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Dechert LLP

160 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, EC4V 4QQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7184 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 7184 7001
DX:
30 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.dechert.com

Abigail Bell

Tel:
Work 020 7184 7443
Email:
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Financial services and investment management.

Position

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.

Career

Partner 2013.

Education

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


London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds

Within: Hedge funds

Dechert LLP handles a range of hedge fund work for a mixture of managers, many of which involving structures domiciled in the European Union. Mikhaelle Schiappacasse, who was promoted to partner at the start of 2018, and Abigail Bell  also handle work for notable managers, some of which involving Irish structures. Christopher Gardner and senior associate Gemma Long  are recommended for their 'quality of service and advice'. Clients include Gemcorp Capital, Sloane Robinson and Cheyne Capital, as well as new spin-out managers such as Whitecroft Capital Management plus heavyweight limited partners. Peter Astleford has retired.

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Retail funds

Within: Retail funds

Dechert LLP is 'very good and knowledgeable, and well-connected in the fund distribution industry too'. The team acts for a number of asset managers, including lengthy relationships with many of the leading names in the sector. Karen Anderberg, who is qualified in the US and advises on matters concerning SEC and CFTC regulation, handles work for leading UCITS managers, while Abigail Bell advises TT International. Regulatory specialist Monica Gogna joined from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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