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Nigel Farr

Nigel Farr


Nigel advises clients on fund launches, secondary money raisings and reconstructions.



Nigel specialises in investment fund work. Acting for asset managers, the funds they manage and investment banks and brokers, he has been involved in numerous London and Euronext listed public fund launches, secondary capital raisings, takeovers, proxy battles, capital reorganisations and reconstructions. He also handles private fund formation work. Nigel has extensive experience of a wide variety of fund structures and asset classes, including real estate, infrastructure, private equity, hedge fund and other investment strategies. His practice also includes regulatory and other advisory work for asset managers, the funds under their management and their boards of directors and institutional investors.

Selected experience includes advising:

  • BAML, Deutsche Bank, J & E Davy and Bank of Ireland in their role as joint bookrunners on the initial public offering of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc, a newly incorporated closed-ended collective investment fund (the "Company") raising over £1 billion
  • CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities Limited and Goldman Sachs International on the placing of shares and admission to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange
  • JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited on the launch and IPO of a closed ended fund investing in a portfolio of global convertible securities
  • advising asset managers and investment funds in relation to a wide range of regulatory issues, most recently the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, the Retail Distribution Review and the Solvency II Directive