Cyril Fiat


Cyril Fiat

National Partner

Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris, France 75008
+33 1 57 57 80 16 | +33 1 57 57 80 81


Cyril Fiat focuses his practice on the structuring and fundraising of private investment funds. He also advises on regulatory issues in addition to advising investors in relation to their investments in alternative assets.

Mr. Fiat’s work has a strong international focus and he regularly acts for alternative investment fund managers on the creation and fundraising of French, international and Pan-European investment vehicles (including buyout, venture, infrastructure, mezzanine, real estate, funds of funds and debt). He also advises institutional or private investors regarding their investments in private funds and bespoke investment structures.

In addition, he advises his clients on the setting up of regulated portfolio management companies and carried-interest schemes for management teams.

His experience also includes regulatory matters related to asset management and financial services, advising French and international fund managers, investment firms, credit institutions, and other entities in France and Europe. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Fiat worked as in-house counsel for the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he provided legal advice in relation to the investments of the World Bank Pension Fund in private investment funds and the negotiation of separately managed accounts. His previous experience also includes working for over nine years in the financial services and investment management departments of prominent international law firms. 

  • AXA Investment Managers in relation to the formation and fundraising of Pan-European Value-Added Venture (PEVAV), a real-estate fund focused on underperforming assets, which raised €445 million.
  • AXA Investment Managers in relation to the formation and fundraising of Development Venture IV, a real-estate fund focused on properties across all stages of the development cycle, which raised more than €600 million.
  • Idinvest Partners in relation to the formation and fundraising of a debt fund, a secondary fund, several dedicated funds and a sector fund dedicated to the digital industry, as well as several FCPIs for the IR and ISF campaigns (French tax optimization vehicles).
  • Committed Advisors in relation to the formation and fundraising of Committed Advisors Secondary Fund II, a secondary fund, which raised €504 million.
  • Alven Capital in relation to the formation and fundraising of Alven Capital V, a venture capital fund focusing on early stage investments in tech companies, which raised €250 million. 

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Université Grenoble Alpes, Bachelor in Law, 2002
  • Université Grenoble Alpes, Master 1, Business Law, 2004, with Honors
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, Master’s Degree, Management, 2004
  • Université Paris-Dauphine, Master 2, Business Law, 2005
  • Paris
  • English
  • French
  • France Invest