Andrew Wylie, Partner and Head of Investment Funds, DLA Piper

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Andrew Wylie is a Partner in the Funds and Indirect Real Estate Group of Nabarro LLP. Andrew specialises in advising on the establishment, operation and restructuring of a wide range of investment funds, including debt funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and film funds.

Andrew advises on a range of investment vehicles (both onshore and offshore), such as limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, companies and trusts. His work also involves advising on carried interest arrangements and co-investment plans.

Industry Profile

Andrew is recognised in The Legal 500 for his investment funds expertise. He is often quoted in The Financial Times and has assisted the British Property Federation and the European Public Real Estate Association in lobbying the FSA, the Treasury, the European Commission and various other organs of the European Union about the AIFM Directive.

Andrew has also attended meetings on behalf of the European Property Federation with the European Commission in Brussels and with the European Securities and Markets Authority (the EU's new super-regulator) in Paris to lobby about the AIFM Directive.

Andrew currently sits on the FSA's Legal Experts Group which aims to facilitate a smooth transition of the AIFM Directive into UK law.

Andrew often speaks at industry events, including conferences hosted by Ernst & Young and industry bodies such as the Investment Property Federation and the European Association for Investors in Non'listed Real Estate Funds.

Andrew has also given seminars at Harvard Law School, the University of Cambridge and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent track record

Andrew advises a variety of stakeholders ' fund managers, members of management teams and investors in funds. Recent areas of Andrew's work have involved establishing private equity, debt and hedge funds, advising an international private equity firm on the restructuring of its investment management, governance and remuneration arrangements, and private equity professionals on the structuring of their carried interest arrangements.

Practice areas

Education

  • MA degree from the University of Cambridge in History.

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