We are delighted to announce the high-profile appointment of Ian Gobin as a co-owner and partner of Cummings Pepperdine from 1 March 2023.
Ian is a leading practitioner in the private investment funds and crypto sectors.
Founder, co-owner and partner, Claire Cummings says “I have known and worked with Ian for over 20 years. We have often discussed teaming-up and now, finally, the planets have aligned and we have. Ian is a driven, ambitious and talented lawyer with a great reputation. His skill set and track record in the private investment funds and crypto markets complement our existing team and add strength and depth to our client offering. We are all thrilled”.
Ian says “Claire has built Cummings Pepperdine over 21 years into a truly unique offering for alternative investment managers and has strategically positioned the firm to be at the forefront of the crypto and blockchain revolution. I am excited, honoured and proud to be joining and working alongside my close and long-term industry colleague and friend, Claire.”
Ian specialises in advising asset managers on the establishment, operation and ongoing maintenance of private investment vehicles. He became involved with advising clients on cryptocurrencies and digital assets at an early stage in the industry’s development and has carved out a niche with respect to this innovative asset class and spoken on the topic of cryptocurrency funds and digital assets offerings at both the Harvard Business School and Columbia University.
Ian is the former founding and global managing partner of an offshore law firm associated with a global listed fiduciary provider and a former equity partner and global co-head of the investment funds team at another offshore law firm.