Gide Counsel Rima Maîtrehenry is admitted to the Paris bar and focuses on the structuring of private equity funds (LBO, venture, funds of funds, secondary funds, etc.). Her practice covers fundraising operations on behalf of sponsors, negotiation of terms on behalf of institutional investors (such as international organisations, sovereign funds or family offices), buy-side and sell-side secondary transactions (with or without the spin-off of the management team), as well as certain regulatory aspects relating thereto (AMF approvals, AIFMD questions) and issues involving the management teams (carried interest, incentives). With this experience, Rima Maîtrehenry frequently advises on international transactions covering various European countries, the U.S. and Africa, and requiring the negotiation and implementation of market standard terms.
Before joining Gide, Rima Maîtrehenry was the in-house counsel and compliance officer of a portfolio management company specialised in venture and LBO transactions and a fund lawyer in the Paris office of two US law firms. Rima Maîtrehenry holds a maîtrise en droit (USJ, Lebanon), a DEA (Paris I), a Master’s degree from business school HEC and a PhD (Paris I).