MJ Hudson Alma launches in Milan

London, Milan (29 January 2019) – MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, is pleased to announce the launch of a new legal operation, MJ Hudson Alma, based in Milan, Italy. This launch reinforces MJ Hudson’s continental European presence, alongside its fund management solutions platform in Luxembourg and a newly strengthened legal offering in Zurich.

MJ Hudson Alma, a new Italian law firm, began trading on January 1 and comprises two founding partners plus associate lawyers and support staff. Alessandro Corno is a former Partner of the Milan offices of both DLA Piper and Jones Day. Most recently, he established Gatti Pavesi Bianchi’s financial regulation practice group. Marco Zechini will join the business in March from the Rome based practice of US law firm Orrick.

MJ Hudson Alma’s focus is fund formation and financial regulatory mandates. Both Corno and Zechini are recognised experts in alternative investment funds, financial regulation and fintech. Their combined blue chip client base includes  Amex, AXA and Fondo Italiano d’Investimento.

MJ Hudson’s Senior Partner Matthew Hudson explained the rationale behind this latest development:

“With well-established operations in both Luxembourg and Zurich, the Italian market has long been on our radar, as we seek to expand and build a network of expert legal practices across Europe. Alessandro Corno and Marco Zechini have a strong pedigree and are particularly adept and experienced at managing cross border funds and leading on deals involving Italy, as well as other key European fund jurisdictions, such as France, Germany and, of course, the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg, where we are already established.

“We are excited to have a new and dynamic team on board as we continue to build out the dominant multi-service platform for asset management, asset owners and funds. As financial services enters a new era of asset management, following the financial crisis, we are keen to continue our strong growth. We are, therefore, on the lookout for other teams across Europe that will benefit from our international reputation, our institutional client base and our sophisticated operating infrastructure.”

Alessandro Corno, Managing Partner, MJ Hudson Alma added:

“We are delighted to be joining the MJ Hudson network, which provides scale and value across the spectrum of all asset management service requirements. We already support some of the same fund managers and investors and we are working hard to deliver the benefits of the obvious synergies across our teams to all of our clients, both in Europe and further afield. The plan is to build out the MJ Hudson Alma team rapidly working with fund managers, pension plans, asset owners and banks.”

Contact Details:

Largo Francesco Richini, 6, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
+39 02 5821 5432