Neil is a specialist asset management lawyer with emphasis on open-ended investment funds including UCITS in Ireland, Luxembourg and the UK. He also advises extensively on portfolio management agreements and generally on compliance and regulatory issues including in relation to the impact of BREXIT on the asset management community.
Neil joined Simmons & Simmons in 2003 from another City law firm where he was also a partner and he has practiced as an investment funds lawyer for nearly 30 years.
Neil is recognised as a leading individual in the current edition of Legal 500 for investment funds and regularly speaks at conferences and contributes articles on related subjects.
Neil heads our Institutional Managers sub-sector, connecting the firm’s lawyers across practice areas and leading the firm’s focus on providing cutting edge advice to the institutional asset management community.
Neil co-leads navigator: registrations, our cost-effective, reliable and user friendly service to manage and maintain cross border registrations and he also co-leads KIID/KID Generation, our dedicated team who produce and maintain key information documents for UCITS and AIF clients.