Pierre-Yves Denez

Of Counsel
M&A and Private Equity

Pierre-Yves Denez, resident in Orrick's Paris office, is a member of the Banking & Finance and Private Equity Groups.

He has extensive experience in financial laws and regulations, financial market regulations and asset management. His practice involves advising and assisting French and international clients, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, in relation to (i) the setting-up of funds and funds of funds for general partners in France and abroad, in private equity and real estate sectors, (ii) assisting funds in their investment and divestments transactions, (iii) assisting general partners in the negotiation of investment management agreements, advisory agreements and outsourcing agreements, (iv) liaising with regulatory authorities and ((v) assisting general partners and/or limited partners for any litigations.

Before joining Orrick, Mr. Denez was an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Pierre-Yves Denez
  • Cauris Management for its first and second closing of Fonds Cauris Croissance II;
  • Cauris Management for the investment by Fonds Cauris Croissance II in Azalaï Hotel;
  • An Asset Manager in the setting up of a private equity fund in Togo dedicated to agribusiness.
Select Publications
  • "La conversion de créance en capital dans la loi de sauvegarde," Journal des Sociétés, September 2009, co-authored with Olivier Fourcault
  • "Hedge Funds, réglementation française versus régulation américaine," Revue Analyse Financière, October 2006
  • "Les emprunts obligataires," Option Finance, February 2006
  • English
  • French
Admitted In
  • Paris

  • Masters, Business and Tax Law, Université de Paris II - Panthéon-Assas
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Business and Tax Law, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1999
  • Paris Bar Association
Recent Publications

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