Victoria is a corporate lawyer who has specialised in advising investment funds and their managers and other advisers on all aspects from set-up, fund raising, governance, acquisitions, disposals and mergers to restructuring and winding-up. The funds may be open-ended or closed-ended, onshore or offshore, authorised or unregulated and in a number of different legal structures. Much of her work is cross-border with the managers, funds or underlying assets being based worldwide, including in particular the USA, continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. In the quoted funds arena, she acts for sponsors on occasion, as well as for the funds themselves, or their managers. She has been an expert witness in a dispute on the terms of an investment management agreement.
She is a member of the Company Law Committee of the City of London Law Society and led their Joint Working Group on Market Abuse. She is also a member of the technical committee of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) and a member of various working groups of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). She is ranked as a leading individual for Investment Funds in Chambers and Legal 500, and recognised as an expert in Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds and is highly regarded for investment funds in IFLR1000. She is also a member of the 100 Women in Finance London Legal and Compliance Peer Advisory Group.
Victoria is admitted to practise in England and Wales and in Hong Kong (where she lived and worked for four years).
- Advising Ascent Capital Africa on the establishment and fund raising for its second fund, Ascent Rift Valley Fund II
- Acting for India Capital Growth Fund on its capital restructuring and introduction of a biennial redemption facility
- Advising on issues arising under the Market Abuse Regulation as applied in the UK pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
- Advising on the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code and the 2019 AIC Code of Corporate Governance
- Advising on the establishment of an Irish EuVECA fund to invest in start-ups and more mature technology companies