Steven Haywood - McDermott Will & Emery


Steven Haywood is part of the Firm’s Investment Funds Group. Steven has extensive experience in advising global asset managers on the structuring and formation of private investment funds, including direct lending and credit funds, private equity and private equity secondaries funds, infrastructure and real estate funds. His experience also includes advising institutional investors on their investments into private investment funds and he has also acted for institutional investors on portfolio sales of fund interests, secondaries and co-investments. In addition, he has significant industry experience accumulated whilst in-house in the Alternatives asset management division of a global investment bank.


  • Acting for a philanthropy backed global asset manager on a proposed decarbonisation investment programme involving both public and private funds and with a focus on green technologies*
  • Acting for the Alternatives asset management arm of a Swiss bank on the proposed establishment of a new UK Alternatives funds business*
  • Acting for a pension funds service provider on the proposed establishment of a new Alternatives funds pooling structure, including regulatory and fund structuring advice*

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University of Oxford, MA (Oxon), 2001

England & Wales