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Sylvain Clavé



Simplify the day-to-day running of your company by entrusting me to handle any regulatory and legal constraints. As an attorney, I dedicate my time and expertise to providing you with agile and pragmatic support. Let’s cultivate your growth together.
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● Capital investment funds ● Private Equity ● Crowdfunding ● M & A ● FinTech ● Digital assets 
● Capital investment funds ● Private Equity ● Crowdfunding ● M & A ● FinTech ● Cryptocurrencies 
● Capital investment funds ● Private Equity ● Crowdfunding ● M & A ● FinTech ● Cryptocurrencies 
● Capital investment funds ● Private Equity ● Crowdfunding ● M & A ● FinTech ● Cryptocurrencies 
I am passionate about new technology and finance. To bring these two worlds together, I have developed a thorough knowledge of the strategic and operational challenges of FinTech companies, with which I collaborate as a genuine partner.
Available and responsive, I support my clients with establishing the regulatory structure of their activity or the obtainment of any required licenses. My aim is to establish long-term relationships with my clients, to be by their sides at the crucial stage of fundraising or when opportunities for external growth, or even the sale of their company, present themselves.
With specific expertise in structuring investment funds, I also work with capital investment fund management companies, providing them with comprehensive support, whether this is part of their equity investment operations or fund of funds negotiation.
I offer my clients assistance based on mutual trust at every structural stage of their project. I endeavour to use clear language and propose pragmatic solutions. I provide a clear and detailed fee budget, in the form of a fixed fee, whenever possible.
I have a DJCE (postgraduate degree in corporate legal advice) from the University of Poitiers, as well as a corporate law qualification from the University of Montpellier. I have been registered with the Paris Bar since 20th January 2010 and I work in French, English, and German.

Banking and financial regulations

FinTech – Capital Investment Funds – Public Offerings

Legal and regulatory framework of the business model
Licenses, exemptions, financial brokers
Investment manager licenses and creation of private equity investment funds (FIA)
Negotiation of fund of funds investment transactions
Public offerings, prospectuses and information documents, club deals
Cryptocurrencies and digital assets (DeFi / Web3)

Corporate law

Corporate – M & A – Venture Capital

Legal structuring: choice of the company form and Articles of Association
Shareholders’ agreements
Disputes between shareholders and negotiated exits
Employee and manager shareholding (Founders’ warrants BSPCE, free shares, etc.)
Mergers, acquisitions/sales, LBO, group structuring, audits, Sales/acquisitions of businesses
Fundraising (seed, series A, series B, etc.): issue of share subscription warrants, rapid investment agreement share subscription warrants (SAFE), preferred shares, convertible bonds
Legal secretary services (listed or unlisted companies)


Trusted by clients.

“For several years Sylvain has been providing us with advice on our legal issues: shareholders’ agreements, BSPCE plans, restructuring of the group, etc. His support includes the precise explanation of the ins and outs of these technical subjects, as well as their operational implementation over time.”
Paul D. et Mathieu B. – founders of a FinTech company
“Sylvain Clavé supported me during the creation of my company. He offered me a service that was adapted to my needs. I valued his advice which took into consideration my immediate needs as well as future options. Beyond his technical advice, I also appreciated his responsiveness and consideration of my schedule constraints.”
Clotilde G.founder of an eco-friendly shoe brand
“How valuable it is to be able to rely on a competent and responsive professional! As the regulations are cumbersome and complex, we regularly contact Sylvain Clavé. He always responds rapidly with comments and solutions that are adapted to our needs. Having such an effective external legal department is sometimes better than an internal one in a large group...”
Vincent D.wealth manager
“Sylvain Clavé assisted me with the sale of all my company’s shares and my retirement. This operation was steered by Sylvain Clavé acting as a genuine driving force in a secure environment. Sylvain Clavé educational abilities enabled me to rapidly understand the challenges and the difficulties of the file, resulting in the success of the sale process.”
Patrick R.company director
“As the manager of a young, ambitious start-up, logistical support with the legal aspects is crucial. Sylvain’s support was absolutely perfect, both attentive and responsive, with a comprehensive but precise approach to wide-ranging topics. Sylvain was incredibly informative, helping me understand the legal challenges, and guiding me towards the most appropriate strategies for my company, and protecting it as best as possible.”
Eric B.founder of a financial product marketing platform