A firm of excellence, attentive to the needs of its clients

Arao Avocats

As an expert in financial law and digital asset law, ARAO AVOCATS offers personalized support and legal services tailored to the constraints of its clients in compliance with regulations, based on a risk-based approach. Our firm is only driven by tailor-made solutions and has a weakness for projects that challenge its know-how.

Founded by a lawyer from a leading Anglo-Saxon law firm and with significant experience at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), our firm serenely assists our clients in their dealings with the licensing, supervisory and control authorities, in their regulatory compliance, or in their development projects.

The firm operates both in French and English.

Areas of expertise

Clients of the firm

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Anne Raoul-Tardieu was a lawyer for 12 years in the capital markets department of Linklaters in Paris and then held various positions at the AMF for 10 years. Most recently in charge of ISP and CASP authorizations within the AMF's Markets Division, she previously held inspection positions, first as an ISP and FIA controller, then as assistant to the director.

She was the driving force behind the organization of the teams in charge of processing registration and authorization files for CASPs in coordination with the ACPR. She has to her credit the examination of some thirty authorization files (ISPs in the context of Brexit and CASPs). She contributed to the development of the AMF's Q&A on CASPs and developed the forms to assist in the preparation of appraisal files available on the AMF website in a spirit of knowledge sharing with the players.

Anne RAOUL TARDIEU est une avocate en droit financier, avec une expérience de 10 ans au sein de l'AMF et notamment dans le service dédié aux PSAN

Based on these experiences, she returned to the legal profession in January 2022 to assist her clients in their development projects or in their regulatory compliance, as well as in their dealings with the licensing and control authorities.

Her different professional experiences have led her to address many areas of law related to financial services (financial instruments, digital assets, investment services, payment services, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism).

Result-oriented and familiar with the organization of the regulators, Anne will accompany you in your steps and projects in a serene climate with the motto that a well-prepared application is a file that is quickly processed by the authorities. 


We work with lawyers and expert partners to offer our clients an integrated range of services including corporate law (incorporation, shareholders' agreements, fund raising), employment law, tax law, intellectual property law, financial litigation and pre-litigation, and accounting. We can work with foreign lawyers to address international issues that arise in our clients' files.

Relations with regulators

We facilitate relations between our clients and the regulatory authorities (Autorité des marchés financiers, Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution). Thanks to our experience within the regulatory authorities, we have a comprehensive knowledge of the expected requirements as well as the internal functioning of these authorities to better advise our clients.


Full day or half day package

We offer a daily or half-day rate, upon request.



Extended package

We offer you a fixed price, on estimate.



Hourly rate

For telephone or short term consultations, we offer hourly rates according to a fee estimate communicated upon request.



For your project, you can contact us:

Email : a.raoul@arao-avocats.com

Address : ARAO AVOCATS | 54 rue Dombasle | 75015 Paris | France