Jeffrey Bronheim is a partner at Cohen & Gresser and is the Managing Partner of Cohen & Gresser’s London office. He has over 30 years of securities and financial law experience representing fund managers, hedge funds, issuers and other alternative investment vehicles on all aspects of their business, including going public, structuring and forming investment funds, private investments and private placements, debt and equity capital markets, EU, UK, and US financial regulation, and issues relating to HR, tax, conflicts, investigations, and lending.

Prior to joining Cohen & Gresser, Jeff served as General Counsel of Cheyne Capital in London for a decade. Prior to that, he was counsel to the liquid markets business at Fortress Investment Group in New York, where he advised on the first NYSE hedge fund manager IPO. He was also in-house counsel to the investment banking division at JPMorgan Chase in London, Madrid, and New York for eight years, and at Credit Suisse for nearly three years. He began his career as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and received his undergraduate degree in finance, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff was a founding member of the FSA Committee on Market Abuse, and has been a frequent contributor to HFM. He is also a member of the FMLC Asset Management Scoping Forum and has been a member of AIMA’s communication and legal committees.

Jeffrey Bronheim is a partner at Cohen & Gresser and is the Managing Partner of Cohen & Gresser’s London office. He has over 30…


University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1990); University of Pennsylvania (B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, 1984)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales; New York State

Activities and Affiliations

Member, FMLC Asset Management Scoping Forum

Member, AIMA Communication and Legal Committees

Founding Member, FSA Committee on Market Abuse

Member, UK and Global Boards, Help for Children

Senior Member, UK Hedge Fund Lawyer’s Association 2008-2017

Former Council Board Member, Adirondack Council

Representative Matters

New York Stock Exchange IPO of Fortress Investment Group, one of the first diversified Hedge Fund managers to be publically listed in New York.

Restructuring of $12 billion SIV in the financial crisis, including the first English Supreme Court case on the nature of asset-value insolvency.

Converting defaulting hedge fund into a run-off CLO structure – the only time this has been accomplished.

Merging and restructuring numerous funds in the financial crisis.

Fund Director of Irish UCITS and QIF, Luxembourg Registered Funds, Jersey REIT and English investment vehicles.

Serves as out-sourced General Counsel to a number of family offices covering a variety of legal needs.

Director of Irish real estate investment ICAV for multi-million pound property development transaction.

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Jeff Bronheim spoke with Real Deals about the current environment for first-time private equity fundraising following a steep decline in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. As optimism grows for a rebound in 2021, Jeff details key obstacles LPs will need to consider when backing a first-time fund.

“The big issue for any LP backing a first-time fund is getting to grips with how the team works together and how the partnership will be set up,” said Jeff. He continues, “How will decisions be made? Who has the final say? What happens when there is a disagreement about a deal, or a firm is locked into a bidding war?” (Subscription required.)

Jeff Bronheim spoke with The Telegraph about the impact of remote working on employees after the pandemic and its effect on compliance culture and training. (Subscription Required)

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.
Jeffrey M Bronheim spoke to Bloomberg about weaknesses surrounding collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
London Managing Partner Jeffrey M Bronheim chaired the 2018 Annual Help For Children London Benefit Dinner. Jeff sits on the United Kingdom and Global Boards of Directors for the organization, which works to prevent and treat child abuse around the world. Photos from the event can be seen here and here.

London Managing Partner Jeffrey M Bronheim is quoted in Legal Futures regarding the opening of C&G's London office. 

Jeffrey M Bronheim is quoted in Funds Europe regarding the regulatory barriers to entry that European investment firms must overcome in order to operate in the U.S. "Among these are procedural controls relating to valuations, illiquid securities, undisclosed fees, conflicts of interest, and insider trading," he said.

The opening of Cohen & Gresser's London office was featured in the following articles: 

Cohen & Gresser announces its continued international expansion with the launch of its London office on June 1, 2018, led by partner Jeffrey M Bronheim. The office, which will be the firm’s fifth location globally and its second in Europe, will serve clients in all aspects of the investment industry, including hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds, investors, and management companies. It will also focus on transactional work, cross-border litigation, and investigations.

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In this C&G client alert, lawyers from our New York, London, and Paris offices discuss the evolution of SPAC investment in the U.S., UK, and French financial markets and provide an in-depth analysis of the position taken by the regulatory authority in each of these prominent financial hubs to help potential sponsors, investors, and target companies determine the right market for their needs.
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 (subscription required).
Following several years of negotiations and political posturing, the United Kingdom left the European Union at the end of 2020. Throughout the negotiations, two issues, in particular, proved the most complicated:  First was the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland and second was the treatment and recognition of regulations in the Financial Services industry. So what’s next for Financial Services in the UK? This C&G client alert examines the phrase “Brexit means Brexit” and explores its implications to answer what’s next for Financial Services firms operating in both the UK and EU. The authors look at the requirements for both international and UK-based firms and offer guidance for potential next steps.
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.

Although a detailed Brexit agreement has been reached between the UK and the EU on trade in goods and certain services, further work remains on the treatment of financial services.  The EU must determine which UK financial rules and their applications will be deemed “equivalent” to EU rules, and therefore to what extent UK-based financial services firms will be able to operate in Europe.

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.

London team members Jeffrey M Bronheim, Jumana Rahman, Charlotte Ritchie, and Daniel H Mathias discuss the English law contractual provisions which may impact businesses and investors in light of the coronavirus epidemic.

Miriam González Durántez and Jeffrey M Bronheim discuss current Brexit developments in their latest C&G Client Alert.

Jeffrey M Bronheim and John W Gibson discuss the implications of the Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to review hedge fund polling data use in their latest C&G Client Alert.

Jeffrey M Bronheim participated in a joint HFM/NASDAQ webinar and discussed this year’s top compliance trends for global hedge funds, including SEC exam trends, CFTC reporting requirement changes, and Treasury rules.

London office managing partner Jeffrey M Bronheim participated on a panel discussion entitled “New Approaches for Blending Active & Passive Investments: The Pension Perspective,” at Inside ETFs Europe on October 1, 2018. Topics of discussion included active and passive investing, particularly with respect to factor investing and the proliferation of ETFs.