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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Funds department advises investment funds, their managers and investors.


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Head of Investment Funds

Aaron Stocks

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+44 (0)20 7295 3319

Aaron heads our dedicated team of asset management and fund formation lawyers. He is a specialist in listed fund and shareholder activism work and chairs the legal and regulatory committee of LPeC, the trade body for listed private capital vehicles.

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The department brings together expertise from its corporate, regulatory, tax and real estate teams to provide multi-disciplinary and commercially driven advice.  Whatever your requirements, we are here to act as your trusted advisers.

"a wide breadth and depth of experience but also an accessibility and responsiveness which you do not get with many larger City firms."

Chambers UK

The core areas of our practice are Private Funds (including private equity, real estate, debt, infrastructure and hedge fund structures), Listed Funds and Retail Funds.

We have extensive experience of the fundraising process for a wide variety of fund structures and strategies.  But we do not just focus on these high-profile transactions: our aim is to build long-term relationships with clients, assisting with day-to-day issues to advising on complex large-scale projects and standing beside you through crisis management.

With tax regimes becoming more sophisticated and increased regulation being imposed on investment funds and their managers, specialist legal advice and support is required.  The Funds department is a cross-departmental team with strength-in-depth across our tax and regulatory practices.  This means we provide a seamless service and first-rate advice on all matters that are important to the business of our clients.

Winner, The Lawyer Awards 2018 and 2019 – Funds Team of the Year

Winner, Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2017 and 2018 – Law Firm of the Year/Fund Structuring