Tim Pearce is a partner in the firm’s investment funds practice and is based in London. He advises asset managers on a broad range of issues, with a particular emphasis on advising hedge fund managers. Mr. Pearce has considerable expertise in the establishment of hedge funds and other investment products utilising alternative investment strategies.

Practice & Background

Mr. Pearce specialises in the launch of hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and related transactions, including advising in relation to segregated account agreements and managed account platforms. He regularly counsels clients on third party investments in funds and managed accounts, and negotiates investment management mandates. He has considerable experience advising on fund restructurings and regulatory matters regarding alternative investment funds. He also advises managers frequently on the structuring of their asset management businesses and transactions related to them. Mr. Pearce has advised asset managers in relation to their activities in a broad range of jurisdictions, including the USA, Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Pearce was a partner at a large London-based international law firm.

Mr. Pearce received his law degree from the University of Exeter in 1996. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in investment funds by the Legal 500. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on hedge funds and related topics at industry conferences throughout Europe.