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Diane Campion de Poligny


Diane Campion de Poligny has significant experience in the creation and fundraising of French, foreign and pan-European private equity, debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondary investment funds. She also advises portfolio managers in their activities (representation of institutional and corporate investors, AIFMD and SFDR regulatory aspects). She also advises fund managers and investors on secondary transactions and spin-offs (GP led secondary, LP led secondary).

Professional QualificationsAvocat admitted to the Paris Bar


  • Advising Hi Inov on the structuring and raising of its third fund, Hi Inov 3, which reached an initial closing of EUR75m.
  • Advising AXA IM Paris on the structuring and establishment of AXA IM Global Health Fund SCSP SICAV-RAIF, a private equity fund focusing on the health sector and AXA's prior impact funds.*
  • Advising ArchiMed with respect to their growth platform fund Med Platform II with a heathcare focus, a target 2.5 billion fund and their mid-market growth fund MED III with a healthcare focus and all their co- investment vehicles.*
  • Advising Keensight Capital with respect to the creation of their fifth-generation and sixth generation fund (Keensight Nova VI) together with their smaller-mid market fund Keensight Spark I and all their co-investment vehicles.*
  • Advising Qualium Investissement with respect to its shareholders' reorganisation and the fundraising of Qualium Fund II and Qualium Fund III dedicated to French SME's and ETI majority capital transmission.*
  • Advising Bex Capital with respect to the structuring and fundraising of their third generation and fourth secondary fund Bex Fund III and Bex Fund IV.*
  • Advising Merieux Equity Partners with respect to the fundraising of its third-generation fund named MP3 and with respect to the fundraising of OMX Europe Venture Fund.*
  • Advising Consolidation et Développement Gestion on the fundraising of their second and third-generation, special situations funds FCDE Independent Fund II.*
  • Advising Bpifrance with respect to the structuring of French Tech Acceleration Fund II and Ecotech II sponsored by the French State dedicated to French start-ups in the context of the French government Programme d'Investissement d'Avenir.*
  • Advising Bpifrance with respect to the structuring and fundraising of Averroes Africa, a fund of fund investing in Africa.*
  • Advising Weinberg Capital Partners with respect to the fundraising of its third generation LBO fund named WCP#3 and of WCP Impact Dev and of Eirene a private equity investment fund focus on the defense industry.*
  • Advising AXA IM with respect to the structuring and fundraising of Development Venture V.*
  • Advising AEW Europe on the structuring and fundraising of its fund named AEW Eurocore, a pan-European open-ended fund dedicated to real estate core assets.*
  • Advising AXA REIM with respect to the creation of a pan-european open- ended fund dedicated to logistics sector.*
  • Advising Assurances du Crédit Mutuel with respect to secondary operations. *
  • Advising Meridiam with respect to secondary operations.*
  • Advising the European Investment Fund on their investments in private equity funds, debt in France.*
  • Advising Perceva on the fundraising of its successor FPCI, specialised in special situations.*
  • Advising Five Arrows Managers (Rothschild group) in the context of an AIFM authorisation in Luxembourg.*

(*experience at previous law firm)

  • French
  • English
  • Paris-Dauphine - PSL University, Master degree 2, Business Law, 2010 – 2011
  • Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Master degree 1, Business Law, 2009 - 2010

Publications and media

  • « Nouvelles dispositions - Distribution transfrontalière et pré-commercialisation de FIA », September 2021

Prior Experience

  • Prior to joining DLA Piper, Diane worked 10 years in the Funds & investment management team of a leading international law firm.
  • Diane has gained experience within Investment Funds divisions of multiple international law firms in Paris and London.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Paris Bar
  • Member of France Invest
  • Member of the AFG (association française de la gestion financière)