Stephen Ross Partner

Stephen’s practice focuses on private fund formation across a wide range of illiquid strategies (including private credit, equity, venture, real assets and food technology), cornerstone investing, GP equity stakes, and hedge funds.

He has an extensive knowledge of the alternative asset management space from both his time in private practice (partner at a magic circle firm and most recently a major US law firm) and also his time in-house at Man Group where he held both Group General Counsel and business positions in Switzerland and London.

During his time at Man Group, Stephen was a member of the principal Executive Committee which was the main body responsible for the strategy and management of the firm. In addition to his legal duties, Stephen had responsibility for product structuring, financing and development, as well as the firm’s regulatory and compliance affairs. 

During his private practice career he has supported clients on some of Europe’s largest multi-billion dollar fundraisings.

Stephen is recognised in ChambersThe Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading individual.

What people are saying


"Stephen combines the experience of a heavyweight first-class private practice lawyer with a hugely successful prior career in industry. The result is that he offers an innate understanding of clients’ business needs and commercial solutions to complex legal scenarios."

Chambers UK 2023

"...he is a phenomenal funds lawyer and teacher whose client services are unparalleled."

Chambers UK 2023

"One client commented that he has ‘incredible knowledge of the alternative investment management industry…He has been an extremely good sounding board through the growth of our investment management business."

The Legal 500 UK 2022

"…incredible, brilliant mind with consistent excellence."

The Legal 500 UK 2022

"He is commercially-minded and is very helpful for our business."

Chambers UK 2022