Ronald Paterson > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Work Department

Ronald is a partner in our financial institutions group. He has extensive experience of advising the fund management industry and leads Eversheds’ advice on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) and co-leads the team advising on the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID II”) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (“MiFIR”).

Ronald has a long track record of helping fund managers to launch innovative funds and to set up new businesses. He has experience of setting up funds to invest in a wide range of asset classes including quoted securities, direct private equity investments, private equity funds, hedge fund strategies, structured products and real estate. He regularly advises investors in venture capital funds, private equity funds and hedge funds. In addition he has extensive experience of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance.

He is ranked by Chambers Directory of the Legal Profession which commends him for "his vast experience, strong technical ability and good common-sense problem-solving skills" and by Legal 500 for displaying "good knowledge and business sense."

Ronald is a former member of the Technical Committee of the Association of Investment Companies, a member of its working party on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers' Directive and a non-executive director of British & American Investment Trust PLC. 



Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds

The closed-ended funds practice at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises funds and their service providers on issues such as capital and debt raising, mergers, reorganisations and liquidations. The team is particularly strong for regulatory issues, and has an increasing presence for ESG and responsible investing matters. Heading the team is veteran financial regulatory lawyer Ronald Paterson, who takes the lead on advising fund managers on launching innovative funds concerning a variety of asset classes. Associate Liz Kwok handles closed-end fund launches and related corporate transactions, in addition to providing regulatory advice, focusing mainly on ESG. Based in Edinburgh, legal director Sarah Burnside works closely with the London team.