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Ed Kingsbury


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, German, Spanish

Ed Kingsbury advises clients on investment funds and investment management arrangements and focusses on venture capital, private equity, debt and other alternative funds including litigation funding.  He advises sponsors and investors.  His clients include Active Partners, Alpina Partners, Fuse Ventures, Golding Capital, Grant Thornton, Legal & General, Syntaxis Capital and Syz Capital.  He also advises on secondaries transactions.  He is recommended for venture capital funds by Chambers and Partners 2021 which notes he is “recognised for his deep expertise in the venture capital space". 

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Memberships & Roles

  • British Venture Capital Association Regulatory Committee.
  • Invest Europe Financial Services and Regulatory Working Group.
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  • 2004 - Legal Practice Course, Post-graduate Diploma in Law, Bpp.
  • 1999 - Commissioning Course, RMA Sandhurst.
  • 1998 -  BA (Hons) History & Politics, Durham University.
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Fo­cus­ing on Funds - New Re­gister for over­seas leg­al en­tit­ies and their...
On 15 March 2022, the Eco­nom­ic Crime (Trans­par­ency and En­force­ment) Act (the Act) re­ceived Roy­al As­sent after be­ing fast-tracked through Par­lia­ment in re­sponse to the war in Ukraine. In this Fo­cus­ing...
CMS ad­vises Fuse Ven­ture Part­ners on in­vest­ment in Forto’s USD 240m fun­drais­ing
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Fuse Ven­ture Part­ners on its in­vest­ment in part­ner­ship with Cherry Ven­tures, in the USD 240m Series C+ fund­ing raised by lo­gist­ics solu­tions pro­vider Forto.  The...
Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) con­firms that Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure...
This Fo­cus­ing on Funds looks at new changes in the UK's ap­proach to the Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (SF­DR). The Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) has con­firmed that the SF­DR will not ap­ply...
Fo­cus­ing on Funds – AIFMD Con­sulta­tion Pa­per
This Fo­cus­ing on Funds looks at some of the European Com­mis­sion con­sulta­tion pa­per on the AIFMD. The Con­sulta­tion fol­lows an in­ter­ven­tion by ESMA with its let­ter to the Com­mis­sion rais­ing nu­mer­ous...
Fo­cus­ing on Funds – Mer­ger Con­trol: Part 1
This Fo­cus­ing on Funds is top­ic­al for fund man­agers and in­vestors as mer­ger con­trol en­force­ment con­tin­ues to strengthen around the world and the num­ber of jur­is­dic­tions where the is­sue is rel­ev­ant con­tin­ues...
CMS ap­points new part­ner to strengthen in­ter­na­tion­al funds prac­tice
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Ed Kings­bury who joins the firm as a part­ner in its funds prac­tice in Lon­don. Ed joins from Dech­ert LLP.Ed has sig­ni­fic­ant ex­per­i­ence...