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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Ronald Paterson

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Ronald is a partner in our financial institutions group. He has extensive experience of advising the fund management industry and leads Eversheds’ advice on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) and co-leads the team advising on the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID II”) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (“MiFIR”).

Ronald has a long track record of helping fund managers to launch innovative funds and to set up new businesses. He has experience of setting up funds to invest in a wide range of asset classes including quoted securities, direct private equity investments, private equity funds, hedge fund strategies, structured products and real estate. He regularly advises investors in venture capital funds, private equity funds and hedge funds. In addition he has extensive experience of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance.

He is ranked by Chambers Directory of the Legal Profession which commends him for "his vast experience, strong technical ability and good common-sense problem-solving skills" and by Legal 500 for displaying "good knowledge and business sense."

Ronald is a former member of the Technical Committee of the Association of Investment Companies, a member of its working party on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers' Directive and a non-executive director of British & American Investment Trust PLC.




London: Investment fund formation and management

Real estate funds

Within: Real estate funds

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Julian Brown  advised Royal London Asset Management on launching a property fund, seeded by two existing portfolios covering a range of assets, structured as an authorised contractual scheme with a PAIF feeder fund. Ronald Paterson assisted Gresham House Asset Management with the formation of a £150m fund investing in housing and infrastructure, with a local authority pension scheme acting as key investor.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

IT expert Matthew Gough¬†leads the team at¬†Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, which handles a wide range of fintech work and has strong transactional capabilities. Financial institutions expert¬†Andrew Henderson¬†acted for the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance on its ¬£5m ICO, and advised HSBC, WealthKernel and TAM Asset Management on robo-advice matters. Henderson and¬†Ronald Paterson¬†assisted Nivaura with obtaining regulatory authorisation for its new blockchain concept to automate bond trading. IT partner¬†Craig Rogers¬†advised Citibank on its new digital proxy voting system Proxymity, which aims to connect and authenticate issuers and investors in listed securities and to streamline the voting process at Annual General Meetings. Gresham House instructed Rogers on its new investor portal, developed in partnership with MMR Digital, to provide a personalised digital experience for investors and clients. Rogers and¬†Stephen Nash¬†acted for StatPro Group on its ‚ā¨13m purchase of UBS's risk and performance analytics business, Delta.¬†Paul Pugh¬†is often active in fintech M&A and fundraising. Associate¬†James Burnie¬†is also recommended.

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