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Antoine Sarailler

Partner

Paris

Antoine Sarailler

Partner

Paris

Antoine Sarailler focuses his practice on asset management. He advises French and international financial institutions on the structuring, setting-up and marketing of institutional and retail investment funds, as well as on a wide range of regulatory matters.

Antoine has extensive experience in fund formation which includes private equity funds (such as French vehicles (FCPR/FPCI, French FPS/SLP), Luxembourg vehicles (SIF, RAIF, SICAR), anglo-saxon limited partnerships…), real estate funds (French OPCI/SCPI), infrastructure funds, debt funds (securitisation vehicles/financing vehicles(OT/OFS), ELTIF, French fonds de prêts à l'économie (FPE)), funds of funds, onshore as well as offshore hedge funds and UCITS. In addition, he assists institutional clients within the framework of primary investments and secondary transactions relating to alternative investment funds.

His experience also includes advising French and international fund managers, investment firms, credit institutions, insurance companies and other financial entities on all European and French regulatory matters and in connection with restructuring and equity transactions.

Finally, he regularly represents clients before the regulatory authorities (AMF/ACPR) on all questions involving financial regulations as well as in disciplinary proceedings or within the framework of creation and monitoring of regulated entities.

Antoine frequently lectures on fund formation and financial regulations issues at training events and conferences.

"Very high-quality team on the technical level/understanding of business issues, combined with great responsiveness, and all in a (very) good state of mind. Our No. 1 firm on our issues far and wide."
"Great professionalism and real advice and support beyond legal production,"
"Great competence."
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Private Equity: Fund Formation)

"The team recently cemented its leading position in this space with the hire of a three-lawyer team from Dechert LLP, which included funds specialist Antoine Sarailler."

"The team led by Antoine Sarailler provides quality and rigorous work, making themselves always available and pleasant. The technical mastery and the great knowledge of the market by Antoine Sarailler and his team means we get good answers to our problems and there is a real creativity in the solutions proposed."

"Antoine Sarailler and his team are essential to the proper functioning of our asset manager activity. Seriousness, thoroughness, very advanced technical knowledge in asset management, while remaining human, available and above all understandable to his client are all types of quality that we value in our relationship with Allen & Overy LLP."

"Antoine Sarailler and his teams master perfectly both the law and the techniques essential to the creation of French and foreign investment funds, but also everything related to the creation, operation and development of a management company."

"Antoine Sarailler is always attentive to our problems while describing precisely and intelligibly the regulatory constraints applicable to the problem posed. In this context, he always makes good suggestions and strives to reconcile our wishes with the applicable law in the matter."

"Antoine Sarailler and Benjamin Lacourt are very professional, have a very good knowledge of the investment funds regulations which allow them to understand the business and provide business oriented solutions."

"We have been working with Antoine and his team on two families of funds. We have appreciated Antoine and his team skills and expertise in putting together the LPAs for and with us and in providing assistance in discussing with LPs or other players (like auditors regulatory people for example). In addition, the team helped us in making our mind on some commercial decisions by providing us with a good view what is the market practice. Finally, let’s underline that Antoine and is team have a mindset that is very “business oriented” which very helpful for people like us."

"Antoine Sarailler is always business minded and proactive. He always offers solutions when we have to face a difficulty. He is able to answer very quickly, always concerned to satisfy his clients. As a result, Antoine Sarailler is known, in Paris, as one of the best lawyers specialized in financial and real estate asset management."

Legal 500 EMEA 2020 - France (Private Equity: Fund Formation) 

Recognised by Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers 2020 – France (Banking and Finance Law)

Highly regarded
IFLR 1000 2020 - France (Investment Funds, Financial Services Regulatory)

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France and Luxembourg – Allen & Overy has advised BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in connection with the structuring of its BNP Paribas European Infrastructure Debt Fund II (Infra Debt II).

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Publications: 15 JUNE 2020

Great Secondaries – Liquidity from PE and other illiquid asset fund investments

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Publications: 08 JUNE 2020

Great Expectations – IBOR transition for Funds and Asset Managers

Fund and asset managers will need to carefully consider the impact of the IBOR transition on their business and take action significantly before the end of 2021 to enable them to properly prepare. 

