Samuel Brooks Partner

Samuel primarily represents sponsors of both closed-ended and open-ended alternative investment funds, with a particular focus on hedge funds and credit funds across the liquidity spectrum, advising on diverse fund issues such as structuring and terms, marketing regulations and documents, investor negotiations and service agreements.

He also advises on upper-tier matters such as management entities and compensation arrangements. Prior to joining Macfarlanes in 2013, Samuel was employed as counsel in the investment funds group of a US-based international law firm.

Samuel is ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

 

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"Sam Brooks is knowledgeable and incredibly easy to work with. He very quickly understands our requirements and how to make our vision a reality in the documents. He is also excellent in guiding us on what may be market standard and what might be pushing the boundaries and we rely on that market knowledge a lot in our fund launch process."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Sam Brooks stands out as being particularly visible and engaged on files (but not in a way that is in any way over the top), which gives a lot of reassurance."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Samuel is really excellent. He's practical and very commercial in his approach."

Chambers UK 2023

"Samuel has a broad range of experience in investment funds matters and is very commercial, which is appreciated by clients."

Chambers UK 2023

"Our main point of contact was Sam Brooks, who has been extremely helpful through the fund formation process. Sam provided excellent legal advice, and went to great lengths to help us with the unforeseen challenges that popped up during the fund formation process and even after launch."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Sam Brooks’ team is knowledgeable about UK law, commercial-minded and able to accommodate the client’s business needs to propose viable solutions. Efficient and quick turnaround, work product is of high quality."

The UK Legal 500 2021

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