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 in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds as a leading individual in the EMEA Regulatory section. He is noted as “a well-known name in the market for his broad knowledge of asset management regulation and compliance” and he “particularly draws praise from sources for his extensive experience with US funds.”
Mr. Beechey is also 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, Financial Markets Law Committee, Brexit Advisory 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