Angelo Lercara LL.M. EuR


Angelo Lercara LL.M. EuR


Munich | Skygarden, Erika-Mann-Straße 5, Munich, Germany 80636
+49 89 21 21 63 15 | +49 89 21 21 63 33

Frankfurt | Tower 185, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60327
+49 69 7706194228 | +49 69 77 06 19 19


Angelo Lercara, LL.M. EuR advises on all different aspects of financial services law. He has more than 15 years' experience relating to the structuring and marketing of financial products and alternative investment funds, as well as counselling of German institutional and regulated investors. He also regularly advises fund sponsors on the regulatory implications of utilizing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in the investment process.

He helped to pioneer the first listing of ETCs and has since advised on a range of ETC and ETF listings on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as well as on securities and fund offerings and MiFID related ongoing compliance obligations and reportings.

Regularly providing multinational legal advice in English, German, Italian and French, alongside a broad knowledge of European law, Mr. Lercara is able to address global and European regulatory challenges, serving the needs of his diverse and long-term client base, including major managers of mutual and alternative funds, insurance companies, banks and German branches of foreign banks and asset managers. He also advises clients on Brexit, helping to shape strategy and provide guidance on critical issues.

Mr. Lercara frequently acts as author and speaker at industry events and is a requested interview partner for the international financial press. He received the Client Choice Award 2016 in the capital markets category for Germany and has repeatedly been named by Acritas as Star Lawyer. The Legal 500 Deutschland recommended Angelo Lercara in a previous edition as "quick, efficient and proactive" and highlighted his expertise regarding the distribution of funds. He is included in the leading lawyer list in the Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 peer review published by the German nationwide daily Handelsblatt in the area banking and finance law. JUVE recommended him for the region Munich in their 2020/2021 handbook. 

  • Università degli Studi di Torino, 1996
  • Universität des Saarlandes, 1997
  • Europa Institut der Universität des Saarlandes, LL.M., 1999
  • Germany
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
Speaking Engagements
  • Absolute Priority: Dechert ESG Taskforce Tackles Growing Initiatives and Obstacles — Debtwire Radio, US and Europe (March 4, 2020)
  • Podcast: Dechert taskforce on ESG’s growing significance and the obstacles facing asset managers – Absolute Priority, Ep 4 (March 4, 2020)
  • What to know about the German Market, How to Market Funds in Germany?, AFG - Paris (October 22, 2019)
  • Brexit for Fund Managers Seminar Series -Session One: Fund Structuring, Fundraising and Distribution in a Post-Brexit World, Session One: Fund Structuring, Fundraising and Distribution in a Post-Brexit World - Dechert LLP -London (September 7, 2018)
  • Developments in UCITS: MiFID II, Brexit and Global Fund Distribution - Boston, The Ritz-Carlton (May 17, 2018)
  • Developments in UCITS: MiFID II, Brexit and Global Fund Distribution - New York, NY (May 16, 2018)
  • Establishing and Distributing ETFs in Europe,  A Webinar Presented by Dechert's Financial Services Group - Webinar (September 11, 2017)
  • RdF-Workshop - Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Aufsichts-und Steuerrecht für Finanzinstrumente, Neue Dokumentationspflichten unter PRIIPS – wer, was, wann? - Frankfurt (October 24, 2016)
  • Update zu aktuellen aufsichtsrechtlichen Entwicklungen in den USA: Volcker Rule & CFTC-Vorschriften für Swaps nach Dodd-Frank, BVI Seminar - Frankfurt (February 18, 2014)
  • Assogestioni Formazione: Condizioni e Limiti Dell'offerta di Fondi Italiani ad Investitori Statunitensi - Milan (January 22, 2014)
  • U.S. - CFTC - Regulierung zu Derivaten, BVI Seminar - Frankfurt am Main (February 24, 2013)
  • Vertrieb von Fonds in Asien - speziell Hong Kong und Singapur (Distribution of Funds in Asia), BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V., BVI - Frankfurt (September 19, 2012)
  • Das neue Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch – Fluch oder Segen für Alternative Investments?, BAI Alternative Investment Insight 12 - Munich (September 18, 2012)
  • US Investment Advisors Registration, Dodd-Frank and Volcker Rule, BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V. Program - Frankfurt (October 5, 2011)
  • Establishing an Islamic Bank in Germany, Islamic Financial Services Trade Mission to Europe - Frankfurt (April 11, 2011)
  • Status of the AIFM Directive and Consequences for German Asset Management Companies and Custodian Banks, Alpheus KAG-Dinner - Frankfurt (September 30, 2010)
  • Future Shock: What Will the Industry Look Like Ten Years From Now? How Can You Best Position Yourself Today?, Information Management Network / The 12th Annual Monaco High-Net-Worth and Institutional Investor Symposium on High-Performance Investing - Monaco (September 21, 2008)
  • MGI Hedge Funds Services Conference, Management Global Information - Luxembourg (May 10, 2005)
  • Evoluzioni della normative in material di fondi in Germania, UCITS Conference Studio Annunziata e Associati and Dechert, - Milan (September 30, 2004)
  • Regulatory Developments: The U.S. and European Approaches, The Ninth Annual Monaco High Performance Investing Symposium - Monaco (September 19, 2004)
  • Krisenprävention und Restrukturierung für mittelständische Unternehmen,  2. Bayerischer Mittelstandstag - Munich (May 31, 2003)
  • Tipps & Tricks im Umgang mit Investoren, Ansprache, Verhandlungen und Verträge, Venture Capital Kongress - Stuttgart (June 30, 2001)

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