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Dechert LLP
PARIS 75008
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Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management




Cyril Fiat focuses his practice on the structuring and fundraising of private investment funds. He also advises on regulatory issues in addition to advising investors in relation to their investments in alternative assets.

Mr. Fiat’s work has a strong international focus and he regularly acts for alternative investment fund managers on the creation and fundraising of French, international and Pan-European investment vehicles (including buyout, venture, infrastructure, mezzanine, real estate, funds of funds and debt). He also advises institutional or private investors regarding their investments in private funds and bespoke investment structures.

In addition, he advises his clients on the setting up of regulated portfolio management companies and carried-interest schemes for management teams.

His experience also includes regulatory matters related to asset management and financial services, advising French and international fund managers, investment firms, credit institutions, and other entities in France and Europe. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Fiat worked as in-house counsel for the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he provided legal advice in relation to the investments of the World Bank Pension Fund in private investment funds and the negotiation of separately managed accounts. His previous experience also includes working for over nine years in the financial services and investment management departments of prominent international law firms. 


  • English
  • French


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  • Université Grenoble Alpes, Bachelor in Law, 2002
  • Université Grenoble Alpes, Master 1, Business Law, 2004, with Honors
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, Master’s Degree, Management, 2004
  • Université Paris-Dauphine, Master 2, Business Law, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

France > Private equity: Fund formation

(Next Generation Partners)

Cyril Fiat   – Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP’s team is a strong choice for advice on the formation of venture capital, growth capital and buyout funds. In addition, its other work includes exits and IPOs, secondary transactions, fund reviews and transactions for management companies. The firm’s roster of clients includes sponsors, PE funds and institutional investors. The group is led jointly by Sabina Comis and Cyril Fiat.

Paris > Private equity > Formation de fonds

(Les grands avocats de demain)

Cyril Fiat   – Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP est recommandé pour la structuration des fonds de capital-risque, de capital développement et de LBO. La pratique couvre aussi les introductions en bourse, les opérations secondaires et autres transactions menées par des sociétés de gestion. La base de clientèle comprend des sponsors, des fonds de capital-investissement et des investisseurs institutionnels. La pratique est codirigée par  Sabina Comis et Cyril Fiat.