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Funds specialist partner joins Pinsent Masons
International legal firm Pinsent Masons has appointed funds specialist David Young as a partner, in a move to expand its funds and financial services capability.
Based in Edinburgh and London, Mr Young will work alongside financial regulation and funds experts David Heffron and Ian Warner, specialising in fund structuring, formation and investment work for investors and fund managers, as well as asset management advisory work including regulation.
He joins from Maclay Murray & Spens, where he was head of its financial services practice in Scotland and had been lead partner in alterative funds since 2009. He has worked with leading financial services institutions for many years and has been involved in a wide range of high profile fund launches and transactions.
Alexis Roberts, partner and head of the financial services sector at Pinsent Masons, commented: "David is at the forefront of the funds industry in the UK and has an enviable reputation in the market. His appointment will provide a boost to our existing funds practice, allow us to grow UK wide expertise and will elevate our financial services and funds practice to the next level. The UK funds market is an active one and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future, and is an industry in which we have a long-term commitment and will continue to invest."