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Steven Cowins, Co-Chair of the firm's Global Real Estate Funds Practice, focuses his practice on private equity and fund formation matters. He regularly advises clients in establishing funds and joint ventures, structured acquisitions and dispositions, and investment in alternative asset classes. His clients include fund managers, funds, family offices and financial institutions on high-profile matters across Europe and in London.

In The Legal 500 UK 2023, Steven is recognised as a Leading Individual. The Guide quotes a source saying “Steve Cowins is a top-notch real estate funds lawyer. Practical, commercial and personable. He understands the industry extremely well. Much more than ‘just a lawyer’.” He is also referred to as “an exceptionally talented partner, who is a valuable asset to all of his clients. Steven is flexible and adaptable to his clients’ needs and is always able to navigate them through the various challenges they face.”

In November 2023, after several years of negotiation, the Council of the European Union published the detailed compromise text for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) II.

While the

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