MJ Hudson hires restructurings lawyer

The asset management consultancy has added to its tax, financial regulation and fund restructuring expertise.

MJ Hudson has hired three senior lawyers, including one who will focus on fund restructurings, as part of its mission to create a ‘one-stop shop’ service offering for alternative asset managers.

Paul Durban joins as a senior associate and will focus on fund restructuring, finance and insolvency matters. He joins from Brown Rudnick where he spent more than three years and also has experience at Bingham McCutchen.

Christopher Dearie joins as financial services law and regulation partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He advises asset managers, banks and domestic and international investment funds on a range of financial regulatory issues.

Daniel Lewis, currently a partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, will head the firm’s tax practice as partner. He advises corporate, institutional, investment management and private clients on the UK and international tax aspects of transactions.

In mid-April the firm announced was establishing a Luxembourg Alternative Investment Fund Manager so it can continue operating client funds in Europe in the event of a hard Brexit. The manager will be the same as its UK Fund Management Solutions operation, which functions as an AIFM for client funds and provides back office, administration, regulatory licensing and passporting services to general partners.

MJ Hudson is a London-headquartered asset management consultancy offering legal, fund management, international fiduciary, investment advisory, investor relations and marketing services.