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Stephenson Harwood

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An investment funds specialist providing launch and on-going advice to funds and their managers, with a focus on closed-ended listed funds.

Nick is a partner in the investment funds team. He advises on the launch of a range of fund structures as well as on post-launch events including secondary issues, reconstructions, changes to management arrangements and regulatory matters.

Nick has a focus on closed-ended funds, both UK and offshore, advising investment managers, funds and brokers. He has advised on a number of high profile and innovative launches and reconstructions. He also acts for funds on public and private investment and divestment work across a range of sectors.


Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds

Stephenson Harwood is most known for its experience in handling investment company IPOs, advising on fundraisings and secondary issuances. REITs constitute an important part of the client roster for the firm, but it has experience across the listed fund space. Regulatory advice is another important strand of work, and lawyers are increasingly instructed on ESG reporting and disclosure matters. William Saunders  is the team leader, with significant experience in fund IPOs, share transactions and placings. Alex Haynes is an expert in fund establishment, fundraisings, and restructurings and reorganisations, advising UK and offshore investment managers; and Carolyn Hall is noted for advising issuers and investment banks on closed-ended investment fund IPOs and secondary issues, as well as reconstructions. Promoted to partner in April 2022, Nick Horton is another name to note.