Verity Priest

Verity Priest


University of Durham (B.A., 2012)
BPP Law School (G.D.L., 2013)
BPP Law School (L.P.C., 2014)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Verity’s practice focuses on fund formation and related matters. She regularly advises both managers and investors in the formation and operation of private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, and other alternative investment products, as well as related regulatory and internal governance matters.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Verity was an associate in a leading law firm in Hong Kong.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a number of fund managers, including some of the largest asset managers in Hong Kong, in the incorporation of hedge funds investing in a variety of equity and debt instruments using standalone and SPC structures. 
  • Assisted in the launch of a closed-ended fund using a Cayman company structure for investing in a pre-IPO target group in Mainland China. 
  • Advised a large Japanese investor on a number of private equity investments into limited partnerships. 
  • Ran the FMCC updates for private funds clients, including standalone, SPC and master-feeder structures. 
  • Advised a number of fund managers and prepared documents in connection with ongoing governance including changing service providers, redesignating shares and changing directors. 

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