Craig Borthwick advises on the formation and structuring of a variety of investment funds and fund platforms as well as providing ongoing advice on general corporate, compliance and regulatory issues. He also advises on service provider documentation.
Mr. Borthwick's practice is focused on alternative asset management and advising on both liquid and illiquid strategies including open-ended, hybrids and closed-ended fund structures. Start-ups and seeding deals form a significant part of his practice.
Chambers UK (2018-2020) recommends Mr. Borthwick as a leading lawyer for hedge funds, with clients noting that he is "excellent, leveraging his experience with both emerging and established investment managers to tackle both complex and cross-border investment fund requirements". The 2019 guide states that Mr. Borthwick has experience in working with start-ups and handling matters concerning high-value fund launches. He is praised by commentators for his "very proactive" approach. The 2018 guide states that he is "very hard working, diligent and knowledgeable" according to clients, who also note that he "delivers advice in an easy-to-follow manner." He is highlighted for his strength in advising on the formation and structuring of hedge funds, including high value start-ups and fund launches. He is also ranked in the 2017 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500 UK as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' and as a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2020 edition for hedge funds. Clients have commented that he is "a very good and earnest senior associate who constantly looks out for his clients."
Prior to joining Dechert in 2012, Mr. Borthwick spent time on secondment to a global hedge fund manager.
Mr. Borthwick was part of the AIMA working committee on AIFMD, in particular relating to delegation arrangements.
- University of Sheffield, Law (LLB), 2007
- BPP Law School, LPC, 2008, Distinction
- England and Wales