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Laura Houet

Laura Houët


T +44 20 7367 3582
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, Dutch, French

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 expertise on the product side. She advises a broad range of large asset managers on all aspects of their regulated fund ranges, from structuring and authorisation to reorganisation and rationalisation. Laura also advises her clients on governance issues, including the appointment of non-executive directors. Laura has significant experience leading large scale reorganisations and business critical projects.

Laura has been closely involved in all major UK authorised fund developments over the last decade from UCITS III, IV and V to AIFMD and MiFID II. She also has significant expertise advising on the structuring and ongoing operation of PAIFs and ACSs.

As part of the CMS Funds Group, Laura also works closely with her European counterparts on the structuring of, in particular, funds based in Luxembourg and France.

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“Laura is an expert in her field... she is respected by all areas of the business from legal and compliance to fund managers and the board. She operates as an extension of her client teams and is considered as such”

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“She is extremely commercial and has provided accurate and efficient counsel to us over a number of years on complex matters.”

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Relevant experience

  • A number of asset managers on the impact of the FCA’s asset management market study, including the wholescale review and amendment of fund ranges.
  • A number of houses (in relation to both regulated and unregulated fund ranges) on the impact of responsible investment strategies for both funds and investors.
  • Significant asset management houses on the reconstruction of their life company assets into their OEIC ranges.
  • Structuring and establishment of a large number of PAIFs, as well as ongoing governance and product advice.
  • Establishment and continuing advice on a number of ACSs (real estate and equity).
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2004 – LPC, BPP Law School, London

2002 – LL.M – Georgetown University, Washington D.C

2001 – LL.B (Hons), University of Glasgow, Glasgow

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