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Stephenson Harwood

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Carolyn is a corporate partner specialising in investment funds. She also has extensive experience of advising on general corporate matters.

Carolyn has a broad experience advising issuers and investment banks on the IPOs of listed closed-ended investment funds as well as secondary issues, reconstructions and other corporate actions.
In parallel with her interest in listed closed-ended investment funds, Carolyn also regularly advises on the launch of private funds, with a particular focus on hedge funds.

Carolyn also acts for clients on a range of general corporate matters, including private M&A deals (with a particular focus on the acquisitions and disposals of fund manager businesses).


Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds

(Next Generation Partners)

Carolyn Hall –Stephenson Harwood

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.