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Simon Thomas

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Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Investment management.

Position

Partner in the investment management group, specialising in open-ended alternative investment funds. Advises start-up and institutional investment managers on all aspects of the structuring, establishment and operation of investment management companies and investment funds with a particular emphasis on the hedge fund industry.

Career

Trained Titmuss Sainer Dechert 1995-97; associate Dechert 1997-2002; Akin Gump 2002-05, partner 2005-2013; partner Macfarlanes 2013.

Education

Farnham College 1989; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1992 LLB Law); College of Law (1993 LSF).


London: Investment fund formation and management

Real estate funds

Within: Real estate funds

At Macfarlanes LLP, Alex Amos advised Venn on forming its first-ever closed-ended real estate debt fund, which raised £185m over two closes. Simon Thomas is also a name of note for real estate debt funds work. In infrastructure, Stephen Robinson advised Ancala Partners on the creation of its debut mid-market infrastructure investment platform. Listed real estate fund clients include Supermarket Income REIT, which Lora Froud advised on its IPO. The firm also acts for Octopus Investments.

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