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Jérôme Sutour

Head of Financial Services

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages French, English

Jérôme joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2007. He is responsible for the Financial Services Group within the firm's Banking, Finance & Insurance Department and co-chairs the Funds and Regulation Practice Group. He specialises in banking and financial law. An important part of his work consists of assisting managers with the establishment and operation of investment funds, especially alternative and private equity funds.

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Jérôme Sutour is the head of financial services and asset management at CMS, specialising in investment and private equity funds. Sources confirm that he possesses a strong reputation on the market

Chambers 2017

Rising star (Banking; Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation; Investment funds; Private equity; Financial services)

IFLR 1000 - 2017

Jérome Sutour is widely nominated for his work helping managers to establish and operate investment funds, with specific expertise relating to alternative and private equity funds

Who's Who Legal - Private Fund Lawyers 2017

Notable practitioners (Band 2): Jérôme Sutour of CMS is an experienced regulatory lawyer who advises managers on the establishment and operation of investment funds. One client comments that "his guidance was very useful in navigating the financial regulatory system in France"

Chambers Global 2016 & Chambers Europe 2016 / Banking

Key partner: Figure parmi les principaux intervenants Jérôme Sutour

Legal 500 Paris 2016 / Banking

Rising Star in investment funds, banking, capital markets and private equity

IFLR 1000 - 2016

Relevant experience

  • Linklaters (1997-2000)
  • Senior Associate responsible for financial services at Simmons & Simmons (2000-2007) 
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  • Post-graduate degree (DJCE), University of Montpellier (1995)
  • Master of Law - Boalt Hall - Berkeley (1997)
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  • Member of review panel for new AMF management regulations
  • Member of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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  • Hedge Funds: A Practical Global Handbook to the Law and Regulation, co-author - Editions Global law & business (September 2012)
  • Trois questions à ... - Agefi (10/11/2004)
  • French Fund and Irish Stock Exchange Listing - McKann Fitzgerald (October 2004)
  • Le démarchage bancaire et financier, co-author with Pr Raynouard - in la Loi de sécurité financière, Direction Hubert de Vauplane - Collection droit et fiscalité (March 2004)
  • Les premiers décrets d'application de la Loi de Sécurité Financière - Décideurs Juridiques (December 2003)
  • Foreign Hedge Funds in France - AIMA Journal (June 2003)
  • Commercialisation à distance des services financiers - Agefi (05/022003)
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