Ian advises both French and international clients with respect to exchange traded funds, UCITS funds, the establishment of French and offshore hedge funds and French regulatory issues.
- Recent Work
- ETFs: advising on the listing of a number of ETF issuers on the London Stock Exchange and NYSE Euronext (both Paris and Amsterdam) and providing advice with regards to compliance with French regulatory obligations
- Regulatory: advising French and international clients with respect to their regulatory obligations in France (notably advising on long and short disclosure obligations)
- Hedge Funds: advising clients in relation to the launch and maintenance of their Cayman and French hedge funds; as well as the establishment of managed accounts and/or wrapper funds
- Asset Management: obtaining the AMF licences for new investment managers and advising on regulatory and fund-related issues.
Ian is a partner in the firm’s Paris office and is responsible for the French asset management practice. Ian has been with Simmons & Simmons since 2000, prior to moving to Paris, Ian was based in the firm’s London office until 2004. Ian chairs the firm's international ETF practice.