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Andrew J. Massey

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Mr. Massey is a partner in the firm’s financial services and investment management practice group.

He provides advice on financial services law and regulation to a diverse range of financial services institutions including investment managers, banks, financial intermediaries and platforms, and institutional investors. His practice encompasses advising on the scope of financial services regulation, and regulatory issues relevant to all aspects of a financial services business and its products and services, with a particular focus on regulated and unregulated investment funds.

Mr. Massey has been ranked as a ‘next generation lawyer’ in Legal500 since 2017.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Massey was a senior associate in the London office of a European law firm where he worked for several years.

Mr. Massey was seconded to Gartmore Investment Limited between 2009 and 2010 where he advised on legal and compliance issues.


  • Recommended in Legal500 2018 (retail funds) and Chambers and Partners 2014 (investment funds)

Speaking Engagements

  • K&L Gates Investment Management Conference, London, annually from 2015 to 2018
  • C&I Fund Management Seminar, annually from 2006 to 2014
  • Aon Risk Solutions Financial Services Conference, London, May 2016
  • The Rise of Alternative UCITS, K&L Gates presentation , London, February 2015
  • Advising on the financial services regulatory perimeter and financial promotion issues, including acting for international businesses seeking to enter the UK market
  • Advising on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), MiFID II and conduct of business issues
  • Advising on the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), UCITS Directive, Money Market Fund Regulation and PRIIPs Regulation
  • Acting on the establishment, restructuring and winding-up of numerous funds including UCITS and UK non-UCITS retail schemes
  • Drafting and reviewing all material fund agreements and documentation including investment management and advisory agreements, depositary agreements, administration services agreements and distribution agreements
  • Acting for institutional investors on their due diligence and negotiations for investments in regulated and unregulated investment funds, long-term insurance, segregated mandates and other investment management arrangements
  • Acting on the acquisition and disposal of financial services businesses, and changes in control of UK authorised firms
  • Drafting and reviewing terms of business and client agreements for various financial services businesses, including investment managers and advisers, derivative traders and brokers
  • Advising on insurance mediation activities and providing regulatory advice to insurance product providers
  • Advising payment services providers and e-money issuers, and drafting terms of business
  • Advising on the UK approved person regime and Senior Managers and Certification Regime
  • Advising on client money and client asset (CASS) issues including representing a party in the ‘Lehman client money case’ in the Supreme Court