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Winston Penhall

Winston Penhall



  • BPP Law School, London, UK, 2003, LPC, (Distinction)
  • BPP Law School, London, UK, 2001, Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • University of South Africa, 1995, LL.B., (Bachelor of Law)
  • University of South Africa, 1993, Bachelor of Law

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • England and Wales

Winston is a partner in Reed Smith’s private funds group. He advises clients on investment management law and regulation with an emphasis on alternative investment funds, their investment managers and investors.

Winston advises managers on their commercial arrangements and provides ongoing support to investment managers alongside the Reed Smith Regulatory Team.

Winston also focuses on advising UK pension schemes and international institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, on their managed account and fund investments across the spectrum of investment categories, including insurance wrapped products.

Winston is a contributing author to a hedge fund practitioner text.  

Employment History

  • 2014 - Reed Smith
  • 2012 - KPMG
  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 2006 - Nabarro, Associate
  • 2005 - Hermes Investment Management/BT Pension Scheme -Secondment
  • 2003 - Dechert LLP, Associate and previously trainee
  • 1999 - Dechert LLP, Legal Assistant (civil and criminal fraud) September
  • 1991-1996 – Prosecutor and prior to that Legal Clerk, National Prosecution Service and Department of Justice, South Africa