Reed Smith bags Nabarro trio for City funds launch

Reed Smith has launched a London investment funds practice with the hire of ­former Nabarro partner and barrister Dale Gabbert.

Gabbert, who joins as a partner, will bring with him associates Winston Penhall and Matthew Pitman. He will advise funds including private equity, property and hedge funds on investment management, corporate and regulatory issues.

Reed Smith head of ­financial industry Paul Johnston said: “We’ve been looking to recruit a leading funds lawyer for some time in London and are delighted to have secured someone of Dale’s expertise.”

Gabbert worked last year on the launch of VCM Fund Management on behalf of Vantage Capital Markets.