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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Barry Stimpson

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Barry specialises in Investment Funds, Limited Liability Partnerships and Joint Ventures.

He sets up and advises Real Estate, Private Equity, Film and Debt private funds, listed funds and UCITS funds and advises them on all aspects of their structuring, formation, reorganisation, maintenance and exit strategies. Private fund vehicles include onshore and offshore limited partnerships, unit trusts and companies and onshore limited liability partnerships.

Barry advises fund managers, law, accountancy and other professional firms on LLP and Partnership matters. This includes converting companies and partnerships to LLPs, limited liability partnership agreements, team hires and mergers. Barry advised on the merger of Grant Thornton and Robson Rhodes and the merger of Davies Arnold Cooper and Beachcroft. Barry is cited in the Legal 500 Law Firm directory for his partnership work.

He also handles club deals and investments for many of the funds he works with and acts as general counsel to growth-orientated companies in all stages of development. Barry also represents many institutions, such as pension funds, insurance companies, corporations and family offices on their investments.

Barry was an investment banker at UBS for a number of years gaining extensive experience of the real estate and listed funds sectors. He brings this background to his legal work, understanding the financial as well as the legal and regulatory drivers behind projects.

Barry works closely with the firm's Tax, Real Estate, Regulatory and Finance teams and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars.


Trained Masons, qualified September 1987; assistant solicitor, Linklaters 1987;  investment banker UBS 1989; assistant solicitor then partner, Blake Morgan 1992-1998; partner, Squire Patten Boggs (Hammonds) 1998; partner, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 2003; partner, DAC Beachcroft 2011; partner, Olswang 2014; partner, Bond Dickinson 2016; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

In October 2017 Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP¬†was formed through a combination of US firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and the UK-based Bond Dickinson, greatly enhancing the firm‚Äôs ability to handle transatlantic partnership matters; a matter that was coordinated within the UK firm by ‚Äėvery capable‚Äô practice head Barry Stimpson. The group‚Äôs primary clients are law firms, accountants and fund managers, for which the team advises on LLP arrangements, merger projects and a range of fund-related partnership vehicles. Michelle Chance¬†specialises in representation for partnership dispute resolution, where she is ‚Äėespecially good at representing individuals‚Äô, although she also has significant expertise in advising partnerships and LLPs. Jamie Pass¬†and Richard Collins¬†are also recommended on the contentious side.

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