Guillaume Panuel - McDermott Will & Emery


Guillaume Panuel focuses his practice on the structuring of investment funds and secondary transactions (i.e. sale of mature private equity funds, GP-led transactions and preferred equity solutions).

His experience includes an extensive knowledge of the creation of domestic or transnational alternative investment funds (e.g. fonds professionnel de capital investissement (FPCI), fonds d’investissement professionnel spécialisé (FIPS), sociétés de libre partenariat (SLP)) and their management companies.

Guillaume also assists management teams in dealing with regulatory and governance matters as well as carried interest schemes.


Investment Fund Structuring

  • Advised Artemid / Capza in the fundraising of MAIF Dette à Impact Environnemental SLP*
  • Advised ODDO BHF Private Equity in the fundraising of ODDO BHF Venture Capital Fund*
  • Advising Vivalto Partners on the structuring of their management company and the fundraising of Vivalto Capital Investors I*
  • Advising BNP Paribas Capital Partners in the fundraising of BNP Paribas Singularity Fund I SLP*
  • Advising Omnes Capital on the fundraising of Omnes Real Tech FPCI*
  • Advising Eurazeo Investment Manager (formerly Idinvest) on the fundraising of HEC Ventures FCPR (Idinvest HEC Ventures Fund)*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott

Primary Investments – Secondary Transactions / GP-led

Advising investment teams in connection with their primary investments and secondary/GP-led transactions, such as:

  • Amundi Private Equity Funds
  • BEX Capital
  • BNP Paribas Capital Partners
  • CA Indosuez Wealth Management
  • Edmond de Rothschild (France)
  • Ekkio Capital Partners
  • Eurazeo (formerly Idinvest)
  • Five Arrows Managers
  • Malakoff Humanis
  • NiXEN Partners
  • ODDO BHF Private Equity
  • Omnes Capital
  • Quilvest Capital Partners
  • Swen Capital Partners

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott


  • Chambers Europe, France: Investment Funds, 2023-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in France, Private Equity, 2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Leading Individual in Private Equity: Fund Formation, 2021, 2023-2024
  • Décideurs France, Private Equity: Fund Structuring, Excellent, 2023
  • Décideurs-Stratégie Finance Droit 2021


  • Invest Europe, Member
  • Legal Committee of France Invest, Member


University of Paris Dauphine, DESS, Business Law, 2001
University of Paris Dauphine, Maîtrise, Management Sciences, 2000
University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, Maîtrise, Business Law, 2000