is a corporate partner in Fried Frank's Asset Management Practice, resident in the London office.
Mr. Beechey is a regulatory specialist who focuses on alternative investment funds and the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). He counsels a range of financial sector clients in connection with issues related to financial promotion, authorization and ongoing compliance, structuring and marketing, regulatory capital, agreements with customers and service providers, anti-money laundering and Financial Conduct Authority regulation generally.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Beechey was a partner at an international law firm.
Honors & Awards
Mr. Beechey is consistently recognized as a leading regulatory practitioner by Legal 500 UK and Legal 500 US. Legal 500 UK 2019 noted Mr. Beechey’s “clients praise his ability to ‘cut through the uncertainty of new regulation,’” and recognized him as “commercially minded,” having an “exceptional knowledge of regulatory compliance matters and their application to asset managers.” Clients say he provides “very practical and concise advice on the steps needed to ensure compliance.”
Mr. Beechey is also recognized by Who’s Who Legal for private funds, and is highly regarded by IFLR 1000 for financial services regulatory.
Member, Invest Europe (EVCA), Financial Services and Regulatory Working Group
Member, Financial Markets Law Committee, Regulatory Equivalence Working Group
Member, IMC section of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society of the UK
Former member, Financial Conduct Authority's Technical Consulting Group on the AIFMD Depositary Provisions
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
England & Wales