Sean Scott


Sean is recognised as a widely experienced, leading lawyer in the area of fund formation.

Sean is a Partner in the London office of MJ Hudson, specialising in alternative investment funds. Sean has two decades experience advising the boards of funds, fund managers, investors and service providers across a wide range of asset classes, strategies, structures and jurisdictions. Sean brings a unique global insight to the practice, he is an English qualified solicitor as well as a Cayman Islands attorney and has practiced in Australia, the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands and London.  In addition to fund formation expertise, Sean also has extensive experience of advising and crisis managing distressed funds. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Sean worked closely with boards of directors, managers, liquidators and disgruntled redeemers  in the winding up, restructure,  dissolution and liquidation of affected investment funds. This included providing detailed advice on suspensions, compulsory redemptions and creditor litigation.

Sean has been recommended by Legal 500 as being “extremely well known and respected in the market for both his commercial and legal ability” and by Chambers and Partners for his deep industry knowledge and his ability to cut to the core of any issue with his astute and commercial approach. Sean is also listed for his expertise in fund formation in the Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers.


Sean is a qualified solicitor (England and Wales).

Recent Engagements

  • Advising a major US Investment Bank on the restructure and divestment of its fund management platform pursuant to the Volcker Rule
  • Launch of a Cayman Islands master-feeder fund investing in global commodity trade finance transactions
  • Advising on the negotiation and establishment of a two tiered fund structure investing into US commercial property for Middle Easter investors
  • Advising on the negotiation and entry into a side letter with a cornerstone early bird investor
  • Restructure of fee terms and share classes for an existing fund introducing a revised hurdle rate


Sean co-authored a piece published by Practical Law: Hedge Funds: Tax.