Hamel Patel is an associate in the Private Investment Funds practice in Goodwin’s London office. Before starting his training contract, he spent a year with Schulte Roth & Zabel helping on a number of hedge fund formations. He trained at Eversheds Sutherland and qualified in March 2018, before joining Goodwin in March 2019.

Mr. Patel has acted for financial institutions and asset managers across a wide range of fund formation matters. Experience includes structuring of hedge funds, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation of new funds, variations to existing fund specifications, mergers, reconstructions and fund terminations for schemes covered by the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive, non-UCITS retail schemes (NURS), and qualified investor schemes (QIS).

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Mr. Patel’s representative experience includes:

  • Acting for Kimura Capital on its launch of: GAM Kimura Commodity Trade Finance Fund, GAM Kimura Structured Trade Finance Fund, Kimura Alternative Lending Income Fund Limited, and Kimura Systematic Consumer Loans Fund.*
  • Acting for Qbera Capital on its launch of Qbera Capital Trade Finance Fund.*
  • Advising large asset managers on launches, changes, and terminations of retail funds, including overseeing the FCA process and relevant notifications under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).*
  • Undertaking a 6 month secondment to Lloyds Banking Group conducting the review and negotiation of insurance fund agreements with various asset managers.*

Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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