Mr Stéphane Puel > 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


Stéphane Puel heads the Investment Funds & Asset Management team. He advises French and international financial institutions on all regulatory matters, and in particular on structuring, setting up, documenting and distributing regulated and non-regulated French and foreign law open-end and closed-end investment funds, such as hedge funds, REITs, private equity funds, infrastructure funds and distressed debt funds.

Stéphane is in regular contact with the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) on all matters relating to licensing management companies, setting up investment funds, and distributing French and foreign investment funds and structured products.

Stéphane also advises these entities on the conduct of business rules applicable to them and assists them with court or disciplinary proceedings linked to their activity. He is a member of the Gide team which assisted the ASPIM since 2004 on the revamping of the regulations applicable to French real estate funds (OPCI).


Stéphane was Gide’s managing partner from 2012 to 2020.


French, English


Stéphane Puel is a member of the permanent commission on “Asset Management and Institutional investors” at the AMF; the French High Legal Committee for the Paris Finance Marketplace (Haut Comité Juridique de la Place Financière de Paris); the legal committee of the AFIC (French venture capital association); and of the Tax, Legal & Regulatory Committee of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

(Hall of Fame)

Stéphane PuelGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly recognised for its high-level expertise in the asset management world where the firm assists top French and US investment funds with the regulatory aspects linked to the launch of new products and funds and the conduct of transactions and partnerships. The team is also highly regarded for its excellent know-how in dealing with banking and securities regulators (AMF/ACPR) undertaking compliance audit and disciplinary proceedings. Its range of expertise also extends to fintech and banking regulatory support, as well as providing ESG regulatory guidance and advising on the launch of new ESG compliant products. Stéphane Puel is a highly regarded expert in the field of asset management and co-heads the practice alongside younger partners Olivier Bernardi, Guillaume Goffin and Benjamin Delaunay.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a high-level dedicated team that assists clients facing AMF regulatory and disciplinary investigations. The team has a strong involvement alongside leading French and international asset management firms which it assists during AMF’s asset management regulatory compliance audit and stock-market abuse investigations. The practice is also retained by CEOs, traders and individual investors and can also act for listed companies (notably in the biotech sector) in AMF-led investigations into stock-market breaches including market manipulation, financial information communications issues and insider trading. A former member of the AMF, Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is a is a top name in the field. Other contributors include white-collar expert  Bruno Quentin and asset management experts Stéphane Puel and Benjamin Delaunay. Counsel Marie Robert-Schmid is also noted.

France > Private equity: Fund formation

(Hall of Fame)

Stéphane PuelGide 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.