Eversheds Sutherland named ‘Best Law Firm’ 2020 by HedgeWeek
Eversheds Sutherland has been named Best Law Firm at the HedgeWeek European Awards 2020. The annual awards recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers across Europe. The nominations are based on a 'peer review system' whereby readers, are invited to elect a 'best in class' in a series of categories.
Eversheds Sutherland combines specialist knowledge and in-depth experience to advise on a range of areas. It is recognised as a lead adviser to the asset management industry.
The firm has acted for a wide range of clients, helping them launch funds targeting everything from event-driven to credit, special situation, global macro, emerging market, long/short equity, AI, ESG, quantitative, fund of funds, crypto, real estate and commodity strategies.
The funds team comprises of over 100 experts worldwide. Many of Eversheds Sutherland hedge fund clients are global and are advised across the firm’s international funds practices across Luxembourg, Ireland, the US, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Singapore as part of a network of 69 offices in 34 countries. This gives Eversheds Sutherland the global agility needed to manage the process of launch, structuring and re-structuring for a huge range of fund types from first time mangers, through to tier-one funds and everything in-between.
Commenting on the win, Ben Watford (pictured), Head of Hedge Funds from Eversheds Sutherland, says: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been voted the Best Law Firm by the readers of HedgeWeek. We are very grateful for the recognition this award brings. Eversheds Sutherland has been working in the funds industry for 30 years with over 100 lawyers in its funds’ team, and I am incredibly proud of the whole team.”
Michaela Walker, Head of Financial Services, adds: “We are honoured to receive this award from HedgeWeek, as it strengthens our position as a leading legal practice in European hedge funds. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients' needs and consistently delivering a high quality and professional service."