LONDON – Reed Smith LLP has announced the arrival of fund finance partner Bronwen Jones to the firm’s Financial Industry Group in London. Bronwen joins from Macfarlanes, where she led the investment fund finance group and previously served as the firm’s head of finance. As a key player in the funds finance market in London, Bronwen brings a wealth of experience at a key moment of growth for Reed Smith’s funds finance practice.
Ranked Band One in the 2017 Chambers UK Directory for Banking & Finance, Bronwen represents banks, other financial institutions, sponsors, general partners and fund managers on a range of fund finance matters including capital call facilities, NAV and asset backed facilities, general partner facilities and co-investment facilities. Her work also includes acquisition finance, including unitranche and mezzanine debt, and intercreditor issues, workouts and restructurings.
“Bronwen is one of the key players in the funds finance market in London. Reed Smith already has a one of the most experienced and largest funds finance teams in London, led by Leon Stephenson and Nick Stainthorpe,” said Nola Beirne, Vice Chair of the Financial Industry Group. “The arrival of Bronwen will substantially assist us to achieve our strategic ambition of becoming the market leading funds finance practice in Europe.”
“Bronwen is an extremely talented lawyer who has played a pivotal role in the development of the funds finance market in Europe," said Edward Estrada, Chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. "Her experience and background make her a perfect fit for our finance practice. As we continue to expand, our need for additional seasoned partners has become acute.”