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Stephen Sims

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Stephen Sims is a Partner in the law firm’s Funds practice.

Previously European Head of Investment Management at Skadden, Stephen has extensive experience with private equity fund formation and LP and family office fund advisory mandates. Stephen was also a partner at Macfarlanes and also worked in the funds group of SJ Berwin with MJ Hudson CEO, Matthew Hudson.


Stephen Sims is a past chair of the IBA’s Private Funds Committee, served as original contributing editor of the International Comparative Law Guide to Alternative Investment Funds and has won a number of industry accolades over the years including Financial News’ 40 Under 40 for Legal Services.


  • London School of Economics and The College of Law
  • Solicitor (England and Wales)
  • Expertise


    Private fund formation


    Private equity, M&A and related transactions

    Reviewing and negotiating primary investment funds

    This year’s research, we analyse the current economic terms and conditions of private equity and venture capital funds, comparing the results with the findings of our previous research. This research conducted by MJ Hudson’s legal team provides both LPs and GPs with an enhanced understanding of the current strengths and weaknesses of the fundamental economic,...
    MJ Hudson’s Private Equity Fund Terms Research 2021 – 6th Edition

    GP-led secondaries: A guide for limited partner advisory committees

    “Written by Stephen Sims, Partner at MJ Hudson.”
     –  Published April 6, 2021

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