Our regulated business and funds team understands the competitive pressures of today’s highly volatile capital and investment markets, acting for:

  • FCA regulated fund and asset managers
  • FCA regulated dealers and brokers
  • regulated and unregulated collective investment schemes
  • HNW and UHNW Investors

We have particular expertise in the structure of London based fund-managers and their funds. We also advise many fund managers on the structure of their partnership businesses, management, distribution and performance/loyalty remuneration arrangements.

Recently we have set up a new European base for a US broker and a start-up dealer-broker for ex-employees of a well known bank. 

The bulk of our advice centres on:

  • LP and LLP structures
  • on-shore and off-shore collective investment schemes and fund incorporation
  • marketing restrictions
  • substantial shareholder disclosures
  • software licences, intellectual property and trading platform protections
  • fund M&A and illiquid/special situations investments
  • fee structures, hurdles and carry
  • brokerage/custody/PB arrangements
  • profit distribution, participation pools, employee incentives and loyalty schemes
  • Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

Clients work with us because of our:

  • legal know-how and intellectual rigour
  • depth of City experience
  • very competitive fees structure
  • personal commitment to get the job done

Contact Details

James Duncan

Partner

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5017

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 0316

Email. jduncan@wslaw.co.uk

James  Duncan


Richard Tinham

Partner

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5165

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 0316

Email. rtinham@wslaw.co.uk

Richard Tinham


John Hiscock

Partner

Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5075

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5099

Email. jhiscock@wslaw.co.uk

John Hiscock