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Funds lawyers

Whether you are establishing, managing, investing in or lending to a fund, you need experienced advisers who have done it before.

Our specialist funds group has expertise in all fund types: open or closed-ended, institutional or retail, private or listed, partnership or corporate, authorised or unauthorised. The UK-based team is part of CMS’ global funds group. We advise clients wherever they are operating and can efficiently assist in co-ordinating your international distribution strategy.

As well as deep regulatory and taxation expertise, we bring practical advice based on long experience. We are recognised experts in fund formation and also advise on debt finance; fund mergers and restructuring; carry restructuring; secondary transfers; and regulatory affairs.

As well as technical expertise, your advisers should add practical value. We consciously cultivate relationships with regulators, depositaries, administrators and placing agents, which facilitates smooth transactions.

Knowledge of the asset class can be essential to a successful fund launch. CMS’ sector-driven approach allows us to offer asset-class expertise, particularly for real estate, private equity, infrastructure, energy and clean energy, transport, life sciences & healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and TMC.

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Nick Burt
Nick Burt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Nick is a Partner in our Tax team with experience in advising on all aspects of tax planning and structuring for corporate clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and joint ventures.Nick...
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Aidan Campbell
Aidan Campbell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Aidan Campbell is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group with over 16 years of experience of the regulation of financial services in the UK.He has a broad range of expertise in financial...
Bill Carr
Bill Carr
Part­ner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
Bill Carr is a partner in our London Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure and energy projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group...
Maxine Cupitt
Maxine Cupitt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Maxine Cupitt is a partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Group at CMS. She joined the firm in 1992, became a partner in 1999 and has worked with the insurance market for over 30 years.Having defended...
Paul Edmondson
Paul Edmondson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Paul Edmondson is a partner in our Financial Services & Products team. He has over 20 years’ experience advising financial institutions on a range of regulatory and commercial issues.Clients include...
Karagh Gilliatt
Karagh Gilliatt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Karagh Gilliatt is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services & Products Team and has over 10 years' experience in financial services law. Karagh specialises in regulated funds, asset and transitions...
Patrick Groves
Patrick Groves
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Patrick has particular experience in the structuring and launch of closed and open-ended Pan-European and UK real estate funds, as well as clubs, co-investments, complex multi-party joint ventures and...
Victoria Henry
Victoria Henry
Part­ner
Co-head of Corporate
United Kingdom, London
Victoria is the Co-head of Corporate at CMS. She has been a corporate lawyer for over 20 years and specialises in corporatized real estate and fund formation.She is a partner in our FIRA team and has...
Laura Houët
Laura Houët
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Laura Houët is a partner in CMS’ Financial Services and Products team in London with over 10 years’ experience advising the asset management industry.Laura is a regulated funds specialist with particular...
Amanda Howard
Amanda Howard
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Amanda heads the firm’s Funds and Indirect Real Estate Assets team. She specialises in structuring, equity raisings and restructurings for real asset funds, complex joint ventures for investment and...