Louise Bralsford#6804

Louise Bralsford

Solicitor, Macfarlanes
Louise advises a range of clients on regulatory issues, including asset managers and wealth managers, private clients, family offices and hedge fund managers.

Louise has experience advising in relation to regulatory developments including the implementation of EU regulation including MiFID II, CRD IV, UCITS and AIFMD. In particular, Louise has experience advising private clients, charities and educational establishments in respect of how the regulatory regime applies to their specific circumstances. More generally, Louise regularly advises financial services providers both in relation to ongoing compliance and larger projects, recent examples being projects in relation to the implementation of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime for a number of clients, and a redraft of terms of business for an authorised firm.

She has also advised in relation to a wide range of funds including OEICs, AUTs and ACSs (authorised and unauthorised, NURS/UCITS/QIS), real estate investment trusts, money market funds, charity funds (including CAIFs, CIFs and CDFs), pension fund pooling schemes, and tax efficient structures such as exempt unauthorised unit trusts.

Louise also frequently deals with regulatory matters arising in relation to private equity and M&A matters on complex transactions with key regulatory elements including regulatory consents. 
Contributed to


Draft ESG measures to amend AIFMD/UCITS/MiFID—one minute guide
Draft ESG measures to amend AIFMD/UCITS/MiFID—one minute guide
Practice notes

This one minute guide, written in partnership with Lora Froud, partner, Andrew Henderson, partner, Louise Bralsford, solicitor, and Tiffany Cox, solicitor at Macfarlanes discusses the draft environmental social governance (ESG) measures to amend the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive and the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), including impact on the industry, Brexit implications, new concepts and next steps.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

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