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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Stephenson Harwood LLP is a full service international law firm, with over 100 partners and 600 staff worldwide. Our Funds and Financial Services Group is a leading diversified funds practice.  We can assist with each type of fund (including UCITS, non-UCITS retail, real estate, private equity, infrastructure, mining, energy/renewable  energy and ETFs) and have specialist expertise in closed-ended listed funds, investment trusts and hedge funds. We give comprehensive advice to funds, their managers (from the smallest fund start-ups to the largest financial institutions), sponsors and investors.

Our funds litigation practice combines the skills of experienced dispute resolution practitioners with specialist knowledge in the funds sector to provide comprehensive advice in relation to the most complex issues and fund-related disputes. We also have one of the leading regulatory litigation practices in London and have for many years acted in the highest profile regulatory cases.

All of our other services are potentially of interest to funds and their managers and we ensure that those services are delivered by lawyers who understand the industry and how a fund management business works.

James Tinworth
James Tinworth
Partner


Andrew Sutch
Andrew Sutch
Partner


Alex Haynes
Alex Haynes
Partner


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James Tinwood, partner, Stephenson Harwood

Remuneration deferral under the AIFMD: London’s next 50p tax moment?

Wed, 26/09/2012 - 06:45

By James Tinworth (pictured), partner in the hedge funds practice, Stephenson Harwood – On 28 June 2012, ESMA released a consultation paper on its guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD. ESMA will consider all comments received by 27 September 2012. »

James Tinworth, partner in the hedge funds practice, Stephenson Harwood

AIFMD: the depositary issue

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 05:10

By James Tinworth (pictured), partner in the hedge funds practice, Stephenson Harwood – Whilst there are many challenges posed by the EU’s directive on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMD), the ones that everyone seems to focus on are those regarding the AIFMD’s depositary requirements. This note looks at these requirements in more detail and considers the extent to which they are relevant to EU managers of non-EU AIFs and non-EU managers of AIFs. »

James Tinworth, partner, hedge funds practice, Stephenson Harwood

The AIFMD and non-EU fund managers

Tue, 28/08/2012 - 05:00

By James Tinworth (pictured), partner in the hedge funds practice, Stephenson Harwood – The EU’s directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD) is built upon a very polarised framework. In the EU: »

James Tinworth, partner, hedge funds practice, Stephenson Harwood

Spot the [ball] AIFM

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 15:56

By James Tinworth (pictured), partner in the hedge funds practice at Stephenson Harwood – As the name suggests, the EU’s directive on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMD) applies to “AIFMs”, namely “legal persons” whose regular business is “managing” one or more “AIFs” (essentially, funds that are not UCITS). »

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Stephenson Harwood boosts fund practice

Wed, 10/08/2011 - 16:00

International law firm Stephenson Harwood has appointed James Tinworth as a corporate partner to the firm's funds practice in London. Tinworth joins from Simmons & Simmons LLP in a further boost to the corporate funds practice, following the appointment of Patrick Mousset in Paris from Mayer Brown in July. »

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