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Arnaud David

Co-Head of Investment Funds - Paris

Arnaud David

Arnaud works with fund sponsors on the formation and ongoing representation of private investment funds. This covers French fonds communs de placement à risques (FCPRs), Luxembourg société d’investissement en capital à risque (SICAR) and specialised investment funds (SIFs) and English and Channel Island limited partnerships (LPs), as well as incentive schemes and co-investment arrangements.

His work involves the following types of funds:

  • Buyout
  • Mezzanine
  • Infrastructure
  • Fund of funds
  • Venture
  • Debt
  • Corporate
  • Real estate
  • Special focus

He has developed a particular specialism in acting for infrastructure funds, acting for major houses on their direct funds, both greenfield and brownfield.

He also works with institutional investors and others in connection with their investments in alternative assets, including:

  • Private funds investments
  • Equity and debt investments
  • Separately managed accounts

In addition, he has been involved in a number of secondary transactions, management buyouts and restructurings of private equity groups. He also has a wide-ranging regulatory practice.

Arnaud has acted for a number of investment houses including: Sagard, L Capital (Europe and Asia), Antin Infrastructure Partners, Meridiam Infrastructure Partners, Activa Capital, Capzanine, OFI InfraVia, BNP Paribas, CIC Mezzanine, MBO Partenaires, Ciclad Gestion, Eurazeo, Azulis Capital, Pechel, Syntegra Capital, Weinberg Capital Partners.


  • "Arnaud David is 'strong, articulate and accommodating', say sources. He has been highly active on fund formation of late, particularly the creation of infrastructure funds." Chambers Europe
  • Member of team, 'Fund Formation Team of the Year', Private Equity News Awards for Excellence in Private Equity Advisory Services. Europe, 2011


Member, legal committee, Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance (AFIC)

Qualifications & Jurisdictions

  • Avocat à la Cour, Paris - France

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English