About  Virginie Leroy

Virginie has over 20 years’ of experience in practicing business law, including 13 years within the investment fund industry. She has built up strong knowledge in alternative investment funds. Prior to joining AKD, she worked for another top tier law firm and for a well-known third party fund management company, both UCITS V compliant and AIFM authorised. As a result, she has developed a strong operational background and legal practice targeted to investment funds.

She advises and assists domestic and international clients in investment management matters covering in particular regulatory and corporate governance aspects throughout the entire fund life cycle, including initial structuring, creation, distribution and management of regulated investment funds  such as Specialized Investment Funds (SIFs), Investment companies in risk capital (SICARs) and non-regulated investment vehicles (Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIFs), Special Limited Partnerships (SCSp). She also assists and advises clients in implementing various investment strategies (real estate, private equity, hedge funds). 

She assists our corporate and institutional clients in choosing the most appropriate investment fund structures and determining their key characteristics.

Furthermore, Virginie advises investment fund managers and local service providers such as fund administrators or depositaries in legal matters, procedures and operational matters linked to distribution, AIFM regulation, GDPR or AML/KYC regulation.

Virginie holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Commercial and Corporate Law from King’s College London and a postgraduate degree in International Business Law from University Paris I Sorbonne.

She became a member of the Paris Bar in 2001, of the Luxembourg Bar in 2008, and in 2009, she was admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales.

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  • Practicing Certificate for the year 2018-2019 issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority  
  • King’s College London: LLM Commercial and Corporate Law, accomplished with merit 
  • CAPA (Certificate of apti d’aptitude à la profession d’Avocat), Ecole de formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris 
  • University of Sorbonne (Paris I): Post Graduate Degree in International Business Law (DESS), accomplished with merit 
Admitted to bar
  • Admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales (2009)
  • Admission to Paris Bar until (2007-2013)
  • Admission to Paris/Hauts de Seine Bar (2001)