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 (2020), Mr. Young’s recent experience includes advising investment managers and other financial institutions on the UK and EU regulatory framework, including the AIFMD, Market Abuse Regulation, Short Selling Regulation and EMIR; the regulatory aspects of private equity fund-raisings in the EU; acquisitions of EU financial services businesses; the establishment of EU offices and platforms; and the impact of Brexit.

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).


  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 1998, L.P.C.
  • City University London, 1997
  • University of Oxford, 1996, MA

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales