Abigail Bell > Dechert LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP

Work Department

Financial services and investment management.


Abigail Bell advises on the structuring, establishment and listing of private funds including hedge, hybrid and private equity products, both regulated and unregulated, across a broad range of asset classes and domiciled in a range of onshore and offshore jurisdictions. Ms Bell has also acted on the establishment of a number of asset management businesses and has assisted on the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of corporate documentation, including shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability partnership deeds and fund management and advisory agreements.


Partner 2013.


Newcastle University (1999 BA Law); Nottingham Law School (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds

(Leading individuals)

Abigail Bell  – Dechert LLP

Friendly, listen to the clients, aim to understand and solve problems in the most effective manner for all’ is one way Dechert LLP‘s practice is praised by clients. The team, which  is situated within its financial services and investment management department, advises boutique and institutional hedge fund managers based in the UK and overseas. Fund launches are a staple for the team, which also assists clients on an ongoing basis in relation to commercial operations, global marketing activities, ESG and tax; as well as in relation to anti-money laundering and sanctions issues. The group is increasingly busy in the alternatives space, with recent experience in crypto products, as well as in relation to co-investment platforms on- and offshore. Abigail Bell ‘s ‘expertise, including across jurisdictions, is outstanding‘, and she brings it to bear in relation to fund formations; while Craig Borthwick is another key name for hedge fund launches. Mikhaelle Schiappacasse  has substantial recent experience in assisting hedge funds with their investments and associate Dona Treska focuses on derivatives regulatory advice.

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Alternative Investment Funds September 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Alternative Investment Funds laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.