Tim is a leading Investment Funds partner, with a particular focus on real estate and private equity funds.

Tim advises fund managers, service providers and investors on all aspects of investment funds. He has particular expertise in relation to fund raising and acts for both the public and private sectors. Tim is experienced in raising friends and family money for start-up ventures, through complex joint ventures to widely held, global investment funds.

Tim is Tier 1 rated by Chambers for Investment Funds – Real Estate and is a Leading Individual in the same category for Legal 500.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

As an investment funds lawyer I'm passionate about the positive social impact that investment funds can achieve. I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the leading impact funds in the sector, both as adviser and board member, and have seen the real difference they can make to the communities in which we live and work.  Those funds are changing the futures of people who are all too often forgotten by the world of financial services.

Tim is "personable, responsive, pragmatic and fun to work with." "He is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with." – Chambers UK 2021

Tim Simmonds stands out as knowing his clients very well and is unflappable in difficult negotiations." – Legal 500 2021

Work

Niam AB

Advised Niam AB on the launch of Niam Nordic VII a EUR 1.1bn real estate fund. Read more >

Fiera Real Estate UK

Advising Fiera Real Estate UK on all of its real estate funds, including open, close ended and Shariah compliant funds.

Bridges Fund Management

Advising Bridges Fund Management on the launch of its fifth real estate fund, BPAF V. We also advise Bridges on their social outcomes funds and sustainable growth funds.

Women in Safe Homes Fund

Advising investors including Big Society Capital and Comic Relief on their investment the World's first gender lens property fund: Resonance's Women in Safe Homes Fund. Read more >

Palmer Capital

Advised on the launch of CBRE GIP and Palmer Capital’s new £250m value-add fund, read more. 

Deutsche Bank

Advised on the launch of two pan European Real Estate funds.

Niam AB

Advised on the launch of Niam V and Niam VI (both circa EUR800m).

Palmer Capital Partners

Advised PCP on all of its real estate funds.

InfraRed Capital Partners

Advised on real estate joint ventures.

Bridges Ventures

Advised on all of its real estate funds.

Aberdeen Asset Management

Advised on indirect investments and secondary transactions.