September 10, 2021

Paris, 10 September 2021 – Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announced today that Tiana Rambatomanga will join the Firm as a partner in the Asset Management group. She will be based in the Paris office.

Tiana’s practice covers all segments of private equity, with a particular focus on infrastructure, debt and real estate. Representative clients include Mirova, Indigo, European Investment Bank, Eurazeo and Peugeot Invest.

She will work alongside Nathalie Duguay, a recognized market leader who is known for her long-standing work with clients such as 21 Central Partners, Abenex, Apax Partners, BlackFin Capital Partners, PAI Partners, Sagard, and Wendel, among others. Tiana and Nathalie have known each other for nearly two decades, having initially worked together in 2004.
Together, they intend to continue the development of Willkie's asset management platform in Paris.

Tiana holds a postgraduate degree in business law and economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and an LLM in international and comparative business law from London Metropolitan University.

She practiced at SJ Berwin / KWM, Ashurst and Clifford Chance before joining Stephenson Harwood in September 2017 to launch its Paris fund formation practice.

Tiana is a member of Level 20, a European association that promotes the presence of women in the private equity industry, and is a member of the legal committee of France Invest.

She regularly lectures on investment funds and GP/LP relationships in France and the UK (Master ESCP Paris, MBA Oxford University) and has been involved in student mentoring programs to promote equal opportunities for many years.

Tiana is recognized as one of the “next generation partners” in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Private Equity: Fund Formation ranking, a listing of the “great fund formation lawyers of tomorrow”.

Nathalie Duguay says: “The term seamless collaboration takes on its full meaning with Tiana. Her arrival will bolster our practice, offering GPs an even higher level of service to help them raise their investment funds from recognized institutional investors.”

Tiana Rambatomanga adds: “Nathalie and I have always maintained a common thread. The idea of working together again is not new and I look forward to combining our talents to strengthen and expand Willkie's offering.

Eduardo Fernandez and Christophe Garaud, co-managing partners of the Paris office, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Tiana. Her arrival is the culmination of our ambition to provide our clients in Paris and abroad with one of the best fund structuring platforms in Europe, echoing our US platform, and demonstrates our continued commitment to providing excellent service to our private equity clients. We are one of the very few firms that can serve all types of participants in the private equity industry in any type of transaction.

Willkie’s Asset Management Group of 90+ attorneys provides legal services to a wide array of clients in the asset management industry, including privately owned investment advisers, publicly traded asset management firms, broker dealers, insurance companies and banks, on subjects ranging from operations to fund formations, compliance and regulation. The group’s 250+ clients include funds, advisers and/or independent directors of more than 30 of the world’s most prominent asset management firms with AUM ranging from $4 billion to nearly $7 trillion.

With a team of more than 45 attorneys in New York, Washington, London and Paris, the firm’s private equity fund formation practice group represents over 130 clients. Over the past two years, the firm has advised sponsors on forming over 75 funds.


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 1000 attorneys with offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.

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The Paris office's main practice areas include private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, asset management, competition law, banking and finance, project finance, public law, corporate restructuring and insolvency, litigation, international arbitration, white-collar crime and tax.