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Boutique law firms for the alternative assets industry merge PE and HW practices

MJ Hudson and MW Cornish & Co have merged their respective private equity and hedge funds practices with immediate effect.

The merged firm, known as MJ Hudson, will be committed to providing a specialist legal service to the global alternative assets industry.
The merger is the latest milestone in MJ Hudson’s growth trajectory which, earlier this year, saw the firm merge with Jersey-based legal practice VerrasLaw to provide a one stop onshore/offshore offering to clients, as well as bolster its M&A and venture capital team with an additional two senior lateral hires.
MJ Hudson managing partner Eamon Devlin says: “MJ Hudson was set up with a view to establishing the premier law firm for the global alternative assets industry, focused on providing timely, specialist legal advice with more competitive and flexible pricing.  Martin Cornish and his team are acknowledged experts in the hedge fund and regulatory arena and, with our combined expertise, we will have one of the most credible alternative asset practices covering private equity, hedge and other funds and managers.”
Martin Cornish, partner at MW Cornish & Co, says: “This is an exciting development for all of us.  MJ Hudson has identical ambitions to our own and having already built up critical mass it made sense to put the two firms together rather than compete.  We will now be able to provide our clients with a much broader range and depth of service.”

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