Martin Cornish


  • HFA UK Regional Director
  • HFA Regulatory Committee


  • Partner, MJ Hudson

Martin is widely recognised as a leading fund management and financial services regulatory lawyer with over 25 years experience. Martin leads MJ Hudson’s hedge fund and regulatory practice but his practice is much broader encompassing all forms of alternative investment funds and acting, inter alia, for proprietary traders, brokers and dealers.

Martin was previously a partner at a leading UK ‘silver circle’ law firm, partner in charge of fund management at two US/Global law firms, European Legal Director of an international investment bank and partner in charge of fund management and managing partner of M.W. Cornish & Co., a niche financial services law firm which merged with MJ Hudson in 2013. Martin has been involved in many events, most notably:

  • Speaker at Sadis Goldberg Annual Investment management Conference November 2015 – ‘Fund Raising in the EU – Legal, Regulatory and Tax issues’
  • Speaker at Dillon Eustace Fund Structuring Workshop February 2016 – ‘Marketing Funds in the EU under the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive
  • Speaker MJ Hudson Annual Investment Management Conference June 2015
  • Chairman of Panel at Tradition Brokers Seminar on MiFID 2 November 2015

Martin is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and he represents Surrey County and GB at World Seniors Championships.