Martin Cornish


Martin is widely recognised as a leading fund management and financial services regulatory lawyer with over 25 years’ experience. Martin leads the firm’s hedge fund practice but his practice is much broader, encompassing all forms of alternative investment funds and acting, inter alia, for proprietary traders, brokers and dealers.


Martin was previously a partner at a leading UK ‘silver circle’ law firm, partner in charge of fund management at two US/Global law firms, European Legal Director of an international investment bank and partner in charge of fund management and managing partner of M.W. Cornish & Co., a niche financial services law firm which merged with MJ Hudson in 2013.

Education and Qualifications

  • Millfield School
  • MA History and Law, Downing College, Cambridge University
  • Guildford College of Law
  • Solicitor (England and Wales)

Recent Engagements


Martin is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and he represents Surrey County and GB at World Seniors Championships.

Alternative Insight
Brexit, begin – March 2017
Alternative Insight
The Revolution of 2016: what have we learned? – December 2016
Alternative Insight
Brexit: Plus ça change for UK alternative fund managers? – July 2016