Ben Watford is a partner in the Investment Management Practice Group in the London office of Haynes Boone.

His practice focuses on the structuring and establishment of onshore and offshore investment funds in various jurisdictions, as well as providing ongoing counsel to fund managers, investors and service providers to funds.

Ben has worked on a range of alternative investment funds for fund managers, family offices, sovereign investors, and entrepreneurs including credit, event driven, special situations, global macro, crypto emerging markets, long/short equity, quantitative, multi-strategy, fund of funds, commodities, and real estate. Such funds have been domiciled in various jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Channel Islands, BVI, Malta, UK, and the U.S.

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Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 UK, Legalease, 2021
  • Best Law Firm, Alt Credit Awards, 2021
  • Best Law Firm, Hedgeweek European Awards, 2020-2021
  • Best Law Firm, Private Equity Wire, 2021
  • Best Hedge Fund Law Firm 2021, Wealth and Finance Fund Awards
  • Highly Commented for Best Onshore Law Firm for Start Up Hedge Fund Managers, 2020
Qualifications

Education

CPE and LPC, College of Law, 2002

B.A. (Hons), English Literature, University of Southampton, 1999

Admissions

Solicitor, England and Wales

Press Release
Experienced Hedge Fund Lawyer Ben Watford Joins Haynes Boone’s London Office
May 12, 2022

Ben Watford, who previously led two international investment funds teams, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a London-based partner in the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group.   Ben’s practice focuses on the structuring and establishment of onshore and offshore investment funds in various jurisdictions, as well as providing ongoing counsel to fund managers, investors and service provider [...]