Eversheds Sutherland

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for An undisputed market leader in the open-ended funds space, with strong showings for real estate and closed-ended listed funds work. Its impressive bench of practitioners demonstrates deep industry knowledge and frequently handles regulated and UCITS or NURS (non-UCITS regulated scheme) funds, with extensive experience developing complex products for retail and institutional investors. Regularly assists asset managers and depositary banks on their AIFMD implementation, while continuing to carry out pioneering work in the Property Authorised Investment Funds and Authorised Corporate Schemes space.

Strengths Clients say: "They know their product inside out, they keep it simple and they are very good at explaining issues to a non-legal audience."

Sources note: "Their advice can always be relied upon and it is good value for money."

Market commentators say: "They deliver work in a timely manner."

Work highlights Advised BMO Real Estate Partners on the structure and establishment of its open-ended build to rent real estate fund.

Notable practitioners

Julian Brown
assists clients with a wide variety of matters relating to open-ended funds including OEICs and Charity Authorised Investment Funds.

Michaela Walker
regularly advises depositary banks and asset management companies on authorised funds, Authorised Contractual Schemes and the European Benchmarks Regulation.
"She does thorough and excellent analyses."

Pamela Thompson
is the chairperson of the firm. She has expertise in open-ended funds including Property Authorised Investment Funds and Authorised Contractual Schemes.
"She is a stalwart of the open-ended funds space."

Ronald Paterson
is noted for his expertise on the regulatory issues facing listed funds. He also works with managers on transactional matters including the launch of closed-ended fund matters.
"He is able to give meaningful and useful opinions on things without getting bogged down - he gives good practical advice." "He has a wealth of experience and a commercial approach."