The Paris office is the market leader in France for the creation of all types of "private funds", including private equity funds, infrastructure funds, real property funds and, increasingly, hedge funds. We also advise funds of funds and other institutional investors when they make primary and secondary investments in funds and when they make direct secondary acquisitions of assets held by other funds.
The description in Chambers with respect to the
Paris office is eloquent: “Straddling the buyout, fund formation and venture capital sectors, this
UK firm is undoubtedly one of the most prolific players in the French private equity market. Fund formation in
Paris is more or less synonymous with SJ Berwin, such is its stranglehold on the market. With strong tax capacities and collaborating with its sister offices in
Spain, the four-partner fund creation group here leaves its mark on the lion’s share of private investment funds to come out of
We are recognised leaders in the innovative use of new structures and regularly create funds that combine different structures. For example, we have combined French FCPRs with LPs (limited partnerships) and Luxembourg SICARs in order to create structures that are suitable for a broad range of investors. SJ Berwin is also recognised as the leading experts in Europe for the establishment of tax-efficient carried interest structures.