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Owen Lysak
 

Owen Lysak

Partner
 
CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Based in Simpson Thacher’s London office, Owen Lysak leads the Firm’s European financial services and funds regulatory practice and is widely recognized as a leading practitioner advising private funds and alternative asset managers on complex U.K. and EU financial regulatory matters. Owen has deep experience counseling prominent private funds, asset managers and financial institutions on U.K. and EU financial market regulations and transactions, including AIFMD, MiFID II and UCITS. His broad practice also includes counseling market participants on regulatory capital requirements and securities regulation, on market abuse regulations, and on issues related to Brexit. He also advises on the regulatory aspects of M&A and restructurings within the financial sector.

Owen was recognized by IFLR as one of the most influential individuals in financial regulation in 2019 and as a “Rising Star” for financial services regulatory by IFLR1000. He was also twice named to Private Equity International’s Private Funds Management “30 Under 40 Lawyers” list.

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Work Highlights
  • Experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:
    • CVC Capital Partners on the establishment of its €21.25 billion private equity fund, CVC Capital Partners VIII, in 2020; and its $4.5 billion private equity fund, CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific V, in 2020
    • GSO Capital Partners, the global credit investment platform of The Blackstone Group, on the formation of an opportunistic credit fund, GSO Diamond Portfolio Fund, which raised approximately $950 million
    • Stirling Square Capital Partners in the organization of its Fourth Fund, which raised €950 million
    • Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities and Private Equity businesses on the public offer for NIBC, a Dutch bank
    • Provident Financial plc, a U.K. non-standard credit provider, on its successful defense against the unsolicited offer made by Non-Standard Finance plc
    • Partners Group in its €1.1 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Rovensa
    • FIS on its acquisition of a majority stake in Virtus Partners, a credit-based alternatives fund solutions provider
       
Accolades
  • IFLR “Fin Reg Influencer” (2019)
  • Private Equity International’s Private Funds Management “30 Under 40 Lawyers” (2015 and 2017)
  • IFLR1000 “Rising Star” for Financial Services Regulatory
  • The Legal 500 for Private Equity, Brexit and FinTech
Education
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2002 LL.B.
Associations
  • BVCA’s Regulatory Committee
  • Financial Markets Law Committee Asset Management Scoping Forum
Admissions
  • England and Wales 2006

Based in the Simpson Thacher’s London office, Owen Lysak leads the Firm’s European financial services and funds regulatory practice and is widely recognized as a leading practitioner advising private funds and alternative asset managers on complex U.K. and EU financial regulatory matters. Owen has deep experience counseling prominent private funds, asset managers and financial institutions on U.K. and EU financial market regulations and transactions, including AIFMD, MiFID II and UCITS. His broad practice also includes counseling market participants on regulatory capital requirements and securities regulation, on markets abuse regulations, and on issues related to Brexit. He also advises on the regulatory aspects of M&A and restructurings within the financial sector.

Owen was recognized by IFLR as one of the most influential individuals in financial regulation in 2019 and as a “Rising Star” for financial services regulatory by IFLR1000. He was also named to Private Equity International’s Private Funds Management “30 Under 40 Lawyers” list in 2015 and 2017.

Owen is a regular contributor to regulatory policy debate and development, including in connection with the European Commission’s study on the impact of MIFID II on SME and fixed income investment research, and the U.K’.s Patient Capital Review, as well as advising the Investment Association on issues relating to Brexit.

Owen is also a trustee at the Creekside Education Trust, which is committed to the long-term management of Deptford Creek on London’s River Thames for people and wildlife.

Owen obtained an LL.B. from The London School of Economics and Political Science. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales.

 

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