Firms To Watch: Private equity: Fund formation

The practice at DLA Piper, which advises managers on fund formation, welcomed new practice co-head Diane Campion de Poligny from Clifford Chance in March 2023. She co-leads alongside tax specialist Raphaël Béra.
Raphael Bloch heads the group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which is routinely instructed by alternative asset managers and financial institutions alike for its expertise in the formation and operation of funds.
The fund formation capabilities of Paul Hastings LLP were recently boosted by the January 2023 arrival of Andras Csonka from Jones Day. Csonka steers the practice and is the group’s key contact.

Private equity: Fund formation in France

Clifford Chance

The 'innovative, responsive, and available' team at Clifford Chance is a strong choice for fund structuring and fundraising mandates, particularly with regard to French, Luxemburgish and pan-European funds. The team's expertise encompasses the gamut of funds work and the group is led by the 'ultra-skilled' Xavier Comaills, who garners praise for his availability and focuses on fundraising, secondary portfolio transactions, and the structuring of a variety of funds. Marie Preat, who has built specialisms in many of the same areas as Comaills, was promoted to the partnership in 2023. Elodie Cinconze is the key contact at of counsel level.

Practice head(s):

Xavier Comaills


Other key lawyers:

Marie Preat; Elodie Cinconze


Testimonials

‘Xavier Commails, Benjamin Massot, and Mathieu Remy – ultra-skilled; availability and simplicity.’

‘An innovative, responsive, available team. Strong technical skills, with true pragmatism and a strong ability to identify creative solutions to problems posed. The team is also friendly.’

‘The team led by Xavier Comaills is remarkable in every way, in terms of skills, availability and knowledge of market practices. The quality of advice is exceptional.’

‘The team is composed of a partner specializing in regulation and a business partner, which makes an excellent team.’

Key clients

Andera Partners


Archimed


Ardian


Axa


Bex Capital


Blackstone


Bpifrance Investissement


Cathay Capital Private Equity


Cathay Innovation


Consolidation et Développement Gestion


Eurazeo Investment Managers


Eurazeo S.E.


Flexstone Partners


Infranity (previously known as Generali Global Infrastructure)


Kartesia Management


Keensight Capital


Kurma Partners


Lauxera Capital Partners


Montefiore Investment


Oddo Asset Management


Parquest Capital


Qualium Investissement


Raise Conseil


Sagard


Siparex / Sigefi Private Equity


Sofinnova Partners


Supernova Invest


Vauban Infrastructure Partners


Weinberg Capital Partners


Work highlights


  • Advised Archimed on the creation and fundraising for its new build-up platform fund focused on European companies involved in the health sector named MED Platform II.
  • Advised Keensight Capital with respect to the creation and fundraising of Keensight Nova VI.
  • Advised Vauban Infrastructure Partners on the creation of and fundraising for Core Infrastructure Fund IV.

Goodwin

The funds group at Goodwin is equipped to handle the full range of investment fund matters, including the formation of private equity, infrastructure, secondary funds, venture capital, and debt funds. Demonstrating 'excellent knowledge of market practices', the team also handles fund restructurings and complex incentive arrangements. The practice is co-led by 'excellent team leader' Arnaud David, who focuses on fund formation and secondary transactions. Alongside him, regulatory expert Sarah Michel also co-leads and frequently advises large LBO managers on fundraising for flagship funds.

Practice head(s):

Arnaud David; Sarah Michel


Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of market practices.’

‘The Goodwin fund formation team is reliable and stable, and retains a good knowledge of the French market. They remain a benchmark firm in the market.’

‘Arnaud David is an excellent team leader.’

Key clients

Andera Partners


Antin Infrastructure Partners


Cerea Partners


Chequers Capital


CIC Private Debt


Committed Advisors


EMZ Partners


Initiative & Finance


Latour Capital


MBO+


Mérieux Equity Partners


Naxicap Partners


Quadrille Capital


Quantonation Ventures


Rothschild & Co Merchant Banking


Sienna Private Equity


Tikehau Capital


Simmons & Simmons

Lauded by one client for the 'very strong involvement of senior members in negotiations', the team at Simmons & Simmons advises European and global sponsors on the establishment of private funds. In addition to traditional fund structuring and regulatory matters, the group is equipped to advise on structures incorporating long-dated, evergreen, multi-currency, and levered/unlevered parallel arrangements. Agnès Rossi steers the practice and focuses on the structuring and establishment of mid-market and large private equity funds. She is supported by Marcela Moraru, who is praised for her 'excellent technical expertise' and also has knowledge of complex international fund structures.

