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Dechert LLP

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Mikhaelle Schiappacasse

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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management; Investment Funds and Investment Companies; Private Funds; Investment Advisers; Global Distribution of Funds




Mikhaelle Schiappacasse’s practice focuses on the structuring, establishment, management, marketing, and restructuring of fund platforms and investment funds, including hedge, debt, real estate, private equity and fund of funds across a broad range of asset classes and fund domiciles. 

She also provides investor-side advice in connection with investments into a variety of fund structures. 

Ms. Schiappacasse has experience in the cross-border aspects of marketing alternative investment funds in Europe. 
Ms. Schiappacasse also advises on the establishment of asset management businesses, including the drafting and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements and limited liability partnership agreements.

She also acts for investment funds and their managers on general corporate, regulatory and compliance matters. 




Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 2001; The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2004, Honors, Staff member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal; University College London, LL.M., Banking and Finance, 2006

London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds

Within: Next Generation Partners

Mikhaelle Schiappacasse - Dechert LLP

Within: Hedge funds

Dechert LLP has had a specialist funds practice in London since 1997, and has become the first choice of many global and boutique hedge fund managers. In addition to advising clients on a standalone basis, the team works on a cross- office basis to deliver seamless advice on complex, cross-border fund structurings and launches of new products, as well as fund restructurings, regulatory and tax issues. Its highly regarded team includes Abigail Bell and associate Craig Borthwick, who were among the advisers to Soloda Investment Advisors on the establishment of a Cayman Islands domiciled macro hedge fund, which launched with over $100 million. This was one of the most significant fund launches seen in the London market in 2018. Also notable is that members of the team are sought out to anticipate the impact of Brexit on various aspects of fund management, including fund structuring, fundraising and distribution. Mikhaelle Schiappacasse, who made partner in 2017, is dual-qualified in New York and in England and Wales. Global co-chair Gus Black oversees the team, which saw Marianna Tothova join from Ashurst. Tothova's practice is split between London and Luxembourg. Stuart Martin now practises as a consultant.

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Retail funds

Within: Retail funds

Dechert LLP's retail funds work is a pillar of its diverse asset management practice. Its London team has experience acting for many of the largest global fund managers (across multiple strategies, asset classes and fund structures), which is combined with an ability to work across a larger international platform. In the retail funds space, the group works closely with the Luxembourg and Dublin offices to advise clients (including hedge fund managers) on their activities in the European UCITS market. In addition to assisting US-based financial services firms with obtaining European market access, Karen Anderberg advises US, UK and European fund clients with US regulatory issues. Other names to note include Richard L. Heffner, Jr., Monica Gogna, Mikhaelle Schiappacasse, and associates Craig Borthwick and Alison Couchman. Gus Black is a global co-chair of the financial services group.

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