Mr Benjamin Delaunay > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
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Work Department

Banking & Finance


Counsel Benjamin Delaunay practises within Gide’s Investment Funds and Financial Services team. He assists management companies, credit institutions and French and foreign investors on all issues pertaining to banking and financial regulations, in particular in the areas of financial services and asset management law.

His three main areas of specialisation are:

– Structuring, and drafting documentation for investment funds (OPCVM, FIA), in particular in the real estate (SCPI and OPCI), private equity and infrastructure (FCPR, FCPI, FIP, FPCI, FPS, holding) sectors;

– Banking and finance disputes before the French financial markets authority (Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)) and the French prudential supervision and resolution authority (Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de resolution (ACPR)) during inspection, enquiries, and disciplinary procedures before the sanction commission;

– Advising French and foreign financial entities on the regulatory aspects of their activities, in particular on issues of licence, European passport, internal organisation and control, compliance, KYC/money-laundering, marketing financial products, and implementing corporate operations (restructuring, acquisition, transformation, liquidation) carried out by these entities or investment funds.


French, English


Magistère in the law of economic activities, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Specialised Master’s degree in wealth management, ESCP Europe
Master’s degree in business law and economics, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Lawyer Rankings

France > Private equity: Fund formation

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. excels in forming and structuring a broad cross-section of funds, such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and open-ended vehicles. In addition to acting for fund managers, the firm also attracts investor-side mandates. The practice is led by Stéphane Puel, who advises French and global financial institutions on regulatory matters. Guillaume Goffin and Benjamin Delaunay are other key contacts.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly visible as adviser to financial institutions and asset management firms in matters across the full range of AMF matters. The practice is one of the few combining an excellent ability to assist clients with AMF fund regulatory controls and disciplinary proceedings and expertise in defending clients facing stock market abuse investigations, defending companies and CEOs as well as financial institutions. The practice’s busy caseload includes several high-profile AMF investigations relating to financial communication and insider dealing issues. The practice is co-headed by Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, who comes highly recommended,  Bruno Quentin and Stéphane Puel. Regulatory expert Benjamin Delaunay made partner in 2021. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville  left the firm in 2021.

Paris > Private equity > Formation de fonds

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est en capacité d’intervenir sur la structuration d’un large éventail de fonds : capital-investissement, immobilier, infrastructure, dette. Le cabinet assiste des gestionnaires de fonds, ainsi que des investisseurs. La pratique est dirigée par  Stéphane Puel, qui assiste des institutions financières françaises et internationales sur le traitement de leurs questions réglementaires. Participent aussi à la pratique :  Guillaume Goffin et Benjamin Delaunay .

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux boursier

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. assiste particulièrement des institutions financières et des sociétés de gestion d’actifs dans la gestion de l’ensemble de leurs dossiers AMF. Le cabinet les accompagne notamment dans le cadre de contrôles réglementaires et disciplinaires AMF. En plus des institutions financières, il assure aussi la défense d’entreprises et dirigeants visés par des enquêtes pour abus de marché. Le volant d’affaires en cours comprend plusieurs enquêtes AMF emblématiques, portant sur des problématiques de communication financière et de délit d’initié. La pratique est codirigée par  Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry qui est fortement recommandé, Bruno Quentin et Stéphane Puel.  L’expert en matière de réglementation financière Benjamin Delaunay a été promu associé en 2021, quand Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville   a quitté le cabinet la même année.