Mikhaelle Schiappacasse

Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management, Dechert LLP

Mikhaelle Schiappacasse's practice focuses on the structuring, establishment, management, marketing, and restructuring of fund platforms and investment funds, including hedge, debt, real estate, private equity and fund of funds, across a broad range of asset classes and fund domiciles. Ms. Schiappacasse also advises on the establishment of asset management businesses, including the drafting and negotiation of shareholders' agreements and limited liability partnership agreements. She also acts for investment funds and their managers on general corporate, regulatory and compliance matters. Ms. Schiappacasse is a Co-Head of Dechert’s Global ESG and Sustainability Practice, and in this capacity she is a leading member of the firm's ESG working groups and advises asset managers on compliance with the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation and other European ESG-related regulatory matters.


Mikhaelle Schiappacasse is listed as a next generation partner for hedge funds by The Legal 500 UK (2022). One client states: “Mikhaelle Schiappacasse is outstanding to work with,” adding that she “knows how to leverage the breadth of skills within Dechert to suit our needs as a client” (The Legal 500, 2022). In the 2021 edition she is described as “dedicated, diligent and a valued member of our inner circle. Mikhaelle goes above and beyond”. Ms. Schiappacasse was also shortlisted at the 2020 London Women in Finance Awards, for the "Legal Advisor of the Year" category.