Practice head(s):

Agnès Rossi


Other key lawyers:

Marcela Moraru


Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of French funds (SLP), AMF standards and regulations. Excellent track record of negotiations with large institutional investors and ability to explain the structure of French funds and the regulatory framework to non-French institutional investors.’

‘Agnes Rossi – excellent market knowledge, excellent knowledge of legal structures. Marcela Moraru – excellent technical expertise.’

‘Very good knowledge of the French environment and its market practices. Very strong involvement of senior members in negotiations. Very fluid.’

Key clients

Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners


Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity


RGREEN INVEST


Meridiam


Eurazeo Mid Cap


Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity and Kennet


Mirova


Singular


Bridgepoint


Infranity


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

The team at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is 'competent, pragmatic and close to its clients'. Its core areas of expertise including advising on the formation of and fundraising for general and sector-based small, mid, and large-cap funds, reorganisations, as well as the provision of advice on secondary transactions and regulatory matters. The team is co-directed by Nathalie Duguay, who is singled out for her 'exhaustive knowledge of the issues faced by management companies'. The 'technically excellent' Tiana Rambatomanga co-leads alongside her and frequently advises LPs on secondary transactions.

Practice head(s):

Nathalie Duguay; Tiana Rambatomanga


Testimonials

‘Tiana heads up a team that is competent, pragmatic and close to its clients. Strong ESG ambitions.’

‘Tiana Rambatomanga and her team are impactful and innovative in the solutions they provide to clients. Tiana is very creative, which customers really appreciate.’

‘Very extensive knowledge of all facets of private equity and its latest trends (NAV facility, GP led transactions, etc.) with a good view of what the different market players are doing, which allows them to give relevant advice and to open original options.’

Key clients

21 Invest France


Abénex Capital


Access Capital Partners


Adagia Partners


Alpha Private Equity


Altaroc


Ambienta


Anaxago


Archipel


Astorg Partners


BlackFin Capital Partners


BNPP Agility Capital


Bpifrance


Demeter Partners


EDF Invest


Ekkio Capital


EM 8 Private Equity


Epopée Gestion


Five Arrows Managers


Hivest Capital Partners


Indigo Capital


Ledger


ODDO BHF


PAI Partners


Peqan


Peugeot Invest (FPP)


Power Corporation of Canada


Sagard Private Equity


Seven2 (former Apax Partners)


Sista Fund


SouthBridge Investments


Tikehau


UTI International Limited


Work highlights


  • Assisted Abénex with the structuring and fundraising of its sixth fund, Abénex VI with a total commitment of €600m.
  • Assisted Bpifrance with the structuring of its “Bpifrance Entreprises Avenir 1” (BEA 1) fund, enabling non-professional investors for the first time to invest under the same conditions, by taking equity stakes, mainly in unlisted French and European companies.
  • Assisted Epopée Gestion, an investment firm based in France, with the structuring and first closing of the Epopée Infra Climat I fund dedicated to low-carbon infrastructure in the French Atlantic region.

A&O Shearman

The group at A&O Shearman is well-versed in advising on fundraising for and the structuring of investment funds and the regulatory and tax aspects governing them. The team is consistently instructed by institutional investors and management companies with investments in France and Luxembourg. Antoine Sarailler co-leads the practice and focuses on asset management. Alongside him, Brice Henry focues on capital markets transactions and regulatory matters. Mathieu Vignon and Guillaume Valois are noted for their tax expertise; Benjamin Lacourt is an additional name to note.

Practice head(s):

Antoine Sarailler; Brice Henry


Key clients

Adaxtra Capital


Alderan


Ardian


Amiral Gestion


Amundi Asset Management / Private Equity Funds


Aqua Asset Management


Audacia


AXA Investment Managers


BOLD – Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development


CIC Private Debt


Equitis Gestion


European Institutions (European Investment Fund & European Investment Bank)


Extendam


FAMAE


Flandrin Finance


ISALT


NextStage AM


OFI REIM


Peugeot Invest


Proparco


Schelcher Prince Gestion


Scor Investment Partners


Siparex


Swen Capital Partners


Turenne Groupe


Tikehau Investment Managers


Zencap Asset Management


Work highlights


  • Advised Eiffel Investment Group on the creation and structure of Eiffel Transition Infrastructure.
  • Advised SWEN Capital Partners on the creation and structuring of SWEN Impact Fund for Transition 2 (“SWIFT 2”), an infrastructure equity fund which aims to accelerate investment in the field of renewable gas.
  • Advised Amundi Asset Management on the structuring of Amundi Commercial Real Estate Loans II (ACREL II), a senior mortgage fund structured as a European Long-Term Investment Fund.

