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Ben Watford, Partner

Ben Watford


Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Crypto assets
  • Financial services
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Investment funds and asset management

Practice notes

Ben is a Partner in the London office of Eversheds Sutherland and leads the Hedge Fund practise. Ben previously lead the London offices of two international investment funds teams and has worked within a tier one investment fund.

Ben has been voted as a “recommended lawyer” and “Rising Star” in the Legal 500 and won 5 industry awards and led over 30 fund launches over the last 3 years.

Ben’s practice focuses on the establishment of hedge and other alternative investment funds and advising investors and other service providers to such funds.

Ben has worked on a wide range alternative investment funds for fund managers, family offices, sovereign investors and entrepreneurs including credit, event driven, special situations, global macro, crypto emerging markets, long/short equity, quantitative, multi-strategy, fund of funds, commodities and real estate. Such funds have been domiciled in various jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Channel Islands, BVI, Malta, U.K., and the U.S.

Ben also has considerable experience in regulatory matters including the AIFMD and FCA authorisations and related regulatory matters.

Ben is committed to providing an integrated and high quality service to all of his clients, in a cost effective and highly responsive way. He will act as your primary point of contact on all legal matters, this means, among other things, a senior experienced single point of contact.