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Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood LLP is a full-service international law firm. Our Funds and Financial Services Group is a leading diversified funds practice with specialist expertise in hedge funds.

Hedge funds – we can help with product development and structuring; regulatory and tax considerations; structuring and establishing the fund manager; managing the fund launch process and launches of new share classes and sub-funds; advising on the terms of investment; fund restructurings and redomiciliation; legal due diligence for investors and fund operation. We can draft, review and/or negotiate the full range of hedge fund documentation, including side letters, managed account documentation, seeding agreements, remuneration deferral arrangements and complex performance fee wording.

Start-ups and spinouts – we are a market leader in the field of restrictive covenants and can help from the first moment you think about starting up your business.

Europe and Asia – we provide hedge fund services in Europe and Asia, principally through our offices in London and Hong Kong. With some 25% of our people based in Asia, we are exceptionally well placed to advise hedge fund managers in the region.

Financial services – we can advise clients on all aspects of their regulation by the UK Financial Services Authority and/or the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Regulatory litigation – we have one of the leading regulatory litigation practices in the City of London. We have a wealth of experience in managing regulatory crises and the associated litigation, and have for many years acted in the highest profile regulatory cases. Many members of the team have worked as prosecutors, regulators or in-house counsel before entering private practice.

Funds litigation – our funds litigation practice combines the skills of experienced dispute resolution practitioners with specialist knowledge in the funds sector to provide comprehensive advice in relation to the most complex issues and fund-related disputes.

For further information please contact James Tinworth on +44 (0)20 7809 2082 or +44 (0) 7780 483 175 or visit www.shlegal.com 

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