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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Financial services; corporate, financial services and funds.


Victoria is a corporate lawyer who has specialised in advising investment funds and their managers and other advisers on all aspects from set-up, fund raising, governance, acquisitions, disposals and mergers to restructuring and winding-up. The funds may be open-ended or closed-ended, onshore or offshore, authorised or unregulated and in a number of different legal structures. Much of her work is cross-border with the managers, funds or underlying assets being based worldwide, including in particular the USA, continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. In the quoted funds arena, she acts for sponsors on occasion, as well as for the funds themselves, or their managers.  She has been an expert witness in a dispute on the terms of an investment management agreement.
She is a member of the Company Law Committee of the City of London Law Society and led their Joint Working Group on Market Abuse. She is also a member of the technical committee of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) and a member of various working groups of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).  She chairs the Governance Committee of Listed Private Capital (LPeC).  She is ranked as a leading individual for Investment Funds in Chambers  and Legal 500, and recognised as an expert in Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds and is highly regarded for investment funds in IFLR1000 .  She is also a member of the 100 Women in Finance London Legal and Compliance Peer Advisory Group. Experience: acting for India Capital Growth Fund Limited on its move from AIM to a premium listing on the Main Market, advising on the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code and the  2019 AIC Code of Corporate Governancwe; advising on the establishment of an Irish EuVECA fund to invest in start-ups and more mature technology companies.


Technical committee of the AIC; City of London Solicitors Company Company Law Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds

(Leading individuals)

Victoria YounghusbandCharles Russell Speechlys LLP

At Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, lawyers provide a full service for institutional clients, including the portfolios of Fidelity. The team advises on fund structuring and establishments, bringing together experts in tax, regulatory law and corporate transactions; and often works closely with colleagues in Luxembourg and Switzerland, giving it coverage of the international listed funds space. The group is jointly led by ‘excellentVictoria Younghusband , a specialist in regulatory issues including market abuse; and David Hicks , who focuses on corporate financial services mandates. Andrew Collins ‘ public companies practice regularly dovetails with listed funds work.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

(Firms to watch)

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP bolstered its funds practice in June 2021 with the addition of Edyta Brozyniak, who has experience in acting for fund managers and investors. Brozyniak now co-heads the team alongside Victoria Younghusband.