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Brice Henry



Henry Brice
Brice Henry



Brice concentrates on regulatory and investment fund matters. His experience includes advising financial institutions on the development of new regulated activities or products. He runs a reputable practice for the setting-up of structured and innovative investment funds, referencing cutting-edge assets such as infrastructure or carbon assets. Brice deals with any regulatory issues raised by the setting-up, structuring and marketing of financial products as well as their information and contractual documentation.

Band 2
Chambers Global/Europe 2022 - France (Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation)
"Brice Henry heads Allen & Overy's financial regulation practice and enjoys a strong reputation in the market. He assists with various regulatory matters, including post-Brexit transitions and EMIR procedure compliance. He acts for banks and corporate entities on both domestic and international mandates. A client describes Brice Henry as "extremely knowledgeable and adept at guiding us towards the right solution, as well as very pragmatic and solution-oriented."
Chambers Global/Europe 2022 - France (Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation)
Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - France (Banking & Finance - Bank Regulatory)
"Brice Henry has a very good knowledge of the fund environment and of financial and banking regulations. He is also very good at finding the right skills within the office and making them work together in the best interests of the client. Very good project coordinator and pleasant contact."
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - France (Banking & Finance - Bank Regulatory)
Market Leader
IFLR1000 2021 - France (Banking, Private Equity, Financial Services Regulatory)
Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers 2023 - France (Banking and Finance Law)
"Brice Henry and his team are extremely highly qualified in every aspect of banking and prudential regulation. They know how to handle very complex issues. One of their precious professional assets is having a very good contact with the banking and financial regulators.
IFLR1000 2020 - France (Financial Services Regulatory)

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52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1999


Post Graduate Degree, Business Administration, University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, 1996

Post Graduate Degree, White Collar Criminal Law, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, 1996

Post Graduate Degree (Magistère), Business Law, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, 1995

Published work

  • E-alert France: “French law paves the way for the digital assets services providers regulation”, November 2019
  • A&O and ACC white paper: "Non-bank lending in the European Union”, February 2019
  • Frech Brexit Law bulletin " French draft bill addresses key Breexit legal concerns", Decembre 2018, Mia Dassas, Delphine Marchand-Sauri & Brice Henry
  • E-alert France: "First Brexit French Legal Impact Analysis", July 2018
  • Dossier "Le bon Paris de la gestion", l'avis de Brice Henry, l'AGEFI Hebdo, July 2017
  • "Le régime des ELTIF en droit français", Bulletin Joly Bourse, May 2016
  • L’impact de la directive AIFM sur les structures de partenariat et les joint ventures, contribution au colloque Transposition de la directive AIFM : enjeux et perspectives, Revue trimestrielle de droit financier (RTDF), Novemver 2013, written with Damien Luqué
  • Le droit communautaire de la gestion d'actifs : une réglementation perfectible, Revue de Droit Bancaire et Financier, January-February 2011
  • Une refonte du régime juridique des Sicav s'impose, Agefi Hebdo, 24 June 2010
  • The impact of Lehman, IFLR Investment Funds Guide, 2009
  • La directive MIF et la gestion d'actifs, Banque & Droit, 2007
  • La meilleure exécution des ordres sur OPCVM s'appliquerait aux CGPI, Agefi actifs, April 2007
  • L'Europe peut devenir un eldorado pour les hedge funds, Agefi hebdo, February 2007
  • Co-author of the French chapter for the handbook entitled Global Directory - Financial Regulators updated in 2003

He has published various articles on regulatory matters.