Team Members

Allan Chapin

Allan Chapin


Allan Chapin is a Partner based in Compass Advisers’ New York office, and Head of the firm’s global presence in France and the Low Countries. Prior to joining Compass in May 2002, Mr. Chapin was a Managing Director at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC.

In 1968, Mr. Chapin joined the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, where he became a partner in 1976. He was a resident of the Paris office for several years, and then was head of the Sullivan & Cromwell European operations.

Throughout his 31 years with Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr. Chapin has represented sovereign governments, agencies, investment and merchant banks, insurance companies, a wide array of industrial private sectors companies, and many foreign investors, both individuals and corporations.

Among others, Mr. Chapin has represented Elf Aquitaine S.A., Régie Nationale des Usines Renault S.A. and its subsidiaries Renault Véhicules Industriels S.A. and Mack Trucks, Inc., SCOR S.A. and its subsidiary SCOR U.S. Corporation, Crédit Lyonnais and Suez-Lyonnaise. He has advised Anheuser-Busch InBev and the international mining company M.I.M. Holdings Limited of Australia as well as clients from the Arabian Gulf region.

Mr. Chapin is a former director of PPR, SCOR, InBev, CIFG, American Motors Corporation and Mack Trucks. He is Chairman of the French American Foundation.

Mr. Chapin received an L.L.B. degree from Yale Law School and a B.A. degree from Yale University. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1961 to 1967.