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Office

Paris

Allen & Overy LLP
52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2003

Academic

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LL.M., 2001, with Honors

EMLYON Business School, MBA, 2000

University of Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III, Master, 1998

Recognition

Published work

  • A Guide to Private Equity in France (2018) – (November 23, 2018)
  • Brexit for Derivatives? New Irish and French Law ISDA Master Agreements for the Derivatives Market – (August 10, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update - Europe - Issue 7, 2018 – (August 1, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update - Europe - Issue 6, 2018 – (July 2, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update - Europe - Issue 5, 2018 – (June 4, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update - Europe – Dechert OnPoint (May 2, 2018)
  • Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - April 2018, Issue 7 – Dechert (April 18, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update Europe - Issue 3, 2018 – Dechert OnPoint (March 29, 2018)
  • UK Asset Management Regulatory Roundup – Dechert OnPoint (March 21, 2018)
  • Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - March 2018, Issue 5 – Dechert OnPoint (March 9, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update Europe - Issue 2, 2018 – Dechert OnPoint (February 23, 2018)
  • Credit Funds: A Global Perspective on Evolving Structures – Dechert (February 14, 2018)
  • Inventaire 2018 des obligations réglementaires américaines de reporting pour les asset managers – Dechert OnPoint (February 5, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update Europe - Issue 1, 2018 – Dechert OnPoint (January 25, 2018)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 6, 2017 – Dechert OnPoint (August 6, 2017)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 5, 2017 – Dechert OnPoint (June 22, 2017)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 4, 2017 – Dechert OnPoint (May 1, 2017)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 3, 2017 – Dechert OnPoint (April 4, 2017)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 2, 2017 – Dechert OnPoint (February 26, 2017)
  • Etude sur les obligations réglementaires américaines de reporting – Dechert OnPoint (February 6, 2017)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 1, 2017 – Dechert OnPoint (January 29, 2017)
  • Vers un changement de relations entre LPs et GPs ? – Option Droit & Affaires (December 31, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 10, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (December 18, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 9, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (November 22, 2016)
  • Private Equity Market in France – Getting The Deal Through (November 7, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 8, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (October 16, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 7, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (September 8, 2016)
  • French AMF Permits Certain \Pre-Marketing\ Activities – Dechert OnPoint (July 24, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 6, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (July 5, 2016)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report – Asia – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (June 28, 2016)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report – Dechert OnPoint (June 27, 2016)
  • The Société de Libre Partenariat: A New French Fund Alternative – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (June 27, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 5, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (May 31, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 4, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (April 27, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 3, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (March 17, 2016)
  • Etude sur les obligations réglementaires américaines de reporting – Dechert OnPoint (March 13, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 2, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (February 18, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 1, 2016 – Dechert OnPoint (January 13, 2016)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 11, 2015 – Dechert OnPoint (December 6, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 10, 2015 – Dechert OnPoint (November 3, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 9, 2015 – Dechert OnPoint (October 6, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 8, 2015 – DechertOnPoint (September 8, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 7, 2015 – DechertOnPoint (August 6, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 6, 2015 – DechertOnPoint (July 5, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 5, 2015 – DechertOnPoint (June 9, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 4, 2015 – DechertOnPoint (May 10, 2015)
  • Étude sur les obligations réglementaires américaines de reporting – Dechert OnPoint (April 19, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 3, 2015 – DechertOnPoint (March 31, 2015)
  • Société de Libre Partenariat (« SLP ») : « le partnership à la française » – Dechert OnPoint (March 9, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 2, 2015 – (March 4, 2015)
  • Investment Funds Update: Europe - Issue 1, 2015 – (February 2, 2015)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (December 18, 2013)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report - Asia – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (December 18, 2013)
  • Management of French Funds and Access to the French Market: New Opportunities Offered by the AIFM Directive – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (December 18, 2013)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report - Asia – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (September 30, 2013)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (September 26, 2013)
  • French AMF Guidance on Best Practices Regarding Rebates and Inducements in the Marketing of Financial Instruments – Financial Services Quarterly Report (September 26, 2013)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report - Asia – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (December 18, 2012)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (December 17, 2012)
  • Managing Foreign Funds in France: An Important Tax Clarification – Dechert OnPoint (November 7, 2012)
  • Gestion de fonds étrangers en France : une clarification fiscale importante – Dechert OnPoint (October 29, 2012)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report - Asia – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (October 1, 2012)
  • Financial Services Quarterly Report – Dechert OnPoint: Financial Services Quarterly Report (September 30, 2012)