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Victoria Younghusband, Senior Counsel

Victoria is a corporate lawyer who has many years’ experience advising asset managers and their funds, underlying assets and clients.

Victoria Younghusband, Senior Counsel

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Summary

Victoria is a corporate lawyer who has many years’ experience advising asset managers and their funds, underlying assets and clients. She has worked in Hong Kong, as well as London. She advises managers on authorisation, remuneration, compliance and contractual issues and public and private investment funds and their directors on all aspects from set-up, fund raising, governance, restructuring and winding-up. The funds may be open-ended or closed-ended, onshore or offshore, authorised or unauthorised and in a number of different forms. 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 or advisers.

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 among the ranked lawyers for Investment Funds in Chambers and recognised as an expert in Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds and is highly regarded for investment funds in IFLR1000 2018. 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. She is also admitted to practise in Hong Kong (non-practising) where she lived and worked for four years.

Experience highlights

  • Advising VinaCapital Investment Management Limited on the move of its flagship fund, VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund from AIM to the Main Market and its related redomiciliation from the Cayman Islands to Guernsey
  • Acting for India Capital Growth Fund Limited on its move from AIM to the Main Market
  • Advising on the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code
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