James Mossetto is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s London office.  He is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice group, specializing in private funds and investment management.

James represents hedge funds and other alternative funds, fund managers, executives and investors, and family offices.  His practice focuses on fund formation and ongoing operations, manager establishment, including structuring ownership and economic arrangements for LLPs and limited companies, and advising participating executives.

James also advises on regulatory compliance and FCA authorizations, LPs on fund investments, and supports on disputes in the investment management context. Additionally, James has worked on fund M&A transactions, secondary transactions and co-investments.

James has extensive experience of fund and investment structures in key jurisdictions, including the U.K., U.S., Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg and Ireland, and other offshore and emerging market jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Cohen & Gresser, James was an associate in the private funds teams at Clifford Chance and MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, in London.  He has also completed a secondment in Jersey and has experience of working in Australia.

James completed his Legal Practice Course with Distinction from BPP, London, and received his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with First Class Honors from the University of Lincoln.

James Mossetto is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s London office.  He is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice group, specializing in private…

Education

BPP London (LPC, 2014); University of Lincoln (LLB, 2010)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Cohen & Gresser LLP advised private equity firm Limerston Capital in its acquisition of Forensis Group Limited and Forensic Axis Limited (trading respectively as Forensic Access and Axiom International), specialists in forensics science services and premier providers of international institutional reform and capacity building. The combined acquisition will form the basis of a new, comprehensive international criminal justice services provider. Management and founders, led by Professor Angela Gallop, will retain a significant minority shareholding as part of the transaction and will work with Limerston Capital to expand the businesses through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
On the 27th of July this year, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) published a policy statement setting out its final rules and changes to its listing rules for certain special purpose acquisition companies, or ‘SPACs’. These follow the government’s review of the UK listing regulations led by Lord Johnathan Hill earlier in the year, discussed in Cohen & Gresser’s 7 May 2021 client alert. In its announcement accompanying the policy statement, the FCA explained that the new rules and associated guidance, which will come into force on 10 August 2021, are intended to “provide more flexibility to larger SPACs, provided they embed certain features that promote investor protection and the smooth operation of the UK’s markets.” This client alert details the key changes introduced in the FCA’s policy statement.
In this client alert, Jeffrey M Bronheim, Daniel H Mathias, and James R Mossetto detail key documentation considerations in where conflicts of interest may potentially arise, and why this trend is likely to continue. This article was first published on the-drawdown.com (subscription required).
Can an individual with a recent regulatory history resume a role in the financial services industry, and, if so, what is the process? This client alert discusses the FIT Test (as applied both by the FCA and firms under the SMCR), explores how the FCA will approach the authorisation process in non-routine cases, and offers practical guidance for individuals seeking to have such an application approved by the FCA.

Jeffrey M Bronheim, Daniel H Mathias, and James R Mossetto discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on private equity funds, noting that investor uncertainty and the need to preserve cash may drive limited partners (“LPs”) to question their obligations to fund capital calls.

Jeffrey M Bronheim, Daniel H Mathias, and James R Mossetto discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on private equity funds, noting that investor uncertainty and the need to preserve cash may drive limited partners (“LPs”) to question their obligations to fund capital calls.