Simmons & Simmons LLP

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for Venerable City firm providing an impressive service for asset managers looking to establish investment funds. Offers expert advice for clients looking to set up open-ended funds and remains one of the top choices for London hedge fund managers. An excellent regulatory practice complements the firm's deep bench of specialists, comprehensive European reach and core focus on investment funds. Accomplished in a wide range of investment matters, from fund launches and structures to portfolio management and MiFID II issues.

Strengths Clients comment that "client service is fantastic and the technical and market expertise is of the highest order," adding that the lawyers are "solutions-based, pragmatic and pleasant to deal with."

Others observe that it is "a formidable team of partners who are genuine industry experts and leaders in their fields."

Others single out the lawyers as "excellent" and "very experienced."

Work highlights Advised John Street Capital on the launch of John Street Frontier Fund.

Notable practitioners

Iain Cullen is experienced in the formation of significant hedge funds and hedge fund managers. Sources say that "he's extraordinarily client-focused, and for depth of technical knowledge there's no one to touch him."

Sources comment that Richard Perry is "great – very good with clients and technically excellent." He is highly regarded for his advice to leading fund sponsors on hedge fund formations.