Simmons & Simmons LaunchPlus: US to UK

If you are a US-based fund manager considering launching a UK office, Simmons & Simmons LaunchPlus: US to UK assists you in:

  • Structuring your UK business and choosing the correct entity type
  • Navigating the FCA authorisation process and potential exemptions or available alternative solutions in order to avoid the need for FCA authorisation of your UK entity in its own right
  • Setting up your UK business, including understanding how to deal with UK employment law issues, handling lease negotiations and navigating through brand protection and data protection issues, and
  • Operating your UK business, including understanding relevant European marketing rules and periodic filing requirements.

LaunchPlus: US to UK draws on Simmons & Simmons’s extensive experience helping some of the best known and most well established US-based hedge fund managers to set up and operate in the UK and Europe.

Why choose Simmons & Simmons for setting up your UK business?

  • We advise over 50 US fund managers with London offices
  • We act for 16 of the top 20 US hedge fund managers and 14 of the top 20 global asset management firms
  • We offer unrivalled UK and European financial services regulatory advice, including in relation to AIFMD, MiFID, MAR and EMIR among others, to international asset managers through our international network
  • We pride ourselves on being a truly full service hedge fund firm, having hedge fund expertise across various specialist departments, including Finanical Services, Corporate, Tax, Employment and IP, and
  • Our aim is to have a long-term association with your business and to provide high quality, practical solutions at all times.