Benjamin Lacourt


Benjamin concentrates his practice on investment funds, with a focus on alternative assets (private equity, debt, infrastructure, real estate and hedge funds), as well as financial regulatory matters.

Benjamin has extensive experience advising French and international fund managers, investment firms and other financial institutions on various issues such as: investment funds formation in France or in other European jurisdictions, marketing of financial products, banking and financial regulations as well as the setting-up and restructuring of management companies. Benjamin further assists institutional investors as part of their primary investments or secondary transactions relating to French or foreign investment funds.

Benjamin frequently lectures on fund formation at training events for professional associations (France Invest) or clients.

Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - France (Banking & Finace - bank regulatory)
Rising star
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - France (Private Equity : Fund formation)



Post graduate degree - Law and International Management, HEC, 2010 - 2011

Masters degree - Product Law and Financial Markets, Paris Sud XI, 2009 – 2010

Masters degree – Business Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2008 – 2009

Bachelors degree – Private Law, Paris II Panthéon–Assas, 2005 - 2008


French, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.