Dechert LLP

The team at Dechert LLP is well-placed to assist sponsors, private equity funds, and institutional investors with fund formation, fund reviews, and regulatory compliance. The group, which is additionally equipped to support clients with the implementation of new financial regulations, is co-directed by ‘key partners in the market’ Sabina Comis and Cyril Fiat. Comis is well-versed in both the tax and regulatory aspects of fund formation, while Fiat focuses on fund structuring and fundraising. Antoine Pian provides additional support across the gamut of matters.

Practice head(s):

Sabina Comis; Cyril Fiat


Other key lawyers:

Antoine Pian; Etienne Bimbeau


Testimonials

‘Cyril Fiat and Sabina Comis are key partners on the market. Strong responsiveness and in-depth knowledge of the private equity market.’

‘Cyril Fiat, through his broad knowledge and international capacity.’

‘Exceptional team of associates with the brilliant Etienne Bimbeau and Antoine Pian.’

‘Cyril Fiat: responsiveness, very good knowledge of the files, excellent knowledge of the market and negotiation points in the sector.’

Key clients

17Capital


Blisce/


Capital Croissance


IRoise Partners


KKR


Sofinnova Partners


Work highlights


  • Advised Blisce on its €300m Blisce Fund II and assisted with co-investment vehicles.
  • Advised Capital Croissance on establishing a French private equity fund focused on investing in SMEs with growth potential.
  • Advised a European asset management firm on legal, regulatory, and tax matters for structuring French feeder funds investing in various pan-European master funds.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Demonstrating 'mastery of financial law' and 'excellent creative abilities', the team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. assists clients with the gamut of funds matters, including formation, structuring, and regulatory work. 'Leading figure' Stéphane Puel steers the practice his well-known for advising on the structuring and establishment of open-end and closed-end investment funds, and is supported by key financial services partners Guillaume Goffin and Benjamin Delaunay. Nicolas Capelli was promoted to of counsel in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Puel


Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Goffin; Benjamin Delaunay; Nicolas Capelli


Testimonials

‘Gide has a key competitive advantage in my view: deep and thorough knowledge of the local asset management regulation, as they are working with a lot of asset managers, they have a great insight into market practices and trends.’

‘I value in particular the great reactivity (the breadth of their skills and their ability to add specialists when needed) and their ability to work with global organizations.’

‘Team particularly aware of market trends on the creation of PE funds, and therefore strength in discussions regarding the creation of new funds, the reorganization of existing funds, and reviews.’

‘Mastery of financial law applied to all types of funds and financial instruments. Excellent creative abilities developed to advise suitable solutions and sufficient authority with the regulator.’

‘The team of lawyers is led by leading figure Stéphane Puel, who is discreet and very committed, constructive and educational, intelligent in his solutions and prudent in his approaches. He is surrounded by experts who are highly skilled in specialized fields.’

Key clients

XAnge


Blackstone


BlackRock


Mirova


Neuberger Bergman


Siparex


Investissements Stratégiques en Actions Long Terme (ISALT)


Vivalto Partners


Tikehau IM


ODDO BHF Asset Management


Arec Occitanie


Bouygues Group


BNP Paribas Asset Management France


Eiffel Investment Group


Omnes Capital


Pierre Premier Gestion


Jones Day

Jones Day's group is routinely instructed by GPs and LPs seeking support with the legal, tax and regulatory aspects of investment fund formation and fundraising. The team, which is equipped to handle the formation of venture, growth, infrastructure, mezzanine, debt, and real estate funds, is directed by Florence Moulin, who is noted for her 'very strong experience'. Moulin specialises in setting up regulated portfolio management companies and regulatory matters. Marine L’Hostis is an additional key contact.

Practice head(s):

Florence Moulin


Other key lawyers:

Marine L’Hostis


Testimonials

‘Very broad experience in Private Equity matters (management company, fund structuring). Ability to adapt market standards to client specificities.’

‘Florence Moulin and Marine L’Hostis – very strong experience on the subject, complementarity of profiles between young and experienced professionals, very good knowledge of LPs and the AMF.’

‘The Jones Day team is well-versed in our invoicing processes. The collaboration went well.’

