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Andrew J. Massey

Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Mr. Massey is a partner in the firm’s London office where he is a member of the Investment Management and Funds practice group.

He provides advice on financial services law and regulation to a diverse range of financial services institutions. His practice encompasses advising on regulated and unregulated investment funds, the scope of regulation, and regulatory issues relevant to all aspects of a financial services business and its products and services.


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 Chambers and Partners 2014 (for investment funds)

Speaking Engagements

  • Aon Risk Solutions Financial Services Conference, London, May 2016
  • K&L Gates Global Investment Management Conference, London, June 2015
  • The Rise of Alternative UCITS, K&L Gates presentation , London, February 2015
  • C&I Fund Management Seminar, annually from 2006 to 2014
  • Advising on the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and UCITS Directive
  •  Advising on regulatory perimeter issues, including acting for international businesses seeking to enter the UK market
  • 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 investment management businesses and changes in control of UK authorised firms
  • Drafting and reviewing terms of business for various financial services businesses, including investment managers and advisers, derivative traders and brokers
  • Advising on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), MiFID II and conduct of business issues
  • 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
  • Advising on client money and client asset (CASS) issues including representing a party in the ‘Lehman client money case’ in the Supreme Court