Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Gregg Beechey will join as a partner in the Asset Management Practice, resident in the Firm's London office. Mr. Beechey is a regulatory attorney 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.
This development follows Fried Frank's announcement in May about the expansion of its Asset Management Practice to Europe with the addition of Mark Mifsud, Kate Downey and Alexandra Conroy as partners in the London office. Mr. Mifsud, Ms. Downey and Ms. Conroy advise fund sponsors and financial institutions across a broad range of asset classes, including private equity, venture and growth, infrastructure, credit and real estate.
"The addition of Gregg to our London office is an important next step in continuing to build our leading global funds practice," said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. "As the regulatory environment continues to intensify, Gregg's legal experience and sound business judgment will help clients with their most challenging and sophisticated matters."
"We are pleased to welcome Gregg to the Firm, as he brings sharp market insights and a shared commitment to excellent client service," said Lawrence N. Barshay, head of Fried Frank's Asset Management Practice. "Gregg's expertise will be particularly valuable to our global clients as they continue to navigate increasingly complex regulatory regimes."
Before joining Fried Frank, Mr. Beechey was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons. He qualified from BPP University Law School in 2000 and received an undergraduate law degree from University College London in 1997. Mr. Beechey is admitted to practice in England and Wales.