Investment Management


Emerging fund structures, regulatory hurdles, technological developments and market volatility present both new opportunities and risks to the investment funds sector. Combined with an understanding of clients' objectives and vast experience in the sector, our investment funds lawyers provides clients with clear-cut legal advice in the investment funds sector.

Our Investment Management team is one of the leading advisers to the sector in the UK. The team brings together a wealth of talent covering funds, tax, regulatory, finance, derivatives, corporate and dispute resolution – enabling us to provide a full legal service to our clients.

With a long-established presence as an investment funds law firm, our clients include large institutions and investment banks, start-up boutiques and private equity fund managers and institutional and professional investors.

Our investment funds lawyers advise on listed fund structures and across a range of closed-ended private fund structures including credit funds, private equity and venture capital funds and real estate funds.

We also provide everyday asset management advice to help our clients build scale and capability, support them with regulatory change, and manage disputes that may arise from time to time.

We advise on a number of different types of fund structures and asset classes, working closely with lawyers across our sectors to provide you with tailored advice.

Fund services

Awards and accolades

We have acted on the highest number of main market IPO mandates since 2015 of any law firm in the UK, the majority of those transactions being the launch of listed funds.

In 2021, we acted on 26 equity capital market transactions with a cumulative value of in excess of £2.5 billion, which was approximately half of all transactions in the sector and more than double any other law firm.

We are ranked Tier One by The Legal 500 for listed investment funds. Kris Rogers, John Reed and Oliver Riley are ranked as leading individuals by The Legal 500 for investment funds.

Contact our team

If you are looking for advice in the investment funds sector in the UK, please contact a member of our team.

Nick Heather
Head of Investment Funds (UK)

Katherine Rainwood

Oliver Riley

John Reed

Kris Rogers

Sharon Ayres