John Reed is a partner in the corporate group and a member of the investment funds team. His particular specialisation is in investment funds, including private onshore and offshore funds, authorised UK funds (including UCITS) and listed investment companies on the Official List, the Specialist Fund Market and AIM.
John also advises clients on investment fund restructurings and takeovers, both recommended and hostile. In addition, he advises extensively on financial services regulation relating to the investment management industry, including in particular the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.
Alongside his investment funds practice, John advises clients generally on corporate finance matters including public company takeovers under the City Code, and IPOs and secondary fund raisings, acting both for corporates and investment banks or brokers.