Simon Currie > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
CONDOR HOUSE
5-10 ST PAUL'S CHURCHYARD
LONDON
EC4M 8AL
England

Work Department

Finance

Position

Simon Currie, a partner in the investment management practice at Morgan Lewis, advises clients on securities and financial services regulatory issues in relation to the investment industry, with a particular focus on fund managers and private investment funds. Simon’s work includes counseling on the application of EU single-market directives, the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, and the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, including authorization applications, conduct of business issues, and general compliance issues. For more information, view Simon’s bio at https://www.morganlewis.com/bios/simoncurrie.

Career

Simon advises on the structuring, establishment, and operation of segregated accounts and segregated account investment vehicles and other investment funds, including UK domestic and offshore investment funds and separate and investment trusts. He has also advised institutional investors in relation to investment in private equity and other investment funds, including by way of acquiring secondary interests in such funds.

Memberships

Member, the Law Society’s Company Law Committee

Education

University of East Anglia, England, 1984, B.A., With Honors; College of Law of England and Wales, Guildford, 1985, Law Society Finals

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Clients praise the team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP for being ‘very knowledgeable in investment funds management on a global basis with great experience in cross-border transactions involving Luxembourg funds‘. The group as a whole works closely with the firm’s experts in investment management, securities and financial crime issues. An area of growing activity for lawyers is the interface between UK and EU financial services regulation. The practice is jointly led by Simon Currie, an expert in asset management regulation, and William Yonge who has growing expertise in the fintech and payments space.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP has a strong focus on advising global financial institutions as sponsors, investors, and co-investors into funds, also advising alternative asset managers and sovereign wealth funds. The team, led by Simon Currie, advises on complex international formations, funds of funds, and secondaries transactions. Robert Mailer focuses on new technology investments, advising growth and venture capital clients.