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Olivier Dumas joins Dechert’s financial services group in Paris

International law firm Dechert has appointed Olivier Dumas as a partner in the financial services practice group in Paris.


Prior to joining Dechert, Dumas (pictured) was a partner at Proskauer Rose where he was co-head of its Paris office’s private equity team focusing on fund formation.

Dumas advises on all tax and legal aspects of fund formation, the creation of management companies and financial regulatory matters. He is a member and adviser – currently on training matters and previously on ethics matters – to the French Private Equity Association. He is also a member of the European Venture Capital Association.

"Olivier has exceptional expertise in private fund formation and his experience and market knowledge will be of great value to our clients," says Peter Astleford, partner and co-chair of the firm’s global financial services practice group. “France has a very large investment funds industry by number and size of funds. With the continuing development of EU legislation affecting this sector and the general move to more cross border business, we expect the demand for private practice fund lawyers in Paris to increase. We are pleased that we are now able to strengthen our financial services offering in Paris, alongside our European capability in London, Brussels, Munich and Luxembourg.”

Dumas adds: "Dechert has a truly unique investment funds practice with strength and depth in all types of investment funds across the US, Europe and Asia. I look forward to helping contribute to the continuing growth of Dechert’s remarkable financial services platform."

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