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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
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Work +44 20 7628 2020
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Fax +44 20 7628 2070
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12 LONDON CHANCERY
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www.simmons-simmons.com

Matthew Pitman

Tel:
Work +44 20 7825 4629
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Simmons & Simmons

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Financial Services

Position

Matthew is a partner in the financial services group, a part of the firm’s financial markets department. He specialises in private funds formation and investment. Matthew’s expertise is in transactional, advisory and regulatory work in the asset management and investment funds sector. Matthew has a particular focus on the private (or closed end) funds arena, including matters relating to private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and other alternative asset classes. He also regularly advises major institutional investors on the terms of their fund investments.

Career

Qualified 2006, Partner Simmons & Simmons 2015

Education

University of Bristol (LLB), Nottingham Law School (LPC)


London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Simmons & Simmons has 'excellent depth of knowledge across all areas of the discipline, and always presents its advice in a realistic commercial context'. David Williams  is 'a credit to the profession - responsive, accurate and with a breadth of experience and commercial acumen', with  Matthew Pitman and Dale Gabbert also key contacts. In Africa, the team advised Investec on forming Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 3; Cindy Valentine  is a key contact for emerging markets work. Other asset classes include shipping funds. Institutional investor clients include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as the British Business Bank and the BT pension scheme.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
    - Simmons & Simmons

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