Stephen Sims


Stephen is a Partner in the law firm’s funds practice.

Previously European Head of Investment Management at Skadden, Stephen has extensive experience with private equity fund formation and LP and family office fund advisory mandates. Stephen was also a partner at Macfarlanes and also worked in the funds group of SJ Berwin with MJ Hudson CEO, Matthew Hudson, and funds partner, Eamon Devlin.

He is a past chair of the IBA’s Private Funds Committee, served as original contributing editor of the International Comparative Law Guide to Alternative Investment Funds and has won a number of industry accolades over the years including Financial News’ 40 Under 40 for Legal Services.

Education and Qualifications

  • London School of Economics and The College of Law
  • Solicitor (England and Wales)

Press and Publications

GP-led secondaries: a guide for limited partner advisory committees