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Matt Huggett



Matt Huggett



Matt is a partner in the Funds & Asset Management Group. He has extensive experience advising asset managers on the establishment of all types of public and private funds, including real estate, private equity, private credit, infrastructure, fund of funds, exchange traded and regulated funds, joint ventures, funds of one, structured products utilising funds as well as the national and international regulatory environments for asset managers and their products.

He also advises on carried interest plans, co-investment arrangements, the sale and purchase of secondary fund interests as well as institutional investors on making investments into funds and other arrangements. He also advises both managers and investors with on-going regulatory matters relating to their fund portfolios. Matt also has experience advising on fund financing, asset management M&A and litigious asset management matters.

Matt is ranked as a leading lawyer in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners. Directory feedback includes Matt Huggett “has a thorough understanding of what the client is trying to achieve and is a real expert in his field"; “is very strong technically with a broad practice”; “the “excellent” Matthew Huggett has broad funds expertise, and focuses on private equity and real asset fund formation and launches for alternative asset managers. His practice is bolstered by his extensive regulatory and offshore experience” and “is noted for his national and international regulatory knowledge”. Client’s feedback includes “He will go the extra mile and help us think through problems,” and “He is technically superb”. Matt has also been ranked as a leading lawyer for investment funds work by IFLR1000.

Experience highlights

News & insights

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Publications: 21 JUNE 2021

Cross-border fund distribution package: ESMAs final guidance on funds marketing communications

Pursuant to a requirement to do so under the Regulation on the cross-border distribution of funds (2019/1156) (CBDF Regulation), on 27 May 2021, ESMA published its final report on the Guidelines on…

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2021

Insights for Fund Managers – ESA’s Opinion on the Jurisdictional Scope of Application of the EU Securitisation Regulation

A Joint Opinion on the jurisdictional scope of the obligations of the EU Securitisation Regulation (EUSR) was published on Friday 26 March 2021 by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory…

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Publications: 11 AUGUST 2020

Cross-Border Distribution of Collective Investment Funds

The regulatory landscape for marketing funds in Europe is complex due to the divergent approaches taken by the various Member States in implementing fund distribution and marketing rules. 

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Publications: 30 JULY 2020

The Volker Rule 2.1 Final rule implementing amendments to the Volcker rule

On 25 June 2020, the easing of restrictions in the Volcker Rule, formulated as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, will permit banks to invest in certain covered funds. 

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