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Stephen Robinson

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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. Advises on all types of investment funds and all related regulatory matters, including private equity, property funds and hedge funds for institutional clients, including all related regulatory matters.

Career

Trainee solicitor Dundas & Wilson, Edinburgh 1990-92, assistant solicitor 1992-95; assistant solicitor Macfarlanes 1995-2001, partner 2001; publications: co-editor of ‚ÄėCollective Investment Schemes Law and Practice‚Äô; contributor Butterworths‚Äô ‚ÄėFinancial Regulation Service‚Äô.

Education

Hutchesons Grammar School, Glasgow; Glasgow University (1989 First Class Law; 1990 DipLP).


London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Macfarlanes LLP¬†provides 'commercial, practical and relevant advice based on evolving market practice'. Christopher Good¬†is 'hardworking, knowledgeable, commercial and easy to work with'¬†- he advised Hollyport Capital on raising Hollyport Secondary Opportunities VI. Stephen Robinson's practice includes heavyweight new manager spin-outs and the formation of credit funds - also, in the venture space, he advised new client win Felix Capital Partners on forming its second, $150m, fund. Alex Amos¬†advised Hayfin Capital Management on forming a ‚ā¨2.2bn special opportunities fund.

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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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Legal Developments by:
Macfarlanes LLP

  • Finding the ‚Ä®right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‚Äėin principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‚Äėrecorded in a suitably worded agreement'. ‚Ä©
    - Macfarlanes

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