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James Kaufmann
Legal Director

An expert in investment funds, James Kaufmann is a dynamic Legal Director in the Corporate Team, who focuses his practice on hedge funds, retail funds, and all aspects of work relating to investment fund management.

James advises investment fund clients on every part of their business, including establishment of managers and funds, fund/product formation, corporate and regulatory matters, and business life cycle events.

He also has experience of a range of investment fund strategies and structures, including UCITS, open-ended onshore and offshore vehicles, closed-ended listed vehicles, structured products and managed accounts.

James spent seven years in-house, including five as General Counsel and Head of Compliance at a leading fund platform and two as chief operating officer of an alternative investment fund. This experience enables James to add real value when advising clients.