Alex Haynes > Stephenson Harwood > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Stephenson Harwood

Work Department



As a partner within the firm’s highly regarded investment funds team, Alex supports clients across the investment management sector in seeking to achieve their aims. Clients value his highly commercial and pragmatic approach.

Alex focuses on the investment management sector and advises on the establishment of, raising funds for and reconstructions/reorganisations of investment funds in the UK and offshore as well as acquisitions and disposals, equity capital markets advisory work, public takeovers and other corporate finance transactions for clients in the investment management sector.

Alex’s practice also encompasses financial services regulation, particularly in the investment management field. His clients include listed and private funds, investment and asset managers as well as investment banks and brokers.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds

(Leading individuals)

Alex HaynesStephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood‘s ‘great knowledge of the sector’ facilitates its handling of an array of both UK and offshore-domiciled listed funds matters, advising on prospective IPOs, fund mergers and fundraisings. On the regulatory front, the firm is advising on the FCA’s new consumer duty regime in addition to assisting clients with environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) reporting requirements. Leading the team is William Saunders, whose practice encompasses IPOs, shareholder matters and fund mergers. Alex Haynes assists fund managers with the launch of new investment vehicles in addition to advising on restructuring, while Carolyn Hall advises investment banks on the IPOs of closed-ended funds in addition to supporting restructurings and secondary transactions Nick Horton acts for investment managers on the launch of funds and also provides regulatory advice. Managing associate Kate Longman is also recommended.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds

Stephenson Harwood’s practice is led by veteran practitioner William Saunders, who acts for investment trusts, offshore funds and investment managers on investments into real estate assets and on the structuring and launch of investment vehicles. The team also advises on the acquisition and disposal of assets for investment vehicles. Alex Haynes is recommended for the formation and reorganisation of funds, as well as fundraising. Nick Horton was promoted to partner in May 2022.