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Brice Henry

Partner

Paris

Henry Brice
Brice Henry

Partner

Paris

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.

"Brice Henry advises financial institutions on regulatory and fund structuring matters. He is also noted for his activity in licensing matters.
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS 2019 - FRANCE (BANKING & FINANCE: FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION)

"Lawyer of the Year" 2020, recognized by Best Lawyers since 2019 
BEST LAWYERS 2020 - BANKING AND FINANCE LAW / FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (FRANCE)

Notable Practitioner” 
IFLR1000 2019 – BANKING & PRIVATE EQUITY (FRANCE)

News & insights

Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2019

French law paves the way for the digital assets services providers regulation

Over the last few years, digital assets did not appear to fall within scope of French law or regulation as they could not be characterised as currency, electronic money, financial instruments nor – on a more fundamental level – was there a clear sense of whether digital assets were merely data or some type of intangible property. 

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Brexit day 1 readiness for European banks and investment firms

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2019

Brexit day one readiness for European banks and investment firms: risk, legal and compliance changes for EU firms under EU law

We examine some of the ways in which a hard Brexit will affect the EU legal and regulatory obligations of EU financial services firms facing or using UK clients/counterparties/market infrastructure.

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windows

Publications: 18 JULY 2019

Beyond capital and liquidity: structural implications of the EU’s prudential regulatory reforms

We look at the architecture of the new European regulatory framework and some of the key areas relevant to the corporate structure of UK and other European financial institutions.

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Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019

How should Europe’s non-bank lending market be regulated?

​Non-bank lending in the European Union is becoming an ever more significant source of financing for business. In light of its increasing importance to Europe’s economy, policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the existing regulatory framework remains appropriate.

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Office

Paris

Allen & Overy LLP
52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1999

Academic

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

  • Frech Brexit Law bulletin " French draft bill addresses key Breexit legal concerns", Decembre 2018, Mia Dassas, Delphine Marchand-Sauri & Brice Henry
  • 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.