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Zoe Beattie

Zoe Beattie

Head of Funds, ALT (UK & EMEA)

Zoe is Head of Funds for ALT Corporate's UK and EMEA teams.



Based in Belfast, as ALT Corporate's Head of Funds, Zoe leads a team specialising in a wide range of Investment Funds work. With more than 15 years' experience working as an investment funds lawyer both on-shore and off-shore, Zoe has expertise across private equity and hedge fund matters, including fund formation, investor advisory work and acting for fund managers on regulatory change projects.

Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Zoe gained three years offshore experience with Carey Olsen in Jersey and six years in London within the Investment Funds team at Travers Smith. Zoe has also gained in-house experience through her previous role as Legal Director for a leading global private equity and real estate fund administrator, where she had responsibility for managing provision of in-house legal services across 10 international offices and reported directly to the executive board on legal issues affecting the firm.

  • Zoe has been able to combine her subject matter expertise with the project management and client delivery skillset acquired working within the Alternative Legal Services sector, to grow and lead a multi-disciplinary ALT Funds team working for a range of market leading Asset Managers.
  • Band 2, Alternative Legal Services Providers (Contract Lifecycle Management and Law Firm LPO – Global Wide), Chambers and Partners, 2022


Zoe graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Law from Queen's University, Belfast in 2003 and qualified as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland in 2005 (subsequently transferring her practising certificate to England & Wales during her time in London).

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