Hedge Funds

We provide legal support to hedge fund managers on all aspects of conduct of business and regulatory risk, together with corporate, commercial and employment law advice. We also advise on litigation and on investigations and enforcement action by the FCA and other regulators.


Our lawyers advising hedge fund managers have extensive experience of the sector and longstanding clients, who value our highly responsive and insightful approach.

As well as supporting "business as usual", we are regularly called upon to advise on sensitive and strategic issues, including where notifications to regulators may be required. This includes successfully defending hedge fund management firms facing regulatory enforcement and other interventions by the FCA and regulators in other jurisdictions.

We regularly advise in the following areas:

  • Financial promotions and fund distribution
  • Advice on compliant trading and handling trading errors
  • Dialogue with the FCA and other regulators
  • Corporate transactions
  • Governance and SMCR
  • Data protection and technology
  • UK and EU regulation including onshored AIFMD and MIFID II
  • Internal investigations into suspected compliance breaches
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Dispute resolution including investor disputes
  • Day to day and strategic employment law issues

Featured experience

  • Advising a hedge fund manager on responding to a Section 166 skilled person examination
  • Advising hedge fund managers on internal investigations into suspected market manipulation behaviour, including spoofing
  • Advising on the impact of UK and international sanctions on particular fund investments and investors

Hedge Funds key contacts

Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.