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Pascal Molinelli


Pascal focuses his practice on regulatory and asset management matters.

He is particularly involved in the creation of fund management companies and regulatory-driven sophisticated transactions including merger, acquisition and reorganisation transactions as well as regulatory approval procedures of fund managers with the French regulators. His experience also includes advising international investment firms and other financial entities on a wide-range of regulatory matters.

He also advises management companies on the setting-up, structuring and marketing of investment funds, especially, real estate funds and debt funds.


Representative matters

A multinational financial institution on the sale to Amundi of its asset management activities operated by Lyxor, for a total cash consideration of EUR825 million.

Corestate Capital Holding SA in the acquisition of Stam Europe, a major real estate management company.

A subsidiary of global financial institution in relation to the structuring of French real estate funds investing in the Paris area.

Lazard on its entry into exclusive negotiations with Elaia Partners to form a strategic partnership.

Pro bono

Participating at "La Course de la Jonquille" (Fight against cancer)

Participating at "La Nuit des Relais" (Fondation des Femmes)

Published Work

  • P. Molinelli & B. Henry, (Dec 2023), "Règlement ELTIF 2.0, derniers réglages", AGEFI ALPHA
  • P. Molinelli, (Nov 2023), "Valorisation des fonds immobiliers et contrôles SPOT AMF", le Bulletin du dictionnaire permanent épargne et produits financiers
  • P. Molinelli, (May 2023), "Règlement ELTIF 2,0: Où en sommes-nous?", online podcast
  • P. Molinelli & B. Henry, (May 2016), "Le régime des ELTIF en droit français", Bulletin Joly Bourse

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Investment Funds, Private Capital Forum, March 2024

Speaker, Trends relating to legal professions, ESSEC Business School, October 2023

Speaker, MiFID Regulatory Academy, 2023

Rising Star
IFLR 1000 2022 - France (Financial Services Regulatory)



Avocat, Paris, 2014


ESSEC Business School, 2013

Magistère de Juriste d'Affaires - DJCE, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, 2012


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.