Victoria Younghusband, Partner
Victoria is a corporate lawyer specialising in advising investment funds and their managers and other advisers.
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
AIM Market Webinar
Our Capital Markets team held our annual AIM webinar on the significant legal and regulatory developments taking effect in 2022.
Public Company Update: Winter 2021
Welcome to the Winter 2021 Public Company Update.
ESG - do your priorities need to change with a changing landscape?
This article lists the forthcoming legislation and other initiatives which impact on public and quoted companies.
The role of IFCs in the post-Brexit environment
International Financial Centres (“IFCs”), are now on a level playing field with the UK when approaching the EU market.
Victoria Younghusband, Jessica Arrol Caws and Giulia Brunello write for The Bahamas Financial Services Board 's GATEWAY Magazine on the role of IFC's in the post-Brexit environment
Victoria and Jessica consider the changing role for IFCs following the approval of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Africa Global Funds Webinar: Due Diligence for PE Funds in Africa
Victoria Younghusband joined the panel discussing the challenges around due diligence for funds in Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys Africa Team advises Ascent Rift Valley Fund II
ARVF II will invest equity in leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern Africa.
Market Abuse Regulation update: January 2021
We highlight the recent changes to the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) .
FCA publishes listing rule on enhanced climate-related disclosures and clarifies existing obligations
Premium listed commercial companies should start addressing what they need to do to make the required disclosures in sufficient detail.
Public Company Update - November 2020
The November 2020 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) reporting
We take a closer a look at delays to ESEF electronic annual financial reporting implementation.
Climate-related financial disclosures for premium listed commercial companies
Reviewing the UK Government’s Green Finance Strategy and its proposals for a new climate-related disclosure rule for premium listed issuers.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Oracle Power plc on £46.5m placing and subscription deed
Oracle Power PLC is a UK based company involved in the exploration for and development of coal in Pakistan.
Public Company update - May 2020
The May 2020 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Changes to the listing rules – Disclosure of rights attached to equity shares
Amendments to the Listing Rules ensure holders and potential holders of listed securities to have ready access to information.
COVID-19: FCA Measures to aid listed issuers
The FCA issued statement of policy with a temporary relaxation of its rules.
COVID-19 update for listed companies
An update on holding AGMs, wrongful trading, Company accounts / corporate reporting and share issuances impacted by COVID-19.
ESG: what does it mean and why is it important for you?
Companies operating in almost every sector are now coming under pressure to report on their ESG credentials and policies.
Public Company Update: November 2019
The November 2019 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Victoria Younghusband quoted by Global Risk Regulator on the spot FX market and market abuse regulation