Leonard Ng > Sidley Austin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Sidley Austin LLP
70 St Mary Axe
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Work Department

Banking and Financial Services
Investment Funds
Securities Enforcement and Regulatory





Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Leonard NgSidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is home to a comprehensive array of services, routinely acting on investment fund, payment services, fintech and UK/EU securitisation regulation in addition to anti-money laundering issues and financial sections compliance programmes. John Casanova, who previously spent time in the firm’s Washington DC office, has a track record in supporting clients through the establishment and operation of ventures in the UK, EU and Asia; he co-leads the team alongside Leonard Ng, an expert in ESG, sustainable finance, crypto-asset and Brexit-related regulation.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds

At Sidley Austin LLP, the hedge funds practice is integrated into the firm’s global offering, with the London office housing the European practice group, often working alongside colleagues in the US and Asia. The team is experienced in a range of fund strategies, including credit, fixed-income, managed futures, event-driven equity, and an increasingly active focus on cryptocurrency-related funds. Investment funds practice head James Oussedik takes the lead, with a specialism in fund formation and a focus on credit funds, although he is also active across a number of traditional hedge fund strategies. Stephen Ross is the name to note for asset management instructions, with a practice that emphasises hedge funds in the biotech, healthcare and protein sectors. Leonard Ng stands out for his regulatory expertise, particularly in relation to ESG and crypto assets.