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Mishcon grows funds practice with appointment of two partners


Mishcon de Reya has appointed two new partners to the firm's growing funds practice.

Tim Flood, who joins the firm at the beginning of March 2014 from Jones Day, focuses on securities regulation and investment funds.
His experience covers all aspects of investment funds law, and he regularly advises on the interpretation of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), as well as clients' rights and responsibilities under the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Flood has significant experience in money laundering issues; how overseas entities may conduct investment business and market their investment products and services in the UK.
Eve Ellis will join Mishcon later in the year from Charles Russell, with particular experience in investment fund matters including private equity; real estate; emerging markets; clean tech; fund of funds; and distressed debt funds, structured both onshore and offshore. She also has significant experience of UK financial services regulatory matters.
The hires follow the recent appointments of tax partner John Skoulding; consultant Stephen Coleclough; and solicitor Charlie Sosna. 
Nick Davis, head of Mishcon de Reya's corporate department, says: "We know that investments today are increasingly coming from private sources, and as such, it is crucial that all forms of investments have the right regulatory support and structuring that meet legal, tax and international requirements.
"There is a world of difference between an institutional mindset and that of an individual or a more flexible entity. We believe that understanding this is the key to navigating and succeeding in today's deal and regulatory landscape. Eve and Tim both have impressive and relevant experience in this field and their appointments mark an exciting time for the funds and regulatory practice. We are delighted that they have agreed to join us and we look forward to welcoming them to the team."

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