John Young

PSL Counsel

  • LPC, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 1998
  • Diploma in Law, City University, London, 1997
  • MA (English literature), Oxford University, 1996


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2000

John Young

PSL Counsel

John Young is a member of the investment management and private investment funds practices in Ropes & Gray’s London office.

He has wide ranging experience on the establishment of private funds and UCITS funds, related custody and administration issues, prime brokerage and derivatives and UK and European regulation which affects asset managers. He has also formed joint ventures and real estate acquisition structures for asset managers. Recently, he has had particular experience in advising U.S. asset managers on the impact of European regulation on their activities, notably the AIFM Directive and EMIR.

John has also been a member of in-house legal teams, on both the “buy side” (within a hedge fund manager) and the “sell side” (supporting Barclays Capital’s prime brokerage business).


Notable transactions in which John has been involved prior to joining the firm include:

  • Advising various private equity houses on consortium and co-ownership arrangements
  • Acting on the establishment of AIM listed credit funds
  • Acting on the establishment of a range of private equity and real estate limited partnerships
  • Handling negotiations for a range of broker trading documentation, including ISDA master agreements, prime brokerage agreements and clearing agreements for both “buy side” and “sell side” clients
  • Acting for a European regulator on implementation of the AIFM Directive in its rules



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