Jennifer Mellor Director


Jennifer is a director in the funds and financial regulation team.

Jennifer specialises in investment funds and financial services regulatory work, regularly advising a broad range of clients across the funds and financial services sector, including asset managers, investment funds, investment platforms, pension schemes (both public and private sector) and family offices in a technical area which is constantly evolving.

Jennifer has worked both in private practice and in-house at financial institutions, including as Head of Legal.  She has considerable experience advising fund managers on all aspects of investment funds, including structuring, formation and operation of funds across different asset classes (including private equity, infrastructure, and commercial forestry) together with the regulatory aspects of such transactions as well as advising investors on investment into funds. She also has expertise in wider regulatory matters such as AIFMD, MiFID and SMCR.


Experience gained at previous firms, includes

  • Advising UK asset managers on the structuring and establishment of funds, new fundraises and co-investments, together with the regulatory aspects of such transactions.
  • Advising investors, including family offices, pension schemes and other large investors in relation to fund investments across a number of asset classes (including private equity/venture capital, debt, infrastructure and real estate funds).
  • Advising on a number of regulatory matters, including FCA permissions and authorisations, financial promotions, change of control, MIFID, AIFMD and SMCR.
  • Advising in relation to the sale and acquisition of regulated entities, including change of control.