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.

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"Lora Froud deserves particular mention as an expert in her field. Lora’s ability to get to the crux of issues and provide pragmatic solutions is exceptional. Lora is approachable, responsive and highly knowledgeable."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Lora Froud was the lead partner and her team were exemplary in the support they provided to our project. Lora’s professionalism was evident from our first email exchange. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lora and her team to anyone looking for legal and regulatory advice within the UK regulatory fund sector."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Lora is a very experienced, commercially aware and proactive partner."

Chambers UK 2023

"Lora is phenomenal to work with and is almost unique in having deep technical expertise in regulated funds and alternatives while remaining very commercial when it comes to solving problems."

Chambers UK 2023

"Lora provides excellent service and has very broad knowledge of legislation alongside her specialist knowledge of fund regulation which she can bring to solving difficult challenges."

Chambers UK 2023