‘Very happy with the work carried out by Florence Moulin, who was able to find relevant solutions according to our constraints.’

Key clients

Arkéa Capital


Calcium Capital


Truffle Capital


Raise Conseil


Starquest


Chammas & Marcheteau

Responsiveness, cordiality, and efficiency’ are the calling cards of the team members at Chammas & Marcheteau. The practice is able to assist with the gamut of fund formation and regulatory matters, and routinely advises clients on the formation of funds dedicated to sustainable investments. Co-head and co-founder Lola Chammas focuses on fund formation and M&A and is lauded for her ‘exceptional’ analytical ability. Christophe Sevennec also co-leads and his practice centres on the structuring of funds and related regulatory challenges.

Practice head(s):

Lola Chammas; Christophe Sevennec


Other key lawyers:

Pauline Halgrin; Thomas Abulius


Testimonials

‘Excellent market knowledge. Excellent integration between legal & tax team. Ultra-responsive.’

‘Good understanding of the client’s issues, their constraints and the legal, regulatory and commercial environment.’

‘Christophe Sevennec – very responsive and very pleasant. Always available to exchange and test new ideas.’

Key clients

Compagnie Lebon


Epopée Gestion


NCI


Demeter Investment Managers


Archinvest


Financière Saint James


ISAI


Andera Partners


Ademe


Anaxago Capital


Shift4Good


Iris Capital Management


Bpifrance


Educapital


FnB Private Equity SAS


CNP Assurances


Work highlights


  • Advised Shift4good on the formation of its first impact private equity growth fund, Shift4Good Fund 1 SLP.
  • Advised FnB Private Equity on the formation of its first impact private equity fund, FnB EUROPE FUND II S.L.P.
  • Advised Iris Capital Management on the formation of its fourth venture, FPCI Venture IV.

CMS Francis Lefebvre

The 'dedicated and attentive' lawyers at CMS Francis Lefebvre are routinely called upon by investment funds, asset management companies, credit institutions, and family investors for their fund formation expertise. Practice co-head and 'reference in his field' Jérôme Sutour specialises in assisting managers with the establishment and operation of alternative and private equity funds. Corporate specialist Thomas Hains co-leads alongside him.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Hains; Jérôme Sutour


Other key lawyers:

Léa Hadjadj


Testimonials

‘This team is made up of experts, dedicated and attentive to its customers, always available and particularly efficient.’

‘Jerôme Sutour is a reference in his field, and he is ably assisted by senior associate Léa Hadjadj.’

Key clients

SAFER


Mirova


Columbus


Eurazeo Invesment Manager


Stanhope Capital SAS


Delubac AM


Quaero Capital


Technology & Strategy / Ardian


Idia Capital Investment


Joffe & Associés

The 'extremely responsive' team at Joffe & Associés is equipped to oversee the structuring of venture capital funds, LBO funds, debt funds, seed funds, and real estate and infrastructure funds. Under the leadership of the 'experienced' Olivier Dumas, who has knowledge of the tax aspects related to fund formation and M&A, the group supports asset managers with a range of financial regulation matters. Justine Blanc-Deleuze is the key name to note at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Dumas


Other key lawyers:

Justine Blanc-Deleuze


Testimonials

‘Olivier Dumas and his team are extremely responsive. They can be reached immediately and process files as quickly as possible. Olivier knows all his files and all his clients very well.’

‘We work with Olivier Dumas, he has great experience, perfect knowledge of our activities and all our funds for almost 20 years.’

Key clients

Calao Finance


Universite Paris Saclay


Isatis Capital


Good Only Ventures


Pergam


Altis Capital


Antler Management Europe


50partners Gestion


Flandrin Capital


Elaia Partners


Work highlights


  • Assisted Isatis Capital with the structuring of a new growth capital fund, CRESCENDO II, with a primary focus on investing in companies in their development phase.
  • Assisted Altis Capital with obtaining AMF approval to conduct private equity activities, obtained in July 2023.
  • Assisted Pergam with the structuring of a new private equity fund specialising in growth capital transactions, small leveraged buyouts, and investments in small-to-medium capitalised companies.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

French and international asset managers regularly turn to Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP for assistance with the structuring and formation of both French and pan-European mid-market and large funds. The group is also well-placed to assist asset managers with regulatory issues and ESG investment strategies. Gilles Saint Marc steers the team and has regulatory, tax, and transactional expertise. Tristan Bonneau is the name to note at senior associate level.

