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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Victoria Younghusband

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Financial services; corporate, financial services and funds.


Victoria is a corporate lawyer who has over 30 years’ experience advising the asset management industry, working predominantly in London but also in Hong Kong. She advises investment funds and their directors on all aspects, from set-up, flotation and secondary issues to governance, restructuring and winding-up, as well as on financial services and corporate regulatory issues, including major shareholder notifications, short selling and the Alternative Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). She also advises on the Takeover Code. Victoria acts for both listed and unlisted funds, closed-ended and open-ended, corporates and partnerships, onshore and offshore. She also advises asset managers, both in respect of funds and of establishing, acquiring or disposing of asset management businesses, and institutional investors. Much of her work is cross-border with the managers, funds or underlying assets being based worldwide, including in particular the US, 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. Experience: assisting first time and more established managers on establishing their funds and advising on distribution, including registration, where required, under the AIFMD and exercise of the UCITS and AIFMD passports; acting for major UK institutional investors and family offices on their investments into high-profile hedge funds and private equity funds, including negotiating side letters


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

London: Investment fund formation and management

Listed funds

Within: Leading individuals

Victoria Younghusband - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Listed funds

'Always available, pleasant to deal with and clear at communicating' is how one client describes Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's investment funds department, which is jointly led by Jonathan Bayliss  and Keir Gordon. The group was strengthened by the addition of real estate funds expert Melville Rodrigues, who joined from CMS in April 2018. A varied client list is a key feature of the practice, which regularly assists both major institutional fund management groups and smaller boutique managers. The firm's charity-sector group works hand-in-hand with the funds practice, attracting a number of charity fund managers. Victoria Younghusband is recommended for her 'extremely responsive manner'.

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