James Tinworth

Partner, Funds and Financial Services Regulatory

Phone: +44 (0)207 861 4341

James provides funds and UK financial services regulatory advice. His funds work focuses on hedge funds but he can advise in relation to all types of fund structures. He is a specialist in the AIFMD.

James regularly advises on the structuring, establishment, operation and restructuring of investment funds. He has experience of a wide variety of fund structures (both open and closed-ended, including hybrid hedge-private equity funds and UCITS) established in a number of jurisdictions (both onshore and offshore).

He has advised on numerous fund launches for clients ranging from small start-ups to large, established fund managers. James regularly drafts, negotiates and advises on the full range of fund-related documentation (including non-standard documentation such as side letters, managed accounts, remuneration deferral arrangements, performance fee wording etc.).

James also advises in relation to the UK regulatory regime, the AIFMD and other EU legislation, financial promotion rules, conduct of business issues and other aspects of the FCA Handbook. James also advises investors on the legal issues relating to investments in funds.

James joined Cummings Fisher from Stephenson Harwood where he was head of the hedge funds practice. Prior to that, he held a senior position at Simmons & Simmons.

Ranked by legal directories, James “thinks in a way that really adapts to each case, providing customised service that takes into account the broader commercial context” (The Legal 500 UK 2019).

James Tinworth, Partner, Funds and Financial Services Regulatory

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