Practice head(s):

Gilles Saint Marc


Other key lawyers:

Tristan Bonneau


Key clients

Eurazeo


Eiffel Investment Group


Chenavari AM


Sienna AM France (formerly Acofi Gestion)


Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (FRR)


Avanséo


Allianz Global Investors


Amundi Asset Management


Groupama AM


Flexam Invest


Work highlights


  • Advised Eurazeo on the tax and legal structuring and formation of a master/feeder leasing fund.
  • Advised Eiffel Investment Group on the tax and legal structuring, formation and fundraising of third generation private debt funds dedicated to renewable energy infrastructures.
  • Advised Sienna AM France on the tax and legal structuring, formation and fundraising of a private equity and private debt fund.

Linklaters

Linklaters‘extensive’ team is equipped to handle the structuring and creation of private equity vehicles, UCITS, ETFs, and debt funds, in addition to handling related corporate, regulatory and tax aspects. The group is jointly led by Ngoc-Hong Ma, who advises private equity funds on regulatory aspects of fund management; and tax and investment management specialists Edouard Chapellier and Cyril Boussion, the latter of whom is lauded as an ‘excellent technician and excellent negotiator’.

Practice head(s):

Edouard Chapellier; Cyril Boussion; Ngoc-Hong Ma


Testimonials

‘Undoubtedly the best team out there. Extensive team capable of handling a wide variety of files on all aspects, legal, regulatory and tax. The associates are very creative.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge of the regulatory and tax environment, market practices and also has excellent knowledge of the entire European environment. Its ability to benchmark requests during the negotiation phases is of great comfort.’

‘Cyril Boussion is an excellent technician and an excellent negotiator. His training (and practice) as a tax specialist brings a lot of comfort in structuring. Philippe Ludwig is a very talented collaborator who is very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Ardian


Hy24


CAPZA


Partech Partners


Otium Capital


Axa Venture Partners


Work highlights


  • Advised Ardian on the $5.25bn fundraising of its latest infrastructure secondaries fund – Ardian Secondary Fund VIII Infrastructure (ASF VIII Infrastructure).
  • Advised CAPZA on the successful first closing of its CAPZA 6 Private Debt fund at c. €1.2bn, with strong visibility on an additional €200m commitment.
  • Advised Partech Partners, a global technology investment firm, on the closing of Partech Growth II, at €650M.

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI welcomed Guillaume Panuel in December 2022 from Dentons. The team specialises in advising management companies and investors on their entry into funds, and is equipped to assist with structuring growth and venture capital, mezzanine, private debt and infrastructure investment funds. Panuel focuses on the creation of domestic and transnational alternative investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Guillaume Panuel


Key clients

123 Investment Managers


Amundi Private Equity Funds


BEX Capital


BGV VC Management


CA Indosuez Wealth (Asset Management)


Capza


Edmond de Rothschild


EMZ Partners


Eurazeo Investment Manager (EIM)


Five Arrows Managers (Rothschild& Co)


idiCo


Indigo Capital


Karista


ODDO BHF Asset Management


Omnes Capital


SWEN Capital Partners


Stephenson Harwood

The team at Stephenson Harwood is well-versed in advising domestic and foreign financial institutions on the structuring and creation of close-ended private investment funds. Working under the leadership of Julien Vandenbussche, who specialises in fund formation, the group is also home to the 'commercial, responsive and thoughtful' Ngowari Adikibi, who is dual-qualified in France and the UK and was promoted to the partnership in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Julien Vandenbussche


Other key lawyers:

Ngowari Adikibi


Testimonials

‘They are experts in the PE fund formation practice and are very knowledgeable as to how the regulatory framework and industry operates. They are solution-driven and practical with due regard to the client’s needs and the regulatory and commercial background.’

‘Ngowari Adikibi knows her stuff and delivers timely and practical legal advice. She’s knowledgeable, excellent attention to detail and professional. She has proven to be a commercial, responsive and thoughtful adviser in our dealings with her over the years.’

‘Very good communication between fund and tax specialists. The service provided is top notch (availability, teaching, etc.)’

Key clients

Eurazeo Investment Management


Bpifrance Investissement


ODDO Private Equity


Swen Capital Partners


Albarest Partners


Access Capital Partners


SPE Capital


Mirova


Andera Partners


AXA France


Founders Future


Work highlights


  • Advised AXA in its capacity as sponsor on its €100m investment in Regenerative Agri Fund, a PE fund managed by Tikehau IM seeking €300 million for its first closing.
  • Advised SPE Capital on the creation and ongoing operation of SPE AIF I, L.P. (private equity fund).
  • Advised Swen Capital Partners on the establishment of their last mezzanine debt fund, Swen Mezz Flex 3, FPCI, seeking €250m of commitments.

