outstanding” Nathalie Duguay at Willkie Farr & Gallagher is praised by peers as “a very long-standing and positive presence in the French private funds market”.
Xavier Comaills at Clifford Chance is “an impressive private fund formation lawyer” whose practice spans primary fundraising and secondary transactions.
Florence Moulin of Jones Day has a “very strong practice in private equity issues”. She is well versed in advising fund managers on legal, fiscal and regulatory matters in fund formation.
Arnaud David with Goodwin is highly sought after by clients for fund formation and investment matters, including secondary transactions and regulatory issues.
Édouard Chapellier of Linklaters is “a known figure in the industry and a good lawyer”, say sources. He advises private equity firms and investment banks on leveraged buyouts and other transactional matters, as well as tax structures.
Olivier Dumas with Joffe & Associés has 20 years of experience advising institutional investors and asset managers on primary and secondary fund investment as well as regulatory issues.
DLA Piper’s Benjamin Aller is a respected private funds lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising clients on the formation of buyout, venture capital and mezzanine funds.
Jérôme Sutour of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats is acknowledged by domestic sources as an impressive practitioner when it comes to regulatory matters pertaining to funds.