Antoine Sarailler


Antoine Sarailler


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

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Antoine Sarailler focuses his practice on asset management. He advises French and international financial institutions on the structuring, setting-up and marketing of institutional and retail investment funds, as well as on a wide range of regulatory matters.

Mr. Sarailler’s extensive experience in fund formation which includes private equity funds (such as French vehicles (FCPR/FPCI, French FPS/SLP), Luxembourg vehicles (SIF, RAIF, SICAR), anglo-saxon limited partnerships…), real estate funds (French OPCI/SCPI), infrastructure funds, debt funds (securitisation vehicles/financing vehicles(OT/OFS), ELTIF, French fonds de prêts à l'économie (FPE)), funds of funds, onshore as well as offshore hedge funds and UCITS. In addition he assists institutional clients within the framework of primary investments and secondary transactions relating to alternative investment funds.

His experience also includes advising French and international fund managers, investment firms, credit institutions, insurance companies, and other financial entities on all European and French regulatory matters and in connection with restructuring and equity transactions.

Finally, he regularly represents clients before the regulatory authorities (AMF/ACPR) on all questions involving financial regulations as well as in disciplinary proceedings or within the framework of creation and monitoring of regulated entities.

Antoine Sarailler’s fund structuration and formation expertise is highly recommended by Legal 500 EMEA in the 2018 guide thanks to his "adequate and thorough advice". He is also very often recognized by Chambers Europe and Leaders League - Décideurs Magazine.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Sarailler practiced in the finance department of a French law firm for more than 10 years.

Mr. Sarailler frequently lectures on fund formation and financial regulations issues at training events and conferences.

  • Advising on the formation of a société de libre partenariat (SLP) fund and on the fundraising of €550 million. 
  • Assisting on the setting up of two private equity funds for a total amount of €400 million and advising on regulatory matters. 
  • EMLYON Business School, MBA, Finance and Accounting, 2000
  • EMLYON Business School, MBA, 2000
  • University of Paul Cézanne – Aix-Marseille III, Master, 1998
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LL.M., 2001
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LL.M., Business Law, 2001, with Honors
  • Paris
  • French
  • English
  • French Association of Real Estate Investment Companies (ASPIM)
  • French Asset Management Association (AFG)
  • French Private Equity Association (AFIC)
Speaking Engagements
  • Table ronde Alignements des intérêts LPs/GPs — Paris (November 28, 2016)
  • A New Dawn for the Luxembourg Funds Industry - Luxembourg (October 4, 2016)
  • Comment commercialiser vos fonds d'investissement aux Etats-Unis? — Paris (March 29, 2016)
  • Table Ronde : séparation des activités bancaires et financières et perspectives d'avenir — Presented by AFT, FBF and CEJEC, Paris (December 3, 2015)
  • UCITS Directive/AIFM Directive: Global Distribution -Practical Considerations — QuantValley/QMI Annual Research Conference, New York, NY (June 24, 2013)
  • Atelier AIFM — Organised by Forum Gi, Paris (March 21, 2013)