Lora Froud Partner

Lora advises clients on the structuring and operation of onshore and offshore investment funds, both regulated and unregulated, and also advises on all legal aspects of asset management. She specialises in regulated funds.

Her clients include operators, asset managers, depositaries and custodians of investment funds. Advice is wide ranging and incorporates restructurings and reorganisations, outsourcing and hosting arrangements, investment management agreements, depositary agreements and platform and distribution arrangements.

In addition she regularly assists clients with related EU
and UK regulatory and compliance matters. She has particular experience in advising on the UCITS regime, AIFMD, MiFID and ESG developments.

Lora is an active participant in Investment Association initiatives and was heavily involved in advising the FCA and the IA on the regulatory framework for the Long Term Asset Fund. She is also on the Alternative Investment Management Association working groups in relation to UCITS, AIFMD and Liquid Alternatives and is on the IBA’s Investment Funds Committee.

Lora is ranked as a leading individual in the retail funds space by a leading legal directory, The UK Legal 500, and is listed in The Lawyers Hot 100 2020.

"Lora is very knowledgeable about funds regulation and industry practice; she is approachable and an absolute pleasure to work with."

Chambers UK 2022

"Lora understands the industry well and provides timely and pragmatic solutions to complex and varied challenges."

Chambers UK 2022

"Lora is hugely helpful, knowledgeable and flexible in her approach."

Chambers UK 2022

"I have known Lora for a number of years, and she has both a broad and deep knowledge of fund regulation, and is an excellent problem solver, yet is extremely approachable and able to explain complex legal concepts in a straightforward and comprehensible manner."

The UK Legal 500 2021

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