Simon Currie advises clients on securities and financial services regulatory issues in relation to the investment industry, with a particular focus on fund managers and private investment funds.
Simon’s work includes counseling on the application of EU single-market directives, the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, and the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, including authorization applications, conduct of business issues, prudential and capital requirements, organizational controls, conflicts, remuneration requirements, customer documentation, new product development, marketing and financial promotions, changes of control, collective investment schemes, the management of alternative investment funds, and general compliance issues. He has been closely involved in advising on the regulatory regime introduced by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), both during and following its legislative process and subsequent transposition and implementation.
Simon advises on the structuring, establishment, and operation of segregated accounts and segregated account investment vehicles and other investment funds, including UK domestic and offshore investment funds and separate and investment trusts. He has also advised institutional investors in relation to investment in private equity and other investment funds, including by way of acquiring secondary interests in such funds.
Simon advises a range of financial sector clients, including banks, fund managers, investment funds, investment managers, and investment intermediaries.
Simon is a member of the Law Society’s Company Law Committee, a practitioner body that reviews and comments on developments in EU and UK company law and financial services legislation and regulation, and he currently serves as chair of its Financial Services Sub-Committee
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Simon was a partner in the private funds practice of another international law firm in London.
Recommended, Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory, The Legal 500 UK (2009–2015, 2021, 2022)
Recommended, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds (Including Infrastructure Funds), The Legal 500 UK (2014–2015, 2021, 2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)