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Patricia Volhard

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


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.


Ms. Volhard speaks fluent German, French and English.


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.


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.

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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