Lora Froud > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Financial Services and Products


Lora advises clients on the structuring and operation of onshore and offshore investment funds, both regulated and unregulated, and also advises on all legal aspects of asset management. She specialises in regulated funds.

Her clients include operators, asset managers, depositaries and custodians of investment funds. Advice is wide ranging and incorporates restructurings and reorganisations, outsourcing and hosting arrangements, investment management agreements, depositary agreements and platform and distribution arrangements.

In addition she regularly assists clients with related EU
and UK regulatory and compliance matters. She has particular experience in advising on the UCITS regime, AIFMD, MiFID and ESG developments.

Lora is an active participant in Investment Association initiatives and was heavily involved in advising the FCA and the IA on the regulatory framework for the Long Term Asset Fund. She is also on the Alternative Investment Management Association working groups in relation to UCITS, AIFMD and Liquid Alternatives and is on the IBA’s Investment Funds Committee.

Lora is ranked as a leading individual in the retail funds space by a leading legal directory, The UK Legal 500, and is listed in The Lawyers Hot 100 2020.


Qualified 2005; partner 2015

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds

(Leading individuals)

Lora FroudMacfarlanes LLP

The team at Macfarlanes LLP covers the full range of fund-related matters, advising fund managers on the establishment and structure of their products. The firm also offers assistance with regulatory issues, having worked alongside the Investment Association (IA) and helped the FCA with its post-Brexit funds regime. Lora Froud is the lead partner for open-ended funds; she active in the regulated retail funds space, where she advises clients on UCITS funds and matters pertaining to ESG, AIFMD and MiFID. Senior counsel Alexandra Cochrane advises asset managers and authorised corporate directors on regulated funds matters, including mergers, terminations and rationalisations.