Company news MJ Hudson awarded Leading Firm status in Legal 500 rankings, individuals also recognised
 
20 October 2017

MJ Hudson awarded Leading Firm status in Legal 500 rankings, individuals also recognised

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MJ Hudson has been recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 edition for the following two practice areas in London:

  • Investment fund formation and management - Private Equity and Venture funds
  • Investment fund formation and management - Hedge funds

In addition, six MJ Hudson lawyers have achieved individual recommendations within those practice areas:

Investment fund formation and management - Private Equity and Venture Funds

  • Matthew Hudson - CEO
  • Eamon Devlin – Managing Partner
  • Matthew Wrigley - Partner
  • Shervin Shameli – Partner

Investment fund formation and management - Hedge funds

  • Matthew Wrigley - Partner, also singled out as one of six “Next Generation Lawyers”
  • Robert Eke - Associate

Managing Partner of MJ Hudson | Law, Eamon Devlin said:

We are delighted that our clients have endorsed our work so strongly, leading to this excellent achievement in our rankings in Legal 500. The recognition of Matthew Wrigley as a Next Generation Lawyer and the recommendation of lawyers at all levels of our business, from CEO down to Associate, demonstrates the strength in depth of the team and is the result of our determination to provide the best service we can for our clients”.

Independent feedback gathered by Legal 500 from MJ Hudson clients was outstanding:

PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE AND OTHER PRIVATE FUNDS

‘A clear leader when it comes to advising emerging managers’, MJ Hudson is ‘incredibly responsive and always has the time to dig into problems and provide smart, practical advice’. Matthew Hudson advised Calunius Capital on forming Calunius Litigation Risk Fund 3, a litigation finance fund which raised £100m. Shervin Shameli ‘shows a great understanding of what a private funds client needs in a law firm and has a key role in getting difficult fundraisings across the line’ – he, Hudson and Guernsey-based Matthew Wrigley acted for Volpi Capital on creating a fund which raised €40m at its first closing. Eamon Devlin ‘combines top-class legal skills with exceptional commercial understanding – he is someone who gets things done, and leverages his broad network for the benefit of his clients’.

HEDGE FUNDS

Clients are ‘bowled over’ by investment fund boutique MJ Hudson, giving it ‘full marks all round’ for ‘faultless and immaculate service’. The firm handles a range of fund formation and launches, with a particular strength in acting for smaller and new managers. Associate Robert Eke ‘leaven professionalism with charm’ – his work includes advising start-up managers running unusual strategies. Matthew Wrigley also handles work such as fund restructurings. The firm also acts for investment banks. Senior associate Emmanuel Amos is also recommended.

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