France: Private Funds 2018

Twelve leading names are recognised in this chapter for their expertise in funds structuring, management and closure including both the private equity and hedge space.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ann Baker Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI, Paris
2. Nathalie Duguay Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Paris
3. Stéphane Puel Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI, Paris

Three leading names from GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL are recognised in this chapter.
Ann Baker is an authority on private equity fund formation and structuring. She is widely respected throughout the industry for her work on leveraged buyout, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure funds in the French market.
Stéphane Puel receives widespread praise for his invaluable counsel on regulatory matters relating to structuring funds and is also regarded as an expert on OPCI regulations.
Nadège Nguyen regularly advises leading funds in the space and is highlighted by sources as an expert on private equity restructurings and turnarounds.

Nathalie Duguay at WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER is a go-to name on private equity fund formation. She has over 17 years of experience acting for leading clients on buyout, mezzanine and distressed funds.

Olivier Dumas at DECHERT is highly respected for his advice on private equity fund formation and alternative investment funds. He is also well regarded for his expertise in regulatory and tax matters.

CLIFFORD CHANCE’s practice head Xavier Comaills comes highly recommended for his experience in fund formation and investment management and is respected for his in-depth knowledge of the corporate sphere.

Arnaud David of GOODWIN is recognised for his expert handling of high-value funds and frequently advises on buyout, mezzanine, venture, real estate and debt funds.

Florence Moulin at JONES DAY advises institutional investors, pension funds, family offices and corporates on formation and fundraising, where she has a reputation as a pragmatic and effective operator.

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