Mikhaelle Schiappacasse


Mikhaelle Schiappacasse


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7845 | +44 20 7184 7001


Mikhaelle Schiappacasse's practice focuses on the structuring, establishment, management, marketing, and restructuring of fund platforms and investment funds, including hedge, debt, real estate, private equity and fund of funds, across a broad range of asset classes and fund domiciles. Ms. Schiappacasse also advises on the establishment of asset management businesses, including the drafting and negotiation of shareholders' agreements and limited liability partnership agreements. She also acts for investment funds and their managers on general corporate, regulatory and compliance matters. She is a member of Dechert LLP's Global ESG Working Group.

Mikhaelle Schiappacasse is listed as a next generation lawyer for hedge funds by the Legal 500 UK (2021). A client says that she is “dedicated, diligent and a valued member of our inner circle. Mikhaelle goes above and beyond”. Ms. Schiappacasse is highly recommended in the areas of investment funds, hedge funds and retail funds with clients noting that she is "exceptional on all fronts" (2020-2017). Ms. Schiappacasse was also shortlisted at the 2020 London Women in Finance Awards, fo rthe "Legal Advisor of the Year" category.


  • Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 2001
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2004, Honors, Staff member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
  • University College London, LL.M., Banking and Finance, 2006
  • England and Wales
  • New York
  • Connecticut Appellate Court, Honorable Alexandra DiPentima
Speaking Engagements
  • Private Credit and ESG - ACC Quick Takes (October 9, 2020)
  • ESG Considerations for U.S. Asset Managers - Dechert LLP, Webinar (May 19, 2020)
  • Absolute Priority: Dechert ESG Taskforce Tackles Growing Initiatives and Obstacles Debtwire Radio, US and Europe (March 4, 2020)
  • Launching your Next Hedge Fund - (September, 18 2019)
  • Breaking New Ground: ACC Summit, moderator - (June, 5 2019)
  • Updating Your Compliance Calendar for 2019: Key Corporate and Regulatory Requirements Affecting U.K. Fund Managers for 2019 - London (January, 2019)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: We Need to Talk About Side Letters (Common Terms, Themes and Practical Considerations) - Webinar (November, 2018)
  • PDI Capital Structure Forum 2018 - London (October, 2018)
  • HFM Week Compliance European Legal Summit 2018 - London (September, 2018)
  • 2018 Global Alternative Funds Symposium - New York (May, 2018)
  • 4th Annual LPGP Connect Private Debt - London (March, 2018)
  • Structuring your Next Hedge Fund Product - London (March, 2018)
  • MiFID II In Focus: Unlocking Organisational Requirements under MiFID II - London (July, 2017)
  • 3rd Annual LPGP Connect Private Debt - New York (May, 2017)
  • 3rd Annual LPGP Connect Private Debt - London (March, 2017)
  • Strategy and Structuring – Is the ELTIF the Answer? - London (May, 2016)