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Team August 9, 2021
Winston Penhall joins HLaw funds practice

Winston Penhall joins HLaw funds practice

As HLaw continues to build its practice focused on all aspects of the technology vertical, we are pleased to announce another high-profile addition that will help drive the further development of the HLaw funds team.

Winston Penhall has joined this month as a Senior Consultant and brings with him considerable experience gathered over many years advising on just about all aspects of the funds industry.

Winston was formerly a partner and EMEA head of funds at international firm Reed Smith where he worked with HLaw partners Henry Humphreys and Annette Beresford as well as other members of the HLaw team who spent time there.

Looking forward to working with and alongside Winston at HLaw will be leading funds lawyer Martin Cornish.

Winston Penhall comments, “I am delighted to join the HLaw team, focussing on working with Martin and Henry to advise venture and other asset managers on their establishment, fund formation, carry structures, IMAs and service provider contracts.

Having worked in BigLaw firms for two decades, I believe that there is a real need for boutique firms that offer cost effective and senior lawyer led advice to fund managers. This applies equally to larger fund manager and MiFID firms whose GC’s are coming under increasing pressure to ensure that their advisors deliver quality advice efficiently and within budget.”

Martin Cornish comments, “I am delighted Winston has joined Humphreys Law.  Winston’s addition to the team will undoubtedly make Humphreys an even greater force to be reckoned with in the alternative fund management space.”

Henry Humphreys, Managing Partner comments, “With Winston on board, working alongside Martin, we find our position as advisors to fund managers and the funds industry further strengthened and – in particular – we continue to offer VC fund managers setting up GP/LP type structures an almost unique alternative to the very largest law firms.”

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