Jenny Wheater is an international counsel in the firm’s Tax Department. She advises clients on the tax aspects of establishing and operating various types of investment funds, including private equity, debt and real estate funds, and on a variety of private equity transactions such as secondaries.

Ms. Wheater is recommended by The Legal 500 UK (2024), with one client noting that she is “a superstar.” Clients have also said that she offers “amazing insight” into fund taxation. She is also recommended by Chambers Global (2024) and Chambers UK (2024), where she is described as “very strong technically” with “a great commercial awareness.”

A long-standing, prominent member of the London tax and investment management community, Ms. Wheater sits on the British Venture Capital Association BVCA Tax Committee and, in this capacity, has regularly been involved in discussions with HMRC and HM Treasury on behalf of the investment fund industry. She is also the lead editor of the book Global Tax Aspects of Private Fund Formation published in 2016, and is the editor of the IBA publication Business Law International. Ms. Wheater is a regular speaker on fund related tax issues at events such as Invest Europe’s Fund Secondary Transactions course 2022, Super Return 2020 and the BVCA Summit 2020.

Ms. Wheater is admitted to practise in both England & Wales and New York.


  • Durham University, 1994, B.A.
  • Georgetown University, 2002, LL.M.

Bar Admissions

  • New York