Our Firm

Strong Relationships with Our Clients
We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients. We work hard to understand our clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. Our primary goal with every client is to gain their trust and build a long-term relationship with them. We try become an integral part of every client’s business — a team member they can turn to when in need.

Teamwork and Collegiality
We work hard but we refuse to lose our perspective on life. Since our founding, we have always maintained a friendly, open and inclusive firm culture in which individuality and independent thinking are highly prized. Our lawyers work in collaborative, collegial teams across our practice areas and offices.


Ricardo Bernard


U.S.: 646.470.1398
France: +1 33 66 95 720 72

Education Info:

University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 2007)
Northwestern University (B.A. 2004, with honors)

I regularly represent startups, venture capital and private equity funds, in both developed and emerging markets. I am happy to say that I am passionate about what I do. I take great pride in assisting our clients in solving their problems, whether that client is an entrepreneur with a formation question or a private equity fund looking to raise capital in an emerging market. My goal is to always add value in any transaction where I am involved.

Over the years my practice has focused on fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, and some natural resource and project finance projects in different emerging markets. I regularly represent clients in seed, debt, venture capital or mezzanine financing transactions with a mix of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters built in.

Before starting the firm, I was an attorney in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where I focused on executing private equity transactions and other corporate matters for large institutional clients.

I am a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and received my bachelors from Northwestern University, during which time I studied at L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

I spend most of my spare time admiring the talents of Andrés Iniesta and reading the short stories of Edward P. Jones.