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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

TAUNUSTURM, TAUNASTOR 1, 60310 FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY
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Patricia Volhard

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Position

Patricia Volhard is a partner in Debevoise’s Frankfurt and London offices, and is a member of the firm's Investment Management Group. Her practice focuses on advising private funds on a range of regulatory issues.

Languages

Ms. Volhard speaks fluent German, French and English.

Member

Ms. Volhard is one of Europe’s leading private funds regulatory lawyers, and has played a prominent role in the ongoing development of the area, in part through involvement in Invest Europe (formerly the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association). She is the former chair of its Tax, Legal & Regulatory Committee, as well as the current chair of its Financial Services/Regulatory Working Group. Ms. Volhard is also a member of the legal committee of BVK, the German private equity association.

Education

Ms. Volhard studied law in Saarbrücken, Frankfurt/Main, Strasbourg, and economics at the London School of Economics, where she obtained her LL.M. in 1999.


Germany: Banking and finance

Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

Patricia Volhard - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Within: Investment funds

‘Providing a very good service’, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s strength lies in advising German and EU-wide investors on German and Luxembourg fund structuring matters and European fund supervisory law issues including AIFMD, MiFID II and Solvency II. Team head Patricia Volhard, who divides her time between Frankfurt and London, advised Adams Street Partners on the establishment of a German branch including BaFin approval procedures for the provision of financial services, while Bain Capital received assistance with European supervisory law and other fund-related matters. In similar work, I Squared Capital instructed the practice to advise on the creation of an infrastructure fund including various EU-wide supervisory law issues, Lexington Partners received assistance with the creation of a Luxembourg parallel fund, and Park Square Capital with the set-up of a managed account in Luxembourg. Deutsche Beteiligungs AG is another client.

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Germany: Private equity

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Within: Leading individuals

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 's 'excellent' team works on forming a range of funds across asset classes, including debt, credit and funds of funds. Geoffrey Kittredge advised Metric Capital on forming its first fund, which hit its €850m cap at first closing, and also advises- he also acts for Exponent, Park Square Capital and Temporis Capital, as well as some venture capital fund sponsors. Regulatory specialist Patricia Volhard divides her time between London and Frankfurt. John Rife, who made partner in July 2018,  is 'smart, responsive, proactive and practical, and doesn't introduce unnecessary conflict into the negotiation process'. Sally Gibson is now an of counsel at the firm, based in Australia.

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