Lee Smith focuses his practice on alternative investment funds and their managers. He advises on the establishment, restructuring and management of private funds across a range of strategies, including hedge funds, private equity and credits funds, and hybrid funds, as well as advising on the setup and operation of investment management companies. Lee also provides general corporate and UK, US and EU regulatory advice. He is listed in The Legal 500 UK as a “Next Generation Partner” in Investment Fund Formation and Management — Hedge Funds.

Publications

“Private Funds Market Trends Report,” SRZ Publication, June 2021

Speaking Engagements

Managed Accounts,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, June 2019

“Marketing,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, July 2018

“Challenges Terminating Old Funds and Launching New Ones,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, March 2017

“Trends in Fundraising,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, March 2016

Prior Experience

  • Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP