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Victoria Younghusband, Senior Counsel

Victoria specialises in investment funds.

Victoria Younghusband, Senior Counsel

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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 is leading 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 the working group on Market Abuse of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). She is ranked in the commentaries on Investment Funds in Chambers and recognised as an expert in Who’s Who Legal:Private Funds.

Victoria is admitted to practise in England and Wales. She is also admitted to practise in Hong Kong (non practising).

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
  • Advising AIM quoted India Capital Growth Fund Limited on the exercise in full of its subscription shares and on the creation of those shares and issue to ordinary shareholders as a 1 for 2 bonus issue
  • Acting for Eden Investment Holding Company Pte Ltd (Eden) on its unconditional mandatory cash offer for the entire issued share capital of Eredene Capital Limited not already owned by Eden and its concert parties
  • Recent work includes assisting a number of listed and quoted clients with the change to their share dealing codes and procedures required as a result of the Market Abuse Regulation which came into force on 3 July 2016