Eve Ellis is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s asset management group specialising in financial services regulation.
Eve provides advice across a broad range of regulatory matters and has done so for around 15 years. She has been highlighted in Chambers UK as a leading attorney and described as “very client-oriented and very solutions-oriented.” Eve also has an in-depth understanding of fund formation matters, allowing her to provide regulatory advice in context.
Eve regularly advises on issues relating to:
- the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive;
- fund structuring;
- the marketing of financial products;
- whether FCA authorisation is required;
- anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation;
- the establishment of regulated businesses in the UK;
- change of control applications in the context of M&A and re-structuring transactions;
- the interpretation of the FCA rules, including in relation to client money, outsourcing, anti-money laundering, capital requirements, controllers, remuneration, approved persons and authorisation requirements.
- Quoted, “'Just wrong': Woodford demise sparks difficult questions for regulators,” Investment Week (October 21, 2019)
- Quoted, “Equity Fund Suspension Prompts FCA Rethink On Illiquid Assets,” Law360 (June 14, 2019)
- Quoted, “Regulatory questions to be asked as Woodford investors' capital value could 'plummet',” Investment Week (June 14, 2019)
- Quoted, “Woodford affair shines spotlight on assets put in ‘trash’ bucket,” The Financial Times (June 7, 2019)
- Legal Practice Course, with distinction, College of Law, Guildford
- LLB, Southampton University