Sarah de Ste Croix

Partner, private funds

Sarah is a partner in the private equity team specialising in the establishment and operation of closed-ended investment funds.

Sarah has over a decade of experience advising both general partners and investors on the establishment and day-to-day operation of private investment funds, managed accounts and co-investment platforms across multiple strategies. She has recently been featured in The Lawyer's Hot 100 2023.

Sarah is also an experienced advisor on fund restructurings, roll-overs, secondaries sales and GP-led liquidity restructurings.

Sarah recently advised the entire investor base of an active UK headquartered fund on the removal of its general partner and manager.

Sarah spent a significant proportion of her career gaining first-hand experience in-house as fundraising counsel to Actis.

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, she worked at EY as legal lead of private funds.