32 rue de Monceau
75008 Paris
Display phone number 01 57 57 80 80
Charles Cardon
François Hellot
Sabina Comis
Antoine Sarailler
Anne-Charlotte Rivière


Dechert is recognized internationally as one of the most active law firms in the private equity market, both in terms of the number of advised transactions and of the amount of created funds.

The specificity of our team is to integrate into a global practice, which allows us to manage complex cross-border transactions, and into a multidisciplinary offering comprising a Fund Structuring practice in particular, which gives us an in-depth knowledge of the players of private equity and their constraints. We also work closely with our tax team to structure investments and exits in the most efficient manner possible.

We frequently advise investment funds in some regulated sectors such as telecoms and energy, and also work closely with the Life Sciences team of Dechert so as to provide our customers an integrated service on the occasion of investments in a sector where regulatory aspects are important yet constantly changing.


  • Venture Capital

  • LBO

  • Private Investment in Public Equity

  • Build-up

  • Sell-out

  • IPO on french and foreign markets

  • Restructuring

People note

Dechert: a team built for cross-border operations

Track record The firm was present on one of the most emblematic fundraisings of 2014 in advising Index Ventures, Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge Capital in the $100-million fundraising for BlaBlaCar. Other major operations include advising Sarenza during a €74-million round of growth capital financing, as well as assisting Eurazeo PME during its takeover of Colisée.

Team & differentiation The firm proposes an extensive corporate service offering that enables it to satisfy precisely the needs of its French and foreign clients on both domestic and international transactions. The team can also draw on the recognized expertise of Olivier Dumas in fund structuring.