John Young is a London-based international counsel and member of the firm’s Funds/Investment Management Group. He advises asset managers on a wide range of regulatory issues impacting the sector, including AIFMD, MiFID and EMIR.

Recommended by The Legal 500 UK (2024), Mr. Young’s recent experience includes advising investment managers and other financial institutions on the UK and EU regulatory framework, including the AIFMD, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and EMIR; the regulatory aspects of private equity fund-raisings in the EU; acquisitions of EU financial services businesses; the establishment of UK offices; and the impact of Brexit. Mr. Young also advises investment managers on the EU’s framework for environmental, social and governance considerations in investment management.

Mr. Young is a member of a number of industry working groups and regularly commentates on regulatory issues in numerous industry outlets.

Mr. Young received his MA from the University of Oxford in 1996. He is admitted to practise in England & Wales (2000).

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales