Angelo Lercara LL.M. EuR
Partner | Munich
Angelo Lercara LL.M. EuR

Angelo Lercara, LL.M. EuR, co-managing partner of the Munich office, 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 post-Brexit strategy, providing 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 has repeatedly been named by Acritas as Star Lawyer. The Legal 500 Deutschland 2022 edition recommended Angelo Lercara as "quick-witted". In Chambers Europe 2022 edition an interviewee comments: "Angelo Lercara consistently combines extremely high technical knowledge with strong business acumen. He is particularly responsive in the day to day and visionary when dealing with more strategic issues. He also demonstrates a strong capability to assess risks effectively". He is included in the leading lawyer list in the Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 peer review published by the German nationwide daily Handelsblatt in the area banking and finance law. He is also highlighted in German-leading legal publication JUVE as being “frequently recommended” for investment fund and asset management.

Mr. Lercara is a permanent host of Dechert On Reg, our global financial regulation podcast series.

  • SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation: What the Regulators Did Next - Webinar (February 2022)
  • Regulatory Initiatives 2022 - Luxembourg Investment Funds Webinar Series (December 2021)
  • Internationale Fachmesse für Immobilien und Investitionen, Messe München (October 2021)
  • EU ESG Regulatory Developments – SFDR Phase 2: Implementation of the RTS - Webinar (May 2021)
  • Regulatory Deep Dive Programme – EU - AIMA Webinar (May 2021)
  • The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation – Practical Considerations - Webinar (November 2020)
  • Regulatory Spotlight – The Future of AIFMD - Luxembourg Investment Funds Webinar Series (November 2020)
  • ESG Considerations for European Asset Managers - Webinar (June 2020)
  • Absolute Priority: Dechert ESG Taskforce Tackles Growing Initiatives and Obstacles — Debtwire Radio, US and Europe (March 2020)
  • Podcast: Dechert taskforce on ESG’s growing significance and the obstacles facing asset managers – Absolute Priority, Ep 4 (March 2020)
  • What to know about the German Market, How to Market Funds in Germany? - AFG - Paris (October 22, 2019)
  • Developments in UCITS: MiFID II, Brexit, Global Fund Distribution and Anti-Money Laundering - Boston, New York (May 2019)
  • Investment Funds Conference: Disruption and Change in the Investment Funds Industry - Luxembourg (November 2018)
  • 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 2018)
  • Developments in UCITS: MiFID II, Brexit and Global Fund Distribution - Boston, The Ritz-Carlton (May  2018)
  • Developments in UCITS: MiFID II, Brexit and Global Fund Distribution - New York, NY (May 2018)
  • Establishing and Distributing ETFs in Europe,  A Webinar Presented by Dechert's Financial Services Group - Webinar (September 2017)
  • RdF-Workshop - Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Aufsichts-und Steuerrecht für Finanzinstrumente, Neue Dokumentationspflichten unter PRIIPS – wer, was, wann? - Frankfurt (October 2016)
  • Update zu aktuellen aufsichtsrechtlichen Entwicklungen in den USA: Volcker Rule & CFTC-Vorschriften für Swaps nach Dodd-Frank, BVI Seminar - Frankfurt (February 2014)
  • Assogestioni Formazione: Condizioni e Limiti Dell'offerta di Fondi Italiani ad Investitori Statunitensi - Milan (January 2014)
  • U.S. - CFTC - Regulierung zu Derivaten, BVI Seminar - Frankfurt am Main (February 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 2012)
  • Das neue Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch – Fluch oder Segen für Alternative Investments?, BAI Alternative Investment Insight 12 - Munich (September 2012)
  • US Investment Advisors Registration, Dodd-Frank and Volcker Rule, BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V. Program - Frankfurt (October 2011)
  • Establishing an Islamic Bank in Germany, Islamic Financial Services Trade Mission to Europe - Frankfurt (April 2011)
  • Status of the AIFM Directive and Consequences for German Asset Management Companies and Custodian Banks, Alpheus KAG-Dinner - Frankfurt (September 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 2008)
  • MGI Hedge Funds Services Conference, Management Global Information - Luxembourg (May 2005)
  • Evoluzioni della normative in material di fondi in Germania, UCITS Conference Studio Annunziata e Associati and Dechert, - Milan (September 2004)
  • Regulatory Developments: The U.S. and European Approaches, The Ninth Annual Monaco High Performance Investing Symposium - Monaco (September 2004)
  • Krisenprävention und Restrukturierung für mittelständische Unternehmen,  2. Bayerischer Mittelstandstag - Munich (May 2003)
  • Tipps & Tricks im Umgang mit Investoren, Ansprache, Verhandlungen und Verträge, Venture Capital Kongress - Stuttgart (June 2001)
    • Università degli Studi di Torino, 1996
    • Universität des Saarlandes, 1997
    • Europa Institut der Universität des Saarlandes, LL.M., 1999
    • Germany
    • English
    • German
    • Italian
    • French