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04 Sep 2017

Stephenson Harwood establishes a dedicated investment funds practice in Paris


Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its international funds capabilities with the appointment of partner Tiana Rambatomanga, who will launch a dedicated investment funds practice in the French capital.

Rambatomanga brings more than ten years of experience in a wide range of private funds work. She has particular expertise in the creation and fundraising of private equity funds – LBO, mezzanine, venture capital, secondary, distressed, infrastructure and real estate – and debt investment funds in France, Luxemburg and across Europe. She acts for investment teams, portfolio managers, sponsors and French and foreign institutional investors in relation to their investments in French and foreign funds, through both primary and secondary transactions. She also advises on all regulatory aspects in relation to French portfolio management companies. Rambatomanga joins Stephenson Harwood from Clifford Chance.

‎"France is an attractive destination for private equity, as witnessed through a regular flow of transactions," said Patrick Mousset, who leads the firm's corporate team in Paris. "Tiana's specialist private investment funds expertise complements the already impressive corporate offering of the Paris team, and her arrival will enable us to support a broader range of private equity work."

"Following the addition earlier this year of a three-partner private equity team to our London office, Tiana's joining the firm will enable us to offer a comprehensive cross-border private equity service," said Sharon White, CEO, Stephenson Harwood. "Strengthening our core offerings is a central facet of our ambitious growth strategy, and puts us in good stead to achieve our long-term goals."

The recruitment of Rambatomanga, who is joined by associate Charles Ouaknine, follows the appointment of a three partner private equity team to the firm's London office earlier this year. Jonathan Pittal, Warren Allan and Gabriel Boghossian joined the firm in January 2017, bringing with them extensive private equity experience, advising private equity houses and financial institutions on private fund formation, secondary transactions and private equity transactions.



Tiana Rambatomanga

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