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practice accolades

Private Investment Funds

Ranked "#1 Most Active Law Firm" globally, based on the number of private equity funds worked on for limited and general partners, by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst (2013) 

Ranked, National Tier 1: Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2013)

Investment Management

Ranked, National Tier 1: Securities/Capital Markets Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2015)

Ranked: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds in The U.S. Legal 500 (2014)

Ranked: Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer Regulation in Chambers USA (2014)

Ranked: Investment Funds: Registered Funds in Chambers USA (2014)

honors + affiliations

Member, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

bar admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)
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William Yonge

Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AL
United Kingdom
Phone: +44.20.3201.5646
Fax: +44.20.3201.5001

William Yonge is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and a member of the Private Investment Funds Practice. William focuses his practice on providing UK and European financial services regulatory advice to private equity and hedge funds, asset managers, broker dealers, banks, insurers, corporate financiers, securities houses, and financial institutions in addition to regulatory authorities and market associations.    

William has represented a broad range of UK and international private equity and hedge funds and other types of clients on financial services law matters, including issues that arise in the course of fund formations, M&A transactions, or the establishment of asset management businesses in the UK. He also advises a number of significant hedge fund sponsors on the structuring, establishment, and marketing of their funds, including offshore hedge funds, and funds of hedge funds, as well as on the legal issues concerned with ISDAs and prime brokerage. William also advises investors on the legal terms of their investments in hedge funds and funds of hedge funds. He has also advised insurance sector clients in relation to their regulatory needs.

William is a frequent speaker at private equity and hedge fund conferences and events. He has also authored a number of articles in publications including the Journal of Investment Compliance, Alternative Intelligence Quotient, EuroWatch, The Hedge Fund Journal, and Lexology.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, William was a partner in the private investment funds practice of an international law firm, resident in its London office. Before entering private practice, he was an in-house lawyer at the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation and the Securities and Investments Board.

William received his B.A. in law from the University of Durham, England.

William is admitted to practice in England and Wales as a Solicitor and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.


  • University of Durham, England, B.A. (Law)