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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 1
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation)

Leading Individual.
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France France (Banking & Finance: Bank Regulatory)

Market Leader
IFLR1000 2020 - France (Banking & Private Equity)

Lawyer of the Year 2020
Best Lawyers 2020 - France (Banking and Finance Law / Financial Institutions)

"Brice Henry acts for multinational banks and financial services companies on a range of French regulatory matters, offering advice on Brexit-related issues and restructurings"
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation)

"Brice Henry, widely recognised as an authority in the area, routinely advises on the setting-up, structuring and marketing of financial products."
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (Banking & Finance: Bank Regulatory)

"Brice Henry is a facilitator, who finds solutions." 
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (Banking & Finance: Bank Regulatory)

"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)

News & insights


Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020

The MiFID Review - a ‘stocktake’ on recent publications impacting wholesale financial markets participants

Over the last two months, the industry have seen a number of proposals from both the European Commission and ESMA in relation to the MiFID Review.

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

MiFID 2.5 (or 3) – What you need to know during 2020

As required by the existing framework, the MiFID II review has begun but what is not clear at this stage is whether it will be a complete re-write or simply MiFID 2.5. 

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Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: NAV issues in open-ended real estate funds

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting government lockdowns have brought intense volatility both to financial markets and the real economy, and a sharp return of challenges that confronted asset managers…

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: what should banks and other financial institutions focus on?

The Covid-19  pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge and will affect all walks of life.  The quantum of the impact is hard to determine at this stage although based on preliminary assessment and…

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Allen & Overy LLP
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.