Eve Ellis is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s asset management group specializing in financial services regulation.
Eve provides advice across a broad range of regulatory matters with a particular focus on fund regulation and has done so for over 15 years. The Legal Directories refer to her as “the ‘excellent’ Eve Ellis providing ‘commercially sensible and legally robust solutions.’” Eve also has an in-depth understanding of fund formation matters, allowing her to provide complex regulatory advice in context.
Eve regularly advises on issues relating to:
- the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive;
- the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive;
- the market abuse regime;
- fund structuring;
- the marketing of financial products;
- whether FCA authorization is required;
- financial crime;
- 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.
- 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
Admissions / Qualifications
- England and Wales, Solicitor, 2004
- Ireland, Solicitor, 2019
- Legal 500 (2020)
- Who’s Who Legal Private Funds: Regulatory Expert(2018)