Dentons

The group at Dentons specialises in the creation and structuring of closed-ended funds such as growth, venture capital, debt, infrastructure, and mezzanine funds. In addition, the team assists LPs with acquiring interests in investment funds. Private equity and M&A specialist Olivier Genevois steers the practice and is lauded for his 'cordiality, expertise, and pragmatism'.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Genevois


Testimonials

‘Olivier Genevois – cordiality, expertise, pragmatism.’

Key clients

Calibrium


Arcole Industries


Bpifrance


Flexstone Partners


RB Capital


Pechel Industries Partenaires/Sparring Capital


Swen Capital Partners


Work highlights


  • Assisted RB Capital’s management team with the structuring, formation and fund raising of its successor fund RB Capital France 2, targeting a size of €300m.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar

The team at Lacourte Raquin Tatar oversees each stage of the lifecycle of an investment fund, from the feasibility study to the termination process, in addition to related corporate governance and compliance matters. The practice is directed by Damien Luqué, who specialises in advising credit institutions, institutional investors, and asset managers on the structuring of alternative investment funds, mutual funds and other collective investments.

Practice head(s):

Damien Luqué


Testimonials

‘Damien Luqué – excellent technical skills, very reactive.’

Key clients

Abeille Asset Management (previously Aviva Investors France)


Lucky Oldstone


Turenne Capital Partenaires


Russell Investments


LaSalle Investment Management


Sogelym Dixence


Crédit Mutuel Arkéa – Federal Finance Gestion


Tikehau Investment Management


Nexity


Sienna Investment Management


AEW


Korian


Covéa


Edmond de Rothschild REIM France


Racine

Racine's group specialises in the structuring of private equity funds for sponsors and management companies, fund reviews, secondary transactions, and related regulatory issues. Rima Maitrehenry heads up the team and focuses her practice on transactions involving the sale or acquisition of fund portfolios, in addition to hybrid transactions involving both fund formation and secondary transactions. Linda Bessa joined the firm from AYACHE in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Rima Maitrehenry


Other key lawyers:

Linda Bessa


Testimonials

‘A team of great professionals who knows how to meet customer expectations by understanding their issues (internal and external) while adapting to the current market context. A team that knows how to work quickly and well, with constant attention to detail and an approach to researching quality in every way.’

‘Rima Mairehenry – a rapid understanding of the issues and crucial points. There is always a personalized response to each problem encountered. Real trust was quickly established.’

‘Multidisciplinary team that works harmoniously and complements each other. Responsive, attentive and innovative team (solutions, communication).’

‘Rima Maitrehenry has great knowledge and offers quality solutions.’

Key clients

2050.do


Financière Arbevel


Revaia


ARA Europe


Five Arrows Managers


360 Capital Partners


Omnes Capital


IVO Capital


Partech Partners


Korelya Capital


Work highlights


  • Advised Go Capital on the structuring of Impact Ocean Capital, its first impact fund dedicated to financing innovative companies in the maritime economy in France.
  • Advised Smalt Capital on the structuring of its first renewable energy fund.
  • Advised IVO Capital on the structuring of its third generation of claim financing fund, which is a private debt vehicle dedicated to finance claims and arbitration proceedings.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

The 'available, responsive, pragmatic, and solution-oriented' team at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP regularly assists asset managers and private equity, infrastructure, real estate and debt funds with investments, fund formation, and regulatory matters. Practice head Nicolas De Boynes specialises in the structuring and formation of asset management companies and is ably supported by senior associate Sarah Barrau-Ceville, who has experience with both French and Luxembourgish investment vehicles.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas de Boynes


Other key lawyers:

Sarah Barrau-Ceville


Testimonials

‘The S&C team demonstrates unfailing availability and has extremely in-depth knowledge of the group. Their advice is always very precise, business-oriented and meets our expectations.’

‘Nicolas de Boynes and Sarah Barrau-Ceville support us on cross-border projects with various regulatory implications. They demonstrate an excellent spirit of synthesis in their recommendations and are very pragmatic. They constitute a real asset in negotiations to find a point of balance between the parties.’

‘Very available, responsive, pragmatic, solution-oriented team, with great knowledge of the market.’